The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

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The 1994 animated film The Swan Princess will be coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “25th Anniversary Edition” on October 29th via Sony MOD. The film, directed by Richard Rich, featured the voice talents of Michelle Nicastro, Howard McGillinJack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, and Sandy Duncan. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with restored DTS-HD Master Audio sound (presumably in a 5.1 configuration). This release will only be available online because it is a Sony MOD (manufacture-on-demand) Blu-ray release. That said, you can now find the Blu-ray available for pre-order at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • An all-new featurette entitled “A Look Back, Tease Ahead,”
  • Plus a variety of additional archival features

UPDATE: This Sony MOD title is going to be available online via Best Buy. It’s now up and listed for pre-order over at the retailer. Keep in mind though, as I said, it will ONLY be available online.

Lastly, it is worth noting for fans that there will be a 4K digital version of the film available with HDR (high dynamic range) on the very same date. Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming release.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF A

BELOVED ANIMATED FRANCHISE

AND WELCOME ITS NEWEST ENCHANTING CHAPTER

THE SWAN PRINCESS

 

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON

BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL 4K HDR OCTOBER 29

 

THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC

COMES TO DVD AND DIGITAL AUGUST 6

 

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Golden Globe®-nominated[1] animated classic THE SWAN PRINCESS, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is making the fan-favorite available in brilliant high definition for the first time ever with a collectible anniversary edition Blu-ray and in 4K HDR on digital, both available on October 29th. As fans reminisce over 25 years of the beloved series, they will also be able to enjoy the newest magical installment when THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC debuts on DVD and Digital August 6.

 

THE SWAN PRINCESS, a magical, musical animated adventure based on the classic fairy tale “Swan Lake” has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. The winner of the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Parents’ Choice Award, it’s the heartwarming story of the beautiful princess Odette, who is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s spell. Held captive at an enchanted lake, she befriends Jean-Bob the frog, Speed the turtle and Puffin the bird. Despite their struggle to keep the princess safe, these good-natured creatures can do nothing about the sorcerer’s spell, which can only be broken by a vow of everlasting love. THE SWAN PRINCESS is bursting with color, dazzling animation, beautiful music and the vocal talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, Sandy Duncan and Michelle Nicastro.

 

The 25 anniversary Blu-ray release includes an all-new featurette entitled “A Look Back, Tease Ahead,” plus a variety of additional archival features.

 

In the newest film in the series, THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC, our favorite princesses are back in an all new feature-length musical adventure. Princess Odette is hosting a music competition to celebrate Princess Alise’s birthday – the winner will sing at her grand birthday ball! Prince Li of Cathay has entered, but his sister Princess Mei Li has stowed away on his ship to seek help from Odette and Derek for Chen, who has been cursed to live as a dragon. Lucas and Alise are reunited but Prince Li’s arrival makes Alise doubt her feelings. While Li and Lucas fight for Alise’s heart, Derek and Odette try to help Mei Li and Chen break the curse. Who will win the music festival and will Chen ever be free from his curse?

Included with the Kingdom of Music DVD are interactive sing-alongs featuring two all-new toe-tapping tunes from the film and a behind-the-scenes featurette that explores how the world and characters of the film were brought to life.

 

THE SWAN PRINCESS has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes. THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC has a runtime of approximately 83 minutes. Both films are rated G.

 

THE SWAN PRINCESS CAST AND CREW

Director: Richard Rich

Executive Producers: Jared Brown and Seldon Young

Co-Executive Producer: Matt Mazer

Co-Producers: Terry Noss and Tom Tobin

Producers: Richard Rich and Jared Brown

Story By: Richard Rich and Brian Nissen

Screenplay By: Brian Nissen

Cast: Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright and Sandy Duncan

 

THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC CAST AND CREW

Director: Richard Rich

Executive Producers: Seldon O. Young, Laura M. Young

Producers: Richard Rich, Seldon O. Young, Jared. F. Brown

Story By: Richard Rich and Brian Nissen

Screenplay By: Brian Nissen

Cast: Nina Herzog, Yuri Lowenthal, Joseph Medrano, Jennifer Miller

 

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[1] 1994, Best Original Song – Motion Picture, “Far Longer Than Forever” | Golden Globe® is a registered trademark and service mark of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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