Disney’s been in the middle of putting together epic 3D releases for a while, including such canon titles as The Lion King and Finding Nemo. Despite prior publicity that Disney would not be giving The Little Mermaid the 3D Blu-ray treatment, the company is actually putting together a pretty spectacular Diamond Edition set for those of you who have been waiting and waiting for the film to come out of the vault. We still have a little while to wait for the release, however. The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition will hit 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray on October 1.
Even though it’ll be a while before we get to buy the release, the good news is that Disney has already put together the cover art for the Diamond Edition set, which can be viewed, below.
In the meantime, Disney has put out a really nice trailer for the set, which focuses on some big moments for Ariel and the villainous Ursula, as well as reminds fans how many sing-along moments the classic animated film offers. The picture has been cleaned up for HD and looks even sharper and more defined than before, which should also be a bonus for fans. Additionally, other video content can be viewed over at Disney Movies.
What the trailer doesn’t explain are the bonus features with the Little Mermaid Blu-ray combo pack—and they are extensive. If you’ve owned any former versions of the flick, well, namely the DVD, you’ll get a repeat with the new set. Regardless, a slew of other extras will also be available, including the Disney Intermission technology, some content on Disney’s animation, and even a segment on a deleted character from the film. There are several different purchasing options. There’s a Blu-ray combo pack with a DVD that will run for $39.99. A slightly more expensive copy will be the Blu-ray combo pack with a DVD and a digital copy, which will run for $44.99. Then, the 3D Blu-ray will run for $49.99. Yes, each of those is pretty expensive, but we all know Amazon and other outlets thrive on putting big releases like this one on sale.
The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Bonus Features
- @ Disney Animation
- Disney Intermission
- Deleted Character
- “The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model”
- “Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland”
- Howard’s Lecture
- Classic DVD Bonus Features
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