Have Disney had a change of policy over Family movies? Ella Enchanted announced in WS

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  1. Johnny G

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    I'm not sure when this happened but the original announcement was for a Fullscreen only release and now there is a Widescreen version available to order at various online retailers.

    Not sure which is the official artwork though...
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  2. Johnny G

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    I'm not sure when this happened but the original announcement was for a Fullscreen only release and now there is a Widescreen version available to order at various online retailers.

    Not sure which is the official artwork though...
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    OR

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    Well, it was a really good flick, and definately deserves a widescreen release.

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    Well, it was a really good flick, and definately deserves a widescreen release.

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    For new release family movies, Disney has released widescreen versions more often than not. The only two exceptions I am sure about are "The Country Bears" and "Snow Dogs". Most other stuff like "102 Dalmations", "Freaky Friday", "The Princess Diaries", "Holes", and "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" have been available in widescreen.

    They are usually less than clear and/or accurate in their pre-release specs as far as widescreen and anamorphic enhancement, so the more likely scenario would be that the marketing department got it wrong vs. anyone actually changing their mind about it.

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    For new release family movies, Disney has released widescreen versions more often than not. The only two exceptions I am sure about are "The Country Bears" and "Snow Dogs". Most other stuff like "102 Dalmations", "Freaky Friday", "The Princess Diaries", "Holes", and "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" have been available in widescreen.

    They are usually less than clear and/or accurate in their pre-release specs as far as widescreen and anamorphic enhancement, so the more likely scenario would be that the marketing department got it wrong vs. anyone actually changing their mind about it.

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    Well, isn't this a Miramaz movie, not officially a Disney movie?
     
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    Well, isn't this a Miramaz movie, not officially a Disney movie?
     
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    Laser's Edge has the cover art up, and it has the widescreen banner. I'd say that confirms that a widescreen version is going to be released.

    Also, Mirimax is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Enterprises.
     
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    Laser's Edge has the cover art up, and it has the widescreen banner. I'd say that confirms that a widescreen version is going to be released.

    Also, Mirimax is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Enterprises.
     
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    True, but Miramax is largely managed seperately and they have their own home video department.
     
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    OAR and if widescreen ANAMORPHIC...nothing less!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I personally think this isn't the case, whether it's Miramax or not, other studios have done this before where a "Family" movie is planned for P&S only, then at the last minute, they decide to go with WS also.

    Whether it's down to pressure from WS advocates or just researching sales figures is not known but I think they realise the sales potential & right their ways.

    However, this is the 1st time I've seen a Disney distributed studio do it & I just hope it's not the last.
     
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    Johnny,

    I'd guess the latter rather than the former. Simply put, WS has been outpacing its edited counterpart for some time, and WS TV sales have been impressive of late.

    But as was said before, this is Miramax, while they are a subsidiary, they are fairly independent.
     

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