Two Disney-Pixar Animated Classics Come to Life as They've Never Been Seen Before
BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This Spring, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly presents the eagerly awaited high definition debuts of Disney-Pixar's original animated classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2. In 1995, Toy Story made history as the first feature-length computer animated film and, together with its beloved sequel Toy Story 2, helped establish Disney-Pixar as creators of unrivaled quality family entertainment. Now, viewers can rediscover these wondrous tales of what happens when humans leave the room -- and toys come to life -- as Toy Story and Toy Story 2 debut on Disney Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack, followed seven weeks later by the Special Edition DVDs.
For the first time ever, these two groundbreaking films will be presented with eye-popping 1080p high definition picture and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound, along with hours of innovative new bonus features. Also included are exclusive sneak peeks at Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3, hitting U.S. theaters on June 18, 2010.
Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter (1996, Special Achievement Award, Toy Story), directs these two action-packed, laugh-filled animated favorites featuring the superstar voice talents of Tom Hanks (Angels & Demons) and Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), along with Don Rickles (Casino), Annie Potts (Ghostbusters), Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride) and, of course, Pixar favorite John Ratzenberger (TV's "Cheers"). Together, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 launched the Disney-Pixar label and sent audiences to the infinity of family entertainment fun and beyond...as they're sure to do once again on Blu-ray(TM).
TOY STORY Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features
TOY STORY 2 Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features
Toy Story, the first full-length computer-animated feature film, is "a wonder to behold." - People Magazine. Experience a hilarious fantasy about the lives toys lead when they're left alone. Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), an old-fashioned cowboy doll, is Andy's favorite. But when Andy gets Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) for his birthday, the flashy new space hero takes Andy's room by storm! Their rivalry leaves them lost with a toy's worst nightmare -- Sid, the toy-torturing boy next door. Woody and Buzz must work together to escape, realizing along the way that they've got a friend ... in each other!
A Golden Globe® Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical, Toy Story 2 has become a favorite all across the world, garnering praise from fans and critics everywhere. It's "an instant classic," raved New York Magazine. While Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is toynapped by Al McWhiggin, a greedy collector who needs Andy's favorite toy to complete his "Woody's Roundup" collection. Together with Jessie (voiced by Joan Cusack), Bullseye, and the Prospector, Woody is on his way to a museum where he'll spend the rest of his life behind glass. It's up to Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex, and Slinky Dog to rescue their friend and remind him what being a toy is all about.
The Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Packs are priced at an SRP of $39.99. The Special Edition DVDs are priced at an SRP of $29.99.
TOY STORY BD & DVD COMBO PACK PRODUCT DETAILS:
To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney movies, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack - a Blu-ray Disc(TM) plus a DVD and a DisneyFile Digital Copy of the film in a single package. Current Disney-branded titles available as Combo Packs include High School Musical 3, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bolt, Bedtime Stories, Race To Witch Mountain, Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana The Movie.
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Posted by Shane Sturgeon, February 23, 2010 6:11 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.