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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

WALL-E and Wonder Woman

Just want to take a moment to remind everyone that Wall-E is on DVD today! I'm planing on running into the city and picking it up this weekend when I go see the new James Bond and start on the Christmas shopping.

Wall-E is one of those DVD's that's almost worth buying just for the bonus features. This is the first 2-disc special edition of a Pixar film since The Incredibles. You get the usual assortment of deleted scenes, running commentaries, and a new, original animated short film. But the centerpiece among the bonus features is the film The Pixar Story.

The Pixar Story is a feature length documentary that hit theatres last year and was quite critically acclaimed. As you can gather from the title, the movie is the history of Pixar, chronicling its journey from the computer animation R&D division of Industrial Light and Magic to the #1 computer animation studio today. It was written and directed by Leslie Iwerks. Iwerks is the granddaughter of Ub Iwerks, the legendary animator.

But yeah. I've heard good things about The Pixar Story.

And we finally have a release date and DVD stats for DC's next straight-to-DVD animated film Wonder Woman.

I've been enjoying the DC straight-to-DVD animated films so far, and I'm really looking forward to this one. Well, a release date of March 9 has just been locked in. It'll be available in both single-disc and 2-disc special editions. On the 2-disc special edition, you'll be getting this for bonus features:

Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream - A featurette about Wonder Woman's origins and evolution through the comics.

Wonder Woman: The Daughters of Myth - A featurette on the actual Greek legends of the Amazons and how much of it is worked into the Wonder Woman universe.

Running commentary with DC president Gregory Noveck, producer Bruce Timm, director Lauren Montgomery, and writer Michael Jelenek.

Bruce Timm's Top Picks - 4 Wonder Woman-centric episodes of Justice League.

Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess - Your standard "making-of" featurette.

Sneak Peak - A trailer for the next straight-to-DVD animated film, which is still TBA.

March 9!

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