Available on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Download April 23, 2013.
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Release date: February 5, 2013
“Home on the Range” is coming to Disney Blu-ray for the first time on Tuesday, July 3. The cast includes Roseanne Barr, G.W. Bailey, Steve Buscemi, Judi Dench, and more.
Official synopsis: When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of “Patch Of Heaven” dairy farm, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion named Buck, and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save their home. The stakes are sky high as this unlikely animal alliance risks their hides and match wits with a mysterious band of bad guys.
Also coming to Blu-ray on July 3 is the 10th Anniversary Edition of “Treasure Planet,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, and more.
Official synopsis: From the directors of Disneyâ€™s Aladdin and The Little Mermaid comes a classic story of courage, friendship, and self-discovery. A secret map inspires a thrilling treasure hunt across the universe as young Jim Hawkins and his hilarious cosmic crew, headed by the daring Captain Amelia, set off in search of their destiny. Aboard a glittering space galleon, Jim meets the ship’s cyborg cook, John Silver, who teaches him the value of friendship and the power of dreams. Jim soon teams up with his crazy new robot pal, B.E.N., and the shape-shifting Morph to discover a treasure greater than he ever imagined.
The complete Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention six-part series is set for release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Tuesday, March 13. Available for the first time in the U.S., the title is the first new Wallace & Gromit animation since the Academy Award nominated animated short film, A Matter of Loaf & Death (2009).
Check out more clips and cover art after the break.
Release date: March 13, 2012
Batman: Year One arrives October 18, 2011 as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. Batman: Year One will also be available in a special download-for-purchase early window starting October 11 through iTunes, Xbox Live, Zune, VUDU HD Movies and Video Unlimited on the PlayStation Network & Sony Entertainment Network.
Following his initial recording session for Batman: Year One, McKenzie took some time to discuss the film, the character, Adam West and more.
What was your initial reaction to being offered the role of Batman?
BEN MCKENZIE: When I got the offer for Batman: Year One, I was very excited because I really like this particular take on Batman. It’s a darker take â€“ a Frank Miller take â€“ on the origin story. And I think it’s fun to play the character in a way that it is more reminiscent of his being a real vigilante. He’s a tough, tortured soul who is exacting revenge upon a criminal element that took something very important away from him. As an actor, this role gives you a little bit more backstory, so you have the chance to play him as a real person, albeit a person who is a little bit mentally unstable, perhaps, but heroic nonetheless. Itâ€™s exciting to get to play a character who is so specifically intense and unusual.
The Lion King: Diamond Edition comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack on October 4th. Check out this slideshow of rare behind-the-scenes photos.
With The Lion King 3D’s September 16th theatrical release fast approaching, along with its Blu-ray Disc debut on October 4th, we share with you some fun facts regarding this Disney classic. Also, be sure to check out the interview with the person in charge of converting The Lion King to 3D.
1.) THE ORIGINAL TITLE OF THE MOVIE WASN’T ‘THE LION KING’
“When I first started work on The Lion King, the movie was called King Of The Jungle,” reveals the film’s producer Don Hahn. “King Of The Jungle was a metaphor for this allegorical story about human behavior. We were thinking about the idea of how itâ€™s a jungle out there and Simba has to exist in this jungle. However, there was no jungle in our story; they’re out on a savannah. Another title we looked into was King Of The Beasts, which made more sense because a lion is the king of beasts â€“ but then we threw that out because we wanted to focus on a simple story about a lion king. At that stage we thought, ‘Why not call it The Lion King?’ The story is about a kid who wants to be king and his uncle frames him for murder, so he grows up in the wilderness and then he has to come back to claim his throne. That’s the whole story, and itâ€™s all about a lion king, so the name stuck.”