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The dust is settling a bit from yesterday's suprise announcement that everything that George Lucas once held near and dear is now the property of The Walt Disney Company®©™, with Lucas finally putting the nails into the coffin of his filmmaking career by pocketing $4.05 billion in cash and stock.
Due to a lawsuit on product design by the German luggage company, Rimowa, Disney and Marvel may have to scale back or cancel their Cinematic Universe Limited Edition Blu-ray set.
Disney continues to delve deeper into 3D, as they've announced two of their 21st century hits Finding Nemo and Up will be coming to Blu-ray 3d on December 4. This is the first time Finding Nemo will be available on Blu-ray, while Up, which has been on Blu-ray since late 2009, now gets the 3D treatment for the first time. Both films are listed at $34.99 on Amazon, but you can pre-order Finding Nemo right now for $26.99. Details on the specs and extras have yet to be revealed, but if it's anything like past Disney/Pixar home video releases, the sky's the limit.
Will The Avengers still be #1 at the box office come September? Perhaps not, but we have a hunch it'll instantly dominate home video sales when the Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD versions of the film are released on 9/25/12. Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is expected to be $39.99, with the Blu-ray 3D set at $49.99. The exact details on the Disney release aren't official, but the extras will reportedly include audio commentary by director Joss Whedon; Disney's Second Screen; Assembling the Ultimate Team; A Visual Journey; Gag Reel; Item 47 (Marvel One-Shot Short Film); 9 Deleted/Extended Scenes; and Soundgarden's Live to Rise Music Video.
How's March 20 work for you? That's when Disney/Buena Vista says The Muppets will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. The holiday 2011 hit with Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang, will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements including: audio commentary with Jason Segel, James Bobin, and Nicholas Stoller; Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of The Muppets; A Surprisingly Shallow But Profoundly Absurd Look At Muppets And Humans Working Together To Make Cinematic History; deleted scenes; and much more. The Blu-ray has one exclusive extra: The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (in Muppets history).
Sure, Disney has traditionally charged a premium for their home video, but as the recent 3D Blu-ray release of The Lion King further illustrates, they sure put a lot of TLC into their product. That's what makes this current sale at Costco such a newsworthy item. Available in-store only through Dec. 18, you'll find classics such as Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Alice in Wonderland, Bambi, and more on sale for just $16.99.
Disney is running a promotion where you can get a Panasonic Blu-ray Disc player for $59. To be eligible, you must purchase 3 out of 5 selected Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs which include: The Lion King, African Cats, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Winnie the Pooh, and Cars 2.
Netflix has announced extended agreements with Disney and ABC, which includes license to stream hundreds of TV episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family. The agreement also includes episodes from TV shows not previously included, such as "Switched at Birth," "Kick Buttowski," and all episodes of "Alias." Netflix says new episodes from current Disney-ABC television series will be available 30-days after the last episode of the series airs.
Disney will release The Lion King in 3D this fall, both in theaters and on Blu-ray Disc. The 2-time Oscar winning film (Best Original Score & Best Original Song) will get a two-week run in 3D theaters starting on September 16, followed by the release of several Blu-ray Disc editions on October 4, 2011.
Would you pay $30 for Adam Sandler in "Just Go With It" or Matt Damon in "The Adjustment Bureau?" That's what Variety reports DirecTV will ask subscribers to pay this coming Easter holiday for movies that are 30 days away from Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and digital viewing.
Starting today, Feb. 17, if you're a Verizon FiOS TV customer you'll be able to stream ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and Buzzer Beater to your...
Disney/ABC, ESPN and Time Warner Cable have finally come to a long term agreement, releasing an official press release late yesterday afternoon announcing the details.
Disney has started offering a free preview of its Disney Family Movies service from Thursday, September 2 through Monday, September 6. "Pocahontas," "Muppet Treasure...