New Disney DVD Cover Art and Info

     February 18, 2008

Last week I managed to post two new DVD cover art articles (Lionsgate and Paramount), and I hope this Disney one marks the beginning of a big week. My goal is to get the Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox cover art articles up later in the week, and while I have a number of interviews to transcribe and post, I think the goal is reachable.

Anyway, the reason you’re here. Posted below are the upcoming home video titles from Disney. While there aren’t that many, one of them is “No Country For Old Men,” which is almost enough on its own.

Also, I would’ve posted the Blu-Ray covers, but their press site doesn’t have them in the database yet. Hopefully by the next time I do a cover art article covering their titles, Blu-Ray will be included. After all, the format war is officially over, so I’m extremely happy to start pushing the winning HD format!

And now, the new titles from the company that Walt built.

101 Dalmatians DVD

First time on Two-Disc DVD March 4, 2008

For the first time in nearly a decade, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment unleashes 101 of the world’s most famous dogs when Walt Disney’s original dog classic, 101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition comes to DVD March 4, 2008 for a limited time only. 101 Dalmatians is the true Disney Dog classic, considered by critics to be one of the best and most innovative Disney animated films. This all-new two-disc Platinum Edition is a must-own for fans big and small, featuring beloved characters Pongo, Perdita, and their 99 puppies, as well as one of Disney’s most deliciously evil villains of all time – Cruella De Vil (ranked on American Film Institute’s Best Villains of All Time List). 101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition is brilliantly restored with enhanced picture and sound and includes allnew, never-before-seen bonus features that will have fans of all ages howling with delight: An all-new interactive ”Virtual Dalmatian” game with over 101 possibilities to adopt, train and care for your very own virtual puppy, deleted songs, behind-the-scenes featurettes, an in-depth look at the personal correspondence between Walt Disney and Dodie Smith, (author of the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians), and much more.

One of the most cherished and sought-after Disney classics of all time, 101 Dalmatians is among the last films to bear the personal touch of Walt Disney. This original classic is available for a limited time only before it returns to the Disney vault.

Bonus Features

  • Disney’s Virtual Dalmatians
  • Adopt, name, train and care for your very own virtual puppy where there are over 101 possibilities.
  • Puppy Profiler – Find out which dog you’re most like!
  • 101 Pop-Up Trivia Facts For The Family & Collector
  • Discover 202 amazing things You Never Knew about the movie as you watch it – with 101 pop up facts for the family and 101 for the collector
  • All-New “Cruella De Vil” Music Video
  • The classic song “Cruella De Vil” gets a contemporary twist when multitalented teen Disney Channel star Selena Gomez performs the song in a brand new video!
  • Redefining The Line: The Making Of 101 Dalmatians
  • 101 Dalmatians is considered by critics to be one of the best and most innovative Disney animated films. Go behind the scenes with its creators to find out about everything – including the technological innovation of the Xerox process in animation.
  • Cruella De Vil: Drawn To Be Bad – Inspired by flamboyant actress Tallulah Bankhead, Cruella De Vil has become a villain that movie fans love to hate. Marc Davis, an animation legend and one of Disney’s immortal “Nine Old Men” reveals how this iconic character came to be.
  • Sincerely Yours, Walt Disney
  • Experience Walt Disney and Dodie Smith’s (author of the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians) actual correspondence during the movie’s production.
  • Deleted Songs
  • Songs written for the film – finally come to life!
  • And Much More!


On DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 11, 2008


Newspaper advice columnist Dan Burns could use some good advice about his own relationships. A widowed parent of three daughters who are growing up in a hurry, Dan has little time to pursue his own happiness. After bringing the girls to his parents’ (Dianne Wiest and John Mahoney) Rhode Island beach house for their semiannual family gathering, Dan decides he needs a break from all the togetherness. Wandering into a used bookstore, he is mistaken for an employee by a charming customer named Marie (Juliette Binoche). Despite their shyness, an instant and undeniable attraction hints at future possibilities. But awkwardness turns to full-fledged discomfort when Dan returns to the house and is reintroduced to Marie as the new girlfriend of his fitness-instructor brother Mitch (Dane Cook). As Dan and Marie pretend they’re strangers while simultaneously falling in love, Dan’s despair at his predicament creates even more embarrassing misunderstandings—with sidesplitting results. Torn between romance and family, Dan finds his real life hinges on a very difficult decision.


  • DELETED SCENES – Including optional commentary by writer and director Peter Hedges.
  • HANDMADE MUSIC: CREATING THE SCORE – Singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche offers a revealing look at how the movie’s music was made.
  • JUST LIKE FAMILY: THE MAKING OF DAN IN REAL LIFE – Go behind the scenes with the stars for an insider’s view of the film’s production.


DVD and Blu-ray Disc March 11, 2008

A pair of award-winning filmmakers and an acclaimed cast propel a riveting crime saga to its unforgettable conclusion in one of the most honored films of the year, No Country for Old Men, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 11, 2008 from Miramax Films. Joel and Ethan Cohen deliver their most gripping and ambitious film yet in this sizzling and supercharged action-thriller. This gritty game of cat and mouse will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond. A collection of behind the-scenes bonus features including a look at the Coen Brothers filmmaking process makes the No Country for Old Men DVD and Blu-ray Disc an experience you don’t want to miss.

Critically lauded for its powerhouse performances, pulse-pounding suspense, and achingly beautiful cinematography, No Country for Old Men has appeared on countless “Best Movie” lists for 2007. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times declares it “Flawless.” Peter Travers of Rolling Stone calls the taut crime thriller “The Coens at the peak of their powers,” while David Ansen of Newsweek raves “Riveting…an instant classic!” Violence and mayhem erupt in the parched scrubland and panoramic skies of West Texas after Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles on a suitcase containing $2 million dollars at the site of drug deal gone bad. Fleeing with the money, he is stalked relentlessly by hired gun Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), an unstoppable sociopathic killer unafraid to leave a bloody trail in the wake of his cold-blooded search to recover the cash. As Moss scrambles to hang on to the money and his life, small-town sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) closes in on both men in a tautly plotted cat-and-mouse game that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the final credits roll.


  • Working with the Coens: Reflections of Cast and Crew
  • Learn more about Joel and Ethan Coen from the perspective of their collaborators, cast and crew.
  • The Making of No Country For Old Men
  • Take a journey through the Coen Brothers’ process and back to their roots as
  • storytellers with a unique voice and vision.
  • Diary of a Country Sheriff
  • Explore the relationship between the compassion of Sheriff Bell and the brutality of Anton Chigurh.


DVD and Blu-ray on March 18th

An acclaimed new Disney classic with a hilarious twist casts a heartwarming spell when Enchanted comes to stunning Blu-ray High Definition and DVD on March 18, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Shining a witty and charming new light on a beloved genre, Enchanted is a modern day musical fairytale filled with uproarious surprises that the entire family will enjoy again and again. Both the Blu-ray Disc and DVD boast a vast kingdom of entertaining bonus features, including the trivia based BD-Java feature “The D-Files” available only on Blu-ray Disc.

Enchanted cleverly combines heartfelt romance with a gentle spoof of Disney films of the past as an animated heroine from a far away kingdom finds herself transformed into a real live woman in bustling New York City. Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (2005 nominee for Best Supporting Actress; Junebug) leads an all-star cast as the lovely Giselle, a storybook princess-to-be lost in the Big Apple. Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (1996 winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role; Dead Man Walking) plays the evil sorceress Narissa who exiles Giselle from her fairytale kingdom and James Marsden (Hairspray) is her handsome prince, with Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as a contemporary knight in shining armor and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (2004 winner for Best Leading Actress in a Musical; “Wicked”) as his girlfriend Nancy who suspects Giselle might just be a little too good to be true. The film features dazzling animation sequences, spectacular costumes and unforgettable songs by award-winning composers Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

Enchanted begins in the animated fairytale land of Andalasia where the charming and perky Giselle (Amy Adams) instantly captures the heart of the dashing Prince Edward (James Marsden). Desperate to keep the young lovers apart in order to preserve her control of the throne, the prince’s evil mother Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) transports Giselle from her whimsical homeland to the worst place she can think of—Times Square. Suddenly transformed from animated beauty into flesh and blood girl, the comely lass twirls her way through the urban jungle, blissfully unaware that dreams don’t always come true. Rescued from the streets by divorce lawyer Robert (Patrick Dempsey), who suspects she’d be better off in Bellevue, and pursued by Edward, who finds that a sword is useless against a modern day dragon—er, make that city bus—the eternally optimistic Giselle starts to wonder if “happily ever after” is what she really wants.


  • The Enchanted DVD and Blu-ray Disc will magically transport viewers from Giselle’s animated home in Andalasia to live-action Times Square and back for an array of enchanting bonus features, including:
  • PIP’S PREDICAMENT: A POP-UP ADVENTURE – Giselle’s chipmunk friend Pip stars in this new short—magical pop-up, storybook style. While Giselle gets used to life in
  • New York, Pip embarks on a daring mission to rescue Prince Edward.
  • FANTASY COMES TO LIFE – Discover the cinematic wizardry that went into the making of Enchanted in three behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Happy Working Song,” “That’s How You Know,” “A Blast at the Ball”
  • DELETED SCENES – Including exclusive intros by director Kevin Lima

The Blu-ray Disc contains all of the above, plus:

  • THE D-FILES – Enchanted is loaded with witty hidden references to classic Disney films. “The D-Files” rewards players who spot them with a short featurette showing the original Disney reference. High scoring players are treated to three extra special videos: “So Close,” “Making Ever Ever After” and “True Love’s Kiss.”

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Street Date March 18, 2008

The rocky road to campus social success leads a new generation of sorority sweethearts and fraternity brothers into an action-packed semester of side splitting misadventures, hilarious hookups and hard won triumphs in Greek: Season One Chapter One, coming to DVD on March 18, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Sexy, funny, and completely cool, Greek: Season One-Chapter One features the first 10 episodes of television’s most entertaining look into the world of contemporary fraternities and sororities. The DVD also features exclusive bonus material including deleted scenes, interviews with the cast and creators, an extended music sequence and a sneak peek of Chapter Two.

Greek: Season One-Chapter One begins with the students of Cyprus-Rhodes University as they navigate the social minefield of college life in the original hilarious series, Greek. Join Casey, a sorority social climber during her quest for President of Zeta Beta Zeta. Casey’s world begins to spin out of control when she finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between her ex-boyfriend Cappie, a fifth year slacker, and Evan, the handsome president of the top fraternity on campus. To top it off, her nerdy little brother Rusty is about to destroy her reputation as he tries to join Evan’s fraternity and finally make the transformation from geek to Greek.

Bonus Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Greek: The Initiation
  • Chapter Two Sneak Peek
  • Extended Music Sequence
  • Audio Commentaries

The Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos and Three Caballeros DVD

Street Date – April 29, 2008

For the first time, the two Academy Award nominated south of the border animated adventures are available together when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment presents The Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos/Three Caballeros on DVD April 29, 2008. Celebrate a cinematic Cinco de Mayo with Donald, Goofy and Walt Disney himself in this animated and live action addition to the classic Disney collection. Embark on thrilling adventures to South America and Mexico with Goofy, Donald Duck and Walt Disney himself as they experience all the music, beauty and excitement Latin America has to offer. In Saludos Amigos, Walt and his team of artists, musicians, writers and animators say “Adios!” to the U.S. to explore the heart and soul of Latin America. From the Bolivian Andes to the Argentine pampas, watch these four whimsical animated escapades while they travel to fun and exciting places. This delightful international adventure earned three Academy Award nominations in 1943 including Best Musical Score, Best Sound and Best Original Song.

Next, it’s Donald’s turn to take a fantastic journey through these colorful lands with his friends Joe Carioca and Panchito in The Three Caballeros. With lighthearted dance and lively music, this dazzling blend of live action and classic Disney animation is a celebration the whole family will enjoy! The film received two Academy Award nominations for Best Musical Score and Best Sound Recording.


  • “South Of The Border With Disney” Featurette – Tag along with Walt and friends on a tour of Latin America.
  • Walt Disney Interview
  • “Don Donald” – Donald Duck Cartoon Short
  • “Contrary Condor” – Donald Duck Cartoon Short

Disney hasn’t released the cover art for Tinkerbell yet, just this logo

Walt Disney Pictures TinkerBell DVD

On DVD and Blu-ray October 28, 2008.

Tink Speaks for the First Time Ever In An All-New CG-Animated Movie!

On DVD and Blu-ray with Exclusive Bonus Features

Not since Greta Garbo made her talking film debut has the sound of a voice been so wildly anticipated! For the first time ever, one of Disney’s most beloved and classic characters will speak in Tinker Bell, a brand-new, original film coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc on October 28, 2008.

Produced by DisneyToon Studios, Tinker Bell opens the doors to the amazing, enchanting world of Pixie Hollow, home to the gorgeous and glittering Disney Fairies. With some of Hollywood’s most talented actors lending their voices to the cast, Tinker Bell is sure to delight fans of the world’s most famous fairy.

In this film, we learn of Tinker Bell’s origin: How she’s born, how she comes to Pixie Hollow and how she finds her new friends. We also learn that every fairy is born with a special talent, whether it’s making flowers grow, giving fireflies their light or tracing beautiful patterns into a winter morning’s frost. Peter Pan’s beloved sidekick discovers her talent is tinkering, and thus is given her name – Tinker Bell! As it turns out, Tinker Bell has arrived at a really important time in Pixie Hollow. The fairies are preparing to bring Spring to the mainland. The mainland is where us humans live. The more Tink hears about how fantastic the mainland will be, the more she looks forward to going…until she learns that tinkers don’t get to go to the mainland- their job is to fix things for the other fairies in Pixie Hollow.

Deciding that being a tinker fairy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, stubborn Tink begs her new friends Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn and Iridessa to teach her their talents so she can join them, but her misguided attempts to switch her talent lead to disaster, destroying the other fairies’ preparations for Spring! Tink is ready to leave Pixie Hollow in disgrace when she learns that the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities…and discovers that when she’s true to herself, magical things can happen. Exclusive DVD bonus features include a set top game, a behind-the-scenes “making of” featurette and more. The Blu-ray contains all the bonus the DVD has plus an interactive feature that takes viewers deep inside the mysterious world of Pixie Hollow.

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