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Tinker Bell, the world’s favorite fairy, will be spreading her mirth and magic for audiences of all ages, as the worlds of fairies and humans meet for the first time in Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, which debuts September 21st, 2010 on Blu-rayTM Combo-Pack, DVD, and movie download.
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8 Minute Sneak Peak
Tink Gets Bugged
Disney’s latest animated movie The Princess and the Frog is hopping its way to DVD and Blu-ray on March 16, 2010.
The latest Disney princess Tiana kisses a frog, believing he will turn into a prince, however this fairy tale is a little different than the one we were all told as children.
The Princess and the Frog transports audiences to glorious, glamorous New Orleans as Tiana, the first African American Disney princess meets her frog prince and gives him the fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical, magical bayous of Louisiana.
Maybe Holywood is wising up a little bit. Five out of six major film studios joined the DECE (Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem), an association of media and technology companies that are trying to make it easier to play movies you buy digitally on any device.
Now The New York Times says the DECE has agreed on a video file format that they hope will make your purchased video library work on devices other than the one you made your purchases on.
The DECE hasnâ€™t announced the name of the format yet, but it wonâ€™t restrict who can create a device on which to play it or a store through which to sell it. Itâ€™s not DRM-free, mind you; rather, proof that you bought the file will be kept in an online â€œrights locker,â€ and any device thatâ€™s able to check the locker can play the file. The official announcement is expected this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The DECE will also announce that it has 21 new members, including Cox, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and â€” very notably â€” Netflix. Many of the members will either produce devices that will play files in the new format or offer content using the format through online services. You can guess which one Netflix will likely do, of course.
Here is the portion we are most interested in:
The plan isnâ€™t quite unanimous. Thereâ€™s one major studio holdout: Disney. Itâ€™s backing a competing format called KeyChest. The models arenâ€™t identical, but they share many of the same strengths and weaknesses.
Note that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is Disneyâ€™s largest shareholder, and rumors have been popping up that Disney (which owns television network ABC) will join the subscription TV service Apple has been trying to build behind closed doors. Apple â€” currently the worldâ€™s biggest provider of digital video downloads â€” is conspicuously absent from the DECE.
Disney wants to turn your regular DVDs into Blu-ray discs. There’s no fairy godmothers or pixie dust involved. Instead, they are offering upgrade coupons via the new Disney Blu-ray Upgrade Program.
According to the program’s website, all you need to do is choose which discs you want to upgrade, print out and send in the upgrade form along with proof of purchase information, and Disney will email you a rebate of $8 for each of your titles.
Of course, it’s hard to change formats after you’ve just amassed all of the Disney flicks on DVD (and possibly VHS!). However, it’s worth the upgrade — especially when it comes to some of these classics. The animation is really stunning in the HD format. For more on that, check out some of the reviews listed below.
Also, Disney isn’t even asking for your DVDs. All you need to do is supply the proofs of purchase from each one. That means you can’t cheat, either! However, you can save the DVD copy for use on your computer, in the car, in another room — or it can just be the designated copy that the kids can scratch up.
Disney is only extending this offer to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Currently, you can’t redeem the coupons online, although the site has a list of participating retailers, which includes Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others. There’s no word on when Disney will pull the plug on the program. However, once you print the coupons, you’ll only have 30 days to redeem them.
From Couponing to Disney
Walt Disney’s G-Force is releasing on Blu-Ray combo pack (includes a Blu-Ray and DVD copy) and DVD on December 15th.
Target has announced their price yet, but the past few Disney movies have been $19.99-$24.99 ea.
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