Digital Bits is reporting that one of their readers saw an in-store advertisement that listed the release date for the Toy Story 3 DVD and Blu-Ray as November 2, 2o1o. The reader snapped a photo, which you can view here. The retail store where the sign was spotted is not given, and no official details have been released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment or Pixar, which means this newest release date is still unconfirmed. UPDATE 1: It has now been confirmed as November 2. UPDATE 2: We now have a list of the special features.
The street date of November 2 is in line with previous rumors and launches just in time for the holiday shopping season, which will make the DVD and Blu-Ray a popular item at retail. Additionally, there have been rumors of a 3D version, but no details are available at this time. Also, since Toy Story 3 is the final film of the trilogy, expect cool box sets made up of all three films to be released in the future.
UPDATE 1: Amazon.com has just posted their pre-orders for Toy Story 3 on Blu-Ray and DVD and lists November 2, 2010 as the release date. We don’t have a press release from Disney/Pixar, but we do have images of the covers! (EDIT: We have a press release now. Read it here.)
The creative minds behind Disney•Pixar’s groundbreaking animated blockbusters invites you back inside the Toys’ delightful world for a heartwarming and hilarious Hi-Definition movie experience you’ll never forget. All the original voice talent returns (including Tom Hanks and Tim Allen) plus new talent including Michael Keaton as Ken and Warren Beatty as Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear. It’s “the biggest, best, most exciting Toy Story of them all,” raves Access Hollywood.As Andy gets ready to leave for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the gang wonder if this is the end of the line. But, when a mix up lands them in the Sunnyside Day Care Center where they meet 14 new toys, they soon discover that a wild new adventure is just beginning! Take an amazing journey with some of the most beloved characters in movie history and discover what being a friend is truly all about.
“It’s everything a movie should be: hilarious, touching, exciting and clever,” says USA Today. Buzzing with hours of exclusive bonus features, including an interactive trivia game and the Pixar short film Day and Night, Toy Story 3 goes to infinity and beyond on Blu-ray Hi-Def!
There are still no details about a possible 3D version, but Disney and Pixar may want to hold off until the format is more widely available in homes.
UPDATE 2: Amazon has now posted the special features that will be available:
Special Features on the DVD set:
• Teaser (HD) Cars 2 Early Sneak Peak
• Day & Night Theatrical Short
• Bonus: The Gang’s All Here, Toys! Epilogue
• Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science Of Adventure (conj with NASA)
• Paths To Pixar: Editorial
• Studio Stories: Where’s Gordon, Cereal Bar, Clean Start
• A Toy’s Eye View: Creating A Whole New Land
• Alex Syntek Music Video
Special Features on the Blu-Ray sets (includes all those from the DVD version plus):
• Cine-explore by director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla Anderson
• Beyond The Toybox – Commentary track (EDIT: As revealed here, commentators will be Bobby Podesta, Mike Venturini, Bob Pauley, Jason Katz, and Guido Quaroni)
• Beginnings With Michael Arndt
• Bonnie’s Playtime – A Story Roundtable
• Roundin’ Up A Western Opening
• Goodbye Andy
• The Accidental Toymakers Of Pixar
• Life Of A Short
• Making of Day & Night
• Ken’s Dating Tips, Lotso Commercials
• “Dancing With The Stars” at Pixar
• Game: Toy Story Trivia Dash
This does seem to be a comprehensive list of all the special features that we will be getting with the Toy Story 3 release. The Cine-explore feature is sure to be a highlight, as Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson will provide commentary for the film. Another exciting special feature will undoubtedly be the Cars 2 Early Sneak Peek. There was not a teaser trailer for Cars 2 attached to Toy Story 3. In the past, Pixar has often released a teaser trailer for their next film with their current one, but Cars 2 was nowhere to be found with Toy Story 3. Unless footage is debuted before this Toy Story 3 home release, this will be our first look at the new Cars film.
We await more information on the Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray and DVD sets.
Sources: Stitch Kingdom, Pixar Talk, Amazon.com