Disney’s successful Lilo & Stitch tops this week’s list of home video releases. The animated adventures of a girl who befriends an alien sent to conquer Earth features the voices of Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, David Ogden Stiers, Jason Scott Lee, Zoe Caldwell, Kevin McDonald and Kevin Michael Richardson.
DVD extras include deleted scenes presented in various stages of animation, four theatrical teaser trailers called “InterSTITCHals,” new InterSTITCHals created exclusively for home entertainment, behind-the-scenes with country star Wynonna singing and talking about Elvis and the film, the I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You music video performed by A-Teens, Create Your Own Alien Experiment Game, a Hula lesson and the featurettes The Look of Lilo and Stitch, Animating the Hula and On Location With the Directors
Warner Bros.’ The Adventures of Pinocchio, the latest animated telling of the classic tale about a wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy also hits video shelves today. The film introduces new characters and original songs. An interactive coloring book is included for PCs equipped with a DVD-ROM drive. This release comes just prior to the highly anticipated theatrical release of Roberto Benigni’s live-action Pinocchio.
With his latest masterpiece, Spirited Away, enjoying critical acclaim and brisk business in limited North American theatrical release, celebrated director Hayo Miyazaki’s 1988 hit My Neighbor Totoro also makes its way to DVD.
Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studios offers a peek behind the curtain of the world’s most famous magic factory. In addition to a video tour of the studio, this release offers a unique look at art of classic animation and how animated films and characters are brought to life. Exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin take viewers through the rich Disney history that began in 1937. The DVD also invites fans to rediscover the 1941 feature, The Reluctant Dragon.
Other Disney releases debuting on home video today are the Walt Disney Treasures issues of Complete Goofy and Mickey Mouse in Black and White, both in limited edition tin packaging.