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 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.
• 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
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!