‘Pinocchio’ Returns to Blu-ray in Signature Collection; Debuts on Digital HD

Disney’s timeless classic Pinocchio made its Blu-ray debut four years ago and has been locked up in Disney vault for the past couple years. Without a Digital HD option you have to tap into the secondary market to bring the wooden puppet full of life home.

That all changes on January 10th, 2017 when Disney releases the new Pinocchio Signature Collection on Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD. The digital release will be followed by the Pinocchio Signature Collection Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack release on January 31st with 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

Per the press release, this latest edition of Pinocchio includes hours of classic bonus material and exclusive features including a reinvented rendition of ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ created and performed by music influencers from Disney’s Maker Studios; never-before-seen artwork from the film’s Pleasure Island sequence; archival recordings of Walt himself during “Pinocchio” production; and a recently restored and scored 1927 short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Here’s the full rundown of bonus features:

  • Walt’s Story Meetings: Pleasure Island – The Pleasure Island scene in “Pinocchio” had much more development than what is seen in the film. Join Pixar’s Pete Docter and Disney historian and author J.B. Kaufman as they explore artwork recently discovered in Disney’s animation research library revealing some of the attractions, gags and games, which Disney animators created for this iconic location of the film, that never made it on screen.
  • In Walt’s Words – “Pinocchio” – Hear Walt himself discuss the making of “Pinocchio” through archival recordings and interviews.
  • The Pinocchio Project: “When You Wish Upon a Star” – Music influencers Alex G, Tanner Patrick and JR Aquino from Disney’s Maker Studios, a global leader in short-form videos, gather in a creative workspace to create their rendition of the film’s signature song, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and produce a fresh new music video.Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in “Poor Papa” – This recently restored and scored 1927 short features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who gets multiple visits from the stork and is forced to attempt various methods to help stop the onslaught of baby deliveries.
  • Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as the making of “Pinocchio,” deleted scenes, sing-alongs, storyboards and theatrical trailers.

Pricing and pre-order information will be added once available. Watch the new Pinocchio trailer that debuted earlier today at D23 below, followed by the new cover art.

Pinocchio Signature Collection Blu-ray Cover Art

Pinocchio Signature Collection Blu-ray

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