Finding Nemo: BURBANK, Calif.--July 28, 2003--Go `beyond the sea' with the #1 film of the year, FINDING NEMO, coming to DVD in a 2-disc Collector's Edition and to VHS on November 4 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR). The fantastic Collector's Edition DVD plunges the viewer deep into the world of FINDING NEMO, with a new, original short film, exciting, never-seen-before scenes, a humorous Pixar studio tour, a fun interactive game, virtual aquariums, an exclusive `making of' documentary, and much more. Presented with pristine digital picture and sound, a stellar cast and eye-popping computer-animation magic, FINDING NEMO on DVD includes both `widescreen' and `full-frame' viewing options. This tidal wave of laughs, adventure and cinematic wizardry is available on a 2-disc DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) and on VHS for $24.99 (S.R.P.).
DVD SRP: $29.99
Stree Date: November 4, 2003
Feature Run Time: Approximately 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1) & Full Frame (1.33:1)
Sound: English, French, Spanish Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 Surround EX, THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer
From the creators of TOY STORY and MONSTERS, INC., it's FINDING NEMO -- a hilarious adventure that transports you into the breathtaking underwater world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. When Nemo, a young clownfish, is unexpectedly carried far from home, his overprotective father, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang, embark on an epic journey that leads to encounters with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, and hungry seagulls! FINDING NEMO's breakthrough computer animation is the ultimate viewing experience. Take the plunge into FINDING NEMO, "a thing of beauty, hugely entertaining, and way cool." - Peter Travers Rolling Stone.
DISC 1: SUBMERGES THE DVD ENTHUSIAST
- Widescreen Viewing Presentation
--- 1.78:1 Enhanced for 16 x 9 Televisions. Digitally Mastered from Pixar's original source.
- Filmmakers' Visual Commentary
--- Including Deleted Scenes And Recording Sessions
--- Take a trip through the evolution of Finding Nemo as Pixar's Writer/Director Andrew Stanton, Co-Director Lee Unkrich and Co-Writer Bob Peterson provide revealing commentary on the film's challenges, wrong turns, and unexpected surprises.
- Making Nemo: A Special Documentary
--- A documentary filmmaker worked alongside Pixar Executive Producer John Lasseter, Writer/Director Andrew Stanton and the Pixar team to reveal the making of Finding Nemo. Go inside the studio and meet the people at Pixar who brought Finding Nemo to life. Learn about the challenges they faced designing and animating characters without arms and legs, how they created a believable underwater experience, and struggled to build a world as vast as the ocean itself. With a little mariachi music, an "Ugly Contest" and a lot of determination, see how the team finally brought Finding Nemo to the big screen.
- Review The Art Of Nemo
--- Narrated By The Artists Themselves
--- Listen in as Pixar artists guide you through a collection of the stunning pre-production artwork that inspired Finding Nemo's final computer-generated imagery.
- Virtual Aquariums
--- Let the world of Finding Nemo come to life, as you turn your TV into your own aquarium of beautiful, animated environments from the movie.
DISC 2: A VOYAGE OF FAMILY FUN
- Fullscreen Viewing Presentation
--- 1.33:1 Standard TV digital source specifically reframed 5.1 digitally mastered from Pixar's original source and specially reframed by the filmmakers themselves.
- Exploring The Reef With Jean-Michel Cousteau -- a New Original Short Film!
--- In this original short film, created exclusively for the DVD, world-renowned undersea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau takes us on a dive into Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the real-life setting for Finding Nemo. All he wants to do is finish his documentary, but things get complicated by the surprise appearance of Dory, Marlin, and Nemo.
- Learning Fun Encyclopedia
--- Nemo's very own teacher guides you through an encyclopedia that comes to life! Learn all about the real fish that inspired the characters of Finding Nemo.
- Discover The Classic Pixar Animation Studios Short Film Knick Knack
--- Imagine being a snowman trapped in a snow-globe. Now imagine you're surrounded by knick-knacks from "Sunny Miami," "Sunny Palm Springs" and even "Sunny Death Valley." You'd want out, but how to do it? Watch this hilarious story of frustration created by the Pixar team with early CGI technology. As a bonus feature, learn about the first days of computer animation with commentary from Director John Lasseter and Technical Director Eben Ostby.
- Play "Fisharades"
--- Crush hosts a game of underwater charades with your favorite school of fish. As they form shapes, it's your chance to guess what they are before they finish. This game lets you play alone, or with another player!
- Grab The Kids for Storytime
--- Enjoy an all-new, read-along adventure with Nemo. Meet all his fun teachers as he spends a day at school.
- Pixar Animation Studios
--- Made especially for "future animators," and hosted by the voice of Nemo, Alexander Gould, this hilarious behind-the-scenes tour journeys from story department to screening room and everywhere in-between!
- Virtual Aquariums
--- Wish you had a fish tank like the dentist? Well stop wishing! Turn your TV into an aquarium populated by Gill, Bloat, Peach, Nemo and the rest of the tank gang.