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Thursday, February 04, 2010

A Whole Bunch of Animated DVDs

Wow, it's been so long since I did a blog post about upcoming DVDs. Maybe it's because I haven't swung by my favourite DVD websites in such a long time. I swung by them tonight and look what I found....

Ponyo, the latest animated hit from Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, is due to come out on March 2. It'll be a 2-disc special edition. For bonus features, you get a whole slew of new featurettes about the film and the history of Studio Ghibli (including new interviews with Miyazaki), a special introduction by the film's producers, and the entire storyboards for the film.

Even though it tanked at the box office and didn't really offer anything original, I really enjoyed the computer animated movie version of Astro Boy. It hits DVD on March 16. For bonus features, you get some featurettes, some cut scenes, some new animated sequences, and more stuff TBA.

Also coming out on March 16 is Disney's triumphant return to traditional animation, The Princess and the Frog. It'll be available in three versions: single-disc DVD, single-disc Blu-Ray, and the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack. The DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack is something that Disney started doing last year. It has the film on both DVD AND Blu-Ray, for those who are still in mid-transition. Anyway, for bonus features, you get a running commentary with directors John Musker and Ron Clemments and producer Peter Del Vecho, deleted scenes, and the music video from Ne-Yo. That's just on the DVD. On the Blu-Ray, you get all that, plus a whole bunch of featurettes about the making of the film and all kinds of concept art.

And finally, rounding out March is Fantastic Mr. Fox coming on March 23. I'm still upset that I missed this one in the theatres. For bonus features, you get 8 featurettes about the making of the film and the trailers.

March is going to be a good month. Expensive, too, as I'll probably be buying all of these.

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