Buena Vista Home Entertainment have finally confirmed the UK Region 2 specifications of Finding Nemo that is due for release on 27th February 2004. We brought you the original announcement back in November along with doubts about the specifications and those doubts have at long last been confirmed as we find the UK release forgoes the pointless Full Screen presentation of the movie and gains a DTS audio track in its place.
Wide-screen presentation (1.78:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs and mastered directly from Pixar's digital source.
The full details on this two-disc set are...
DVD Technical Specs:
English subtitles and language tracks
Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround EX
THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer
Filmmakers' Visual Commentary Including Deleted Scenes and Recording Sessions - Take a trip through the evolution of Finding Nemo as Pixar's Writer/Director Andrew Stanton, Co-Director Lee Unkrich and Co-Writer Bob Peterson provide revealing commentary on the film's challenges, wrong turns, and unexpected surprises.
Virtual Aquariums - Let the world of Finding Nemo come to life, as you turn your TV into your own aquarium of beautiful, animated environments from the movie.
The Incredibles - A sneak peek at Pixar Animation Studios' next movie.
Exploring The Reef With Jean-Michel Cousteau - In this original short film, created exclusively for the DVD, world-renowned undersea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau takes us on a dive into Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the real-life setting for Finding Nemo. All he wants to do is finish his documentary, but things get complicated by the surprise appearance of Dory, Marlin, and Nemo.
Robbie Williams Animated Music Trailer "Beyond The Sea" - Exclusive to the UK DVD of Finding Nemo
Making Nemo: A Special Documentary - A documentary filmmaker worked alongside Pixar Executive Producer John Lasseter, Writer/Director Andrew Stanton and the Pixar team to reveal the making of Finding Nemo. Go inside the studio and meet the people at Pixar who brought FINDING NEMO to life. Learn about the challenges they faced designing and animating characters without arms and legs, how they created a believable underwater experience, and struggled to build a world as vast as the ocean itself. With a little mariachi music, an "Ugly Contest" and a lot of determination, see how the team finally brought FINDING NEMO to the big screen.
Discover The Classic Pixar Animation Studios Short Film Knick Knack - Imagine being a snowman trapped in a snow-globe. Now imagine you're surrounded by knick-knacks from "Sunny Miami," "Sunny Palm Springs" and even "Sunny Death Valley." You'd want out, but how to do it? Watch this hilarious story of frustration created by the Pixar team with early CGI technology. As a bonus feature, learn about the first days of computer animation with commentary from Pixar Director John Lasseter and Technical Director Eben Ostby.
Learning Fun Encyclopedia, - Nemo's very own teacher guides you through an encyclopedia that comes to life! Learn all about the real fish that inspired the characters of FINDING NEMO.
Play "Fisharades" - Crush hosts a game of underwater charades with your favorite school of fish. As they form shapes, it's your chance to guess what they are before they finish. This game lets you play alone, or with another player!
Review The Art Of Nemo - Narrated By The Artists Themselves - Listen in as Pixar artists guide you through a collection of the stunning pre-production artwork that inspired FINDING NEMO's final computer-generated imagery.
Grab The Kids for Storytime - Enjoy an all-new, read-along adventure with Nemo. Meet all his fun teachers as he spends a day at school.
Pixar Animation Studios - Made especially for "future animators," and hosted by the voice of Nemo, Alexander Gould, this hilarious behind-the-scenes tour journeys from story department to screening room and everywhere in-between!
Virtual Aquariums - Wish you had a fish tank like the dentist? Well stop wishing! Turn your TV into an aquarium populated by Gill, Bloat, Peach, Nemo and the rest of the tank gang.
Character Interviews: - Fully animated interviews with all of your favorite characters.
Art Review - This 8:00 piece takes you on an exploration of the artwork of Nemo. You can watch it with the Artists themselves as your hosts, or you can enjoy it with music only.
Character Galleries - See the maquettes of each of your favourite characters.
Art Galleries - See original artwork from the various environments throughout the film; including the coral reef, the drop off and more.