<font size="3">THE #1 FILM OF THE YEAR BECOMES
THE #1 DVD ON NOV 4!</font>
Walt Disney Pictures Presentation Of A Pixar Animation Studios Film
<font size="5">FINDING NEMO</font>
<font size="3">Dive Into A 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD
Loaded With Bonus Materials
From The Oscar-Winning Creators of
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BURBANK, Calif., July 28, 2003 – Go ‘beyond the sea’ with the #1 film of the year, FINDING NEMO, coming to DVD in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition and to VHS on November 4 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR). The fantastic Collector’s Edition DVD plunges the viewer deep into the world of FINDING NEMO, with a new, original short film, exciting, never-seen-before scenes, a humorous Pixar studio tour, a fun interactive game, virtual aquariums, an exclusive ‘making of’ documentary, and much more (see attached). Presented with pristine digital picture and sound, a stellar cast and eye-popping computer-animation magic, FINDING NEMO on DVD includes both ‘widescreen’ and ‘full-frame’ viewing options. This tidal wave of laughs, adventure and cinematic wizardry is available on a 2-disc DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) and on VHS for $24.99 (S.R.P.).
<p><b>DISC ONE</b> - "SUBMERGES THE DVD ENTHUSIAST"
<br>- <b>Widescreen Viewing Presentation</b>: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Digitally Mastered from Pixar's original source
<br>- <b>Dolby Digital 5.1-EX</b>
<br>- <b>Filmmakers' Visual Commentary (Including Deleted Scenes and Recording Sessions)</b>:
<br>Take a trip through the evolution of Finding Nemo as Pixar's Writer/Director Andrew Stanton, Co-Director Lee Unkrich and Co-Writer Bob Peterson provide revealing commentary on the film's challenges, wrong turns, and unexpected surprises.
<br>- <b><em>Making Nemo</em>: A Special Documentary</b>
<br>A documentary filmmaker worked alongside Pixar Executive Producer John Lasseter, Writer/Director Andrew Stanton and the Pixar team to reveal the making of Finding Nemo. Go inside the studio and meet the people at Pixar who brought Finding Nemo to life. Learn about the challenges they faced designing and animating characters without arms and legs, how they created a believable underwater experience, and struggled to build a world as vast as the ocean itself. With a little mariachi music, an "Ugly Contest" and a lot of determination, see how the team finally brought Finding Nemo to the big screen.
<br>- <b>Review The Art Of Nemo, <u>Narrated By The Artists Themselves</u></b>
<br>Listen in as Pixar artists guide you through a collection of the stunning pre-production artwork that inspired Finding Nemo's final computer-generated imagery.
·<br>- <b>Virtual Aquariums</b>
<br>Let the world of Finding Nemo come to life, as you turn your TV into your own aquarium of beautiful, animated environments from the movie.
<p><b>DISC TWO</b> - "A VOYAGE OF FAMILY FUN"
<br>- <b>Fullscreen Viewing Presntation</b>: 1.33:1, Reframed by Filmmakers(Modified for 4:3 TVs)
<br>- <b>5.1 Dolby Digital-EX</b>
<br>- <b>Exploring The Reef With Jean-Michel Cousteau - a New Original Short Film!</b>
<br>In this original short film, created exclusively for the DVD, world-renowned undersea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau takes us on a dive into Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the real-life setting for Finding Nemo. All he wants to do is finish his documentary, but things get complicated by the surprise appearance of Dory, Marlin, and Nemo.
<br>- <b>Learning Fun Encyclopedia</b>
<br>Nemo's very own teacher guides you through an encyclopedia that comes to life! Learn all about the real fish that inspired the characters of <em>Finding Nemo</em>.
<br>- <em>Fisharades</em> set-top game
<br>Crush hosts a game of underwater charades with your favorite school of fish. As they form shapes, it's your chance to guess what they are before they finish. This game lets you play alone, or with another player!
<br>- <b>Pixar's classic short <em>Knick Knack</em></b> (with Audio Commentary)
<br>Imagine being a snowman trapped in a snow-globe. Now imagine you're surrounded by knick-knacks from "Sunny Miami," "Sunny Palm Springs" and even "Sunny Death Valley." You'd want out, but how to do it? Watch this hilarious story of frustration created by the Pixar team with early CGI technology. As a bonus feature, learn about the first days of computer animation with commentary from Director John Lasseter and Technical Director Eben Ostby.
<br>- <b>Grab The Kids for Storytime</b>
<br>Enjoy an all-new, read-along adventure with Nemo. Meet all his fun teachers as he spends a day at school.
<br><b>- Pixar Animation Studios Tour</b>
<br>Made especially for "future animators," and hosted by the voice of Nemo, Alexander Gould, this hilarious behind-the-scenes tour journeys from story department to screening room and everywhere in-between!
<br>- <b>Virtual Aquariums</b>
<br>Wish you had a fish tank like the dentist? Well stop wishing! Turn your TV into an aquarium populated by Gill, Bloat, Peach, Nemo and the rest of the tank gang.
<br>And Much More!
• Choice Of Digitally Mastered Viewing Presentations. Mastered Directly From Pixar’s Digital Source.
Fullscreen Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
- Specially Reframed For Standard Televisions
Widescreen Version Of The Film (1.78:1)
- Enhanced For 16x9 Televisions
• English, French And Spanish Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround EX
• THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer
In FINDING NEMO, the Academy Award®-winning creators of “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” and “Monsters, Inc.” dive into a whole new world of computer-animated fun, fantasy, and heartfelt emotion with this splashy underwater adventure. The film follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish - Marlin (Albert Brooks, “The In-Laws”) and his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) – who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly-but-forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres (TV’s “The Ellen Show”), the overly cautious father embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son - who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.
The top-notch voice cast of FINDING NEMO includes:
Willem Dafoe (“Spider-Man”) as Gill, the mysterious Moorish idol and leader of the Tank Gang.
Geoffrey Rush (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”) as the gossipy pelican Nigel.
Barry Humphries (stage star “Dame Edna”) as Bruce, the Great White shark who enlists in fish-eaters rehab.
Austin Pendleton (“A Beautiful Mind”) as Tank Gang member Gurgle.
John Ratzenberger (TV’s “Cheers”) as the Moonfish
Allison Janney (TV’s “The West Wing”) as Peach the Starfish.
Stephen Root (TV’s “NewsRadio”) as Bubbles the yellow tang.
Brad Garret (TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond”) as Bloat the temperamental puffer fish.
Vicki Lewis (TV’s “NewsRadio”) as Deb/Flo the damselfish.
Bruce Spence (“Inspector Gadget 2”) as Chum the hyperactive mako shark.
Eric Bana (“Hulk”) as Anchor the anti-dolphin hammerhead shark.
Bob Peterson (Finding Nemo screenwriter) as the nursery manta.
Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo director) as Crush, the surfer-dude sea turtle.
Nicholas Bird as Squirt, the surfer-dude sea turtle in training.
Joe Ranft (Pixar Story Department Head) as Jacques the over-eager cleaner shrimp.
Written and directed by Pixar’s Oscar® nominated Andrew Stanton, (nominated Best Animated Feature, “Monsters, Inc.” 2001 and Best Screenplay, “Toy Story” 1995) co-director of Disney/Pixar’s 1998 hit “A Bug’s Life” and co-writer of all four previous Disney/Pixar films, FINDING NEMO sets a new “high water mark” for the art and technology of computer animation.
<br>· Choice Of Digitally Mastered Viewing Presentations. Mastered Directly From Pixar's Digital Source.
<br>Widescreen Version Of The Film (1.78:1)
<br>- Enhanced For 16x9 Televisions
<br>Fullscreen Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
<br>- Specially Reframed For Standard Televisions
<br>· English, French And Spanish Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround EX
<br>· THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer
About Pixar Animation Studios:
Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR, http://www.pixar.com
) combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created four of the most successful and beloved animated films of our time: Academy Award winning Toy Story (1995); A Bug’s Life (1998); Golden Globe-winner Toy Story 2 (1999); and the Academy Award-winning Monsters, Inc. (2001). Pixar’s latest film, Finding Nemo, was released on May 30, 2003 to widespread critical acclaim. The Northern California studio’s five films have earned more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. Pixar’s next releases are The Incredibles (November 2004) and Cars (holiday 2005). Pixar Animation Studios films are released by Walt Disney Pictures.
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