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A Bug’s Life and Monsters, Inc. Coming to Blu-ray May 19th [UPDATE]

Much quicker than we expected, Disney has let out the official press release for A Bug’s Life and Monsters, Inc. on Blu-ray, both being released on May 19th, 2009!

Earlier today, Blu-ray.com reported some details about the special features, which will be alongside all of the previous DVD supplements.

(Thanks, eerik, from the Pixar Planet Forums)

Update: Now, Upcoming Pixar has all the details on the Blu-ray discs, straight from the press release:

 • Monsters Inc. ALL NEW Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features

Filmmakers Roundtable
Filmmakers Pete Docter (director), Lee Unkrich (co-director), Darla Anderson (producer), and Bob Peterson (story supervisor) reflect on the creation of the film, and share their most memorable anecdotes.

Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek Building Monstropolis in Tokyo
A sneak peak of the newest Monsters attraction in Tokyo Disneyland with interviews of the artists and engineers behind the ride.

Roz’s 100 Door Challenge (Interactive Game)-
Think you have what it takes to be a Monster, Inc. employee? Roz will be the judge of that with her 100 Door Challenge. Deal with whatever is behind each new door. It could be a puzzle, a trivia question, a mini game… it could be crazy! Do your best. Your future employment at Monsters, Inc. hangs in the balance.

BD-Live Features
Movie Chat
Movie Mail
Movie Challenge
Movie Rewards

• A Bug’s Life ALL NEW Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features

Introduction by John Lasseter

Filmmakers Round Table
Filmmaker John Lasseter (director), Andrew Stanton (co-director), Darla K. Anderson (producer), Kevin Reher (producer take a journey back 10 years from when the theatrical release first premiered and discuss what advances Pixar has made in technology, story telling and overall filmmaking process.

A Bug’s Life: The First Draft
Existing story boards from Pixar’s original story treatment brought to life by animating them.

Story Treatment Intro by John Lasseter

BD-Live Features
Movie Chat
Movie Mail
Movie Challenge
Movie Rewards

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I have to say I’m extremely excited for A Bug’s Life: The First Draft, an animated version of A Bug’s Life’s first storyboards!! The roundtables also sound awesome, it’ll be great to hear the filmmakers perspective after many years of release, in A Bug’s Life’s case 10! Speaking of, I think that the "Bug’s" release should have the 10th Anniversary mentioned somehwere and maybe the Monsters, Inc. cover would benefit from some Boo action, maybe a shadow…

Specifications: Monsters, Inc. will be available for $40.99 SRP and A Bug’s Life will be on sale for $39.99 SRP. The movies will be packaged with 2-discs with an added DisneyFile Digital Copy for iTunes or Windows Media Player. The feature film will be presented in 1080p, the best HD quality possible. You can pre-order them on Amazon now, click on the titles above for links.

The above image (not final, click to view larger) is courtesy of HDRoom, which reports that the Blu-ray discs will come packaged in an embossed foil O-sleeve and will include redeemable Up tickets, more details on that will be available later. It is also of note that the two beloved Pixar films will be released 10 days before Up, a great marketing tactic!

Keep it here for updates and reviews soon!

0 Responses to A Bug’s Life and Monsters, Inc. Coming to Blu-ray May 19th [UPDATE]

  1. The ABL cover is nothing different, but I really like that Monsters, Inc. one. I don’t have a Blu-Ray drive and my Monsters, Inc. DVD is already choc-full of extras so I won’t rush out and get it, but to see any Pixar film on Blu-Ray quality is very exciting and would look terrific, I bet. That round table does sound good, though…

  2. martini833 says:

    I’m really hoping they add a 10th Anniversary tag to the A Bug’s Life release, and I’m loving the Monsters, Inc. artwork (it’s from the Japanese poster) just how I imagined it!
    When and if you get a Blu-ray player, you shouldn’t hesistate to get these re-releases, just look at how cool the minimal bonus features look!

  3. Mitch says:

    It’s nice to see “A Bug’s Life”, in particular, receiving some recognition, especially in the Blu-Ray arena. I can only imagine how lush and enticing the film itself must look from a 1080 pi HD perspective….

    I’m also digging the “Monsters, Inc.” cover design. However, and like martini stated, I would prefer to see a hint of Boo in there somewhere, as well.

    And redeemable “Up” tickets? I don’t have a Blu-Ray player (yet), but I might just purchase one of these discs for the tickets alone.

    Thanks for the information!

  4. Yeah but they’re all meant to be peering in Boo’s room, you see. 😉

    A 10th anniversary tag would be nice, too, like with the Toy Story DVD. Ok, I’ll be sure to add these to my collection when I get a Blu-Ray drive, Martin!

  5. totoro says:

    There is no such thing as 1080pi, there’s only 1080i (which is the second-best option) and 1080p (the best).
    I assume we’re talking 1080p for these discs, at least as far as the main feature is concerned.

  6. Over at ultimatedisney forums we’re having a debate on the number of discs.

    Is it a THREE disc being: movie, bonus features & digital file or a TWO disc being: movie/bonus features & digital file? It seems the announcement can be concluded different ways.

  7. martini833 says:

    Haha, sorry totoro, I’ll correct that for ya! 😛
    I have a Blu-ray player but I’m not all that keen on screen resolutions!
    yoho-The rumors are ABL is one disc plus Digital copy, Monsters is 2 discs plus digital copy, but the press release was a little misleading.
    As I said, there’ll be more info soon, don’t worry. 😀

  8. Mitch says:

    Rachel – Ah. I see. Well, if that’s so, they’ve got the wrong door. (heheh)

    Totoro – Thanks for clearing that up!

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