Burbank, California, October 17, 2008—The film that taught the
world to “Wish Upon a Star” shines brighter than ever when Walt Disney’s original classic, Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition is released from the Disney vault on March 10,
2009. Available for the first time in high-definition and 2-Disc DVD, Pinocchio is brilliantly restored with enhanced picture and sound unlike anything you’ve ever seen
or heard before. This classic story of magic, adventure and loyalty will be
available for a limited time only and comes loaded with bonus features that unlock
the doors to the magical world of Pinocchio.
Walt Disney’s second animated feature, Pinocchio debuted 70 years ago
with vibrant hand drawn animation, universally loved music like the
Academy Award® winning original song “When You Wish upon a Star,” and a
touching story that made it an instant classic. Introducing audiences
to the magical favorites of Pinocchio, Geppetto the puppet maker and
the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio also marks the screen debut of a character
who became one of Disney’s signatures: the fast-talking, wisecracking
2-Disc Blu-ray release not only includes a bonus standard definition DVD of the classic animated film in the same package, allowing viewers the opportunity to enjoy Pinocchio on a
standard def DVD while they are preparing to upgrade to a 1080p Hi-Def Blu-ray
experience in the near to present future, but provides viewers accessibility to Disney’s popular
BD-Live Network, a backstage pass for Blu-ray Disc owners to chat, video stream, participate in
communal games and download exclusive content unavailable to general DVD owners.
BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES
* Disney BD-Live Network features only available in the U.S.
Includes the movie plus …
- Disney BD-Live Network – The Disney BD-Live Network is just one of the many ways movie lovers, families, and loved ones can continue to stay connected and engage in their favorite movies.
- Movie Chat – Communicate with your remote friends on-screen while in a synchronized viewing party using your remote control or any text enabled device such as a laptop, desk top or any PDA device such as a Blackberry, iPhone or most other regular cell phones. Your chat session will appear over the movie and occur in real-time while watching the movie together.
- Movie Mail – Blu-ray owners will be able to record a personalized video message of themselves, superimpose that capture onto one of many pre-selected clips of the movie, and send it off to a friend, colleague, or relative.
- Movie Challenge – Users will be able to test their skills against other players in a synchronized, real-time, online trivia game while watching Pinocchio with anyone online. Movie Challenge is always active no matter what time of the day it is, and there will always be a game in progress.
- Disney Movie Rewards Live – Pinocchio Blu-ray owners will be able to accumulate Disney Movie Reward Points by participating in many Disney BD-Live Network activities. In return, viewers can redeem points for exclusive content such as Avatars, downloadable extras, and many more exciting possibilities.
Includes all DVD bonus content plus:
- Pinocchio Knows Trivia Challenge
Win a Pinocchio Blu-Ray DVD. To
the contest, simply tell us which is the dumbest baby product you ever received and why. Send in your answers using the comment
below. Last date for entries is March 14, 2009.
Read the rules and regulations.
Contest Update: The contest is closed. See the winner’s page.