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The year’s most acclaimed and original film, an intergalactic story of the lovable robot “Wall-E”, comes home to Blu-ray hi-def and DVD Nov. 18, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, just in time for the holidays. Disney Pixar’s hilarious box-office favorite transports viewers to another galaxy with five different versions. Consumers can choose from two exciting Blu-ray disc versions and from three standard definition DVD versions. Each home entertainment release contains the feature film and a payload of fantastic bonus features, including an exciting all-new animated short film “Burn-E,” the story of a stalwart repair robot by the same name who is determined to do his job, but is foiled at every turn by “Wall-E” adventures aboard the Axiom.

The stunning Blu-ray release (both two and three-disc versions) of “Wall-E” offers audiences the chance to really enjoy the true colors, depth and sound exactly as the filmmakers envisioned it! Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc owners

in the U.S. have access to Disney BD-Live Network that allows viewers to combine some of today’s most popular interactive communications platforms – chat, video messages, online interactivity, communal gaming and more – with their movie watching experience and provide exclusive access content to receive sneak-peaks of upcoming trailers, downloadable extras and more…

“Wall-E” is an out-of-this-world action-adventure filled with heart and humor that follows an extraordinary cast of characters on a fantastic journey across the universe. Oscar(r)-winning director Andrew Stanton’s (won Best Animated Feature, Finding Nemo 2003) beautiful story of “Wall-E” is a love letter to the Golden Age of sci-fi films. The film’s cast of exciting new characters has thrilled and delighted movie-lovers of all ages while once again showcasing Pixar’s amazing abilities to create entire new worlds.

Wall-E’s voice cast includes Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Elissa Knight (Cars), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), John Ratzenberger (Toy Story), Kathy Najimy (“King of the Hill”) and Fred Willard (Chicken Little). Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt (the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises) provides the endearing voice of Wall-E, the little robot who never quits.

In its theatrical release, “Wall-E” wowed critics everywhere with its adventurous story, combined with cutting-edge animation and an imaginatively detailed vision of the future. Claudia Puig of USA TODAY praises the film’s “breathtaking visuals” and gives it “4 out of 4 stars.” ““WALL-E” is a movie you want to discover,” enthuses Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly. The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern calls it “A stunning tour de force,” while Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr, dubs the film “A major visionary work, a sci-fi parable of astonishing scope and depth that is anchored by an adorable bucket of bolts.”

Exciting “Wall-E” DVD Bonus Features:

Single Disc DVD:

Presto – The Pixar Animation Studios original theatrical short that accompanied the “Wall-E” theatrical release, about a star magician’s ego that provokes some clever revenge from his neglected rabbit co-star.

Animation Sound Design: Building Worlds from The Sound Up – Ben Burtt, the acclaimed Oscar-winning sound designer, introduces viewers to the art of sound design using examples from “Wall-E” and historic footage of the early Disney sound effects masters at work.

Audio Commentary by “Wall-E” director Andrew Stanton.

Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs and More…

3-Disc DVD includes all of the above, plus:

“DisneyFile” Digital Copy – Allowing viewers to enjoy “Wall-E” via a computer laptop or other portable device, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment also is adding a special “DisneyFile” Digital Copy of the movie — enabling DVD and Blu-ray owners to receive a digital version of “Wall-E” in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats. DisneyFile Digital Copy is a fast and easy way to enjoy your favorite Disney movies, anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC and/or compatible portable device.

“Wall-E” Blu-ray Bonus Features:

Everything on the Standard Definition DVDs, Plus…

Cine-Explore – A fascinating viewing option in which filmmakers comment on “Wall-E”, accompanied by behind-the-scenes visuals, in sync with the movie.

Geek Track – An additional commentary full of obscure references, little known trivia and lively sci-fi discussion, this pop-up silhouette in-movie feature gives viewers a peek inside the minds of some of the more passionate geeks at Pixar.

The Axiom Arcade – A retro suite of video games with a “Wall-E” twist, including EVE’s Bot Blaster, “Wall-E”‘s Dodge & Dock, M-O’s Mop-Up Madness and BURNÑE’s Break Through.

3D Set Fly-Throughs – Cut-away illustrations of the Axiom and Earth sets provides viewer access to HD set flythroughs from ten of the film’s most detailed locations.

Disney BD-Live Network – Disney’s BD-Live Network is just one of the many ways U.S. movie lovers, families and loved ones can continue to stay connected and engage in their favorite movies.

o Movie Chat – Communicate with your friends on-screen using any text-enabled device such as a laptop, desktop or PDA device such as a Blackberry, iPhone or most other cell phones. Your chat session will appear over the movie and occur in real-time while watching the movie together.

o Movie Mail – Blu-ray owners will be able to record a personalized video message of themselves, superimpose that capture into a pre-selected clip of the movie, and send it off to a friend, colleague or relative. This specific feature enables the “Wall-E” Blu-ray Disc owner to personalize a very special greeting as never before.

o Movie Challenge – Users will be able to test their skills against online players in a synchronized, real-time, online trivia game while watching “Wall-E”. There is always a Movie Challenge game in progress to join, regardless of the time of day.

o Disney Movie Rewards Live – “Wall-E” Blu-ray owners will be able to accumulate reward points by participating in any Disney BD-Live Network activity. In return, viewers can redeem points for exclusive content such as ringtones, avatars, previews of upcoming movie trailers, downloadable extras and manymore exciting possibilities.



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