Dark Knight, Horton Hears a Who on DVD/Blu-ray, plus Lost, Peter & the Wolf
Escape to the Jungle of Nool with the loveable and 100 percent faithful Horton the elephant as Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. releases the animated DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! as a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray including Digital Copy December 9.
One of Dr. Seuss' all-time classic children's books, HORTON HEARS A WHO (1954), comes to life with the help of an all-star voice cast including Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett. Dr. Seuss' whimsical tale imparts to children and adults alike the meaning of compassion, forgiveness and faith.
DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! also stars Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler and Jaime Pressly. The DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO!
In many ways, the success of an animated film can be judged by how well it brings its characters to life. Casting the right voice actor is key, but finding the right lead animator can be just as important. For the lead character in its fourth animated feature, HORTON HEARS A WHO!, Blue Sky Studios turned to David Torres, who has been with the company since the first ICE AGE and helped shape the character of Diego, the saber-toothed tiger.
Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray including Digital Copy are loaded with bonus features, big and small, including commentary with directors Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, eight featurettes, exclusive deleted footage and the debut of the ICE AGE short SURVIVING SID. Additionally, a DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! DVD Gift Set featuring the Two-Disc Special Edition with Horton plush will be available. DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! DVD is presented in a flipper disc featuring both full screen (1.31:1 aspect ratio) and widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English and Spanish subtitles.
DVD Special Features Include::
Single Disc Flipper -- Widescreen and Pan & Scan Version
-- Directors' Audio Commentary w/ Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino
-- Ice Age short SURVIVING SID: A new animated short focusing on the ICE AGE characters Sid and Scrat.
Two-Disc Special Edition Including Digital Copy:
Includes all above single-disc content with the following extra material featured on the second disc:
-- Deleted Footage and Animation Screen Tests (with introductions and optional audio commentaries by the directors)
-- "That's One Big Elephant: Animating Horton" -- In an animation-focused featurette, learn how Blue Sky brought Horton to life.
-- "Bringing the Characters to Life" -- Watch the animators' hilarious initial performances recorded as a reference to assist in animating the film.
-- "Meet Katie" -- Discover how the character "Katie" was developed by Blue Sky
-- Elephant Fun: The Facts -- Fun and informative featurette about elephants.
-- "Our Speck: Where Do We Fit In?" -- Using interviews with everyday kids, we'll learn how even small actions can help make the world a better place.
-- "A Person Is a Person: A Universal Message" -- Featuring interviews with cast and crew, take a closer look at the characters, the story and interpret the meanings of HORTON HEARS A WHO!
-- "Bringing Seuss to Screen" -- Learn how Hayward and Martino maintained the authentic look and feel of Dr. Seuss' world.
-- "The Elephant in the Room: Jim Carrey" -- Profile on Jim Carrey voicing Horton
-- "We Are Here!" Game -- Memory game in which you have to repeat the correct pattern of Who-noises.
Blu-ray Special Features Include:
"Watch HORTON HEARS A WHO! with a Who!" and all above two-disc special edition content with the exception of the DVD-Rom "Create Your Own Animation."
Blu-ray Disc features include the following:
-- Bonus View technology "Watch HORTON HEARS A WHO! with a Who!" -- Watch the movie with the smallest Who of all -- Jo Jo
PETER & THE WOLF On DVD
The 2007 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Short PETER & THE WOLF arrives on DVD December 9 from Magnolia Home Ent.