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Topic: Finding Nemo: Record-breaking DVD & Video!, 15 million DVDs in less than 2 weeks!< Next Oldest | Next Newest >

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2003 6:45 am/pm Quote

Excellent DVD.  Adults will enjoy many parts of it (sophisticated G-rated information and humor).  Rich hunted and hunted and found some of the Easter eggs (hidden bonus material not described on the jacket).  Something I noticed:  On Monsters, Inc. and I think prior DVDs from Disney-Pixar there was at least one person representing the Walt Disney company offering commentary of some sort.  No such person on this disc set.  They make a reference to Roy Disney, a sailor, who asked during planning meetings that Pixar not have any boats capsizing in the movie 'cause that means bad luck for sailors.  Otherwise you are totally seeing Pixar's personnel, creative process and internal culture in this DVD's features.

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2003 8:52 am/pm Quote

"Finding Nemo" was awesome! It was as good on DVD as it was at the Drive-in (without the bugs  LOL ). The only bad part I notice is there were no "outtakes"  :unhappy: I found on Monsters Inc. and Bugs Life, those were hillarious!!! Other than that, awesome movie! Glad I bought it!!  :love:

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2003 9:00 am/pm Quote

Quote (mickeyvw98 @ Nov. 05, 2003 7:52 am/pm)
there were no "outtakes"  :unhappy:

Yes, no outtakes. They explained in one part of the DVD that they thought having outtakes was getting old and didn't want to fall into the trap of being predictable.

Ironically, just as Pixar decided to stop making outtakes because they felt they were passe', Disney just made a movie with their first-ever outtakes: Brother Bear. Copying a bit too late, Disney?
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Posted: Nov. 05, 2003 6:12 am/pm Quote

Catch of the Day! Walt Disney Pictures Presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios Film FINDING NEMO Sells 8 Million Units on DVD & Video in First Day, Becoming Fastest Selling DVD & Video Ever

BURBANK, Calif., Nov 5, 2003 -- On its first day of availability, Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, FINDING NEMO sold 8 million units on DVD and video in North America, it was announced today by Steve Jobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pixar Animation Studios (PIXR) , Michael Eisner, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) , and Bob Chapek, President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The 8 million units sold to date has FINDING NEMO "swimming circles" around the previous industry record of first day sales of 5 million units previously held by "Monsters, Inc.," also a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film. Based on this first day sales figure alone, FINDING NEMO is now on track to be the best-selling DVD and video of 2003 and the top selling DVD of all time.

"We couldn't be more excited about the overwhelming success of FINDING NEMO," said Pixar CEO Steve Jobs. "Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Graham Walters and the Pixar crew have created an amazing film that has touched the hearts of millions."

"The computer-animated blockbuster that captivated adults and children alike with oceans of fun continues to deliver with its debut on video and DVD, which just goes to show the power of blending superior story telling with cutting-edge technology," said Michael D. Eisner, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. "FINDING NEMO's position as the #1 movie in the U.S. so far this year makes it no surprise that there's such a high demand for this film from consumers and retailers alike."

President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Bob Chapek added, "We're thrilled that the public has embraced the FINDING NEMO DVD and video in this wonderful way. We are working furiously around the clock with our duplication facilities to keep up with this overwhelming consumer demand across North America." Commenting on the first day sales record, Chapek added, "With the tremendous support by both retail and consumers this new day one record reinforces the admiration that audiences have for this wonderful film."

Disc one of this Collector's Edition features the 'widescreen' presentation of the film and includes a visual commentary with deleted scenes, features on the creation of the film, virtual aquariums, art galleries and more. Disc two features the 'full frame' version of the film and includes a family-friendly menu of games, underwater explorations, fish encyclopedia, virtual aquariums and more. This tidal wave of laughs, adventure and heartfelt emotion is available on DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) and on VHS for $24.99 (S.R.P.).

About Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized industry leader. A subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, Buena Vista Home Entertainment Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for all Walt Disney, Touchstone, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista DVDs and videocassettes.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq:PIXR) (http://www.pixar.com) combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created five of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Academy Award® -winning "Toy Story" (1995); "A Bug's Life" (1998); Golden Globe-winner "Toy Story 2" (1999); the Academy Award®-winning "Monsters, Inc." (2001); and "Finding Nemo" (2003). Pixar's five films have earned more than $2.2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio's next two film releases are "The Incredibles" (November 5, 2004) and "Cars" (holiday 2005). Pixar's films are released by Walt Disney Pictures.


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Posted: Nov. 06, 2003 11:56 am/pm Quote

There might be shortages of the Finding Nemo DVD!

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Bob Chapek, head of Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment group that markets videos and DVDs, said the company shipped 25 million units to retailers, but underestimated demand. He said Disney is working with manufacturers to get more copies made for retailers who will likely see shortages this week.

"Some of our customers have told us they sold three times what they projected on day one," he said. "We're aggressively making as many (copies) as possible, but it is likely that some of our major accounts may go out of stock," he said.

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Posted: Nov. 09, 2003 8:48 am/pm Quote

the FINDING NEMO dvd gets my two thums up  LOL ...we need a thumbs up emoticons :) Anyway ...Rich PM me so we can compare the Easter Eggs ..i have two that i got from a movie/dvd website...are their more then two?

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Posted: Nov. 09, 2003 6:23 am/pm Quote

Kelly, here are your two thumbs up!
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Posted: Nov. 11, 2003 5:45 am/pm Quote

"Finding Nemo" VHS/DVD have sold 17 million units.  Beats out "Spiderman" for the most sold in a week.  Read this on CBS MarketWatch.com.

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2003 8:01 am/pm Quote

Quote (CarolKoster @ Nov. 11, 2003 4:45 am/pm)
"Finding Nemo" VHS/DVD have sold 17 million units.  Beats out "Spiderman" for the most sold in a week.  Read this on CBS MarketWatch.com.

Here's how Carol broke the news to me: "A whale of a tale to tell you lads, a whale of a tale or two, about a lost clown fish in the land of 3-D, I swear by my tatoo!"

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Posted: Nov. 18, 2003 5:18 am/pm Quote

"Finding Nemo" DVD sales hit 15 million

Industry leading 15 million DVDs in less than two weeks,
Combined with 5 million videos, it has sold 20 million sales since Nov. 4th!


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Animated underwater adventure "Finding Nemo" has sold an industry leading 15 million DVDs in less than two weeks at retail stores to outpace expectations, the video's distributor said on Monday.

Combined with 5 million videos, the story about a little lost fish named Nemo whose father sets out to find him, has accounted for 20 million units of home entertainment product sales since hitting retailers Nov. 4, according to Buena Vista Home Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Co.

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