TheHDRoom has exclusively posted cover art for the upcoming Diamond Edition release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Also available on the site is the DVD edition of the artwork.
No official announcements regarding the highly anticipated release have been announced so far other than the Disney Store has confirmed it will be releasing a special edition Belle doll in the fall as it has done for The Princess and the Frog’s Tiana and Snow White, however we are currently anticipating a release date of October 5 for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.
We are partnering up with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to offer our readers the opportunity to win their very own copy of The Princess and the Frog on Disney blu-ray and DVD combo pack including a DisneyFile digital copy, available to own March 16.
Two lucky winners chosen at random will be able to bring this new Disney animated classic featuring the first Disney princess in ten years and an Oscar-nominated soundtrack by Randy Newman.
Magic, music and romance are waiting around every corner of the legendary Big Easy as Disney’s newest princess sets out on an exciting adventure through a magical new world. Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) is a beautiful and hardworking young woman determined to fulfil her father’s dream of owning an elegant New Orleans supper club. When Naveen (Bruno Campos), a handsome prince arrives in town looking for romance, the evil Dr. Facilier (Keith David) hatches a nefarious plot and turns Naveen into a frog. A kiss from Tiana should return him to his true form, but in a hilarious twist on the classic story, she is instead transformed into a frog herself! The pair must travel into the heart of the mysterious Louisiana bayou with only a trumpet-playing alligator and a love-struck firefly as guides to find the priestess who can reverse the curse in order to find their “happily ever after.”
On May 11, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release low-cost bundles of older live-action films from Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures, all of which are now available for pre-order from Amazon.com at an additional discounted cost.
Listed so far on the shopping site are:
- M. Night Shyamalan DVD set consisting of: Signs, The Village and The Sixth Sense for $13.99 ($19.99 reg)
- Bette Midler DVD set consisting of: Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune and Down and Out in Beverly Hills for $13.99 ($19.99 reg)
- Kurt Russell DVD set consisting of: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Strongest Man in the World for $10.99 ($15.99 reg)
- Father of the Bride 1 & 2 DVD set for $10.99 ($15.99 reg)
- George of the Jungle 1 & 2 DVD set for $10.99 ($15.99 reg)
Disney has made its first move since it acquired Marvel Entertainment this past year and it could prove to be a promising one for the company. But before we fly to conclusions, sorry, legions of Ant-Man fans, it’s not about him. Not yet.
In stark contrast to bringing to life some of the lesser characters, Disney’s first Marvel gesture relies on an established character who will literally be box office gold (and red) for Paramount when it releases Marvel’s Iron Man 2 this summer.
3. Disney could simply be doing nothing with it and just flexing their internet muscles
2. There could be an upcoming new animated straight-to-dvd film to coincide with the theatrical release as its been a common practice with comic films as of late
1. Disney could be planning to finally release Iron Man, the animated series that first debuted as part of The Marvel Action Hour in 1994-1996, on DVD. The series was previously released by Disney in Europe (DVD Region 2) in 2007 but they have never released it in North America, but have run the series on Disney XD.
An eight-year-old misfit with his head in the stars learns that being different can also mean being special in the emotional and entertaining Like Stars on Earth, coming to 3-Disc DVD/CD set January 12, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Disney’s first-ever Hindi-language release, Like Stars on Earth includes seven infectious Bollywood dance numbers, vividly imagined animated interludes and a brand new English-language track for a cross-cultural celebration of creativity and individuality. “A little twinkling star of a movie” according to BBC Movie Reviews, Like Stars on Earth is a sparkling example of why Indian cinema has rapidly become the most popular film import to the U.S.
Originally brought to a worldwide theatrical audience by UTV Motion Pictures, and produced, directed and starring Aamir Khan, one of India’s most acclaimed filmmakers (Lagaan, 2002 Academy Award® nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, India), Like Stars on Earth also features young newcomer Darsheel Safary in an astonishingly nuanced performance that earned him a 2007 nomination for Best Actor in India’s prestigious Filmfare Awards. Like Stars on Earth was one of India’s top grossing theatrical films of 2007.
In this touching and inspiring film, eight-year-old Mumbai native Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) lives in a world where letters dance exuberantly with the brilliant colors, lively animals and joyfully soaring kites of his fantastical imagination. Struggling to read and write and unable to deliver the good grades and disciplined behavior expected by his parents and teachers, Ishaan is shipped off to a boarding school to straighten out. Almost 200 miles from home and suffering from homesickness, Ishaan alone is unmoved when a new art teacher (Aamir Khan) energizes the classroom by asking students to think, dream and imagine, instead of merely following the rules. Determined to draw the introverted child out, the teacher sets about helping Ishaan find the wondrous power of creativity that lies within him.
Like Stars on Earth is rated PG for for thematic material, brief violence and language and has a suggested retail price of $29.99 (U.S.)
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the first ten episodes of the smash ABC Television series, FlashForward, will be available on DVD on February 23, before the series resumes with the remainder of the season on March 4.
Chaos reigns in Los Angeles after a mysterious event causes everyone in the world to lose consciousness at exactly the same moment. Was it an act of nature? Something man-made gone wrong, or something even more sinister? Whatever it was, every person on Earth blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds and sees a series of events from their own future, taking place on April 29, 2010 at 10:00 p.m., Pacific Time. For some the future will be joyous and hopeful; for others, shockingly unexpected; and for a few, it simply doesn’t seem to exist.
Knowing their fate will alter each person’s life in one way or another and poses the questions: Can destiny be changed? And by changing just one destiny, what effect would that have on those of others? Viewers will be able to catch up on the first ten episodes of ABC’s thrilling new drama “FlashForward” before it resumes airing in March 2010.
“FlashForward” stars Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley, Peyton List as Nicole Kirby, Dominic Monaghan as Simon, Brían F. O’Byrne as Aaron Stark, Courtney B. Vance as Stanford Wedeck, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford and Christine Woods as Janis Hawk.
Suggested retail price for the collection, presented in 1.78:1 ratio with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, is $29.99 (US) with a total running time of 430 minutes.
We will add additional information as it becomes available.
Although no formal press release from WDSHE has been released, DisneyStore.com has made Toy Story and Toy Story 2 available for pre-order today for a release date of March 23, 2010. The two titles are sold separately in both DVD only ($22) and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs ($30).
Not surprisingly, 3D doesn’t appear to be on the menu for the release (as was the case with UP), but here’s a glimpse of some of the reported extras for each disc:
Thanks to our friends at Walt Disney Home Entertainment, we have two copies of the newest Buddies movie, Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (November 24) desperately in need of a good home with a couple of our readers.
In Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws, the lovable “Buddies,” B-Dawg, Budderball, Buddha, Mudbud, and Rosebud embark on a thrilling journey to the magical world of Santa’s Workshop. When Puppy Paws, the fun-loving son of Santa Paws, gets tired of the North Pole, he checks out Santa’s “naughty” list and finds Budderball’s name right on top. Puppy Paws heads south to meet the Buddies and find out how “ordinary” pups spend their days. But when the world begins to forget the true meaning of the holidays and the magic of the season begins to literally melt away, it’s up to Puppy Paws and his newfound Buddies to save the day in another epic adventure. Their extraordinary exploits highlight the importance of collaboration, courage and tradition in a joyous celebration of life and friendship. Sure to be a family favorite for years to come, Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws delivers enough holiday cheer to last a whole year! It’s Buddy-loving fun the whole family will enjoy again and again.
Starring the voices of Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show), Richard Kind (A Bug’s Life, Spin City), Tom Bosley (Happy Days), Field Cate (Pushing Daisies), Josh Flitter (Nancy Drew), and Skyler Gisondo (The Bill Engvall Show) and the acting talents of George Wendt (Cheers) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future). Robert Vince returns to produce and direct his fourth “Buddies” film.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the extras you’ll find along with the movie:
Burbank, Calif., September 25, 2009 – Charging home on December 15th comes Walt Disney Pictures’ action-packed comedy-adventure G-Force. Packaged as an exciting Disney “Combo Pack” (a Blu-ray™ + DVD + DisneyFile Digital Copy of the movie in a single package), families can finally look forward to enjoying this thrilling story about a covert group of feisty furball Guinea Pigs anytime, anywhere and on a compatible format of their choice — Blu-ray player, car, PC and/or portable device.
A top-secret, highly trained trio of guinea pig super spies is assigned to stop a dastardly plot to take over the world in G-Force, a gorgeously rendered CGI adventure from famed producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Squad leader Darwin (voiced by Sam Rockwell) will do what it takes to guarantee the success of his team, which also includes Blaster (Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude, and Juarez (Penelope Cruz), gorgeous martial arts pro. With the help of Speckles (Nicolas Cage), a star-nosed mole, and myriad other members of the animal kingdom, the G-Force tries to derail evil appliance mogul Leonard Saber’s power grab. It helps when your fly-on-the wall reconnaissance expert is, well, a fly on the wall!
Destined to be the family comedy hit of the season, and released just in time for the holidays, G-Force includes a fascinating line-up of behind-the-scenes features, hilarious deleted movie scenes and a collection of music videos featuring songs from the film. And exclusively for Blu-ray owners, there are three CGI effect bonus features that will satisfy their quest to join the rodent spy world.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is proud to bring fans a groundbreaking new Blu-ray experience, “LOST University,” featured on the highly anticipated Blu-ray release of “LOST: The Complete Fifth Season.” LOST University is a captivating immersive bonus experieonce powered by BD-Live that will expand the world of “LOST”, giving viewers around the world an unprecedented interactive experience unlike any other before it.
Viewers will be able to join LOST executive producers Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, the cast of “LOST,” and a panel of esteemed experts for a vast array of courses at LOST University, delving into the themes and storylines regularly explored on the groundbreaking television series. Through this robust, engaging, multi- semester experience, students will gain a better understanding of the story, unique insight to the mysteries of “LOST,” and perhaps even valuable clues as the show heads into its final season. “LOST University” will be accessible through several portals, starting now with www.lostuniversity.org, where “LOST” fans can enroll beginning September 22, 2009, months before the university goes completely live on December 8, 2009. The main campus of “LOST University” will live on the “LOST: The Complete Fifth Season” Blu-ray disc and will be powered by BD- Live.
Each visit to LOST University through the “LOST: The Complete Fifth Season” Blu-ray disc will connect viewers to a unique and exclusive experience, powered by BD-LIVE technology. Upon launching the innovative interface, students immediately get access to their personalized lesson plans, compelling HD Audio-Visual presentations and communication from the LOST University faculty and staff. Like any real university, campus life at LOST University is not solely focused on higher learning, pop quizzes and homework. Through an extended web experience, students will be able to pay visits to the campus bookstore to purchase LOST U merchandise, or discuss their school experience and “LOST” theories through study-groups on the LOST University message boards. Potential students will even have the opportunity to prep for the LOST U experience in advance on www.lostuniversity.org with story and character refresher courses and advanced reading suggestions… all providing information vital to getting up-to-speed with the world of LOST as it heads into its final season.