New Release: Megamind DVD and Blu-ray

Megamind movie sceneParamount Home Entertainment went the untraditional route for the DVD and Blu-ray release of DreamWorks Animations‘ blockbuster movie Megamind, bringing out the family film on Friday Feb. 25, 2011, instead of the usual Tuesday.

The animated comedy, which grossed $140 million in theaters, stars the voices of Will Ferrell (The Other Guys) and Brad Pitt (Seven) as aliens who arrived on Earth as babies. Each used their super powers for different things: Brad’s alien turned into the superhero Metro Man and Ferrell’s blue baby became the evil Megamind. But when Megamind accidentally creates an even more evil superman (voiced by Jonah Hill, Cyrus), Megamind has to re-evaluate his priorities. The film also features the voices of Tina Fey (Date Night), David Cross (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Ben Stiller (Meet the Fockers).

Megamind Blu-ray boxOn DVD and Blu-ray, fans can enjoy more of Megamind and his pal Minion (Cross) in the short film Megamind: The Button of Doom, which follows the heroes on their first day on the job as the protectors of Metro City. The short film is available in the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and in a limited Double DVD pack, similar to how Paramount released animated movie How to Train Your Dragon.

The Double DVD Pack also includes these special features:

  • “Meet the Cast of Megamind” featurette
  • deleted scene
  • filmmakers’ commentary
  • featurette “World of DreamWorks Animation” looking at Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar
  • featurette “Inside Megamind’s Lair”
  • “AnimatorMan”
  • “You Can Draw Megamind”
  • “Mega Rap”
  • video comic book “The Reign of Megamind”
  • “Spot the Difference”
  • and “Minion’s Zone” printables on DVD-ROM.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack has all those plus:

  • “The Animator’s Corner” with picture-in-picture storyboards
  • a trivia track
  • “Comic Creator”
  • and “Behind the Mind.”

A single DVD also is available, including only the deleted scene, commentary and cast and DreamWorks featurettes.


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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.