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New Fox and Disney Releases to have Enhanced Interactivity

Posted by Dave Cowl on August 25, 2007 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Studios



fox.jpgAccording to the August 22nd issue if Blu-ray Disc News, new interactive features planned for Fox’s upcoming global release slate include picture in picture capability, enhanced viewing and surround sound modes with the ability to mix and match picture and sound, direct access to in-movie features through one of the four colored buttons on the BD remote and the most technically vibrant BD-Java interactive multi-player challenge and trivia games to date. The Studios’ slate also takes full advantage of BD-Live functionality this fourth quarter. Internet-connected consumers will enjoy unique, title specific “web-enabled” interactive features and games and “web-exclusive” downloadable content with the ability to connect and interact with other broadband BD users worldwide.

One would assume that this requires a new BD player with BD-Live compatibility. None the less it seems that Fox is keen to up the ante on interactivity in the fourth quarter.

cars.jpgDisney is also planning new interactive features on the Blu-ray release of Cars, with a “Car Finder” game, allowing viewers to search for over 200 models of cars hidden throughout the movie, and even “race the clock” to find a specific car in a frozen frame of film.

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Comments

3 Responses to “New Fox and Disney Releases to have Enhanced Interactivity”

  1. Ralph on August 27th, 2007 3:06 am

    What is this? Now it’s a rush to make the movie more interactive? Listen, make the movies the best quality they can be, forget the trivia questions and spot the car features and get exclusive HD content, make the supplemental material HD as well and pack my Blu-Ray with fantastic audio.

    We can pass on I-Spy and silly gimmicks.

    What a joke this whole thing has turned into.

  2. Dave Cowl on August 27th, 2007 12:58 pm

    Personally I tend to agree. But it is important to at least seem competitive in the interactive space..???

  3. LeRoy on November 4th, 2007 4:14 pm

    I agree with Dave. This competition is important. I would say especially for Disney. I’m not a parent but lets face it. Cartoons are the cheapest baby sitters in the world for little tikes, cartoons with a little enhanced interactivity…gives mommy and daddy at least 90 minutes of alone time…Bow chikka wow wow!!!

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