Last week Amazon and other online retailers began offering DVD and Blu-ray editions of director Pete Docter’s latest animated smash, Inside Out, for delivery on Nov. 3. Walt Disney Home Entertainment was mums the word on whether that was a good date or not … so we held off on posting it.
This week they confirmed a three-SKU array of products for that Nov. 3 street date — there will be a stand alone DVD, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and an “Ultimate Collector’s Edition,” which is a three-disc Combo Pack that features two Blu-ray viewing options (3D and 2D versions of the merriment).
The ARR is 137 days and this Pixar production has pulled in $335.4 million in ticket sales. Can you spell F R A N C H I S E for Riley and her five emotions?
And, you can bet that the Oscar battle will certainly match Universal’s Minions against Disney’s Inside Out come Feb. 28 of 2016 (note to Academy members: Any Minion mouthing the words Bee Doo Bee Doo is better than the tedium that Neil Patrick Harris managed to inspire).
As to bonus features for Inside Out, there will be commentary from director Pete Docter (Oscar-winner for UP) and co-director Ronaldo Del Carmen (his debut), plus director James Ford Murphy animated short film Lava.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKUs are the newly-prepared animated short film titled Riley's First Date?, plus seven production featurettes and a quartet of deleted scenes.