Toy Story 1 and 2 to release as Blu-ray/DVD Combos

toy-story-blu-ray-dvdToy Story and Toy Story 2 are headed for Blu-ray Disc March 23, 2010. The releases will include both Blu-ray and DVD versions as Combo Packs. Disney Home Entertainment will also release special edition standard-def DVDs of the films on May 11, 2010.

First released to theaters in 1995, Toy Story was the first feature-length computer animated film. Riding on the success of the first film, Toy Story 2 came out in 1999. Now both movies are being released in anticipation of the third Toy Story film (in 3D) to hit theaters June 18, 2010.

The two films will be presented in 1080p video resolution with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound. Toy Story will have a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 while Toy Story 2 will be 2.35:1.

Bonus features include a sneak peaks at Toy Story 3, Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs, Director Commentaries, and additional featurettes. See below for full details.

TOY STORY Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features

* The Story: An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Toy Story 3
* Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs:
o Episode One: Blast Off – Buzz reports back about his adventure to the International Space Station.
* Paths to Pixar: Artists – In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their career path and share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.
* Studio Stories: A series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at Pixar.
o “John’s Car” recounts how Toy Story director John Lasseter refused to stop driving his beat-up car even after the film’s success.
o “Baby AJ” tells the hilarious story of how important Halloween is to the Pixar team and how one Pixar employee dressed up as the oversized baby from the short Tin Toy to win a prize.
o “Scooter Races” takes the audience on a rousing scooter race around the studio with John Lasseter and other employees.
* Buzz Takes Manhattan – Spectacular footage from Buzz Lightyear’s premiere as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
* Black Friday: The Toy Story You Never Saw – The Toy Story filmmakers discuss the early cut of the film that very nearly shut down production entirely.

TOY STORY 2 Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features

* Characters: An Exclusive Sneak Peek At Toy Story 3
* Director Commentary
* Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs:
o Episode Two: International Space Station – Buzz reports back about his adventure to the International Space Station.
* Paths to Pixar: Technical Artists – In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their career path and share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.
* Studio Stories: A series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at Pixar.
o “Toy Story 2 Sleep Deprivation Lab” gives audiences an inside peek into the intense time pressures under which the Toy Story 2 editors found themselves.
o “Studio Stories: Pinocchio” shows an impromptu competition between the animators to decorate their workspace by throwing toys into the ceiling.
o “Studio Stories: The Movie Vanishes” tells how a mischievous technical error almost erased all of Toy Story 2 from the computer system.
* Pixar’s Zoetrope – A look at the creation of the live-action zoetrope that Pixar created to capture the principles of animation in a live sculpture.
* Celebrating our Friend Joe Ranft – A tribute to beloved Disney and Pixar story man Joe Ranft, regarded as one of the industry’s most gifted story artists.

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