|'WALL-E' DVD Available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2008--With just a week to go before the release of "WALL-E" on DVD, Amazon.com is offering the Disney-Pixar's blockbuster animated film for immediate pre-order. This highly anticipated film will be released on Nov. 18, 2008, and customers who pre-order and select "Two-day" or "One-day" shipping will have their order arrive on the date of release. Amazon Prime customers who select "Two-day" shipping will receive Release-Date Delivery for free.
In addition, the first 100,000 customers who order "WALL-E" will receive the product in a specially designed, environmentally friendly package.
From the humans that brought you "Finding Nemo" and "Cars," "WALL-E" is set in a visually astonishing galaxy, and the DVD and Blu-ray releases are made even more compelling by out-of-this-world bonus features which are sure to take families on an exciting voyage.
The "WALL-E" DVD comes in a special, innovatively designed, eco-friendly package that contains no plastic; it's made from 100 percent recyclable cardboard. The packaging for the Blu-Ray version of "WALL-E" has been designed to be 30 percent smaller than the standard DVD package. And the expanded three-disc DVD versions contain a digital copy which enables customers to easily transfer the movie onto their favorite portable device, including iPods, iPhones, laptops and other portable media players.
"Based on initial customer reaction, we fully expect "WALL-E" to be one of our biggest sellers this holiday season," said Peter Faricy, vice president of movies and music at Amazon.com. "We also believe our customers will appreciate the convenience of Release-Date Delivery and the new environmentally friendly packaging as well."
Fans of the intergalactic robot can find a wealth of "WALL-E" content by visiting the "WALL-E" Store at www.amazon.com/walle. Amazon is offering custom "WALL-E" animation, video clips, interactive games, photos and coloring pages for fans of all ages.
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL-E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc(TM) and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent filings.