Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announcement that they will be bringing their hand-drawn animated hit The Princess and the Frog to Blu-ray Combo Pack day-and-date with the DVD release on March 16th, 2010.
The hand-drawn animated film marked a historic achievement for the studio being both the studio’s re-entry into the world of hand-drawn animated feature length films after nearly a decade’s absence from the genre and the first time a Disney film has featured a black princess. The Princess and the Frog features a jazz-inspired musical score from composer Randy Newman and classic hand-drawn Disney animation from the team of John Musker and Ron Clements (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid).
Exclusive bonus features include games and specially- created featurettes that take viewers on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the storied French Quarter of New Orleans. The Blu-ray features a 1.78:1 1080p high definition transfer with an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles.
Bonus features for The Princess and the Frog include:
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary by John Musker and Ron Clements (co-writers and directors) and Peter Del
- Vecho (producer)
- “Never Knew I Needed”- Music video by Ne-Yo Games and Activities
- What Do You See: Princess Portraits — A bayou-style quiz tests viewers’ knowledge of all of Disney’s beautiful princesses. Ray’s firefly family creates twinkling portraits of each princess and if the player correctly identifies her, they can enjoy a tongue-cheek mini re-telling of that character’s story.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray Combo Pack edition:
- Backstage Disney
- Magic In The Bayou: The Making of A Princess — Co-writers and directors John Musker and Ron Clements take a freewheeling, behind-the-scenes look at the making of Disney’s newest animated film as it grows from an initial concept to a lavish animated film set in the enchanting world of New Orleans and the surrounding bayous.
- The Return To Hand Drawn Animation
- The Disney Legacy
- Disney’s Newest Princess
- The Princess and the Animator
- Conjuring The Villain
- A Return To The Animated Musical
- Bringing Life to Animation with an introduction by John Musker and Ron Clements.
- Deleted Scenes introduced by the filmmakers
- Art Galleries — A collection of storyboard art traces the visual development of The
- Princess and the Frog’s rich gallery of characters and settings.
The Princess and the Frog Blu-ray Combo Pack will sell for an SRP of $44.99.