A Bug’s Life (US BD) in May

Monsters, Inc. drops off the schedule but Pixar’s second feature-length movie is still on track for a May release and we now have artwork and further details on the disc…

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of A Bug’s Life on 19th May 2009. Pixar’s second feature-length film comes to Blu-ray with all-new exclusive extras. Priced at $39.99 SRP, full details follow…

The film is presented in 1080P 2.35:1 Widescreen with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital. Subtitles on the disc are English SDH, French and Spanish.

The new Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features are:

  • Introduction by John Lasseter
  • Filmmakers Round Table – Filmmakers John Lasseter, Kevin Reher, Darla Anderson and Andrew Stanton take a journey back 10 years from when the theatrical release first premiered and discuss what advances Pixar has made in technology, story telling and the overall filmmaking process.
  • A Bug’s Life: The First Draft – Existing storyboards from Pixar’s original story treatment brought to life by animating them.
  • Story Treatment Intro by John Lasseter
  • BD-Live Features: Movie Chat, Movie Mail, Movie Challenge, Movie Reward & Avatars
  • DisneyFile Digital Copy for iTunes and Window Media Player

Plus you get the original DVD Bonus Features:

  • Pixar Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning Best Animated Short Film, Geri’s Game
  • A Walt Disney Silly Symphony – “Grasshopper and the Ants” (1934)
  • Director Commentary
  • Story and Editorial
  • Storyboard To Film Comparison
  • Outtakes
  • Behind the Scenes of “A Bug’s Life”
  • Character Interviews
  • And much, much more!

Earlier this year Disney announced a Blu-ray Disc release of Monsters, Inc. to debut alongside A Bug’s Life but plans have changed and the monsters are now expected to arrive on Blu-ray later in the year. New extras previously confirmed for that release include:

  • Filmmakers Round Table – Filmmakers Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, Darla Anderson, and Bob Peterson reflect on the creation of the film, and share their most memorable anecdotes.
  • Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek: Building Monstropolis in Tokyo – A sneak peak of the newest Monsters attraction in Tokyo Disneyland, with exclusive interviews of the artists and engineers behind the ride.
  • Roz’s 100 Door Challenge (Interactive Game) – Think you have what it takes to be a Monsters, Inc. employee? Roz will be the judge of that with her 100 Door Challenge. Deal with whatever is behind each new door. It could be a puzzle, a trivia question, a mini-game . . . it could be crazy! Do your best. Your future employment at Monsters, Inc. hangs in the balance.
  • BD-Live Features: Movie Chat, Movie Mail, Movie Challenge & Movie Reward
  • DisneyFile Digital Copy for iTunes and Window Media Player

Region coding is TBC.

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Updated: Apr 08, 2009


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