Tropic Thunder, Wall-E Debut On DVD/Blu-ray, Plus SpongeBob and Animated Dr. Who
"So the question became: How can we make this work? Shots have to be so specific that you're always following what's going on. On top of that, Andrew said, 'I want it to feel real.' He wasn't talking about photoreal, but that you believe you're watching a little robot doing what he's doing. To me, that triggered the notion that we have to raise our game a little."
Single Disc DVD Special Features:
-- PRESTO -- The Pixar Animation Studios original theatrical short that accompanied the WALL-E theatrical release, about a star magician's ego that provokes some clever revenge from his neglected rabbit co-star.
-- Animation Sound Design: Building Worlds from The Sound Up -- Ben Burtt introduces viewers to the art of sound design using examples from WALL-E and historic footage of the early Disney sound effects masters at work.
-- Audio Commentary by WALL-E director Andrew Stanton.
-- Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs and More
2-Disc DVD (Canadian French Only) Includes All Of The Above Special Features, Plus:
-- Robots -- Find out everything about the film's robot heroes, including hilarious web vignettes, the names and functions of all of WALL-E's malfunctioning misfit robot friends and an interactive storybook packed with kid-friendly challenges.
-- Behind the Scenes -- Six featurettes give fans an insider's view of the making of WALL-E, including the film's visual design, character development and musical score, plus the story behind the special effects challenges and a look at building the robot characters that populate the film.
-- Buy n Large Shorts -- Straight from the BnL archives, five revealing short films provide insight into the inner workings of the company, from its humble beginnings to the intergalactic plan that launched EVE into space. Learn how to operate the Axiom, find out about the company's line of "robots for every need" and hear the story behind the Earth Exit Plan.
-- THE PIXAR STORY, A Documentary by Leslie Iwerks -- The first in-depth look at the most influential animation studio of its time, THE PIXAR STORY goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animated feature films. Academy and Emmy Award-nominated director Leslie Iwerks uses never-before-seen footage from the Pixar library, along with historic archival animation and firsthand accounts by animators, studio executives, directors, producers and voice performers to chronicle the remarkable company that revolutionized an industry
-- Early WALL-E Development Test
3-Disc DVD Includes All Of The Above Special Features, Plus:
-- "DisneyFile" Digital Copy -- Allowing viewers to enjoy WALL-E via a computer laptop or other portable device, Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. also is adding a special "DisneyFile" Digital Copy of the movie -- enabling DVD and Blu-ray owners to receive a digital version of WALL-E in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats. DisneyFile Digital Copy is a fast and easy way to enjoy your favorite Disney movies, anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC and/or compatible portable device.
Blu-ray Bonus Features:
-- Everything on the Standard Definition DVDs, Plus...
-- Cine-Explore -- A fascinating viewing option in which filmmakers comment on WALL-E, accompanied by behind-the-scenes visuals, in sync with the movie.
-- Geek Track -- An additional commentary full of obscure references, little known trivia and lively sci-fi discussion, this pop-up silhouette in-movie feature gives viewers a peek inside the minds of some of the more passionate geeks at Pixar.
-- The Axiom Arcade -- A retro suite of video games with a Wall-E twist, including Eve's Bot Blaster, Wall-E's Dodge & Dock, M-O's Mop-Up Madness and Burn-E's Break Through.
-- 3D Set Fly-Throughs -- Cut-away illustrations of the Axiom and Earth sets provides viewer access to HD set fly-throughs from ten of the film's most detailed locations.
-- Disney BD-Live Network -- Disney's BD-Live Network is just one of the many ways U.S. movie lovers, families and loved ones can continue to stay connected and engage in their favorite movies: