On Disc Two the main extra is a 30 minute production featurette, albeit one with a difference. During the course of the featurette you are able to access 17 further video segments, (that add up to another 60 minutes worth of material) many have optional commentary tracks from the relevant members of the production team. In addition, you also get seven animated/narrated character profiles, a study of three of the vehicles used in the movie, the Final Fantasy Shuffler which gives users the chance to re-edit one of the scenes from the film, a five minute look at the animation process, More Boards/Blasts which includes sequences left out of the similarly presented cut featured on Disc One, a look at the use of trailers in marketing the film, a featurette about using computers to create backgrounds, seven joke outtakes which are presented in rough animation form, an alternate opening sequence, a compilation of Aki's dream sequences re-edited into a mini-feature, the screenplay, a demonstration of how lighting effects where achieved in the film, extensive DVD-ROM material including weblinks and more.
In addition to all of this, it's also worth pointing out that both discs feature a new intro animation by character Aki Ross' lead animator Ray Sato, and that the second disc also contains a fairly easy to find Easter Egg in the form of a spoof of Michael Jackson's Thriller video. A fantastic package.Whatever your thoughts on the film, this is a remarkable DVD package and a must-have for animation fans.
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