DreamWorks Animation will release some of its earliest titles to Blu-ray and DVD on May 13, in two Triple Feature collections.
The first set features the studio’s successful collaborations with Aardman Animations: Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Flushed Away. The inaugural feature from DreamWorks/Aardman,Chicken Run became a runaway success – no pun intended – at the international box office in 2000, collecting $224 million, while Curse of the Were-Rabbit won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2006. That same year, Flushed Away, the studios’ final collaboration, marked Aardman’s first attempt at a computer animated feature, its previous films being stop-motion.
The second set focuses on three of DreamWorks’ traditionally-animated titles: The Road to El Dorado, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, and Joseph: King of Dreams. Released in 2000, El Dorado received acclaim for its songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, following their Oscar-winning work on The Lion King; three years later, Sinbad became DreamWorks’ final traditionally-animated feature. Meanwhile, Joseph stands as the studio’s only direct-to-video feature, a prequel to The Prince of Egypt.
Speaking of Egypt, there is no word on when it, as well as hits Shark Tale, Over the Hedge and Antz – DreamWorks’ first feature – will arrive on Blu-ray. The only other upcoming title from the studio’s early catalog is the 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, also arriving May 13.
Animation Scoop has the first look at the cover artwork for DreamWorks Animation’s Triple Feature sets. Bonus features have yet to be announced.
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