I’m so excited that this film is coming to Blu-ray! “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” is one of my favorite films of all time, and it will be landing back on the shelves in a special 25th anniversary edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on March 12, 2013. The Academy Award-winning film directed by Robert Zemeckis has been restored and will look crisper than ever with clean special effects and digital restoration.
For those who have never seen the film (gasp!), “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” tells the tale of a bitter detective that hates toons after one killed his brother. The detective must prove that Roger Rabbit, a silly cartoon rabbit, is innocent after being accused of murder.
The Blu-ray release will feature some special features, including digitally restored Roger Rabbit shorts (“Tummy Trouble”, “Roller-Coaster Rabbit”, “Trail Mix-Up”), the original theatrical trailer, deleted scenes, audio commentary, and more.
- ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’, ‘Mulan’, and More Coming to Blu-ray on March 13, 2013 (chipandco.com)
- ‘Brother Bear’ and ‘Brother Bear 2′ Come to Blu-ray March 3, 2013 (chipandco.com)
I never stopped loving that Granny-Smith-apple-looking, single-googly-eyed monster Mike Wazowski, which is why I’m super excited to welcome Monsters Inc., back into theaters!
The 3D version of Pete Docter’s masterpiece (yes, I think it is a masterpiece) will be hitting theaters December 19. The film was originally released in theaters in 2001 by Pixar. (It’s been more than 10 years already. What in the…?) But even though a chunk of time has passed since the film’s original release, it’s still just as amazing as when it first debuted.
Be sure to be on the lookout for a review of the 3D version right here on Chip & Co. I’ll be seeing a special screening of the movie the weekend prior to release. Also be sure to look for tweets about the film on Chip & Co.’s Twitter account (@chipandcompany).
The re-release of this film is also getting me hyped for next year’s release of Monsters University, which tells the tale of how Mike and Sully became friends in college, not that I wasn’t super excited before. It will be fun to see these films back to back in the future! But in the mean time, we’ll see how big Sully looks in 3D. I think he’ll look like a furry, cuddly Hulk.
- 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates with New Blooms, Food, Music, and ‘Oz’ Playground (chipandco.com)
First off, I’d like to thank Chip for letting me review this one. ‘Pocahontas’ has always had a super special place in my heart. When I was 3 1/2 my parents and I won a trip to New York City for the release of the film. I’ve loved the film pretty much my entire life. Having the chance to watch it remastered in Blu-Ray was so exciting for me and I’m glad I had the opportunity.
If you haven’t seen ‘Pocahontas’ in a long time, here’s a (very quick) refresher: The film tells the story of free-spirited Native American Pocahontas and her tribe’s encounter with settlers from England. Pocahontas falls for white-skinned settler Captain John Smith, helping the English and Native Americans set aside their differences.
I had actually never seen ‘Pocahontas II’ until I got to review the films. I was a little nervous watching it since I hadn’t heard the best things about it, but it actually wasn’t as awful as I was told. It wasn’t nearly as good as the original film, but it wasn’t completely un-watchable.
In ‘Pocahontas II’, Pocahontas journeys to London with John Rolfe on behalf of the King. There, she tries to create peace between the Native Americans and the new English civilization of Jamestown in America, but Governor Ratcliffe interferes.
I’m super duper excited to let you all know that both Pocahontas films will soon be available to own on Blu-ray! I have very fond memories of Pocahontas as a child, so I’m excited that I can re-watch the film in HD!
Here’s the official announcement from Disney!
Two Great Adventures — First Time Ever on Blu-ray™ High Definition!
Available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Digital — August 21, 2012!
Includes Both Pocahontas Films and Exciting All-New Bonus Features
Burbank, Calif., July 11, 2012 – Walt Disney Pictures’ action-packed animated musical adventures “Pocahontas” and “Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World” debut for the first time ever in vivid High Definition — on August 21, 2012. Combined also for the first time in aTwo-Movie Collection, the exciting release allows families and fans of all ages to own these timeless stories of hope, courage and friendship together in an exciting Disney ‘Combo Pack’ Including Blu-ray and DVD, and also available on HD digital download.
I was lucky enough to be invited to attend California Adventure’s grand reopening this past weekend. If you’re planning a visit sometime in the future, you’re definitely in for a treat.
Hundreds of people filled up the esplanade area, lined up to get into DCA for a chance to see the opening ceremony. The lines zig-zagged for what seemed like forever! Before the ceremony began, I was lucky enough to be standing right next to the new “Storytellers” statue. Someone very special came over to pose for a photo with young Walt — John Lasseter! I was definitely at the right place at the right time.
The ceremony began with a performance by the new Red Car News Boys cast (they’re wonderful). Mickey joined them onstage to greet Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger.
With the newsies looking on from the sides of the stage, Iger spoke about Walt’s journey to California and how that man with a dream created so much magic that exists today. After some chit chat with Mickey and being joined by other Disney characters, DCA was officially open.
Cars Land cast members led the official Cars Land rope drop. It was a gas hose! Guests were anxious to explore Radiator Springs and closely followed the cast members to the new land. The Fast Pass time for Radiator Springs Racers kept getting later and later as guests snatched up their FPs as quickly as they could. (Later in the day, the line would grow to be approximately seven hours long!)
While the park was crowded, opening day was so much fun. I want to take this little moment to give a few shout outs:
Erin Glover — thank you SO much for allowing me to attend as media. I had a blast. Everything was incredible. The entire time I was there I kept thinking, “Wow, I’m so lucky to be able to do this!” You’ve made this a truly magical experience for a young blogger! I look forward to keeping in touch with you and hopefully meeting you in person at the next event. You’re awesome.
Kevin A. Healy from DOSArtistry.com – thank you for playing photographer for me on opening day. There’s no way I could have gotten photos like yours. I just don’t have that kind of skill. You all can see Kevin’s photos in my other DCA post.
Shaun Brookhyser, Mike Pero, and Luke Meeker — you guys managed to make crazy busy opening day so much fun. Thanks for hanging with me and dealing with me all day long. I didn’t think such a busy, hectic day could be so amazing. Can’t wait to do it all again.
Be on the lookout for my other post with photos from Buena Vista Street and Cars Land!
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