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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (US BD/R1) in Oct/Nov

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on 6th October 2009. This will be followed seven weeks later by the DVD release on 24th November 2009. Unavailable on home video since 2001 the new release of Disney’s 1937 animated classic boasts state of the art picture restoration and (on Blu-ray) 7.1 HD audio. The release will also launch Disney’s new Diamond Collection, something the studio's press release claims "brings audiences the most immersive and highest-level viewing experience, that includes unparalleled features, exclusive high definition content and updatable experiences, superior picture and sound, and much, much more."

The Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (2xBD, 1xDVD) is priced at $39.99 SRP and the 2-Disc DVD is priced at $29.99 SRP. The Blu-ray Disc will be presented in 1080P 1.33:1 with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English SDH subtitles. The DVD will be presented in 1.33:1 with English, French and Spanish 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix audio tracks and English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.

Blu-ray Bonus Features

  • Magic Mirror – Using the latest in Blu-ray technology, the iconic magic Mirror guides the audience through the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition features with ease, serving as the host for an incredibly immersive experience. The Mirror will recognize viewing patterns, knows where the audience has left off and will even suggest where to navigate next. This marks the first use of this technology in a Disney Blu-ray release and provides viewers with the control to personally create a customized Snow White experience
  • DisneyView – Disney’s pioneering animated feature is brought to the modern era of widescreen high definition viewing by allowing the user to expand their viewing experience beyond the original aspect ratio of the film. Utilizing Disney Blu-ray technology, acclaimed Disney artist Toby Bluth was able to draw beyond the borders of the classic full frame cinema and fill the otherwise dark edges of the screen with beautiful custom imagery, giving audiences a new view of the animated classic favorite.
  • About Toby Bluth – Disney artist Toby Bluth tells how the movie inspired him to create the superb DisneyView art.
  • Audio Commentary with Walt Disney, hosted by John Canemaker
  • “The Princess and the Frog” Sneak Peek

Backstage Disney: Diamond Edition
  • Snow White Returns - Newly discovered storyboards suggest a brand new Snow White featurette that never got made. For the first time, current Disney animators show how this short story would have played.
  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – Through BD-Live, this mirror can find the secret princess inside each viewer, then create for them a personal message from their favorite princess who will call them on the telephone.
  • Hyperion Studios – Audiences are digitally transported to 1937 to discover first-hand Hyperion Studios, the original studio Walt Disney himself built where Snow White was conceived and developed. Viewers will virtually walk the halls of this historic landmark, experiencing life at Hyperion Studios in the 1930s. This amazing “Backstage Disney” feature contains newly dimensionalized archival photos, never-before-heard animator recordings, archival transcripts and rare footage of Walt himself revealing how Disney’s gifted filmmakers crafted the very first animated feature.
  • The One That Started It All - This featurette reveals how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs forever changed the world of movies and the world at large.

Music & More
  • “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Music video by Tiffany Thornton

Family Play (Games & Activities)
  • What Do You See? – To win this exciting interactive game, players must untangle scrambled images.
  • Jewel Jumble – Players put jewels from the Dwarfs’ mine in the proper order to win this game.

DVD Bonus Features
  • Audio Commentary with Walt Disney, hosted by John Canemaker
  • “The Princess and the Frog” Sneak Peek
  • Snow White Returns - Newly discovered storyboards suggest a brand new Snow White featurette that never got made. For the first time, current Disney animators show how this short story would have played.
  • The One That Started It All - This featurette reveals how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs forever changed the world of movies and the world at large.
  • “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Music video by Tiffany Thornton
  • Dopey’s Wild Mine Ride – An interactive set-top game for the whole family
  • Animation Voice Talent
  • Disney Through The Decades – A series of video segments with celebrity hosts
  • “Heigh-Ho” Karaoke Sing-Along
  • Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
  • Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go



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