‘Frozen’ Freak-Out! Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Release Dates Announced

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Disney has officially announced when all the Frozen fiends can get their perpetual fixes. The studio will release the film on Blu-ray and DVD on March 18th with an early release of the film digitally on February 25th. Disney’s first go at pre releasing the digital copy happened with Wreck-it-Ralph and the results must have been good for them to do it again. This has been a definite trend in the animation and film world at large of late.

A recent Financial Times article discussed the overwhelming success animation companies have been enjoying from this “early windowing” phenomenon. According to the article, digital purchases rose 50% in 2013 and will actually eclipse DVD sales in 2014.  Last year, digital movie sales raked in $1 Billion in the US.

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As for the Frozen Blu-ray, there are special features, though still no director’s commentary or audio commentaries of any kind. Also, the 3D version of the film will only be available digitally, perhaps representing the disappointing figures in 3D HDTV sales (but disappointing nonetheless for those who were looking forward to a 3D Blu-ray release).

Special features 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)

So, Frozen fanatics can finally have all the Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff their hearts can handle. Do you wanna build a snowman?

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9 thoughts on “‘Frozen’ Freak-Out! Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Release Dates Announced

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  2. I have two 3D TVs and not sure if your opinion of 3D TVs is a personal one or factual one but Disney is releasing other titles in Blu-ray 3D why not “Frozen”? But Disney is releasing “Frozen” 3D in the UK.

    • I’m thinking this is just another selling strategy from Disney with their 3D Blu-rays to see which form they offer it in does best in sales. It will be available as a 3D digital download. We’ll see what happens, but owning a 3D TV myself I really do hope a 3D Blu-ray is offered at some time in the future.

      • Woohoo a format that is secure in like 5th place digitally!!!! What a score!!! It’s also on playstation, but what is Disney thinking? They just partnered with iTunes and they don’t offer 3d? I hope thiseams the rumored new appletv coming out is 3d capable, but I still don’t want to stream 70gb of data over my internet to watch a movie.

  3. Explain to me how they are releasing it digitally in 3d. No digital service that I know of has a 3d capability, unless they are using it as a promotion to announce iTunes now available in 3d.

    Someone should get on this

      • Yeah, but vudu is garbage and people who’ve been buying Disney movies all this time now have a considerable iTunes digital collection. We don’t want 10 different apps across our digital libraries. I suppose I should just be glad they don’t put my iTunes movies in “the vault” for ten years.

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