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The Little Mermaid (Live Action)

Disney's Live Action The Little Mermaid film has arrived on home video digital formats and various disc formats. Rob Marshall and his team have reimagined the classic Disney animated film into a new format with live actors and animated characters. The story follows the animated film story including the well known songs. Alan Menken teams up with Lin-Manuel Miranda for the music in this version.

Release date: 2023-09-19

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Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a new home video release in 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray.  The stop-motion classic has been remastered for 4K. 

Release date: 2023-08-22

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Walt Disney’s 1950 classic Cinderella has been re-released on various home video formats in the "Ultimate Collector's Edition" as part of the Disney 100 celebration.  The film has been restored and is available in 4K resolution for this offering and includes a half dozen classic bonus features.

Release date: 2023-08-01

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is now available on various digital and disk formats.  This is the final film in the trilogy.  This film has Rocket Raccoon as the focus and you learn more of his history as the Guardians set off on this new adventure to protect one of their own. 

Bonus features include a couple featurettes, deleted scenes and a full length director’s commentary.  For the full technical specifications and overview here is the initial home video press release.

Release date: 2023-08-01

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Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts: Vol. 2

To celebrate Disney100 Walt Disney Animation Studios is releasing a a series of Classic Disney shorts on home video. The first set, Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts Volume 1 was released earlier this year and the second set, Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts Volume 2 is now available digitally and on various disc formats.    Volume 2 follows the same format as volume one with a brief introduction (30-60 seconds) and closing piece featuring the  character voices over clips and stills from the short talking about memories of that adventure then the short plays.     Just like the previous version the moviesanywhere version has no sections/chapters, its an 80+ minute single item.  The disc version has the option to play all or an individual short with its introduction.

Release date: 2023-06-27

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Strange World

Strange World is now available in various disc formats and digitally. Walt Disney Animation Studio’s 61st feature film takes you on an adventure with the Clade family. This three generation family must navigate through uncharted territory and deal with a variety of creatures along the way. This action/adventure film was released in theaters in November 2022.

Release date: 2023-02-14

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Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts Volume 1

This collection of classic Disney shorts is part of the ongoing Disney100 celebration this year. The offering includes ten shorts with a new introduction by Mickey and Minnie to each. These introductions are about 25-30 seconds in length during which the two mice reminisce about the adventure/event of the short that follows while a slide show with is played.

Release date: 2023-02-07

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The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The 2022 Marvel blockbuster takes us back to Wakanda where they are mourning the loss of King T’Challa. The Wakandans face challenges from known and unknown peoples.

I was sent the Blu-ray/Digital version of this release to review. It included the single disc with the film and a half dozen bonus features and a digital code for a streaming version that included the same features plus two minute Coming of Age featurette.

Release date: 2023-02-07

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder is now available digitally and various disc formats.   In this film Thor sets off on a cosmic adventure to stop Gorr the God Butcher who is seeking the extinction of the gods.   He is joined by King Valkyrie, Korg and Mighty Thor on his quest.   The film is directed by Taika Waititi who also directed Thor: Ragnarok. 

This initial home video offering includes an assortment of disc formats and digital release choices.  Bonus features can vary based on the offering, but the core set is about a half dozen features in familiar categories – featurettes, commentary, deleted scenes and a gag reel. 

Release date: 2022-09-27

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The Disney Pixar film “Lightyear” is now available digitally and on various disc formats.   This film is the origins story of Buzz Lightyear.   If you have wondered where the action figure came from this is the film that inspired the toy Andy received.

“Lightyear” arrived on Disney+ and other digital platforms on August 3rd.   The Disney+ release was just the film with an enhanced IMAX viewing mode, there were no bonus features beyond a trailer released with it.   Other Digital platforms did include the bonus features to match the disc release. 

Release date: 2022-09-13

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on various digital platforms and will arrive on Disc on July 26th. The film takes you on a quest through many alternate realities as Doctor Strange battles a surprising villain.

The film premiered in theaters on May 6th nationwide and on Disney+ on June 22nd. Other digital channels also became available on June 22nd and physical discs on July 26th. This home video release features a half dozen bonus features.

Release date: 2021-07-26

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Turning Red

Disney/Pixar’s Turning Red is now on home video, available digitally now and disc Tuesday, May 3rd. Turning Red is the story of 13-year old Mei balancing adolescence with family life. Complicating Mei’s journey is a family issue that when she loses control she turns into a giant red panda.

Release date: 2022-05-03

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Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” arrives on various disc formats Tuesday Feb 15th. The film follows a group of ancient heroes that have protected Earth for ages. The group reunites in order to fend off the Deviants and save humanity.

Release date: 2022-02-15

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Encanto, Walt Disney Animation Studios 60th film, arrives on home video disc formats February 8th.  The film was originally released on Disney+ December 24, 2021 & various digital formats the same day.   Encanto is the story of the Madrigal family.  Each member of this multi-generational Colombian family receives a magical gift, except for Mirabel.   Mirabel discovers her family is in danger of losing their magic and the film follows her adventure as she tries to help her family.

This initial home video release features over 100 minutes of bonus material exploring the music, Colombian heritage and other aspects of the film.    The short, “Far From The Tree”, is part of the release along with an introduction to it.   A sing along version and ability to jump to each song is available too. 

Release date: 2022-02-08

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now available digital and on Disney+. November 30th the film will be released on various disc formats. This Marvel Studios film explores the origins story of Shang Chi. The film stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi and follows his journey as he confronts his past and the leader of the Ten Rings Organization, his father.

Release date: 2021-11-30

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Disney's Jungle Cruise

Disney’s Jungle Cruise is now available digitally and on Nov 16th will be on various disc formats.  Different retailers will also have different packaging and bonus features included.  Here is a release and images of some of the options the have.    The Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and you take a journey down the Amazon River as they seek an ancient healing tree.  The film pays tribute to its namesake attraction with puns and other references.  For more on the film, here is Maggie’s Jungle Cruise review from its theatrical release.

Release date: 2021-11-16

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Black Widow

Highlights of this initial home video release includes nine deleted scenes, a couple of featurettes and a gag reel.

Release date: 2021-09-14

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Disney/Pixar Luca

In this film the Pixar team takes you to the Italian Riviera to share in a summer adventure of two boys/sea creatures Luca & Alberto. This initial home video release features several deleted scenes and some featurettes on the making of the film that were not included on the initial Disney+ release.

Release date: 2021-08-03

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Raya and the Last Dragon

The film takes you to the world of Kumandra for an action/adventure film where Raya teams up with a cast of characters including Sisu, the last dragon, to save the land from the Druun (monsters that turn people to stone).

Release date: 2021-05-18

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Disney – Pixar Soul arrives on home video in both disc and digital formats ranging from DVD to Digital 4K March 23. For a complete listing of the technical specifications, options and what is included on the home video offering here is the original press release. The film was original released on Disney+ Christmas 2020 bypassing theaters and Premier Access.

Release date: 2021-03-23

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Frozen II

Frozen II is available on home video in several formats ranging from DVD to 4K disc and digital versions. This adventure picks up shortly after the original film’s conclusion. Elsa, Anna, Kirstoff, Olaf and Sven embark on a new quest to discover what/whom is calling Elsa and why. They learn about the origins of Elsa’s power and more of their family’s history. The initial home video release includes a variety of bonus materials including several featurettes, deleted scenes, deleted songs, music videos and a sing along version.

Release date: 2020-02-25

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth and final film in the Skywalker Saga. The home video release features a variety of formats spanning DVD, Blu-ray, 4K and various digital formats. Bonus material can vary by format and retailer. I had the opportunity to review the Blu-ray and DisneyMoviesAnywhere Digital version of the film.

Release date: 2020-03-31

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The Lion King (2019)

This initial home video release includes a documentary on the creation of the film, a closer look at several scenes, music videos as well as options to play the film with commentary, sing-a-long mode or to jump straight to the songs.  Plus a couple of music videos. 

Release date: 2019-10-22

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Toy Story 4

This initial home video offering features over an hour of bonus features plus a full length commentary on the film. The bonus features are a traditional assortment of short featurettes, deleted scenes and promotional material.

Release date: 2019-10-08

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Aladdin (Walt Disney Signature Collection)

The 1992 Disney Animated Aladdin returns to home video as a Walt Disney Signature Collection Release. The film is available digitally now and on disc September 10th. The last home video release was about four years ago as a multi format Diamond edition. This time around in addition to the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital is a 4K option. There are a handful of new bonus features and like previous Walt Disney Signature Collection releases there is a large assortment of classic bonus material included in the offering.

Release date: 2019-09-10

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