Pixar/Disney Set May Date for 'A Bug's Life'

Posted Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
A Bug's Life

The latest Pixar smash to get a special edition Blu-ray release, the studio has confirmed a mid-May date for 'A Bug's Life.'

Featuring the voices of Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and Kevin Spacey, the $100 million-plus grossing family favorite will receive its first-ever high-def release on May 19.

It's debut is timed to coincide with the just-announced 'Monsters, Inc.', with both titles arriving only days before the theatrical release of the latest Pixar big-screen adventure, 'Up.'

Presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc, tech specs will see a 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and a DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track.

Bonus features will mirror those found on the previous special edition DVD version, including a filmmaker commentary, multiple featurettes, an art gallery, abandoned sequences, outtakes, a short film, and theatrical trailers.

New to the Blu-ray is a "Filmmakers' Roundtable" discussion, an original story treatment, and BD-Live connectivity.

Also included on a third standard DVD disc is a Digital Copy of the film (in standard-def) compatible with PCs, PSP, and iTunes.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $30.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'A Bug's Life' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 19.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
A Bug's Life (Blu-ray)
Monsters, Inc. (Blu-ray)
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