Disney Producing Series Of Short Films For Blu-ray Format

I saw a Blu-ray-equipped Sony Vaio in action yesterday — standalone and hooked up to a huge plasma screen — so I can understand why home theater aficionados might spend a fortune on the new HD DVD technology. The difference between films shot in true hi-def and those that are up-converted may not be apparent to the average viewer but the folks spending the money to be first in will be looking for the highest level and not finding a lot to acquire. Enter Disney’s Buena Vista Home Entertainment with a handful of full-length titles (most at $34.99) — and a studio first with Blu-Ray — shorts filmed in the format that will be included on the DVDs.