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Brother Bear: 2-Disc DVD Release Details

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Joshua Lane, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Joshua Lane

    Joshua Lane Second Unit

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    The full press release is available at the following link, but the main details are posted below...
    http://www.animatedbliss.com/news.asp?TID=1385

    DISC ONE:
    • FULL SCREEN (1.66:1) FEATURE PRESENTATION
    • KODA’S OUTTAKES
    • “LOOK THROUGH MY EYES” MUSIC VIDEO
    • “FIND YOUR TOTEM” SET-TOP GAME
    • “BONE PUZZLE” SET TOP GAME
    • RUTT & TUKE’S COMMENTARY
    --- Hilarious feature-length commentary from the comic moose duo.
    • BEAR LEGENDS
    • MAKING NOISE: THE ART OF FOLEY
    • ART REVIEW
    • “ON MY WAY” SING ALONG SONG

    DISC TWO:
    • WIDESCREEN (2.35:1) FEATURE PRESENTATION
    • PATHS OF DISCOVERY: THE MAKING OF BROTHER BEAR
    --- A look at the amazing creative process that goes into a Disney Animated Feature Film. Explore story origins, character designs, production art, filmmaker inspirations, how the music, songs and score are created, how the voices are cast, and more.
    • NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD SONG: “FISHING SONG”
    • DELETED SCENES
    --- Includes filmmaker introductions before each scene.
    • “TRANSFORMATION” SING ALONG SONG

    STREET DATE: MARCH 30, 2004
    Suggested Retail Price: DVD: $29.99. VHS: $24.99.
    Rated: “G” - DVD Bonus features unrated and subject to change.
    Feature Run Time: Approximately 85 minutes
    DVD Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.66:1 (formatted 16x9) and Widescreen (2.35:1, formatted 16x9) aspect ratios both available in the same 2-disc DVD set.
    Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, DTS 5.1 Digital Sound
    French language track: Available on DVD
    Spanish language track: Available on DVD

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    The one thing that I don't particularly care for about this release is the fact that "RUTT & TUKE’S COMMENTARY" is apparently only available on the full-screen disc. Otherwise, this looks pretty decent.
     
  2. Kenny Goldin

    Kenny Goldin Second Unit

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    [​IMG] I have not seen this in theaters but I thought it looked "cute.":b I'm a sucker for fel good things like this looks like so I will be picking it up! DTS to boot! [​IMG]
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    I hope they handle the 1.85:1->2.35:1 switch correctly [​IMG]
     
  4. Brian F

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    Interesting to see that the "full-screen" version appears to be 1.66:1, at least according to the press release. I wonder if this will be a new trend for DVDs of 2.35:1 films? I guess it makes sense as widescreen TVs become more common and J6P gets used to the minor black bars.

    Of course, I'll be viewing disc two!
     
  5. PaulP

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    Looks pretty good, but not loaded. Perhaps not complete specs (what, no filmmakers commentary on the widescreen disc?). Will definitely be getting this, and catching it in the theaters this weekend, finally. 2004 is gonna be a pretty good year for Disney animation DVDs: the delayed Treasures, this, Alice in Wonderland SE, Pocahontas SE, Lilo & Stitch SE, Aladdin SE, and Home on the Range... Sweet sweet sweet.
     
  6. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    My guess is that they'll handle the AR switch the same way that MGM did for Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course; windowboxed until the film goes into full-bore 2.35:1. This is a gorgeous film to see on the big screen, BTW.
    I wonder if we'll be having similar discussions about this title in a few months as we had recently with Terminator 3?
     
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    Funny how a 1.66:1 Anamorphic presentation is being considered "Full Screen." 16 X 9 Televisions are not the standard yet. I wish that the OAR would be on disc one, but since both versions are available, it is acceptable
     
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    Too bad that the commentary is only on the full screen disc [​IMG]
     
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    I guess because they consider it a 'kids' commentary. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas are in character. I was excited to hear about that, since we all missed out on a commentary on Strange Brew. So it's disappointing to hear that it's only on disc 1.
     
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    Good to see that Brother bear is getting the two disc treatment. But I'm wondering if Lilo and Stitch 2 disc details will ever be announced? Isn't it supposed to come out at the same time as Alice in Wonderland? yet it's not available on amazon...

    Adam
     
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    At least this two disc set has DTS!

    I guess their full Platinum set titles are the ones getting the shaft... and they're the ones with usually lower bitrates because of the absurdly intense cramming of features all one one disc too!

    Hopefully if AOD comes out the studios will put just the HD video and superior multichannel PCM soundtrack on the one (or two) disc(s) and dump any extras onto a second (or third) disc. I don't want this similar over-stuffing practice to continue...

    Dan
     
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    Haven't seen the movie. I saw the trailer and it seems funny. Is it any good?
     
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    Yes,

    was this film good?

    I'm looking forward to getting the screener when it finally comes out.

    Oh...I'll bet you $$ that the "1.66:1 full screen" is a typo...I'm sure they meant to say 1.33:1.

    -Dave
     
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  20. Dan Hitchman

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    The film is 2.35:1 at the theater. They matted the first part of the film to 1.85:1 so that when the transformation from man to bear takes place, the screen opens up to a wide vista.

    This was also done with Galaxy Qwest (although 1.33:1 to 1.85:1 to 2.35:1), but not for the DVD, which (sadly) maintained the 2.35:1 ratio throughout rather than go with the theatrical matting technique.

    Dan
     

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