Find out about Finding Dory

Finding Dory animation Q&A session. Watch Finding Dory at www.vudu.com now

Ask an artist: Q&A session on animating Finding Dory

 

Recently, we gave Vudu viewers the opportunity to ask Jason Deamer, Character Art Director at Pixar, their questions about animating Finding Dory.

 

From animation technology to deciding how Dory’s parents looked, we had plenty of great questions. We’ve got a couple of the questions below, and you can check out the complete question and answer session here.

 

Q: Did you have to watch fish swimming in slow motion to figure out how to make their swimming so accurate and to capture all the details?

 

A: Yes. That’s exactly what we did. But we also combined that with what we learned from our fish expert, who also happened to be an expert in hydrodynamics. He explained to us exactly how fish move their fins and locomote through liquid.

 

Q: Do you get the script before you work on the design or do you just get a rough plot overview of the story?

 

A: It happens both ways. Sometimes I’ll get lucky and get script pages, and sometimes I’ll even have an audio performance from whomever they’ve had do the voice. In some cases, like say on “Ratatouille,” I just had the premise, which was – it’s going to be a rat in a kitchen, so draw rats.

 

Feeling inspired? You’ve still got time to draw your best Dory and win some great prizes. Enter by tweeting your drawing with #VUDUdoodle before 10/31/16. Learn more here.

 

Watch Finding Dory on Vudu now!

Finding Dory is now available on Vudu! Own and watch instantly!

Finding Dory Family Movie Night

Make Finding Dory movie night a-Dory-ble and fun with these activities. (Don’t worry, the movie is better than our puns.)

 

We’re celebrating the release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory on digital with some fin-freaking-tastic ideas for creating a fun Finding Dory movie night. It’s fun, easy to buy and stream, and you get to watch in the comfort of your own home in HDX 1080p! Not to mention the fact you get to pause whenever you need a bathroom break. Youuuuu welcooome!

 

First things first. Buy Finding Dory on Vudu. It’s available now in HDX.

 

Then gather the kids and family for the fun. If you’re up for it, have your kids invite their friends too. It’s not like you need to get extra movie tickets – the more the merrier! No kids? No problem, friends are family too!

 

Now have some pre-movie fun:

 

Have the kids enter our #VUDUdoodle contest: Draw your best Dory and tweet a picture of it with #VUDUdoodle for a chance to win an original Finding Dory illustration + Art of Finding Dory book + Dory prize basket! Submit through 10/31/16.

 

Make a paper plate aquarium: Don’t knock the arts and crafts! Kids will get a kick out of being creative and customizing their own aquarium. And you will too. (Especially if you put some extra, ahem, seawater into the jello cups, below.)

 

Cook up some snacks: Fish sticks and sushi? I kid, I kid. Drop some candy fish into berry gelatin for some ocean-themed jello cups, melt up some quesa-dory (see what we did there?), or just pour some goldfish crackers in a fish bowl. If you sense a feeding frenzy, bake up one of these stuffed sea shells recipes.

 

That’s all there is to it. You can start the movie whenever you want, pause to get more snacks, or rewind if you miss something. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

 

Go Beyond 1080p with Star Trek Beyond in 4K UHD

Available To Own and Rent - Star Trek Beyond in 4K UHD

Now Available on VUDU – Star Trek Beyond in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos Audio

 

Hailing on all frequencies – Star Trek Beyond is here. And you’ll definitely want to “put it up on screen” because we’ve partnered with Paramount to bring it to you in 4K UHD.

 

That’s right, get Star Trek Beyond in UHD on VUDU now and see Spock not smile his pointy-eared face in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR, and hear Bones complain about not being anything but a doctor in full Dolby Atmos Audio.

 

And for a limited time, you can also get a Disc + Digital + gift set bundle that includes Star Trek Beyond on Blu-ray + HDX + a limited edition gift set that includes an additional DVD + 3 ship models from the movie. Stardate 2263.whaaaaaat!

 

Blu-ray + HDX + 3 Ship Gift Set

Available on VUDU.com now:

Blu-ray + HDX + Gift Set $25.96
HDX $19.99
DVD + SD $17.96
SD $14.99

 

As always, get your digital copy instantly –  faster than you can say “Kirk never said ‘Beam me up Scottie.’” Watch it tonight, and then watch it again when you join us for our Star Trek Beyond #VUDUviewingparty on Friday.

 

*Physical discs expected to ship on 11/1

Star Trek Beyond #VUDUviewingparty and Trivia Contest!

Star Trek Beyond Trivia Contest + #VUDUviewingparty

Warp speed ahead! The countdown to our next #VUDUviewingparty has commenced and we’re kicking it off with a Star Trek Beyond Trivia Contest.

 

Starting today, you can take the quiz and qualify to win some…wait for it…beyond amazing prizes – including the grand prize of an actual Star Fleet Cadet costume movie prop from Star Trek (2009)! We also have four runner-up prizes consisting of a Star Trek Beyond duffel bag and limited edition T-shirt. Did we blow your Vulcan mind yet?

 

Don’t worry, the quiz isn’t a Kobayashi Maru, but it’s no one-quarter impulse speed cruise through the galaxy either. You have to answer at least six (6) questions correctly to qualify for the random drawing. We know, we know, “Damnit, you’re a fan, not a Starfleet Cadet.” Winners will be announced during our Star Trek Beyond #VUDUviewingparty on Friday, October 7th, starting at 6pm.

 

Quiz Grand Prize

 

And you’ll want to attend our Star Trek Beyond #VUDUviewingparty too. Because we’ll have additional trivia questions and giveaways on top of the online Trivia Contest. That’s right, prizes on prizes on prizes – including a limited edition (out of 1000) framed Star Trek Beyond movie poster. So much free swag. You can joke about “givin ‘er all she’s got Captain,” now.

 

You can take the quiz starting today, and up until the 6pm PDT start of the viewing party. RSVP for the viewing party to get prize reveals and updates.

A New Disc + Digital + Gift Set Deal Is Here! Who You Gonna Call?

Blu-ray + HDX + Exclusive Sock Gift Set + Free Shipping $22.96Get Double Digital HDX+ Blu-Ray Socks Gift Set + Free Shipping

 

VUDU is offering another Disc + Digital combo that includes two digital movies and an exclusive gift set from Walmart.com! For a limited time, get Ghostbusters (2016) – both extended edition and theatrical release – in digital HDX, plus a Ghostbusters Socks Gift Set that includes the Extended Edition Blu-ray and exclusive Ghostbusters socks. So much stuff, and no slime!

 

This extended edition includes 15 more minutes of footage not shown in theaters, along with extensive bonus features in both digital and Blu-ray experiences. Did we mention the exclusive Ghostbuster socks?!

 

Available on VUDU.com now:

Blu-ray + HDX (extended & theatrical) + Bonus Features + Socks Gift Set $22.96
HDX (extended & theatrical) + Bonus Features $17.99
SD (extended & theatrical) + Bonus Features $14.99

 

A non-gift set Blu-ray + HDX (extended) bundle is also available for $22.96, here.

 

With all Disc + Digital sets you can watch your digital copy instantly on VUDU, and get a Blu-ray or DVD to collect and display. Discs will ship from Walmart.com, with select titles – including this one – getting free shipping!

 

Don’t be afraid of no ghost. Go to VUDU.com and get the Disc + Digital with Ghostbusters Socks Gift Set. Or check out all our Blu-ray or DVD + Digital sets, available exclusively on VUDU.com.