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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo) (Blu-ray) by Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Review by Charles Mohapel
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B0041PSQF6
Date: 17 December 2010 List Price $39.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: IMDB.com / Wikipedia / Show Article /

Back in 1940, you had Mickey Mouse playing the role of the sorcerer's apprentice in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' segment of "Fantasia". When "Fantasia 2000" was released, 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' with Mickey Mouse was the only segment to repeat. But when Walt Disney Studios chose to make a live action version with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Jon Turteltaub, and Nicholas Cage as the lead, playing Balthazar Blake, you just know that there will be plenty of fireworks, both figuratively and literally.

From official release/information:

Product Description:
Magic is everywhere in Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice - the fun family adventure from the creators of National Treasure. Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer's apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action, and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!

Total Running Time: 109 minutes

Disc 1: Blu-ray Disc contains:
Promo for Disney on Blu-ray 3D
Trailer for TRON: Legacy - In Theaters in IMAX 3D, Disney Digital 3D, and Real D 3D 12.17.2010
Promo for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (109:02)

Bonus Features:
'Magic In The City' with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Nicholas Cage (Executive Producer / "Balthazar"), Jon Turteltaub (Director), Chad Oman (Executive Producer), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Toby Kebbell ("Drake Stone"), Teresa Palmer ("Becky"), Barry Waldman (Executive Producer), Peter Thorell (2nd Assistant Director), George Marshall Ruge (Stunt Coordinator / 2nd Assistant Director), David Lazan (Supervising Art Director), Mark Hawker (Special Effects Coordinator), Naomi Shohan (Production Designer), Mike Stenson (Executive Producer), Phil Brennan (Visual Effects Supervisor - Asylum), George DeTitta Jr. (Set Decorator), and Alfred Molina ("Horvath") (12:53)

'The Science Of Sorcery' with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Jon Turteltaub (Director), Nicholas Cage (Executive Producer / "Balthazar"), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Alfred Molina ("Horvath"), John Nelson (Visual Effects Supervisor), Phil Brennan (Visual Effects Supervisor - Asylum), Toby Kebbell ("Drake Stone"), Teresa Palmer ("Becky"), Monica Bellucci ("Veronica"), Adrian De Wet (Visual Effects Supervisor - Double Negative), and Matt Lopez (Screenwriter) (10:15)

'Making Magic Real' with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Mike Stenson (Executive Producer), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Jon Turteltaub (Director), John Nelson (Visual Effects Supervisor), Mark Hawker (Special Effects Coordinator), Alfred Molina ("Horvath"), John Frazier (Special Effects Supervisor), Mark Renton (Compositing Supervisor - Asylum), Jason Schugardt (Additional Visual Effects Supervisor - Asylum), Nicholas Cage (Executive Producer / "Balthazar"), Phil Brennan (Visual Effects Supervisor - Asylum), Zoe Cranley (3D Lead - Double Negative), David Lazan (Supervising Art Director), Naomi Shohan (Production Designer), Craig Van Dyke (Animation Supervisor - Asylum), and Bret St Clair (CG Supervisor - Asylum). (11:46)

'Fantasia: Reinventing A Classic' with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Nicholas Cage (Executive Producer / "Balthazar"), Teresa Palmer ("Becky"), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Jon Turteltaub (Director), Mike Stenson (Executive Producer), Adrian De Wet (Visual Effects Supervisor - Double Negative), John Nelson (Visual Effects Supervisor), Mark Hawker (Special Effects Coordinator), Thomas DuPont (Stunt Double), Bojan Bazelli (Director of Photography), Jeremy Hardin (3D Lead - Double Negative), Georg Kaltenbrunner (3D Lead - Double Negative), James Lewis (Animation Lead - Double Negative), and Trevor Rabin (Composer). (10:13)

'The Fashionable Drake Stone' with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Michale Kaplan (Costume Designer), Toby Kebbell ("Drake Stone"), and Jon Turteltaub (Director). (2:09)

'The Grimhold: An Evil Work Of Art' with Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Jon Turteltaub (Director), Alfred Molina ("Horvath"), Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Naomi Shohan (Production Designer), Adrian De Wet (Visual Effects Supervisor - Double Negative), John Nelson (Visual Effects Supervisor), and Phil Brennan (Visual Effects Supervisor - Asylum). (3:46)

'The Encantus' with Jon Turteltaub (Director), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), James Mazzola (Property Master), Naomi Shohan (Production Designer), and David Lazan (Supervising Art Director). (2:23)

'Wolves & Puppies' with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Jon Turteltaub (Director), Mike Hodanish (Wolf Trainer), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Tyler Ham (Visual Effects Data Wrangler), and Steve McAuliff (Animal Trainer) (3:07)

'The World's Coolest Car' with Jon Turteltaub (Director), Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Chad Oman (Executive Producer), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Dan Dietrich (Rolls Royce Coordinator), and Michael D. Antunez (Picture Car Coordinator). (1:32)

Deleted Scenes:
'A Candidate In Calcutta' (1:12)
'A Model Student' (1:12)
'Balthazar Recruits Dave' (1:59)
'Oh No, It's Andre' (2:00)
'Man's Best Friend' (1:23)

Outtakes (3:15)

'Discover Blu-ray 3D with Timon & Pumbaa' (4:23)

Info

Sneak Peeks
Promo for MovieRewards.com
Promo for Disney's A Christmas Carol on Disney Blu-ray 3D and Disney DVD
Promo for Phineas & Ferb Across The 2nd Dimension - Coming Summer 2011 on Disney Channel and Disney XD
Trailer for Disneynature Presents African Cats - Only in Theaters Earth Day 2011
Promo for Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD
Promo for Alice In Wonderland Special 60th Anniversary Edition on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD - 2011
Promo for The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack
Promo for The Lion King Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD - Fall 2011

Disc 2: DVD contains:
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (108:59)

Bonus Features:
'The Making Of The Sorcerer's Apprentice' with with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Nicholas Cage (Executive Producer / "Balthazar"), Jon Turteltaub (Director), Chad Oman (Executive Producer), Teresa Palmer ("Becky"), Barry Waldman (Executive Producer), Jay Baruchel ("Dave"), Naomi Shohan (Production Designer), George DeTitta Jr. (Set Decorator), Mike Stenson (Executive Producer), John Nelson (Visual Effects Supervisor), Alfred Molina ("Horvath"), John Frazier (Special Effects Supervisor), Mark Hawker (Special Effects Coordinator), Monica Bellucci (“Veronica”), George Marshall Ruge (Stunt Coordinator / 2nd Assistant Director), Geoff Hansen (First Assistant Director), and Adrian De Wet (Visual Effects Supervisor - Double Negative). (22:01)

Deleted Scene:
'Balthazar Recruits Dave' (1:59)

'Discover Blu-ray 3D with Timon & Pumbaa' (4:23)

Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray Is Suite! (4:45)

Sneak Peeks
Promo for Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs and Disney Blu-ray 3D
Trailer for TRON: Legacy - In Theaters in IMAX 3D, Disney Digital 3D, and Real D 3D 12.17.2010
Promo for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD

Promo for Disney's A Christmas Carol on Disney Blu-ray 3D and Disney DVD
Promo for MovieRewards.com
Trailer for Disneynature Presents African Cats - Only in Theaters Earth Day 2011
Promo for Phineas & Ferb Across The 2nd Dimension - Coming Summer 2011 on Disney Channel and Disney XD
Promo for Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD
Promo for Alice In Wonderland Special 60th Anniversary Edition on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD - 2011
Promo for The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack
Promo for The Lion King Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD - Fall 2011

(Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)

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