Hi, Bryan Here…
Amazon.com is currently having a 50% off sale on four of their epic Disney deluxe box sets. The four sets include: The Pirates of the Caribbean box set, The Toy Story box set, The Cars (Pixar) box set, and The Lion King box set. This is a great deal and it will last all week. SO be sure to stock up for the holidays or treat yourself to one of these amazing box sets.
Pirates of the Caribbean Four-Movie Collection (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) $84.99
Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow for more adventures than ever before with this Pirates of the Caribbean Four-Movie Collection. Inside you’ll find an authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case that holds the Blu-ray discs and digital copies of all four Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the Blu-ray 3D disc and DVD of On Stranger Tides. It’s a fortune in gold worthy of any swashbuckler – alive or dead.
Cars Director’s Edition (Cars / Cars 2 / Mater’s Tall Tales) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) $59.99
Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson), Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), Sally (Bonnie Hunt), and the rest of the gang from Radiator Springs return to the screen in this sequel to Pixar’s Cars(2006). But instead of evoking a nostalgic vision of Route 66 through the American Southwest, director John Lasseter and his artists spoof James Bond films in a fast-paced adventure that mixes espionage and road racing. After a successful season on the track, Lightning is looking forward to some rest at home, but Mater gets him involved in an elaborate three-part international race sponsored by Sir Miles Axlerod (Eddie Izzard) to promote his new synthetic auto fuel. While serving on Lightning’s pit crew, Mater inadvertently gets mixed up with two British secret agent cars, Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer), who are investigating a plot to sabotage the race. Myriad complications ensue before Lightning and Mater get back to the (relative) peace of Radiator Springs. The Pixar artists clearly had a lot of fun spoofing locations in Tokyo, London, Paris, and the Italian Riviera, and creating auto versions of sumo wrestlers, kabuki actors, Queen Elizabeth II, and a doting Italian mother. The use of 3-D adds adrenaline to the racing sequences. Cars 2 lacks the emotional impact of Toy Story 2, Up, and most of the other Pixar features, but that will do little to lessen its appeal to its target audience, boys who love cars, driving games, and car toys. Cars 2 is screening with Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, a new short with Woody, Buzz, Barbie, Ken, and the rest of the Toy Story gang. (Rated G: minor toilet humor and a few scary moments.)
The Lion King Trilogy (Eight-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) $49.99
Disney’s The Lion King roars to life in this Eight-Disc Trilogy Collection. Open the meticulously crafted faux-wood collectible box-with the look and feel of finely etched wood-to reveal an exquisitely detailed replica of a drum inspired by the art of Disney’s epic animated masterpiece. Inside you’ll discover The Lion King on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy plus The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride and The Lion King 1 ½ on Blu-ray and DVD. Share the wonder of the “Circle of Life” with this must-have Collector’s Set.
Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box Collection (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) $49.99
•Toy Story 3 Sneak Peek: The Story
•Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs Blast off
•Paths to Pixar Artists
•Studio Stories: John’s Car, Baby AJ, Scooter Races
•Buzz Takes Manhattan
•Black Friday The Toy Story You Never Saw
Toy Story 2:
•BD Live-portal (BD only)
•Toy Story 3 sneak peek: “The Characters”
•Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: International Space Station
•Paths to Pixar: Technical Artists
•Studio Stories: Toy Story 2 Sleep Deprivation Lab
•Studio Stories: Pinocchio
•Studio Storyies: The Movie Vanishes
•Celebrating our friend Joe Ranft
Toy Story 3:
•Day And Night Theatrical Short Filmmakers Commentary With Commentary By Director Lee Unkrich and Producer Darla Anderson
•Bonus: The Gang’s All Here – A look at the returning voice talent for Toy Story 3.
•Toys! – A look at all the toys from updating classic characters to developing the Sunnyside Daycare and Bonnie’s Room toys.
•Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science of Adventure (conj with NASA)
•Paths to Pixar: Pixar Editors, past and future, share anecdotes about their career path.
•Studio Stories: Where’s Gordon? There’s a hidden room at Pixar that we call the Where’s Gordon?, and this is its story.
•Studio Stories: Cereal Bar The majestic and expansive Pixar cereal bar is explored.
•Studio Stories: Clean Start The Pixar animation team shaves their heads to mark the start of TS3 animation.
•A Toy’s Eye View: Creating a Whole New Land
•Toys! A look at all the toys from updating classic characters to developing the Sunnyside Daycare and Bonnie’s Room toys
•Interactive Game: Toy Story Trivia Dash
•Cine-Explore by Dir. Lee Unkrich and Prod. Darla Anderson
•Beyond the Toybox -commentary track
•Beginnings with Michael Arndt – Screenwriter Michael Arndt analyzes successful opening scenes from ToyStory, Nemo and the Incredibles.
•Bonnie’s Playtime – A roundtable discussion with the Lee Unkrich and the story artists who brought the “Bonnie’s Playtime” scene to life.
•Roundin’ Up a Western Opening – Development process and scene analysis of “Western Opening” in its various iterations through the story process.
•Goodbye Andy – An exploration of character design, acting and animation in the scene “Andy’s Goodbye”.
•The Accidental Toymakers of Pixar – Meet the makers of the original Buzz Lightyear and watch how the newest version of Buzz – the Ultimate Buzz is constructed.
•Life of a Shot – Overview of artist contribution to each step of the production pipeline on a select group of shots from the Western Opening of Toy Story 3.
•Making of Day and Night
•Epilogue – Stand-alone 1.33 version of the Epilogue.
•Ken’s Dating Tips, Lotso Commercials, “Dancing with the Stars” at Pixar
•Trailers and More