Disney has been holding out with the Finding Nemo Blu-ray release to the annoyance of many, but now they have set a date for December 4th, 2012 following the film’s 3D re-release on September 14th.
Here’s the press release:
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” dives back into theaters and homes this year in breathtaking Digital 3D™. The must-“sea,” must-own Oscar®-winning underwater adventure—featuring the unforgettable Marlin, his forgetful friend Dory and the lovable young Nemo—returns to the big screen in a spectacular 3D theatrical release beginning September 14, 2012, and then swims into living rooms for the first time ever in high-definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Digital platforms on December 4, 2012.
“‘Finding Nemo’ was originally shot in 3D,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and the film’s executive producer. “At last, with today’s technological advances, this spectacular underwater world can be seen as it was intended—showcasing its eye-popping detail and breathtaking colors to both theatrical and in-home audiences and creating a truly immersive experience.”
“Finding Nemo,” first released in theaters in 2003, earned the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature Film and remains the fifth highest grossing animated film worldwide. In 2008, the American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made, and it is the second highest grossing Pixar film to date (behind “Toy Story 3”).
The Blu-ray 2D and 3D debuts mark the first time “Finding Nemo” has ever been available in these hi-def formats. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound, the Blu-ray creates an incredible at-home experience with a host of interactive features and bonus features including 3D Virtual Aquariums, 2D Virtual Aquariums, CineExplorer, a Filmmaker Roundtable and more.
The home entertainment release of “Finding Nemo” will be available this holiday season as follows:
· 5-Disc Blu-ray 3D Ultimate Collector’s Edition (2 Blu-ray 2D + 1 Blu-ray 3D + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy) = Suggested Retail Price: $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
· 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray 2D + 1 DVD) = Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
· 3D Digital = Suggested Retail Price: $25.00 U.S.
· High-Definition Digital = Suggested Retail Price: $19.50 U.S.
The animated adventure about a lost clownfish trying to find his way back home features the voice talents of Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush, Ellen DeGeneres, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis, Albert Brooks, Brad Garrett, and Stephen Root, and also received Oscar nominations for Best Sound Editing and Best Writing/Original Screenplay.