Friday, July 24, 2015

The Toys are Back... On Blu...: 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Blu-ray Trailer Surfaces


Found by Stitch Kingdom, here is the trailer for the Toy Story That Time Forgot Blu-ray...


Oddly enough, the trailer does not mention a release date...

But putting two and two together, it'll likely be released the same day as Inside Out. Some time in early November, I assume...

Blu-ray.com, however, is reporting that the 3D (!) Blu-ray of Inside Out will come out October 20th (nice timing, my birthday!), but I don't see any evidence backing that date up...

The 3D Blu-ray is happening, as it is up for preorder on Amazon, Target, and Best Buy... But a release date has not been confirmed yet.

The fact that Inside Out is getting a 3D Blu-ray further proves that Pixar is in full control of their sets. Disney hasn't given North American 3D discs to Walt Disney Animation Studios' films or their live-action pictures. Marvel seems to make theirs, for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy had 3D Blu-rays. Avengers: Age of Ultron is also getting that treatment.

Usually the latest Pixar films, since the last nine were all summer releases, hit DVD and Blu-ray in November. Sometimes in the first weeks, sometimes a little later on in the month (WALL-E, for example), and one time... A little before November. Monsters University got a pre-Halloween release, because monsters...

Since Toy Story That Time Forgot has a Christmas backdrop, despite not really being a Christmas special, it makes sense that it'll hit the same day as Inside Out. Pixar tends to do this kind of thing. When Toy Story 3 hit Blu-ray, a collection of Cars Toons came out the same day. The first Pixar shorts volume was released the same day Ratatouille debuted on home media, the second volume was released the same day as the Brave Blu-ray.

So "when" is the question. Could it and Inside Out hit Blu-ray on October 20th? Or will they arrive sometime in November? Who knows...

One thing I hope they don't do is this...

When Toy Story of TERROR! hit Blu-ray, some bonus features were exclusives on the Disney Movies Anywhere app. I had learned this a little while after the fact (I got the Blu-ray a little while after it was released), and to my surprise, those bonus features weren't on the DMA version. So they make app-exclusive bonuses, only to pull them? That didn't make any sense to me...

Hopefully they don't pull the same with this special, or Inside Out for that matter. We already got that kind of slap in the face when Disney put a ton of Fantasia/Fantasia 2000's bonus features on the then-new Virtual Vault, only for the Virtual Vault to go the way of the quagga...

So yes, that better not happen again...

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