“Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2” To Feature 12 Disney•Pixar Unforgettable Short Films Together in One Collection


Premiering on Blu-ray and Digital For the Very First Time — November 13, 2012
Also Includes 7 Rarely Seen Student Films from Directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter

Synopsis: From Disney•Pixar, the Award-winning studio behind ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Up’ and ‘WALL•E,’ comes a new collection of short films. Experience the revolutionary animation and unforgettable characters with 12 short films together for the very first time. This must-own collection also features seven rarely screened student films from directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter. Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on November 13, “Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2” will delight audiences of all ages.

Release Date: November 13, 2012

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack: $39.99 US / $46.99 Canada
1-Disc DVD: $29.99 US / $35.99 Canada
High Definition & Standard Definition Digital: consumers should contact their preferred digital retailer for information and pricing

Rating: Collection Rated PG. Bonus material not rated

Run Time: Approximately 65 minutes

Short Films:

BURN•E – BURN•E is a dedicated, hard working robot that finds himself locked out of his ship and quickly learns that completing a simple task can often be a difficult endeavor. Based on characters from ‘WALL•E.’ (Directed by: Angus MacLane)

Dug’s Special Mission – In this funny short based on the character from ‘Up,’ Dug is sent on a foolish mission by Alpha, Beta and Gamma so that they can hunt for the Bird of Paradise Falls by themselves. Soon Dug discovers that where he belongs is not where he’s been looking. (Directed by: Ronnie del Carmen)

George & AJ – Inspired by Carl’s escape, senior citizens around the city unite to make their own “escapes,” much to the chagrin of George and A.J., in this short that features characters from ‘Up.’ (Directed by: Josh Cooley)

Air Mater – In this hilarious short, Mater decides he wants to learn how to fly and is accidently recruited by an elite group of formation flyers, the Falcon Hawks. (Directed by: Rob Gibbs)

Time Travel Mater – When a clock lands on Mater’s engine, he travels back in time to 1910 where he meets Stanley, the founder of Radiator Springs. (Directed by: Rob Gibbs)

Your Friend The Rat – ‘Ratatouille’s’ Remy and his brother Emile guide fans through world history from a rat’s perspective. (Directed by: Jim Capobianco)

Partly Cloudy – This humorous short features baby-delivering storks who receive their special packages high in the stratosphere, from clouds who sculpt babies and bring them to life. (Directed by: Peter Sohn)

Presto – When Presto, a great turn-of-the-century magician, neglects to feed his rabbit one too many times, the magician finds he isn’t the only one with a few tricks up his sleeve. (Directed by: Doug Sweetland)

Day & Night – This short follows Day, a sunny fellow, who encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly dark moods. As their suspicions turn to curiosity, they are delighted to find that this budding friendship can offer a new perspective on the world. (Directed by: Teddy Newton)

Hawaiian Vacation – Fans will love this “Toy Story Toon,” as Woody and Buzz lead a group of toys in giving Ken and Barbie the Hawaiian vacation of their dreams – without ever leaving home. (Directed by: Gary Rydstrom)

Small Fry – Fans’ favorite team of toys is back in this clever “Toy Story Toon.” Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant where he finds himself in a support group for discarded toys. As Woody and the gang devise a way to rescue their friend, Buzz tries to escape the toy psychotherapy meeting. (Directed by: Angus MacLane)

La Luna – The timeless fable of a young boy coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances, in which he discovers his Papa’s and Grandpa’s unusual line of work. (Directed by: Enrico Casarosa)
Bonus Features: Seven rarely seen student films from renowned directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter, including:

  • Nitemare
  • The Lady & The Lamp
  • Somewhere in the Arctic
  • A Story
  • Winter
  • Palm Springs
  • Next Door

Technical Specifications

Blu-ray: Audio: English, 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 7.1 Dolby True HD, English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, English 5.1 Dolby True HD, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital EX, French 5.1 Dolby Digital EX • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

DVD: Audio: English, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, Spanish

Aspect Ratios: Your Friend the Rat – 16×9/1:78 • BURN•E – 16×9/2:39 • Dug’s Special Mission – 16×9/1:78 • Partly Cloudy – 16×9/1:78 • Day & Night – 16×9/1:78 • Hawaiian Vacation – 16×9/1:78 • Small Fry – 16×9/1:78 • Air Mater – 16×9/1:78 • Time Travel Mater – 16×9/1:78 • George & AJ – 16×9/1:85 • Presto – 16×9/2:39 • La Luna – 16×9/2:39

Audio: Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French Dolby Digital EX

DVD: English, French Dolby Digital 5.1

Languages/Subtitles: Blu-ray: English, French and Spanish Motion 2D

DVD: English SDH, French and Spanish

©2012 Disney

Pixar Shorts Vol 2 On Blu-ray and DVD Nov 13


Stitch Kingdom has learned that Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2 will be available to own on November 13, 2012 and is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Shorts expected be included are La Luna, Dug’s Special Mission, Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Partly Cloudy, Presto and Day & Night.

In addition, the collection will contain student films from acclaimed directors Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and John Lasseter including Nitemare, The Lady and the Lamp, Somewhere In The Arctic, A Story, Winter, Palm Springs and Next Door.

There’s no word on if Partysaurus Rex or Small Fry will be included.

As always, Pixar Geek will alert you of more information as soon as we receive it.

Brave to hit shelves on Nov. 13

A heroic fantasy, it also realistically captures the complex shadings of familial relationships,   particularly those between a mother and her teenage daughter. And for that, it’s brave indeed.

USA Today, Claudia Puig

THE #1 ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR!

 ‘Brave’ Debuts November 13, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack


Featuring Hours of Exciting All-New Bonus Material Including 
the Never-Seen-Before Animated Short “The Legend of Mor’du”

Burbank, Calif., August 22, 2012 — Disney•Pixar proudly announces the Blu-ray™ hi-def debut of “Brave,” the year’s #1 animated movie and Pixar Animation Studio’s 13th consecutive hit, on November 13, 2012.  A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of “Brave” includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more.

An original and thrilling journey set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, “Brave” follows the heroic journey of the headstrong, young adventurer Merida.  Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery.  The 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition (1 Blu-ray 3D + 2 Blu-ray Discs + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy) has something for everyone – from the home entertainment enthusiast who demands the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology offerings, to the family who enjoys the interactive and engaging bonus features that only Blu-ray can provide – making this unique and beautiful film a “must add” to any home media collection.

The exciting home entertainment debut of “Brave” will be available in multiple ways, containing exciting all-new bonus features that extend the breathtaking movie experience. 

I. ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITON:  5-DISC COMBO PACK 

(BD 3D + BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD + DIGITAL COPY)

BLU-RAY – DISC 1 INCLUDES:

“La Luna” Theatrical Short – Fans will love this charming short that accompanied the film in theatres.  It follows a young boy on his first night working the family business alongside his father and grandfather.

“The Legend of Mor’du” Short – This rousing new bonus short film will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the legend behind Mordu, as told by the eccentric witch who transformed him.

Brave Old World – Fans will watch as members of the “Brave” production team investigate Scotland, exploring its land, culture, people and dialects. The research they gathered was brought thrillingly to life in the film.  Also, fans will hear what actress Emma Thompson (voice of Queen Elinor) thinks of Pixar’s take on her homeland.  

Merida & Elinor – With the creation of Merida and Elinor, the Pixar filmmakers delved deep into the relationship between mother and daughter. Highlighting contrasts in character design, clothing, animation, voicing, even hairstyle, watch how the filmmakers explored this most important of relationships.

Bears – Take a look inside the art and design behind the bears in “Brave.” Each of the bears, gentle Mum-Bear and terrifying Mor’du, demanded a different approach to creating their physical appearance and personality.

Brawl in the Hall – A fascinating and hilarious inside look at the process of creating “Brave’s” fighting Scots, through animation, crowd simulation and fight choreography – not to mention a room full of grunting men whose vocal chortles added authenticity to the raucous scene.

Wonder Moss – Fans will explore how “Brave’s” technical artists examined the real Scottish countryside and studied the laws of nature, then turned these findings into computer codes that would blanket Merida’s Scotland in lush moss, lichen and bracken.

Magic –The magic and mystery of  Scotland is revealed to fans in this charming feature about the legends – from mystical potions to the will-o’-the-wisps – seen in “Brave.”

Clan Pixar – At Pixar, getting into character is a team effort. From making Haggis to Kilt Fridays to celebrating the Scottish poet Robert Burns, fans will see how the “Brave” production crew truly embraced Scottish themes and customs fueled the Pixar crew throughout the creation of “Brave.”

Once Upon A Scene – A closer look at the evolution of the storylines throughout the production of the film, including alternative openings to the film and many deleted scenes.

Extended Scenes – Three separate scenes are highlighted in their extended form. Director Mark Andrews discusses the decision making process that led to the shortened versions of these scenes.

Director Commentary

BLU-RAY DISC 2 INCLUDES:

“Fergus & Mor’du” An Alternate Opening – Once upon a time, “Brave” had a different opening scene. Eventually cut from the film, fans can see it in its entirety in this bonus feature narrated by the film’s director Mark Andrews.

Fallen Warriors Montage – A selection of deleted shots that were cut from the film late in production are presented to fans in various stages of completion through a video montage narrated by director Mark Andrews.

Dirty Hairy People – Fans will enjoy this uproarious bonus feature discussing the development of “Brave’s” Scots – including the design of their hair, attire, and dirt-crusted physiques.

It is English…Sort Of – This bonus feature helps fans interpret some of the more Scottish lines in the film, thanks to the real Scottish actors who play the key characters and contributed their own dialects and sayings.

Angus – A look at Merida’s most trusted companion, Angus, a mighty Clydesdale.

The Tapestry – Fans will learn the story behind this embroidered emblem of family unity, which was lovingly crafted by “Brave’s” team of artists.

Promotional Pieces – This bonus includes promotional clips for “Brave,” including: “Feast Yer Eyes,” “Relics,” “Clan DunBroch,” “Launch,” and more.

Art Gallery – A selection of breathtaking art from the creation of the film, showcasing characters, sets, scenes and stunning landscapes.

Wee Gaffes – A video montage of simulation, animation and shot bloopers.

Renaissance Animation Man – Get a look at Director Mark Andrews’ love of Scotland, sword-fighting, music and more!

Teasers and Sneak Peeks

  BLU-RAY 3D DISC INCLUDES:

“La Luna” Theatrical Short

  DVD Includes:

“La Luna” Theatrical Short

“The Legend of Mordu” All-New Short

Director Commentary

II.COLLECTOR’S EDITION: 3-DISC BLU-RAY COMBO PACK
(BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD) 

III.1-DISC DVD

Street Date:   November 13, 2012

Direct Prebook:   September 18, 2012  –  Distributor Prebook: October 2, 2012

Suggested Retail Prices:  5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada (SRP)

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada (SRP)

1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada (SRP)

Feature Run Time:   Approximately 95 minutes

Rated:    PG (bonus not rated)

Technical Specifications (applies to film content only):

Blu-ray 3D Feature Film = 1080p High Definition

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Sound: 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD

English 5.1 Dolby Digital

English 2.0 Near Field Mix

French 7.1  Dolby Digital Plus

French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

English Commentary 2.0 Dolby Digital

Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Sound: 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD

English 5.1 Dolby Digital

English 2.0 Near Field Mix

French 7.1  Dolby Digital Plus

French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

English Commentary 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD Feature Film

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Sound: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

English 2.0 Near Field Mix

English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

English Commentary 2.0 Dolby Digital

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