|Shrek The Third on HD DVD This November|
|Home Theater News HD DVD Software News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 27 September 2007|
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Hear ye! Hear ye! Prepare for king-sized laughs as DreamWorks Animation’s newest adventure in the largest theatrical animated franchise ever gets the royal treatment on DVD and HD DVD on Tuesday, November 13th. “The best Shrek yet” (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV), Shrek the Third has earned over $785 million in worldwide box office and secured a spot as the largest domestic animated film opening and the third-largest debut in cinema history. Shrek the Third chronicles the continued adventures of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss in Boots from Shrek* and Shrek 2 with new characters including a magical, misguided Merlin, an awkward Arthur, a powerful posse of Princesses and a bundle of unexpected arrivals. As the all-star cast and characters you love return for another all-new royal adventure, the biggest comedy of the year becomes the must-have home entertainment event of the holidays.
The Shrek the Third DVD and HD DVD presentations are ogre-loaded with bonus material, giving viewers the chance to join the whole Shrek family for hours of entertainment and activities. Everyone with two legs (or four) can master the “Donkey Dance” with the help of Donkey’s wildly entertaining step-by-step instructions. In “Shrek’s Guide to Parenthood” viewers receive wise and wacky parental advice from Donkey, Puss in Boots, Pinocchio and Gingy. In addition to cast profiles, “Lost Scenes,” “Big Green Goofs” and much more, Shrek and Donkey provide “How to Be Green” environmental tips for kids. The DVD includes a wealth of exciting DVD-ROM features, such as “Shrek Shmash-Ups,” which allow aspiring filmmakers of all ages to choose and mix scenes from all three Shrek films and put them to music, as well as many more Shrek-tivties including printables, games and more.
The HD DVD includes a number of interactive and web-enabled features. “The Animators’ Corner” is an all-new, interactive, picture-in-picture experience featuring storyboards relevant to the scenes on screen, plus branching to the “Lost Scenes;” “The World of Shrek” is a movie guide that provides biographies of key characters and the actors who voice them; “My Menus” are customizable character-themed menus; “Shrek’s Trivia Track” features pop-up fun facts; and “Donkey’s Digital Coloring Book” is an interactive coloring book that allows viewers to digitally paint their favorite scenes.
“Get Shreked!” Instant Win Game
Every customer who purchases a specially-marked Shrek the Third DVD and properly redeems a game piece will win a prize, revealed by peeling off a sticker on the package. Five grand-prize winners will receive a “HP Digital Home Makeover” worth $3,500, which includes a HP 42-inch MediaSmart LCD HDTV, HP Pavilion Slimline PC, HP 22-inch widescreen flat-panel monitor, HP 300GB Personal Media Drive, HP Photosmart Home Photo Center and HP Photosmart Digital Camera. Additional prizes include HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PCs, Xbox 360 game consoles with HD DVD players and LG Mint Chocolate Phones with $250 that can be used towards the purchase of wireless phone services. All other customers will win either 25 Snapfish photo prints or a Snapfish personalized photo sticker sheet. 1 See additional instant win game disclosures below.
DreamWorks’ SHREK® Debuts at 81st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Paradeâ
This Thanksgiving, DreamWorks Animation’s giant ogre flies in from Far Far Away and takes over Manhattan as Shrekâ makes his grand debut, flying high in the 81st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Paradeâ on Thursday, November 22nd. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET, fans can watch as Shrek flies down the streets of New York City for the first time, delighting over 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide. Shrek marks the start of the holiday season at the Parade and serves as Macy’s Official 2007 Holiday Ambassador. An exclusive Shrek holiday plush toy will be available beginning November 1st at all Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com. Fans can purchase the plush Shrek for $14.95 with any purchase of $35 or more.