Confirming earlier reports (see blu-ray.com, December 3), retailers are now displaying a release date for Disney/Pixar's 'Toy Story' and 'Toy Story 2', along with cover images (possibly temporary) and some release details. Both titles will reportedly come out on March 23, 2010, in combo backs which will include the DVD and the Blu-ray of the respective movie.
Special features listed are as follows:
Toy Story 3 Sneak Peek: "The Story"
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: Blast Off
Paths to Pixar: Artists
Studio Stories: Scooter Races
Buzz Takes Manhattan
Black Friday: The 'Toy Story' You Never Saw
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3 Sneak Peek: "The Characters"
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: International Space Station
Paths to Pixar: Technical Artists
'Toy Story 2' Sleep Deprivation Lab
The Movie Vanishes
Celebrating Our Friend Joe Ranft
At any rate, all of the above is unofficial until there is an announcement from the studio.
I'm going to wait till there's a trilogy with all three films. I have them both on DVD and would prefer waiting till all of them come in a Collector's Edition Trilogy Box Set. Could hold them off until Fall '10.
All the previous Blu-ray releases of catalog Pixar titles have carried over all the bonus material from the DVDs. This list looks like a list of new, BD-exlusive bonuses, not the complete list of features.
Normally my response to the calls for Nemo and Incredibles would be that, with Pixar's limited catalog, there is no way they are going to finish them off so quickly, wanting to do only a couple of major film or series releases per year, but with the development of 3D, I think that the double dip factor might work in our favor for once. Since they know they will be able to do a 3D release of the entire Pixar catalog spread out over as much or as little time as they want, why not give the remaining films a BD release this year? I am personally not interested in 3D for obvious reasons, but if the development of the standard gets me into a position to have the complete Pixar catalog on BD sooner, I will be extremely happy.
Why is The Incredibles the last Pixar Blu-ray release? I love them all but The Incredibles would blow people away in 1080P. By the way, if you haven't seen Toy Story 2, you are in for a treat. One of the best sequels ever, no wonder they didn't release it direct to video.
I don't know. As much as I want to have these movies I was hoping for Finding Nemo or The Incredibles in the spring and a Toy Story 3 movie pack in the fall. Still I can't wait to see these movies in high def
As with many I'll buy both of these and (again, with many others) really hope Finding Nemo and, the best film Pixar has made, The Incredibles, will finally come to BD soon now (anyone who saw The Incredibles shown on NBC in HD lately knows how good it can really look -- it was awesome and worth fast forwarding through the commercials to keep on my TiVO).
3D is ho hum for me -- I don't really care if it ever comes (it just gives me a headache in theaters and blurs the image -- I want to see things clearly and 3D ain't it for this old guy with glasses). My hunch is it's a fad that will vanish again like it did in the 50's.
I remember loving Toy Story so much i bought the SNES game and played it to death, i even had to cheat to skip hard level. I then remembering seeing the 2nd one in theaters with my Dad and Sis and my dad bought me Toy Story 2 game for my playstation, and i remember playing that game for months, it was so perfect. I cant wait to add the Blu-rays to my collection of Toy Story stuff.
I think I'll wait for the inevitable Ultimate Trilogy Collector's Director's Cut Unrated Extended I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Edition Box Set which is sure to follow the theatrical release of Toy Story 3.
It'll be a painful wait, but one I'll (hopefully) manage.
If Disney offers some sort of mail-in rebate that requires a UPC code from the original DVD set, I am not sure how this will work, especially for those that have the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 two-pack which was both movies in one package. Seems like the Blu-ray releases will be separate for each film, so if there is an upgrade mail-in rebate for each film, just not sure how it will work. Only one UPC code on the DVD two-pack. Maybe they will just do printable coupons like they did for Up. Looking forward to these more so than any other Pixar release.
Not a bad choice to unvault Song of the South, but I would personally prefer it if they unvaulted The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I've been waiting a long time for this movie to get a release on Blu-Ray and still, no announcement of that one.
Still, I would personally prefer a Blu-Ray release for Finding Nemo real soon and prefer waiting for the Toy Story films to come in a trilogy.