Earlier today we revealed the release date and artwork for Buena Vista Home Entertainment's Region 1 DVD release of Finding Nemo. Now we can bring you the full details on this fine looking Collector's Edition that will offer the following features when it arrives 4th November 2003 with a $29.99 retail price.
Disc One: Submerges the DVD Enthusiast
Widescreen Viewing Presentation: 1.78:1 Enhanced for 16 x 9 Televisions. Digitally Mastered from Pixar's original source.
- 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen and 1.33:1 Full Screen presentations
- English, French and Spanish DD5.1 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.
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.
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.
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" Sneak Peak
Disc Two: A Voyage of Family Fun
Fullscreen Viewing Presentation: 1.33:1 Standard TV digital source specifically reframed 5.1 digitally mastered from Pixar's original source and specially reframed by the filmmakers themselves.
Exploring The Reef With Jean-Michel Cousteau - a New Original Short Film! 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.
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.
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 Director John Lasseter and Technical Director Eben Ostby.
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!
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.
And apparently we can expect much more yet to be announced bonus features!
Here once again is the DVD and disc label artwork for this release...