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iTunes adds Cars, Dead Man's Chest

updated 04:40 pm EST, Mon November 6, 2006

iTunes adds Disney content

Disney today announced plans to add the No. 1 animated film of the year, Cars, and the No. 1 film of the year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest to Apple's iTunes Store as digital downloads. "Cars, the high octane, comedy-adventure box office favorite about a hotshot rookie race car who with a fun cast of car-acters goes on the ride of his life. Starring Owen Wilson ('Wedding Crashers'), the legendary Paul Newman (Oscar winner Best Actor 'The Color of Money' 1986) and an all-star cast, Cars takes audiences of all ages on an incredible adventure that blends a heartfelt story, great music and breathtaking animation." The film is scheduled for availability via iTunes store beginning November 7th. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest stars Johnny Depp as a mischievous, heroic rogue named Captain Jack Sparrow. The film is due for availability on DVD starting December 5th. [corrected]




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  1. Andy Cotton

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    does anybody know???

    Does anyone know why ITMS movie downloads are US only? Why does any company exclude the majority of its customers from buying its products? Even if it is licensing or whatever, I'd like to know.

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    News?

    And given that these have both been pre-orderable since the movie portion of iTunes debuted, this is news how?

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hmmm

    @ andycotton: It is licensing, yes. Plus the fact that only Disney (and the incorporated Pixar, Miramax etc., part of Disney) had the guts to sign up to bring movies to iTMS, which is certainly due to the fact that Jobs sits on Disney board. The other studios sit and wait, partly because they are intimidated by big retail guns like Walmart, who don't want to see their DVD sales dwindling down.

    These companies don't "exclude the majority of its customers from buying their products", you are very welcome to buy their DVDs. But online video sales are a relatively new thing, and the studios want to play it safe. It's just like the beginning of the iTMS for music - starts small, gets bigger soon. I have no doubt that Jobs will announce in his 2007 MWSF keynote that other studios slowly follow suit.

    And @ hammer: You are more than right. Both Cars and Pirates were a big part of the marketing buzz when Apple announced movies on the iTMS.. Just goes to show again that journalistic quality doesn't mean a thing here on MacNN.

  1. Treuf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Price

    The article lacks the price of the movie download ...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: hmmm

    And @ hammer: You are more than right. Both Cars and Pirates were a big part of the marketing buzz when Apple announced movies on the iTMS.. Just goes to show again that journalistic quality doesn't mean a thing here on MacNN.

    Well, what does it say about Disney that they submit a new press release to re-announce that they'll be releasing their movies on itunes (not even saying they are released, but announcing they will be released).

    And it must be nice to live in a world where you can check out every piece of content you might want to discuss to make sure you haven't discussed it in some sense many, many, many moons ago.

    And what if MacNN didn't cover this prior to this point? Does it still not count? Should they only post things that no one out there has heard about? Technically, if you visit other mac sites before coming here, lots of stuff isn't 'news', since you've already known about it...

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Actually...

    Actually, Cars wasn't offered except as a pre-order till today, i think their point is that its now fully available... The whole artical... it's 95% about Cars... One sentence even is about POTC... Strange.

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yeah...

    WHAT is UP with MaCNN lately?? It's getting really annoying, including the use of "TO" where "TOO" belongs... my #1 Web-Peeve. "Gamer Scan on Hiatus"? -Then remove the friggin' button on top of main page! Sheesh.

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