New Release: Babe and Peter Pan Blu-ray

Babe movie scene

Babe

A special pig and a magical boy debuted on high-definition Blu-ray on April 5, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

1995 Academy Award-winner Babe stars James Cromwell (Secretariat) and the voices of Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings franchise) and voice actress Christine Cavanaugh (TV’s Rugrats) to tell the story of a pig who’s raised by sheepdogs and taught to herd sheep with some help from Farmer Hoggett (Cromwell). Based on a novel by Dick King-Smith, the G-rated family movie won an Oscar for best visual effects.

The Blu-ray ($26.98) includes these special features:

  • a making-of featurette
  • commentary with writer/producer George Miller
  • and featurette “George Miller On Babe.”

All were included on the special edition DVD released in 2003.

Peter Pan movie scene

Peter Pan

The 2003 version of J.M. Barrie‘s Peter Pan stars Jeremy Sumpter (TV’s Friday Night Lights) as the leader of the lost boys, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter series) as Captain Hook, Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer) as Mrs. Darling, Lynn Redgrave (Charlie’s War) as Aunt Millicent and Harry Newell, Freddie Popplewell and Rachel Hurd-Wood (Dorian Gray) as Darling children John, Michael and, of course, Wendy.

Based on Barrie’s play, the fantasy movie tells the story of the Darling children being taken by Peter Pan to Never Never Land, where the war with the evil Captain Hook continues.

The PG-rated film’s Blu-ray hasn’t yet been assigned any special features, but its DVD, released back in 2004, was loaded, so maybe Universal will put some of them on the new high-definition disc.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.