Yeah! Disney has finally announced that Frozen will be released for DVD and Blu-ray on March 18th!
We are about two months away from being able to watch Frozen over and over again to our heart’s content. (You know without having to pay the crazy movie theater prices at least. We will be able to save a lot of money this way.)
The announcement of the release date also came with a list of special features that will be included, most of which will only be available digitally or on the Blu-ray. The special features are considerably less than those found on the Monsters University Blu-ray (Pixar is known for going all out for its home media releases), but they look intriguing nonetheless. The special features will include:
- The Making Of Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
- D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
- Breaking the Ice – The Real Making of Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
- 4 Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
- Original Theatrical Short – “Get A Horse” (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
- “Let It Go” Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
- Frozen Teaser Trailer (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
Despite being released in theatres in 3D, there will not be a 3D Blu-ray disc available for Frozen. The only way to view the film in 3D will be by purchasing a 3D digital copy. It seems strange that Disney abandoned the 3D Blu-ray format for Frozen, especially since the film is one of the highest grossing films of the year and is on pace to break studio records. But then again, the 3D TV and Blu-ray market hasn’t really taken off as much as media companies would have liked, so maybe it’s not worth the extra cost.
Also notably absent is a director’s commentary. Audio commentaries by the filmmakers have become a stable in Blu-ray/DVD releases over the past decade, but not for Disney. Tangled didn’t have one. This was so disappointing that a few of the Tangled animators and other crew members came together and released an unofficial commentary track. (Thank you, Clay!)
If you can’t wait until March, you will be able to download Frozen as Digital HD and Digital 3D on February 25th; however, the movie will not be available in its physical forms (DVD, Blu-ray, and On-Demand) until March 18th.