Big titles from Disney in 2008

In a press release issued earlier today Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment confirmed their plans to bring several major titles to the Blu-ray Disc format next year. Amongst them are the Studio’s first ever Platinum Blu-ray release, their first BD-Live title and full motion picture-in-picture Blu-ray bonus features.

The Studio announced the first animated Platinum coming to Blu-ray will be the timeless treasure Sleeping Beauty. A milestone release, the Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray Disc will also include a virtual castle and multi-player activities - both utilizing the BD-Live technology.

In addition, Walt Disney announced the special edition release of the action-adventure blockbuster National Treasure, which will become the Studio's first BD-Live Blu-ray Disc title. Also announced is Disney/Pixar's animated adventure Finding Nemo and the fantasy adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, both of which will feature full motion picture-in-picture bonus features.

The release of these titles will begin with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in Spring 2008, followed by National Treasure in Summer of 2008 and culminating with Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo and Sleeping Beauty in Autumn 2008.

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