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Two Disney/Pixar Animated Classics Come to Life as They’ve Never Been Seen Before TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2

Blasting Off For the First Time Ever in High Definition On Blu-ray(TM)+ DVD Combo Pack March 23, 2010Special Edition DVDs Available May 11, 2010


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Two Disney/Pixar Animated Classics Come to Life as They’ve Never Been<br /> Seen Before TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2

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    BURBANK, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This
Spring, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly presents the
eagerly awaited high definition debuts of Disney/Pixar’s original animated
classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2. In 1995, Toy Story made history as the
first feature-length computer animated film and, together with its beloved
sequel Toy Story 2, helped establish Disney/Pixar as creators of unrivaled
quality family entertainment. Now, viewers can rediscover these wondrous tales
of what happens when humans leave the room — and toys come to life — as Toy
Story and Toy Story 2 debut on Disney Blu-ray(TM)+ DVD Combo Pack, followed
seven weeks later by the Special Edition DVDs.

    

For the first time
ever, these two groundbreaking films will be presented with eye-popping 1080p
high definition picture and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound, along with hours of
innovative new bonus features. Also included are exclusive sneak peeks at
Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, hitting U.S. theaters on June 18, 2010.

 

    Academy
Award(R) winner
John Lasseter (1996, Special Achievement Award, Toy Story), directs these two
action-packed, laugh-filled animated favorites featuring the superstar voice
talents of Tom Hanks (Angels & Demons) and Tim Allen (The Santa Clause),
along with Don Rickles (Casino), Annie Potts (Ghostbusters), Wallace Shawn (The
Princess Bride) and, of course, Pixar favorite John Ratzenberger (TV’s
“Cheers”). Together, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 launched the Disney
Pixar label and sent audiences to the infinity of family entertainment fun and
beyond … as they’re sure to do once again on Blu-ray(TM).

 

    TOY STORY Blu-ray(TM) +
DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features

    — The Story: An
Exclusive Sneak Peek at Toy Story 3

    — Buzz Lightyear
Mission Logs:

       — Episode One:
Blast Off — Buzz reports back about his adventure to the International Space
Station.

    — Paths to Pixar:
Artists — In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their career path
and share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.

    — Studio Stories: A
series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at Pixar.

       — “John’s
Car” recounts how Toy Story director John Lasseter refused to stop driving
his beat-up car even after the film’s success.

       — “Baby
AJ” tells the hilarious story of how important Halloween is to the Pixar
team and how one Pixar employee dressed up as the oversized baby from the short
Tin Toy to win a prize.

       — “Scooter
Races” takes the audience on a rousing scooter race around the studio with
John Lasseter and other employees.

    — Buzz Takes Manhattan
— Spectacular footage from Buzz Lightyear’s premiere as a Macy’s Thanksgiving
Day Parade balloon.

    — Black Friday: The
Toy Story You Never Saw — The Toy Story filmmakers discuss the early cut of
the film that very nearly shut down production entirely.

 

 

    TOY STORY 2 Blu-ray(TM)
+ DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features

    — Characters: An
Exclusive Sneak Peek At Toy Story 3 

    — Director Commentary

    — Buzz Lightyear
Mission Logs:

       — Episode Two:
International Space Station — Buzz reports back about his adventure to the
International Space Station.

    — Paths to Pixar:
Technical Artists — In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their
career path and share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.

    — Studio Stories: A
series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at Pixar.

       — “Toy Story 2
Sleep Deprivation Lab” gives audiences an inside peek into the intense
time pressures under which the Toy Story 2 editors found themselves.

       — “Studio
Stories: Pinocchio” shows an impromptu competition between the animators
to decorate their workspace by throwing toys into the ceiling.

       — “Studio
Stories: The Movie Vanishes” tells how a mischievous technical error
almost erased all of Toy Story 2 from the computer system.

    — Pixar’s Zoetrope —
A look at the creation of the live-action zoetrope that Pixar created to
capture the principles of animation in a live sculpture.

    — Celebrating our
Friend Joe Ranft — A tribute to beloved Disney and Pixar story man Joe Ranft,
regarded as one of the industry’s most gifted story artists.

 

 

    Toy Story Synopsis:

    Toy Story, the first
full-length computer-animated feature film, is “a wonder to behold.”
— People Magazine. Experience a hilarious fantasy about the lives toys lead
when they’re left alone. Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), an old-fashioned cowboy
doll, is Andy’s favorite. But when Andy gets Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim
Allen) for his birthday, the flashy new space hero takes Andy’s room by storm!
Their rivalry leaves them lost with a toy’s worst nightmare — Sid, the
toy-torturing boy next door. Woody and Buzz must work together to escape,
realizing along the way that they’ve got a friend … in each other!

 

    Toy Story 2 Synopsis:

    A Golden Globe(R) Award
winner for Best Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical, Toy Story 2 has become a
favorite all across the world, garnering praise from fans and critics
everywhere. It’s “an instant classic,” raved New York Magazine. While
Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is toynapped by Al McWhiggin, a greedy
collector who needs Andy’s favorite toy to complete his “Woody’s
Roundup” collection. Together with Jessie (voiced by Joan Cusack),
Bullseye, and the Prospector, Woody is on his way to a museum where he’ll spend
the rest of his life behind glass. It’s up to Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex,
and Slinky Dog to rescue their friend and remind him what being a toy is all
about.

 

    The Toy Story and Toy
Story 2 Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Packs are priced at an SRP of $39.99. The
Special Edition DVDs are priced at an SRP of $29.99.

 

 

    TOY STORY BD & DVD
COMBO PACK PRODUCT DETAILS:

   
STREET DATE:               March 23, 2010

   
————               ————–

   
Direct pre-book:           1/26/10

   
Distributor
pre-book:      2/09/10

   
Suggested Retail
Price:    $39.99

   
Feature run time:          Approximately 81 minutes

   
Rated:  USA:               G

   
The following technical
specifications may only apply to feature:

   
Aspect ratio:              1.78:1

   
Video:                     1080p, Widescreen

                              

5.1 DTS-HD ES, English 2.0 DTS-HD, English DVS

                
              
2.0 Dolby; French 5.1 Dolby EX;
Spanish 5:1

                              

Dolby

   
Sound:                     EX

   
Subtitles:                 English SDH, French, Spanish

 

 

 

   
TOY STORY 2 BD &
DVD COMBO PACK PRODUCT DETAILS:

   
STREET DATE:               March 23, 2010

   
————               ————–

   
Direct pre-book:           1/26/10

   
Distributor
pre-book:      2/09/10

   
Suggested Retail
Price:    $39.99

   
Feature run time:          Approximately 92 minutes

 
  
Rated: 
USA:               G

   
The following technical
specifications may only apply to feature:

   
Aspect ratio:              2.35:1

   
Video:                     1080p, Widescreen

                              

5.1 DTS-HD ES, English 2.0 DTS-HD, English

                              

DVS 2.0 Dolby; French 5.1 Dolby EX; Spanish

   
Sound:                     5:1 Dolby EX

   
Subtitles:                 English SDH, French, Spanish

 

 

 

   
TOY STORY SPECIAL
EDITION DVD PRODUCT DETAILS:

   
STREET DATE:               May 11, 2010

   
————               ————

   
Direct pre-book:           3/16/10

   
Distributor
pre-book:      3/30/10

   
Suggested Retail
Price:    $29.99

   
Feature run time:          Approximately 81 minutes

   
Rated:  USA:               G

   
The following technical
specifications may only apply to feature:

   
Aspect ratio:              1:78:1

                              

5.1 EX and 2.0 Dolby Digital English, French

                              

(Canadian only), Dedicated Spanish Language

   
Sound:                     SKU

   
Subtitles:                 English SDH, French, Spanish

 

 

 

   
TOY STORY 2 SPECIAL
EDITION DVD PRODUCT DETAILS:

   
STREET DATE:               May 11, 2010

   
————               ————

   
Direct pre-book:           3/16/10

   
Distributor
pre-book:      3/30/10

   
Suggested Retail
Price:    $29.99

   
Feature run time:          Approximately 92 minutes

   
Rated:  USA:               G

   
The following technical
specifications may only apply to feature:

   
Aspect ratio:              1:78:1

                              

5.1 EX and 2.0 Dolby Digital English, French

                              

(Canadian only), Dedicated Spanish Language

   
Sound:                     SKU

   
Subtitles:                 English SDH, French, Spanish

 

 

    About Disney’s Combo
Pack:

    To provide consumers
with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney
movies, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack — a Blu-ray Disc(TM) plus a DVD
and a DisneyFile Digital Copy of the film in a single package. Current
Disney-branded titles available as Combo Packs include High School Musical 3,
Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bolt, Bedtime Stories, Race To Witch Mountain, Jonas
Brothers and Hannah Montana The Movie.

 

    Walt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is
the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone,
Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD,
Blu-ray Disc(TM) and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home
Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios

 

    These press materials
are available in electronic form at www.WDSHEpublicity.com.

SOURCE  Walt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment

Two Disney/Pixar Animated Classics Come to Life as They’ve Never Been Seen Before TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2