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Disney Releases Tech Details for "Snow White" Blu-ray Coming Oct 6, 2009

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released details of the upcoming Blu-ray release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will inaugurate what they are calling the “Diamond Collection” line of home video releases. The “combo pack” containing the standard-definition DVD and high-definition Blu-ray will be released on October 6, 2009, with the standard-definition […]

Washington Post on Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"

The Washington Post has taken a look at The Princess and the Frog, the upcoming animated feature film from Disney that will be the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated movies and the first to feature a black princess character. The article examines the potential cultural impact of the movie, speaking to a professor at Brown, […]

"Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland": Nonsense of the Worst Kind

What are the great works of “nonsense”? Any connoisseur of the form, if asked to provide a list, would surely populate it heavily with cartoons. “Duck Amuck,” “The Great Piggybank Robbery,” the Betty Boop adaptation of “Snow White,” the Mickey Mouse cartoon “Thru the Mirror”: these are all brilliant works of animation whose brilliance has […]

"Lilo & Stitch": New Wave Disney

Despite making its name on glorious animated features based firmly on old fairytales, Disney has never been afraid of the strictures of genre or the conventions of story-telling. In fact, you could quite easily map all 31 narrative functions outlined by Vladimir Propp’s famous analysis of folktales onto the vast majority of the films that […]

A "Bolt" Out of the Blu(-ray) Is a Surprising Delight

Disney’s Bolt feels like a mish-mash of several other movies, lifting bits and pieces from spy thrillers, superhero comic book action epics, road-trip buddy flicks, and funny talking animal comedies. While it may not really add much new or original to those genres, or even combine them in a terribly creative fashion, it is still […]

PR Interviews with "Bolt" Co-Directors and Exec. Producer John Lasseter

In conjuction with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bolt, Disney has released three interviews with Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Bolt, and John Lasseter, executive producer of Bolt and Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar. Bolt is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. For more information on the releases, read […]

Toon Zone Presents: A Virtual Roundtable with "Bolt"'s Mark Walton & Nathan Greno

To tie in with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bolt, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment invited journalists to participate in a virtual roundtable with Nathan Greno, story supervisor for Bolt and director of the new short “Super Rhino,” and Mark Walton, visual development artist and voice of Rhino (and yes, he typed all the […]

PULSE News Speaks with Chris Williams on Directing "Bolt"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed Chris Williams on directing Disney’s Bolt, now available on Blu-ray disc and coming to DVD tomorrow, March 24, 2009. Williams briefly discusses the production of the film, his involvement in the voice casting of the movie, what it’s like to work with John Lasseter, and what’s coming up next for […]

"Pinocchio" 70th Anniversary DVD/Blu-ray Deliver Monstro-Sized Sales Debut

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the new re-release of Pinocchio topped national home video sales for the week ending March 15, 2009, with Blu-ray disc sales accounting for 15% of the total units sold. The relatively high number of Blu-ray discs sold suggests that the format may be expanding past technology early adopters. (via […]

"Pinocchio" Comes to Life From a Visit by the Blu-ray Fairy

When a modern audience is confronted with an older film usually hailed as a “classic,” the first question that usually crops up is, “Does it still hold up now, or is this going to be one of those movies that’s ‘good for me’?” With the advent of remastered, re-released versions, the serious buffs will also […]

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