The folks at Disney Home Entertainment have organized a two-day press event to publicize some of their big upcoming home video releases and GeekMom is on the guest list. The good news for you, dear readers, is we will be bringing you all the interviews, tidbits, and information from the event as if you were right there beside us.
The tour kicks off next Tuesday, February 11, and begins with a behind-the-scenes look at Disney’s latest animated feature, Frozen. The Oscar-nominated hit is due for release on DVD and Blu-ray on February 25. Extras will include making-of featurettes, music videos, deleted scenes, and the original Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse,” which is currently running before the feature in theaters.
We’ll be talking with filmmakers Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, as well as producer Peter Del Vecho. We’ll also get a technical demonstration from character supervisor Gregory Smith and watch a voice-over recording session with audio engineer Gabe Guy.
On Wednesday, February 12, we’ll travel to DisneyToon Studios to get a preview of the next film in the Disney Fairies series, The Pirate Fairy. This direct-to-video movie features the voice of Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as a renegade fairy named Zarina who leaves Pixie Hollow and joins a band of pirates. Thor‘s Tom Hiddleston also stars as James, a cabin boy destined to become a Neverland legend. Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) and her fairy friends are along for the ride as well, of course.
We’ll get to talk about the new movie and the creation of the lead character with director Peggy Holmes (who also helmed the last installment, Secret of the Wings) and producer Jennifer Magee-Cook. The Pirate Fairy will be available on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack beginning April 1.
If you have questions for any of the talent mentioned above, be sure to let us know and we’ll pass them along!
P.S. There’s also a third title included in the event, but we’re not allowed to mention it until the release date is announced. As soon as we can share that too, we’ll let you know. Stay tuned for all the home video news that fit to blog about!