Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Blu-ray, A Charlie Brown Christmas on Blu-ray, Plus More
DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! tells the story of a charming elephant named Horton who while frolicking in the jungle one day, hears a plea for help from Dr. Hoovey, resident professor of science of Whoville, a tiny planet no bigger than a speck of dust, which is inhabited by the microscopic Whos.
Horton happily obliges to take care of the tiny Whos proclaiming "after all, a person is a person, no matter how small" and lays the teeny speck of dust on a clover blossom. Horton's jungle companions, however, claim he's "flipped his lid." They steal the clover and drop it into a great big patch of clovers over 100 miles wide! Horton, keeping his promise to protect the little Whos, laboriously searches the entire field in order to prevent their demise.
Blu-ray bonus material:
-- Two More Delightful Dr. Seuss Animated Stories: DR. SEUSS' BUTTER BATTLE BOOK and DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE.
-- In Search of Dr. Seuss Documentary -- The story of Seuss's life is told via celebrity skits, music and animated clips from many of his best-loved stories. Hosted by Kathy Najimy.
-- Singalong Music Video -- You Can Hear Horton, Horton Can Hear You!
CONTACT on Blu-ray
* with vfx from ILM, Weta Digital, CIS, Warner Digital
Behind the Story
Commentary by Jodie Foster
Commentary by Robert Zemeckis (Director) & Steve Starkey (Producer)
Commentary by Ken Ralston & Stephen Rosenbaum (Visual Effects)
The Making of the Opening Shot
The Making of the NASA Machine Destruction
The Making of the Harrier Landing
The High Speed Composition Reel
Machine Fly By
NASA Control Room
5.1 music only track
Synopsis: Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster stars in this visionary drama based on Carl Sagan's novel about human kind's first encounter with extraterrestial life, directed by another Oscar winner, Robert Zemeckis.
PEANUTS: I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS on DVD
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It's Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun's big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother Spike for a visit. When Spike shows up, it looks like ReRun will have a dog for Christmas after all... but then the real trouble begins.
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
Sibling Rivalry: Growing Up Van Pelt.