New Disney DVD announcements


Disney’s Monsters, Inc. will be released on September 17th. And the Beauty and the Beast: Platinum Edition rounds out the year on October 8th, with no less than THREE versions of the film included on the set.

The definitive 2-disc Monsters, Inc. will SRP for $29.99, and will include…

Disc One – the fullscreen Version of the Film (1.33:1) specially reframed for standard TVs, a Widescreen Version of the Film (1.85:1) enhanced for 16×9 televisions (original theatrical aspect ratio), Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX, a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX sound effects only track, THX-certified with THX Optimizer, audio commentary by the filmmakers (Director Pete Docter, Co-Director Lee Unkrich, Executive Producer John Lasseter and Executive Producer and Screenwriter Andrew Stanton)

Disc Two – (divided into two worlds: The Monster World and The Human World), outtakes (including Company Play), a performance of Put That Thing Back Where it Came from or So Help Me (written, choreographed, produced, directed and catered by Mike Wazowski), For the Birds (the 2001 Oscar-nominated Pixar animated short film, the music featurette If I Didn’t Have You (performed by Billy Crystal and John Goodman) and an exclusive sneak peek of Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar’s new upcoming feature)

The Beauty & The Beast: Platinum Edition (available for a limited time only (SRP $29.99)) will include…

Disc One – an all-digital presentation utilizing an all-new high definition transfer for the DVD (widescreen 1.66:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16×9 TVs), Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound newly created for the 2002 large format release, THX Certified, French language track, three versions of the film (the Special Edition includes the all-new musical sequence Human Again, the Original Theatrical Edition is the animated film masterpiece audiences around the world know and love, and the Work in Progress Edition as shown at the 1991 New York Film Festival), audio commentary from the filmmakers, a karaoke/sing-along track (watch the film and sing along to all your favorite songs as the words pop up on the screen), Maurice’s Invention Workshop Game (help Chip in Maurice’s Workshop and begin a journey that continues on Disc 2 in which the viewer can break the spell and make all the enchanted characters human again)

Disc Two – The Story Behind the Story (the viewer is transported into Belle’s library as celebrity hosts Celine Dion, James Earl Jones, David Ogden Stiers, Ming Na, Angela Lansbury, Robby Benson, Page O’Hara and Jodi Benson share the stories behind several of Disney’s most beloved characters), A Tale as Old as Time (“making of” featurette), Character Profile Game, Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical featurette, Disney’s Animation Magic, Chip’s Musical Challenge Game, Beauty and the Beast music video by Jump 5, Break the Spell adventure game and a complete and exhaustive section for ultimate collector’s and film fans, which includes the early presentation reel, an alternate version of the Be Our Guest number, an alternate score (The Transformation – original demo recordings with introduction by Alan Menken), a production and character design art gallery, pencil tests, animation tests, a layout and background art gallery, camera move tests, poster and ad design artwork, trailers and TV spots, the Large Screen Format trailer and more