Finding Dory will swim home on Blu-ray this November

Simply put, the Blu-ray release for what is now that biggest animated movie at the domestic box office, FINDING DORY, is somewhat anticipated. I don't know, something about animated fish gets people pumped.

An announcement has put the release date for the Blu-ray at November 15 with a digital release October 25. The option for Blu-ray buyers will include either a 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD copy, or a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD copy, for those who don’t want the extra 3D disc. But, if you don't buy the former, you won't be considered an "ultimate collector". Do you really want to put your reputation on the line?

Check out the cover art below!

The bountiful list of special features includes:

  • Theatrical Short: “Piper” – A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is that the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.
  • Marine Life Interviews (All-New Mini Short) – Meet the inhabitants of the Marine Life Institute as they remember our favorite blue tang.
  • The Octopus That Nearly Broke Pixar – Pixar’s “Team Hank” unravels the challenges, frustrations, and rewards of bringing to life the studio’s crankiest and most technically complicated character ever. 
  • What Were We Talking About? – This piece showcases the complex routes Dory’s story took as the filmmakers worked to construct a comprehensive narrative involving a main character with short-term memory loss.
  • Casual Carpool – What’s it like to commute with the voices of Marlin, Charlie, Bailey and Hank? Join “Finding Dory” writer/director Andrew Stanton as he drives Albert Brooks, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell and Ed O’Neill to work. 
  • Animation & Acting – How do you create a connection between a human audience and a fish? This behind-the-scenes look behind the curtain examines the process of constructing believable performances through a unique collaboration between the director, voice actors and animators.
  • Creature Features – The cast of “Finding Dory” share cool facts about the creatures they voice in the film.
  • Deep in the Kelp – Disney Channel’s Jenna Ortega guides us on a research trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to show how far the “Finding Dory” crew went to make Dory’s world feel real.
  • Skating & Sketching with Jason Deamer – “Finding Dory” character art director Jason Deamer talks about how he got to Pixar, how he draws the characters in the film, and how falling off a skateboard teaches you lessons you can use in art and life.
  • Dory’s Theme – A spirited discussion among the composer, music editor and director of “Finding Dory” about the musical elements that shape Dory’s quirky and joyful theme.
  • Rough Day on the Reef – Sometimes computers make mistakes. Here you’ll see some of the funny, creepy and just plain bizarre footage the crew encountered while making “Finding Dory.”
  • Commentary – Director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins deliver their personal perspective on “Finding Dory.” 
  • Deleted Scenes (introduced by director Andrew Stanton)
  • Hidden Seacrets of Finding Dory (Digital exclusive) – Take a deep dive to catch secret Easter Eggs throughout the movie.  And just like Hank, they’re hidden in plain sight. 

The movie obliterated the box office, becoming the seventh biggest movie ever in America and dethroning the long-reigning animated champ, SHREK 2. Not only did it dethrone SHREK 2, it now sits on the throne drinking Shrek’s blood from Donkey’s skull. That’s what happens when nostalgia and Pixar combine forces. I personally didn't like the film enough to spend that kind of money on it, but that's not gonna stop this movie from dominating the Blu-ray charts, too. The last animated movie to cross $400 million at the box office, FROZEN, went on to become the highest selling Blu-ray of all time. So this one may prove ample competition, if only because parents will be trying to stop their screaming children as they walk by the display stand.

Bring the adorable fish home on November 15 or October 25 on digital if you're not into that whole plastic business. Preorder your copy HERE!

Source: Disney



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