Walt Disney Home Entertainment has detailed the upcoming 5-disc 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Monsters, Inc. 3D, due in stores on February 19, 2013. Pixar Animation Studios' fourth film features the voice talents of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi and James Coburn, and remains an Academy Award-winning fan favorite.
Set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside, Monsters, Inc. tells the story of lovable Sulley (Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (Crystal), the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory in the city. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children, and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Assisted by Mike, the two pals plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. When the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.
Directed by Oscar-winner Pete Docter (Up) and produced by Oscar nominee Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Monsters, Inc. 3D features a screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson and music by Randy Newman. Special features are set to include:
Sneak Peek: Monsters University
Filmmakers Round Table Discussion
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex
For The Birds Animated Short
Mike's New Car Animated Short
Roz's 100-Door Challenge Game
Pixar Fun Factory Tower
The Blu-ray release of Monsters, Inc. 3D also features Dolby TrueHD 7.1 surround, a standard DVD copy of the film and an on-disc Digital Copy.
@spanky87: Really? I think it's refreshing to see cover art that offers some manner of creative visual appeal. My guess would be that it'll probably be one of those lenticular motion covers. From one angle the door is open, from the other it's closed. Very cool idea, if so. But even if it is open at all angles, they could leave the title of the movie off of it completely and anyone over 2 years old would instantly recognize the film just by the characters.
The 3D aspect is just one reason to double dip. For me the other big reason to double dip is the new 7.1 TrueHD soundtrack. Also I hope this time around that the short "Mike's New Car" is in HD unlike the first release.