Disney Announces 4 Blu-ray Titles for 2008
In a rather unexpected announcement, Disney has released details on 4 Blu-ray movies set for launch in 2008 (Why wait for CES?). The titles include the Pixar blockbuster “Finding Nemo”, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Both will be Disney’s first try at PiP interactivity). National Treasure will be Disney’s first title to include “BD Live” features.
The crown jewel for this wave of titles has to be the classic “Sleeping Beauty”
From the press release:
“The Studio announced the first animated Platinum coming to Blu-ray will be the timeless treasure Sleeping Beauty. Releasing Sleeping Beauty on Blu-ray marks a milestone for the format as these titles are not released until a format has been proven both technologically and in terms of consumer acceptance — and Disney’s animated releases in the past have been a major catalysis for any format’s growth. Pinocchio’s release on VHS and Snow White’s release on DVD marked major growth milestones for both of those formats. The Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray Disc release will also include a virtual castle and multi-player activities — both utilizing the BD-Live technology. ”
As HUGE Pixar fans, we really hope it doesn’t take 5 years for their whole collection to make it to Blu-ray.