An early announcement to retailers indicates that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release five family titles from its catalog on Blu-ray on March 22, : Anastasia (Don Bluth/GaryGoldman, 1997), Because of Winn-Dixie (Wayne Wang, 2005), Flicka (Michael Mayer, 2006), Robots (Chris Wedge/Carlos Saldanha, 2005) and The Sandlot (David M. Evans, 1993).
No information on disc details or special features is available at this time.
Yes!! Anastasia is finally coming out on Blu Ray!! Thank god I didnt buy the dvd a month ago. And Whats with Feb/March and Animated Films? Almost all of the good animated films are coming out then. *Good Bye money*
Anastasia and Robots for me. Those are my two favorite films of the bunch, and on their own, and should look awesome in HD. My sister loves Sandlot, but not Blu-Ray. Made a joke about it with her just now.
I just rewatched Anastasia this xmas for the first time in years and it's aged quite well. I was worried that all those trappings of 90s animation (in every studio's attempt to emulate the disney formula) would seem dated today, but it felt more like a comfortable return to form. Can't go wrong with Don Bluth! (is Titan A.E. available in any region yet??)
"Squints grew up and married Wendy Peffercorn. They have 9 KIDS!" As a kid who grew up with glasses about that thick, that still remains my favorite line in the movie. Sometimes the nerd really does get the girl.
Yay for Anastasia--definitely one of the better non-Disney animated films.
I should also add that Aaliyah, who will have been gone 10 years this coming August, sang the pop version of Anastasia's theme song "Journey to the Past". (The main version in the movie was sung by Liz Callaway, the voice of Anya; there was also a Spanish version by Thalia. I have the soundtrack CD with all three versions.) It was so different from anything else Aaliyah ever did that you'd never guess it was her just from listening to it; but it was nominated for an Oscar, so she got to sing it on the telecast. (I remember two things about it: Michael Bolton mispronouncing her name in introducing her, and her "toned down" rubberized outfit still looking like her would-be character from the Matrix sequels.) RIP, Aaliyah...
I love that they're releasing The Sandlot and Anastasia. This gives me hope that The Pagemaster might make an appearance on Blu. That would have a lot of fun visuals to work with, with both animation and live action. Especially the library scene with all the colors from the ceiling splashing down. That would be epic.