|Breakthrough DVD Technology
From Buena Vista Home Entertainment
|New DVD Innovations Put Viewers In Control
Premiering On Disney DVDs In August 2004
BURBANK, Calif., June 18, 2004 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment,
the leader in the home entertainment industry, announces two exclusive ease-of-use features only available on
Disney DVDs. Disney's FastPlay is a new technology that allows viewers to experience all of the DVD magic without
ever touching their remote. For viewers who prefer to navigate, the new EasyFind menus easily guide viewers to
their favorite set up options and bonus features.
|These innovative new technologies will first be available on
the animated "The Three Musketeers," starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, on Disney DVD August 17,
2004. Following "The Three Musketeers," Disney's FastPlay will be included on select Disney DVDs. Disney's
EasyFind menus will appear on all Disney DVDs after its debut.
|Disney's FastPlay puts viewers in control of how they watch
their DVD. Once the disc is inserted into the player, Disney's FastPlay starts to play automatically, allowing
viewers to sit back and relax. Disney's FastPlay will automatically play back select previews, the feature
presentation and select bonus features.
|Disney's EasyFind menus are an exclusive new menu system
available only on Buena Vista Home Entertainment DVDs. EasyFind menus provide consistent categories and
graphic icons for easy identification of bonus material features. EasyFind simplifies the search for
favorite bonus features. In addition, 2-Disc sets will feature an index page identifying all of the bonus
features available on both Disc 1 and Disc 2.
|Bob Chapek, President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, says
"with our FastPlay technology consumers, especially those with kids, will love this easier way to enjoy their
DVD. The DVD does all the work, and plays back the bonus features automatically. And if you want to navigate
yourself, our EasyFind menus give you standard, consistent icons so you can quickly find your favorite bonus
features on any Disney DVD you play."
|Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., is a recognized industry leader.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone,
Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.
|These press materials are available in electronic
form at www.BVHEpublicity.com.
|National press questions:
||Jennifer J. Lang 818-560-4041
|Regional press questions:
||Michelle Medeiros 818-560-1777
(or your local field agency)
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