Disney Second Screen
|Original author(s)||Walt Disney Studios
|Operating system||iOS, Web browser|
Disney Second Screen is an interactive onscreen film feature accessible via a computer or iPad app download that provides additional content to a user as he or she views a film released by the Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The movie links with the viewer's device through an audio cue, a manual sync, or with a visual sync indicator. As the film plays on a viewer's television, interactive elements such as trivia, photo galleries, and animated flipbooks appear on the iPad or computer screen. Disney Second Screen is currently available to use on an iPad or computer with Flash.
Disney Second Screen was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment in the Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray on March 1, 2011. The feature is included or planned to be included with the following home media releases:
- Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray on March 1, 2011.
- Tron: Legacy Blu-ray and DVD - April 5, 2011
- The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray - October 4, 2011
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray - October 18, 2011
- Real Steel Blu-ray - January 24, 2012 Advertised as Real Steel Second Screen.
- Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition Blu-ray on February 7, 2012.
- John Carter Blu-ray - June 5, 2012.
- The Avengers Blu-ray - September 25, 2012. Advertised as Marvel Second Screen.
- Oz the Great and Powerful Blu-ray - June 11, 2013.
- Iron Man 3 Blu-ray - September 24, 2013. Advertised as Marvel Second Screen.
- The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray - October 1, 2013
Special features for the Bambi Diamond Edition release include a Thumper flipbook, games, art galleries, videos, and trivia. The Tron: Legacy DVD and Blu-ray includes an interactive reel of images and a 3-D environment that can be explored using the touchscreen or the mouse. Similarly, the application on The Lion King Diamond Edition allows you to look at storyboards, concept art, and interactive games while the film plays. For the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Disney Second Screen allows you to look at concept art, time-lapse photography, and makeup tests. The Real Steel Second Screen includes stories and opinions from the filmmaker that expand the story. On the Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition release, the Second Screen application includes storyboards, activities, and behind-the-scenes features. For Iron Man 3, the second screen app features the voice of actor Paul Bettany as JARVIS, who recorded more than 20 hours of original audio content specifically for the app.
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- Boss, Nate (23 September 2011). "The Lion King - 3D". High-Def Digest. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
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- "Real Steel Blu-ray Release Date, Details and Cover Art". The HD Room. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
- "Disney's Lady and the Tramp Diamond Editions Available on February 7. Cinderella for Fall 2012". Blu-ray.com. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
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- "Oz The Great and Powerful Comes to Home Video June 11". ComingSoon.net. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
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- Hubschman, Daniel (25 January 2012). "Real Steel". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
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- "Marvel Studios Previews Their Iron Man 3-Inspired JARVIS App". Superhero Hype. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.