Disney has officaly announced the release and details of "Dinosaurs: The Complete First & Second Seasons" DVD box set today. As reported yesterday, the 4-disc DVD set will hold all the episodes of the first two seasons. But along with the 29 episodes, the set will include some newly created bonus features.
The first bonus feature, titled "Pre-Hysterical Times: The Making of Dinosaurs", will give a never-before-seen look at how Jim Henson's Creature Shop brought "Dinosaurs" to life. The featurette includes a inside look at the creation and development of the show. The second bonus feature is titled "The Art Of Dinosaurs". In this featurette, Kirk Thatcher (the show's character designer) will take viewers through the original designs for the show and talk about the look of the Dinosaurs' world. The last special feature called "Dino-Eggs" are scattered throughout the set, and are hidden "Easter eggs" of special bonus clips, trivia facts, and all kinds of other goodies.
Disney also has released some technical details of the set. The DVD will hold enhanced Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Sound, both English and French audio tracks, interactive menus, and the proper 1:33:1 aspect ratio. The 4-disc set will boast a suggested retail price of $39.99 and will be in stores everywhere on May 2, 2006. I'll keep you posted if any more develops on this highly anticipated pre-historic DVD release.