Disney unveils Blu-ray plans for 2009

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have unveiled their Blu-ray Disc release plans for 2009. Along with title announcements, Disney have announced that going forward all Disney-branded theatrical and Platinum titles releasing on Blu-ray between February and October will include a DVD version of the film. Previously seen on their Sleeping Beauty Platinum Edition Blu-ray release, future ‘Combo Pack’ titles will include High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Special Edition and the next Platinum Edition title which is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in October.

In North America WDSHE will also be packaging 14 of its new Blu-ray Disc titles with a DisneyFile digital copy of the movie. These titles include High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Monsters Inc. and A Bug’s Life. Yep, you read that right, Pixar have two catalogue titles due later this year on Blu-ray Disc. Further titles announced for North America are listed below...

New Releases listed are:
Swing Vote (Jan 13)
Space Buddies (Feb 3)
Miracle at St. Anna (Feb 10)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Feb 17) (WDP)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (March 3) (WDP)
Morning Light (Summer) (WDP)

WDP – We’ve marked the Walt Disney Pictures films that will presumably be ‘Combo Pack’ titles with a DVD version of the film included.

Catalogue titles listed (with “many more to follow”) are:
Pretty Woman (Feb 10)
High School Musical Remix Edition (Feb 17)
Monsters Inc.
A Bugs Life
Rounders 10th Anniversary Edition
Lost: The Complete First and Second Seasons
Sin City
Sling Blade
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Pulp Fiction Special Edition
Good Will Hunting Special Edition

In Europe/Australia we have Space Buddies and High School Musical 3: Senior Year in February, Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Special Edition in March, Beverly Hills Chihuahua in April and Monsters Inc. sometime in 2009.

In Japan there is Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Special Edition in March, Tinker Bell and Wall-E in April, and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Monsters Inc and Beverly Hills Chihuahua to follow at later dates.

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