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Posted by: utilidor27 on July 28, 2003 7:48 am/pm

It was just reported on Entertainment Tonight that Finding Nemo will be released Nov. 4. Anybody heard anthing to confirm that?
Posted by: RichKoster on July 29, 2003 2:17 am/pm

Yes! Thanks for posting that, Eric!

Here's confirmation, from USA Today: < Nemo floats DVD, outswims the rest >

The two disc Finding Nemo DVD set will be released November 4th and will offer a sneak peek at The Incredibles.

Posted by: RichKoster on July 29, 2003 11:44 am/pm

< coverFinding Nemo DVD >

THE #1 FILM OF THE YEAR BECOMES
THE #1 DVD ON NOV 4!
Walt Disney Pictures Presentation Of A Pixar Animation Studios Film

FINDING NEMO

Dive Into A 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD
Loaded With Bonus Materials
From The Oscar-Winning Creators of
TOY STORY and MONSTERS, INC.


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 (see attached). 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.).

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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.
  • And Much More!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Choice Of Digitally Mastered Viewing Presentations. Mastered Directly From Pixar's Digital Source.
    Fullscreen Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
    - Specially Reframed For Standard Televisions
    Widescreen Version Of The Film (1.78:1)
    - Enhanced For 16x9 Televisions
  • English, French And Spanish Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround EX
  • THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer

In FINDING NEMO, the Academy Award®-winning creators of “Toy Story,” “A Bug's Life,” and “Monsters, Inc.” dive into a whole new world of computer-animated fun, fantasy, and heartfelt emotion with this splashy underwater adventure. The film follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish - Marlin (Albert Brooks, “The In-Laws”) and his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) - who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly-but-forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres (TV's “The Ellen Show”), the overly cautious father embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son - who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

The top-notch voice cast of FINDING NEMO includes:
  • Willem Dafoe (”Spider-Man”) as Gill, the mysterious Moorish idol and leader of the Tank Gang.
  • Geoffrey Rush (”Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”) as the gossipy pelican Nigel.
  • Barry Humphries (stage star “Dame Edna”) as Bruce, the Great White shark who enlists in fish-eaters rehab.
  • Austin Pendleton (”A Beautiful Mind”) as Tank Gang member Gurgle.
  • John Ratzenberger (TV's “Cheers”) as the Moonfish
  • Allison Janney (TV's “The West Wing”) as Peach the Starfish.
  • Stephen Root (TV's “NewsRadio”) as Bubbles the yellow tang.
  • Brad Garret (TV's “Everybody Loves Raymond”) as Bloat the temperamental puffer fish.
  • Vicki Lewis (TV's “NewsRadio”) as Deb/Flo the damselfish.
  • Bruce Spence (”Inspector Gadget 2”) as Chum the hyperactive mako shark.
  • Eric Bana (”Hulk”) as Anchor the anti-dolphin hammerhead shark.
  • Bob Peterson (Finding Nemo screenwriter) as the nursery manta.
  • Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo director) as Crush, the surfer-dude sea turtle.
  • Nicholas Bird as Squirt, the surfer-dude sea turtle in training.
  • Joe Ranft (Pixar Story Department Head) as Jacques the over-eager cleaner shrimp.

Written and directed by Pixar's Oscar® nominated Andrew Stanton, (nominated Best Animated Feature, “Monsters, Inc.” 2001 and Best Screenplay, “Toy Story” 1995) co-director of Disney/Pixar's 1998 hit “A Bug's Life” and co-writer of all four previous Disney/Pixar films, FINDING NEMO sets a new “high water mark” for the art and technology of computer animation.
  • Street Date: November 4
  • Rated: “G”
  • Bonus material unrated and subject to change.
  • Feature Run Time: Approximately 100 minutes
  • DVD aspect ratio: Widescreen Version Of The Film (1.78:1)
    - Enhanced For 16x9 Televisions
  • Full Frame Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
    - Specially Reframed For Standard Televisions
  • Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround EX
  • THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer
  • French Language Track
  • Spanish Language Track


< Order Finding Nemo on DVD now and help the Disney Echo! >

Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 29, 2003 2:59 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

To read more comments on the Disney Echo about "Finding Nemo", go to this older thread.
Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 29, 2003 5:15 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

I spent nearly an hour going over a digital preview of the new 2-disc DVD of < Finding Nemo > today. This is a must-have DVD! The picture quality is superb because it is a direct-to-disc copy from Pixar's digital files of the movie -- digital all the way! The colors are very rich and vivid. The lighting is superb, with lifelike shading and shadows.

You're really going to like this one, EchoEars. And not just the look of the picture, the DVD is also rich with behind-the-scenes material including deleted scenes, outtakes, and storyboard sessions recorded as they happened which show how the Pixar team discovered weak points in their story and how they brainstormed to come up with the funny solutions that appear in the movie.

I'll be posting more details from the official press release which I think you'll enjoy seeing.

Remember, if you order < Finding Nemo through this link >, you'll be helping out the Disney Echo.

Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 29, 2003 6:37 am/pm

THE #1 MOVIE OF THE YEAR
BECOMES THE #1 HOME ENTERTAINMENT
RELEASE ON NOV 4!


Walt Disney Pictures Presents A Pixar Animation Studios Film

< FINDING NEMO >

Dive Into A 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD
Loaded With Bonus Materials

From The Oscar@-Winning Creators of
TOY STORY and MONSTERS, INC.

BURBANK, Calif. -- Plunge into the #1 movie of the year, < FINDING NEMO >, coming to video and 2-disc Collector's Edition DVD on November 4 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios. A fan favorite with young and old alike, < FINDING NEMO > is the box office champion of 2003 and the highest-grossing animated film in box-office history! Now, the 2-disc Collector's Edition DVD takes viewers even further into the breathtaking underwater world of The Great Barrier Reef, with new animation, an all-new short film "Exploring The Reef,” exciting deleted scenes, fun games, behind-the-scenes features, virtual aquariums and much more. Presented with pristine digital picture and sound and both ‘widescreen' and 'full frame' viewing options, < FINDING NEMO >’s breakthrough computer animation is the ultimate viewing experience on DVD. 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.).

The 2-disc Collector' Edition DVD of < FINDING NEMO > will appeal to both the discerning DVD enthusiast, who demands nothing less than the highest-quality home entertainment experience, and to families who enjoy the interactive and engaging bonus features that DVDs can provide. 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.

DISC 1: PLUNGE INTO THE FILMMAKERS' WORLD


  • 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

    Join Pixar's Writer/Director Andrew Stanton, Co-Director Lee Unkrich and Co-Writer Bob Peterson as they provide commentary for < FINDING NEMO >. As the movie plays, they illustrate their discussion with visual clips -- from deleted scenes and recording sessions with the actors, to revealing secrets of the amazing technology that was invented to create < Finding Nemo >. Here are the many details and inside facts that only the filmmakers knew -- until now. All the clips from the Filmmakers' Visual Commentary are included on their own as well. Also included are seven never-before-seen deleted scenes.

  • MAKING NEMO: A SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY

    Pixar's Executive Producer John Lasseter, Writer/Director Andrew Stanton and the Pixar team lead you through the process of perfecting < Finding Nemo >. A documentary filmmaker worked alongside the crew to record this remarkable endeavor. 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.

  • 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. Choose from the environments: Reef, Plate Coral, School of Fish, Drop Off, Anemone, Jellyfish, and Sandy Reef.

  • DESIGN GALLERIES

    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.

    Characters
    See the amazing maquettes (small statues used to guide the artists) and pre-production drawings used for each character.

    Environments
    The Reef, the Ocean and the Harbor - see the superb color drawings and paintings done on these environments for the film.

    Color Script
    A collection of over 300 images created by Production Designer Ralph Eggleston to inspire the film's lighting by outlining the story's colors, moods and time of day.


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. Oops. Now it's not a surprise. To learn even more about the reef from Jean-Michel Cousteau, also visit < www.oceanfutures.org >.

  • 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.

  • 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 >.

  • PLAY "FISHARADES" GAME

    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.

  • 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 option, watch this unique film with commentary from Director John Lasseter and Technical Director Eben Ostby, and learn about the early days of computer animation.

  • STORYTIME

    Enjoy an all-new, read-along adventure with Nemo. Meet all his fun teachers as he spends a day at school.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES

    [/b]Studio Tour[/b]
    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 final film review and everywhere in-between!

    [/b]Character Interviews[/b]
    A comical interview with Nemo, Marlin, Dory and Bruce, featuring all-new animation.

    Publicity
    See < Finding Nemo > trailers, special "Fishy Facts" trailers customized to Bruce, Crush and Nigel, and explore a Print Gallery of posters, billboards, lobby cards and bus shelter displays.


DVD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Choice Of Digitally Mastered Viewing Presentations. Mastered Directly From Pixar's Digital Source.
    • Fullscreen Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
      • Specially Reframed For Standard Televisions

      • English, French And Spanish Language Tracks Available


    • Widescreen Version Of The Film (1.78:1)
      • Enhanced For l6x9 Televisions

      • French, Spanish Subtitles Available


  • Dolby@ Digital 5.1 Surround EX
  • THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer



In < FINDING NEMO >, the Academy Award®-winning creators of "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life," and "Monsters, Inc. " dive into a whole new world of computer-animated fun, fantasy, and heartfelt emotion with this splashy underwater adventure. The film follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish -- Marlin (Albert Brooks, "The In-Laws") and his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) - who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly-but-forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres (TV's "The Ellen Show"), the overly cautious father embarks on a dangerous trek that leads to encounters with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish and hungry seagulls. Marlin finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son Nemo -- who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

The top-notch voice cast of < FINDING NEMO > includes:
Willem Dafoe ("Spider-Man") as Gill, the mysterious Moorish idol and leader of the Tank Gang.
Geoffrey Rush ("Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl") as the gossipy pelican Nigel.
Barry Humphries (stage star "Dame Edna") as Bruce, the Great White shark who enlists in fish-eaters rehab.
Austin Pendleton ("[/i]A Beautiful Mind") as Tank Gang member Gurgle.
John Ratzenberger (TV's "[i]Cheers
") as the Moonfish
Allison Janney (TV's "The West Wing") as Peach the Starfish.
Stephen Root (TV's "NewsRadio") as Bubbles the yellow tang.
Brad Garret (TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond") as Bloat the temperamental puffer fish.
Vicki Lewis (TV's "NewsRadio") as Deb/Flo the damselfish.
Bruce Spence ("Inspector Gadget 2") as Chum the hyperactive mako shark.
Eric Bana ("Hulk") as Anchor the anti-dolphin hammerhead shark.
Bob Peterson (< Finding Nemo > screenwriter) as the nursery manta.
Andrew Stanton (< Finding Nemo > director) as Crush, the surfer-dude sea turtle.
Nicholas Bird as Squirt, the surfer-dude sea turtle in training.
Joe Ranft (Pixar Story Department Head) as Jacques the over-eager cleaner shrimp.

Written and directed by Pixar's Oscar® nominated Andrew Stanton (nominated Best Animated Feature, "Monsters, Inc." 2001 and Best Screenplay, "Toy Story" 1995), co-director of Disney/Pixar's 1998 hit "A Bug's Life" and co-writer of all four previous Disney/Pixar films, and co-directed by Lee Unkrich, < FINDING NEMO > sets a new "high water mark" for the art and technology of computer animation.

Street Date: November 4

Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 (DVD); $24.99 VHS
Rated: "G" Bonus material unrated.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 100 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: Widescreen Version Of The Film (1.78:1)
  • Enhanced For 16x9 Televisions
  • French, Spanish Subtitles Available


Full Frame Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
  • Specially Reframed For Standard Televisions
  • English, French & Spanish Language Tracks Available


VHS asnect ratio: Full Frame Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
  • Specially Reframed For Standard Televisions


Sound:Dolby@ Digital 5.1 Surround EX
THX -Certified, Including THX Optimizer


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 >. Pixar's five films have earned more than $2.1 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.

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

© Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.
© Pixar Animation Studios

Posted by: LilMarcieMouse on Oct. 29, 2003 11:04 am/pm

I'm looking forward to finding this under the tree this year. On a sad note someone on anther board who lives in the Chicago area found this at a swap meet and bought it.  :unhappy:  I wish they had realized it was stolen and had reported the seller insteand of buying it from a thief. I for one would NOT have bought it. :hurt:
Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 03, 2003 9:52 am/pm

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Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 04, 2003 7:49 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

I got my Finding Nemo DVD today and it is fabulous! Even better than Pixar's Monsters, Inc. DVD, and that's saying a lot. Among the trailers of upcoming movies included on it is one for Disney's next animated feature, "Home on the Range," opening April 2, 2004. However, the version of the trailer on the DVD is different than the one I saw in the feature and online at disney.com < here >.

I like the trailer in the theaters and online but I don't like the trailer on the DVD. Perhaps since the DVD had a deadline for the pressing of all of the DVDs the date was earlier for when they needed a trailer than the movie theaters and online did? That's the only way I can explain that the DVD trailer stinks but the online and in-theater version of the trailer seems funnier and better.

Also, we got our copy at Wal-Mart and the "Nemo's Underwater World of Fun" CD-ROM game came included with the Finding Nemo DVD at no extra cost.

All the special extra stuff on the 2-disc DVD are great, as well as the movie!

Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 05, 2003 2:59 am/pm

I got this in email today:


Posted by: CarolKoster on Nov. 05, 2003 6:45 am/pm

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.
Posted by: mickeyvw98 on Nov. 05, 2003 8:52 am/pm

"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:
Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 05, 2003 9:00 am/pm



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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?
:rolleyes:

Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 05, 2003 6:12 am/pm

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.

Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 06, 2003 11:56 am/pm

There might be shortages of the Finding Nemo DVD!

Quick quote:
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.

< Full details. >

Posted by: dizneluver9 on Nov. 09, 2003 8:48 am/pm

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?
Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 09, 2003 6:23 am/pm

Kelly, here are your two thumbs up!
:thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Posted by: CarolKoster on Nov. 11, 2003 5:45 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.
Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 11, 2003 8:01 am/pm



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"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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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 by: RichKoster on Nov. 18, 2003 5:18 am/pm

"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!


Quick quote:
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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Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 18, 2003 11:27 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

The following hidden things ("Easter Eggs") were submitted to me about the Finding Nemo DVD, found on an Easter Egg message board.

The Easter Eggs in this message are hidden in the red box below
To read the hidden text, put your cursor here and then drag to the right and down while pressing the left mouse button.
Another message from 'Bruce The Shark':
On Disc 1, from the Main Menu, access the 'Bonus Features' option. Highlight the 'Virtual Aquarium' option and press LEFT. A green fish will appear on the right side of your screen. Select it for yet another special message from 'Bruce The Shark'!
Provided by David Dowdell.

Another short clip of 'Dory and Marlin':
On Disc 2, from the Main Menu, access the 'Bonus Features' option, then the 'Mr. Ray's Encyclopedia' option. Highlight the 'Return to Previous Menu' Icon, and press DOWN. This will reveal another short of Dory and Marlin.
Provided by Todd Grimm.

Short clip of 'Dory and Marlin':
On Disc 1, from the Main Menu, access the 'Bonus Features' option. Highlight the 'Return to Previous Menu' icon, press DOWN, then ENTER. This will reveal a short of Dory and Marlin.
Provided by Todd Grimm.

Short clip of 'Dorey & Bruce':
On Disc 1, from the Main Menu, access the Bonus Features Menu. From there access the Visual Commentary Menu. Highlight the 'Virtual Aquarium' option and press UP. A green fish will appear at the top left of your screen. Hit ENTER for a clip of Dory and Bruce.
Provided by SaberIOO.

Crush Commentary:
From the Main Menu, access the 'Scene Selection' option. Once there you can hear comments from Crush, voiced by Director Andrew Stanton, by highlighting certain scenes (scenes 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, and 29).
Provided by Scott.

'Aqua Scum' Commercial:
On Disc 2, from the Main Menu, access the 'Bonus Features' option. Highlight the 'Return To Previous Menu' option and press DOWN to reveal a "green fish icon". Select it to reveal a commercial for the "Aqua Scum"!
Provided by Todd Grimm.

A special message from 'Bruce The Shark':
On Disc 1, from the Main Menu, access the Setup Menu. Next, press DOWN to highlight the 'Subtitles' option, the press LEFT to reveal a "green fish" on the left side of your TV. Hit ENTER for a special message from 'Bruce The Shark'!
Provided by Christopher Riojas.

A Small 'Dorey' Short:
On Disc 2, from the Main Menu, access the 'Behind-The-Scenes' option and highlight 'Studio Tour'. Press UP to reveal a "green fish" on the left side of your TV. Hit ENTER to see a small short of dorey.
Provided by Christopher Riojas.

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