Pinocchio, one of Disney's
most anticipated classic films arrives in blu-ray this March
10, 2009. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of this beloved
fairy tale, the 2 disc blu-ray platinum edition marks the
second title release by Disney in their re-mastered effort
to bring all of their animated gems to the High Definition
format. Similar to previous Disney's classic releases, the
blu-ray will be available for a limited time only in a two
disc set, digital restore and loaded with bonus features.
The timeless classic that
inspired millions to believe in their dreams, when though a
state-of-the-art digital restoration that is as perfect as
it can be. The richly detailed animation it is just amazing
in this release. Visually speaking this is by far the best
digital restoration performed by Disney Animation
Studios. After watching this classic in high definition, it
is just hard to believe that this masterpiece was released
70 years ago.
Pinocchio 70th Anniversary is
presented in a full screen format 1.33:1. For me it was
surprising to see that the studio did not expanded the
picture to a widescreen format, nevertheless it does take
anything away from the quality of the picture. Even with the
full screen format, I was stunned by this perfectly done
Not just the picture was
restored in this platinum edition, also the sound was
upgraded with an all new 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
(48kHz/24bit) that completes the delightful experience
of this memorable classic, however I have to mention that
the sound restoration is not as perfect as the pictures.
Nevertheless it is an upgraded.
Entertainment has done it again with this platinum edition,
making it a must see and own before it goes back to the
Disney's vault. The beautiful animation and the
unforgettable award-winning music (“When You Wish Upon A
Star”) will continue to deliver the Disney magic for
generations to come.
Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition two disc blu-ray
set presentation is very similar to the first blu-ray
release of "Sleeping Beauty. Loaded with new bonuses and
features that will keep the whole family fully entertained
by providing amazing details on how this wonderful film was
This new digitally restored video comes with many surprises
typical of the wonderful world of Disney. To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the film and to
prepared movie fans to the next level in video and sound. Disney Home Entertainment it is releasing to own the new
Platinum Edition on 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD. The
2-disc Blu-ray is a Special Offer Combo Pack that also
includes a DVD copy of the of the classic movie, allowing
fans to own this classic story on standard def DVD while
they are preparing to upgrade to 1080p Hi-def Blu-ray, so
consumers can “future-proof” their collection.
Anamorphic Widescreen (2.55:1) Enhance for 16x9 TVs
Digital 5.1 Surround - English Spanish French,
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
“When You Wish Upon a
Star” – An all-new music video starring Meaghan
Jette Martin (Camp Rock) performing an all-new version of
“When You Wish Upon A Star!”
Pinocchio’s Matter of
Facts -- Learn fun facts about Pinocchio and other
related subjects as you watch the movie.
-- An all-new audio commentary with Leonard Maltin, Eric
Goldberg and J. B. Kaufman.
Disney Song Selection
- Select this option to sing along with favorite songs as
the lyrics appear onscreen.
No Strings Attached: The Making of Pinocchio -
Witness the behind-the scenes magic that transformed Carlo
Collodi’s popular book into a classic animated film.
The Story of the
Grandfather Tree - Kindly Geppetto tells
Pinocchio about the Great Pine Tree from which Pinocchio is
In The Belly Of The
Whale -- The most elaborate of Pinocchio’s deleted
scenes that remain in the Disney Archives, these recently
discovered storyboards reveal a different version of
Geppetto inside Monstro.
-- A recently uncovered set of small storyboard panels
reveal plans for a different version of Pinocchio becoming a
The Sweat Box
– The Sweatbox was a small projection room at the Disney
studio where Walt critiqued story reels, rough animation,
and dailies of films in progress with his anxious artists.
This piece traces the history of the Sweatbox and brings to
life this important part of Walt
Disney’s artistic process.
Geppettos Then And
Now – A look at the art of toymaking as it has
evolved into the 21st Century.
Live Action Reference
- Hosted by Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio’s Puzzles is a
multi-tiered Puzzle game that contains six unique wooden
puzzles for the viewer to assemble. Each puzzle forms an
image from the film that comes to life once they are
Disney BD-Live Network – The Disney BD-Live Network
is just one of the many ways movie lovers, families, and
loved ones can continue to stay connected and engage in
their favorite movies.
Movie Chat –
Communicate with your remote friends on-screen while in a
synchronized viewing party using your remote control or any
text enabled device such as a laptop, desk top or any PDA
device such as a Blackberry, iPhone or most other regular
cell phones. Your chat session will appear over the movie
and occur in real-time while watching the movie together.
Movie Mail – Blu-ray
owners will be able to record a personalized video message
of themselves, superimpose that capture onto one of many
pre-selected clips of the movie,
and send it off to a friend, colleague, or relative. This
specific feature enables Pinocchio
Blu-ray Disc owner to personalize a very special greeting as
Disney Movie Rewards Live – Pinocchio Blu-ray owners will
be able to accumulate
Disney Movie Reward Points by participating in many Disney
BD-Live Network activities.
In return, viewers can redeem points for exclusive content
such as Avatars,
downloadable extras and many more exciting possibilities.
Disney View -
A new viewing experience for future generations of home
audiences, Disney View brings classic Disney films to the
modern era of widescreen high definition viewing by allowing
the user to expand their viewing experience beyond the
original aspect ratio of the film. Utilizing Disney Blu-ray™
technology, artists are able to ‘draw’ beyond the borders of
classic full frame cinema and fill the otherwise dark edges
of the screen with beautiful original imagery, giving
audiences a new
view on their animated classic favorites. Legendary artist
Toby Bluth is the first artist’s work to be featured on
Trivia Challenge 1 to 4-player trivia game that can
be played locally or online with your friends. Try to be the
first to shrink Pinocchio’s nose by answering challenging
questions while watching the film.
Carnival Games - Best the Evil Coachmen at four
challenging Carnival games to earn your freedom and escape
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