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November 4

November 4, 2003 – The 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD of Finding Nemo is Released

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“…a hilarious adventure where you’ll meet colorful characters that take you into the breathtaking underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.”

On November 4, 2003, the 2-disc Collector’s Edition version of the animated feature film Finding Nemo was released on DVD. This special edition features a myriad of special features, including a documentaries of the film and Pixar studios, short films, a sneak peek at the next animated feature The Incredibles, and commentary by the makers of the film.

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March 10

March 10, 2009 – The 70th Anniversary Edition of Pinocchio is Released on Blu-ray and DVD

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“The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with an all new, state of the art digital restoration that shines brilliantly on 2-disc DVD.”

On March 10, 2009, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the film, the Platinum Edition of Pinocchio was released on Blu-ray and DVD. The film was given a special digital restoration, and the release included several special featurettes, including a behind-the-scenes making of feature, a look at Walt Disney’s artistic review process, and several key pieces of background and concept art.

December 28

December 28, 2006 – Disney Announces $3.26 Billion Box Office Returns for the Year

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“In every area and on every level, 2006 was an extraordinary year for The Walt Disney Studios.” – Chairman Richard Cook

On December 28, 2006, Disney announced its year end box office gross of $3.26 billion. The year had been a successful one in several areas for Disney, ranging from its box office receipts and records, DVD sales, the Pixar acquisition, hit Disney Channel shows and movies, and its Broadway productions, among other profitable areas. In this report, Disney also claimed the top two box office spots for the year, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest which earned over $1.06 billion, and Pixar’s Cars which grossed $462 million. Disney also had the three best-selling DVDs: Pirates of the Caribbean; Cars; and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; these releases gave Buena Vista Home Entertainment an industry milestone.

December 26

December 26, 2005 – The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Toy Story 2 is Released

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“Now, in a 2-disc collector’s edition with a sparkling theater mix, this groundbreaking animated adventure is even better!”

On December 26, 2005, the special edition 2-disc DVD of Toy Story 2 was released through Walt Disney Home Entertainment. The film was mastered for the latest home entertainment technology, and featured deleted scenes, outtakes, and a special game to let the viewer discover which toy they are. A further special edition would be released almost five years later.

November 8

November 8, 2005 – Volume 1 of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers is Released on DVD

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“No crime is too small for the Rescue Rangers!”

On November 8, 2005, the first volume of the animated series Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers was released on a 3-disc DVD set. The first set includes the first 27 episodes of the series, split into nine episodes each disc. A second volume was released on November 16, 2009, with episodes 28 through 51, along with all episodes of the five-part pilot.

November 6

November 6, 2007 – The Pixar Short Films Collection is Released on DVD

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“13 Sensational Pixar Shorts Together For The First Time!”

On November 6, 2007, the Pixar Short Films Collection was released on DVD. The collection contains short films created by Pixar Animation Studios, dating back to their premiere short film The Adventures of Andre & Wally B., released in 1984 at the SIGGRAPH Conference, and ending with 2006’s Lifted, originally released alongside Ratatouille. The collection also features a short documentary called The Pixar Shorts: A Short History, and several shorts featuring the Pixar lamp that were created for the show Sesame Street. A second collection of shorts was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 13, 2012.

March 22

March 22, 2009 – The Short Film Super Rhino is Released

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“My ancestry isn’t all hamster, I’m one-sixteenth wolf with a little wolverine…”

On March 22, 2009, the special short film Super Rhino was released on the DVD release of the Disney animated feature film Bolt. It was written and directed by Nathan Greno, and stars Mark Walton as Rhino, Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Calico, Miley Cyrus as Penny, and Susie Essman as Mittens.

The short begins with Calico already touting his success as an evil villain, as he has caught Penny and Bolt and has them suspended over a large pit of lava. Through a camera in Bolt’s collar, Penny’s father is able to see their capture, and although he can’t save her, he knows who can: Rhino the hamster. Penny’s father uses his scientific contraptions to create a super hamster, and Rhino is soon sent to save the pair. He attacks all the guards outside, and makes his way into Calico’s fortress, exclaiming that he created a door with lasers from his eyes. Calico looks dumbfounded as he sees a hamster standing before him. Every guard shoots everything they can at Rhino, but the newly super Rhino is able to avoid the shot and rides a missile, using it to cut down Penny and Bolt, and safely catches them as they fall. Calico starts proclaiming that he will win next time, but Rhino interrupts him and, using his own version of the “super bark,” sends a wave of lava flying over Calico, burning him and his cat. Penny and Bolt thank Rhino, who calls the two “cute,” before proclaiming he has an urgent matter to attend to. He is then seen at a concert, where he starts singing Hannah Montana’s song “Best of Both Worlds” to an adoring crowd. It is then revealed that he has been dreaming, and has woken up Mittens, who is not a fan of his singing. He rolls over and goes back to sleep, dreaming once again that he’s going to save the world after answering a call from the President of the United States.