Disney film Moana on 4K UHD Blu-ray November

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The 2016 animated film Moana is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The Academy Award-nominated film, co-directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, & Chris Williams, featured the voice talents of Auli’i CravalhoDwayne JohnsonRachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive release at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Song: “Warrior Face”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Maui Mini-Movie: “Gone Fishing”
  • Music Video – “How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara
  • Short Film: “Inner Workings”
  • Fishing for Easter Eggs
  • They Know the Way: Making the Music of Moana
  • And Much, Much More!

The Princess and the Frog on 4K in November

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The 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Ron ClementsJohn Musker, featured the voice talents of Anika Noni Rose, Bruno CamposKeith DavidOprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, and John Goodman. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that there will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusively available at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Return of Hand-Drawn Animation
  • The Making of a Princess
  • Conjuring the Villian
  • Disney Legacy
  • Bringing Life to Animation
  • And More!

Disney’s 1992 animated Aladdin 4K September

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The original 1992 animated film Aladdin is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 10th via Disney. The film, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, featured the voice talents of Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, and the late Robin Williams. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon as well as over at retailers Best Buy and Target. Speaking of retailers, there will be exclusives in the form of a 4K Steelbook over at Best Buy and a 4K Booklet packaging over at Target. You can find both of those retailers exclusives available for pre-order and pictured below.

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The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy (code) included of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Sing Along With the Movie – Sing along to your favorite tunes as you watch the film. With magical on-screen lyrics.
  • NEW Aladdin on Aladdin – Join the speaking voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger (“Fuller House”), as he reflects on almost 30 years of being Aladdin.
  • NEW “Let’s Not Be Too Hasty”: The Voices of “Aladdin” – Take your seat in the recording booth and watch as the voice actors of “Aladdin” work their microphone magic.
  • NEW Alternate Endings – Enter the realm of “what if” and see just how differently the movie could have ended.

[DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE] Drawing Genie – Join prolific animator Eric Goldberg as he draws and reminisces about the Genie.

CLASSIC BONUS – Revisit over 40 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:

  • The Genie Outtakes
  • “Aladdin”: Creating Broadway Magic
  • Unboxing “Aladdin”

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release of the film.

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Disney’s animated “The Little Mermaid” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in February

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The 1989 animated film “The Little Mermaid” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and getting a new Blu-ray Disc release on February 26th, via Disney. The film, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, won a total of 2 Oscars (Academy Awards) for best music original song and best music original score. It’s also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray tech specs come with 2160p video presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The Blu-ray re-release will come with 1080p video presented in the 1.78:1 aspect and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both featuring a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K is not yet available to pre-order over at Amazon yet, but the Blu-ray Disc is – perhaps mislabeled (judging from price). Stay tuned for an update on that. You can however find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available to pre-order over at Best Buy.

It is also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive Steelbook 4K release, which you can already pre-order. Bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and new Blu-ray release are listed below.

ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES: 

  • Sing-Along Mode – Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.
  • Alan Menken & the Leading Ladies Song – From the voice of a mermaid to the tunes of a muse, the music of Alan Menken has scored the soundtrack for some of Disney’s most iconic leading ladies. Join Alan, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas Singing Voice), Lillias White (Calliope) and Donna Murphy (Mother Gothel) as we celebrate the music of their films in honor of the one that started it all … “The Little Mermaid.” In this discussion, the ladies will share their memories of musically creating their characters with Alan, discuss what it means to be part of the Disney Princess/leading lady legacy and create new memories as they sing with Alan around a baby grand piano.
  • “What I Want From You…Is YOUR VOICE” – Enter the recording studio and get an inside look at the cast of “The Little Mermaid” in their original recording sessions.
  • Stories From Walt’s Office – Gadgets & Gizmos – Like Ariel, Walt Disney was a collector of many different things from miniatures to early mechanical characters that inspired the invention of audio-animatronics. We take a look at some the collections that Walt kept in his office in the third episode of this series.
  • #TreasuresUntold – Join Ruby Rose Turner and Olivia Sanabia from the Disney Channel Original Series “Coop and Cami Ask the World” as they take a deep dive to explore some hidden treasures and fun facts about Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
  • DCapella “Part of Your World” Music Video
  • Classic Bonus Features – revisit four exciting bonus features from previous releases including:
    • Deleted Character: Harold The Merman
    • Under The Scene: The Art Of Live Action Reference
    • Howard’s Lecture
    • Audio Commentary With Ron Clements, John Musker and Alan Menken

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVES

  • “Part of Your World” – A 30-Year Retrospective – Songwriter Alan Menken and Jodi Benson, the acting and singing voice of Ariel, sing the epitome of Disney “I Want” songs “Part of Your World” and discuss its impact since it was first heard 30 years ago.
  • Classic Bonus Features – Over 3 additional hours of previously released classic bonus features including Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, Music Videos and more!

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding these releases.

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