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Disney Announces "Beauty & the Beast" 3-D for Oct 2011, Plus DTV Sequels for Nov 2011

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition 3D will be released on October 4, 2011. The new 5-disc release will contain the 4 previous Diamond Edition Blu-ray discs plus one Blu-ray 3D disc of the film. In addition, the direct-to-video sequels to the movie will be getting special edition home video releases on November 22, 2011. Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas will come in a DVD edition and a Blu-ray combo pack, while Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World will come as a special edition DVD.

The full press releases follow, including technical details, box art, and bonus features:


View Disney’s Academy Award®-Winning Animated Classic As You’ve Never Seen It Before!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: DIAMOND EDITION
Releases For The First Time In Mesmerizing Blu-ray 3D™ – October 4, 2011

This Release Will Be Followed By Two Special Edition Releases on November 22, 2011 -
“Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World” and “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas”

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Additionally, the company will also release two Special Edition releases, “Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World” and “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,” to follow on November 22, 2011 just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

Thesame Disney classic that taught us beauty is found within, now comes to life in spectacular Disney 3D bringing the characters, sound, and storyline to a whole new immersive dimension. Fans can once again meet and enjoy their favorite characters – Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts and more – in an entirely new fashion as if they were watching the film for the very first time.

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D will be available for purchase as a 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray 3D Disc of the Film + 1 standard Blu-ray Disc of the Film + 1 Blu-ray Disc of Bonus Features + 1 DVD Disc of the Film + Digital Copy Disc of the film) all for the suggested retail price of $49.99U.S. /$56.99 Canada; and/or a 3D Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada.

This new Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D release will join the studios existing catalog of in-home 3D movies currently available in market including: Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, Step Up 3D, Tangled, TRON: Legacy and Gnomeo & Juliet.

Bonus Features:
Three Versions of the Film
Original Theatrical Release
Special Extended Edition
Original Storyboard Version
Deleted Scenes
Alternate Opening and Ending
Belle In The Library -Belle meets four new characters in the Library
Backstage Disney
Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind Making Beauty and the Beast – An interactive experience that allows fans to expand areas of the documentary to uncover even more about each topic making have up to 3 hours of additional content.
Broadway Beginnings – Up-close and personal celebrity interviews with Nick Jonas, Donny Osmond, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Deborah Gibson and others who have starred in the Broadway production
Composing A Classic – A Musical Conversation with Alan Menken, Don Hahn & Richard Kraft where they reminisce, sing songs and share personal stories of the times during production of Beauty and the Beast
Music And More
Jordin Sparks ‘Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
Disney Sing-Along Mode
Deleted Song: “Human Again”
Alternate Version of “Be Our Guest”
Alternate Score of “The Transformation”
Introduction To Deleted Songs By Don Hahn: “Human Again”
Introductions To Deleted Song By Alan Menken: “Human Again”
Beauty and the Beast Music Video Performed By Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson
Family Games & Activities
Bonjour, Who Is This? A Disney TelePlay Game powered by BD-Live. Using any phone, guess the identity of the other players before they guess yours. Available in the US and English speaking Canada only. Requires BD-Live enabled Blu-ray player and internet connection.
Enchanted Musical Challenge: A DisneyQuest Game
Chip’s Musical Challenge
Mrs. Pott’s Personality Profile Game
Disc Specifications:
STREET DATE: October 4, 2011
Direct prebook: August 9, 2011
Distributor prebook: August 23, 2011

Viewing Formats: Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD,Digital Copy and 3D Movie Download
Suggested Retail Price: 5-Disc Combo Pack = $49.99 (U.S.) / $56.99 (Canada)
3D Movie Download = $49.99 (U.S.)/$56.99 (Canada)
Feature Run Time: 85 minutes
Rated: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray = 1080p High Definition/1:78:1
DVD = 1.78:1/Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions
Audio: Blu-ray = 7.1 DTS-HD MasterAudio, 5.1 DEHT French and Spanish Language Tracks
DVD = 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix (DEHT), 5.1 DEHT Spanish Language Track (US disc), 5.1 DEHT French Language Track (Canadian disc)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Social Media:
Those who want to stay connected with what’s happening with the upcoming Beauty and the Beast 3D release are encouraged to:
· “Like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast
· Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation
About Disney Combo Packs:
To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney films, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc plus a DVD and in some cases a Digital copy of the movie in a single package. Current Disney films available in market as Combo Packs include Gnomeo & Juliet, Tangled, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, TRON: Legacy, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Bambi Diamond Edition.

About Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses liveevents, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and DisneyLIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.


Celebrate The Holidays With The Disney Princess Who Taught Us Beauty Is Found Within

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:
The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition

Debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack, DVD and Movie Download
– November 22, 2011 –


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The Perfect Holiday Gift!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:
Belle’s Magical World Special Edition

Debuts on DVD and Movie Download – November 22, 2011

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