Preview: ‘Finding Nemo’ Blu-ray Special Features

Many of us have been drooling over the prospect of a Finding Nemo Blu-ray set for a long while. Over the course of the last several years, Disney has been slowly re-releasing early Pixar films in the Blu-ray format, as the later films have enjoyed simultaneous Blu-ray and DVD releases. The time for Finding Nemo is now almost here! On Tuesday, I was given a tour of Disney’s upcoming toys and other merchandise, in which the film’s new Blu-ray 5-Disc set was featured. Last night, I returned to the Preview and took a few pictures of the packaging, which lists most of the special features. Take a look at the images after the break!

Sadly, I was without my DSLR camera Wednesday evening, so my iPhone 4’s camera came to the rescue. Below are the box images, with the second one focusing on what I love to see on these sets – special features.

If this is the final packaging, the special features in this 5-Disc Blu-ray/DVD (+ Digital Copy) set will include:

  • HD Aquariums in 3D
  • HD Aquarium (not in 3D)
  • CineExplore (A very cool visual commentary that provides artwork and images along with the filmmaker commentary)
  • Reinventing The Submarine Voyage
  • Deleted Scene: Alternate Opening
  • A Lesson In Flashbacks
  • Filmmakers’ Roundtable Discussion
  • Knick Knack Theatrical Short
  • HD Art Review
  • Outtakes and Deleted Scenes

The 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD sets (which don’t have the Blu-ray 3D and Digital Copy discs) contain all of the special features listed above except for the HD Aquariums in 3D. There has been some concern lately from Blu-ray and DVD collectors that some studios are putting exclusive special features on the Blu-ray 3D sets. The huge special features fan that I am, I love to enjoy all the behind-the-scenes footage, images, commentary, and more that is created for these sets, and I hate missing out on even one. Kudos to Disney for including the special features on the non 3D sets as well.

Here is the box art for the 3-Disc sets (Blu-ray size and DVD size boxes):

The feature that I am most looking forward to is easily the Filmmakers’ Roundtable Discussion, which has usually been a 15-20 minute talk between the director(s) and other members of the crew. I wish we could get closer to an hour of discussion from them (that’s not asking for too much, is it? – they don’t have families or anything, right?), as the previous ones have consistently been fascinating, if only to listen to these incredibly smart people speak and tell us stories from their time on the film. Director Andrew Stanton will certainly sit in on this one. We will have to wait for Disney’s official press release to find out who else will partake in the discussion.

Amazon currently has the sets listed with an on-sale date of December 4. They are now available for pre-order.

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  • Derrick Clements

    So it looks like the 3D disc will come with more bonus features than the 2D version, just like on Cars 2?

    • Munir Abedrabbo

      No, the only thing that the 3D version will have and the 2D won’t is the HD aquariums in 3D. All the other bonus features are included in both sets.

      • Derrick Clements

        Oh cool!