Top Business Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/business The latest Business IAmA's collected from Reddit BusinessWe are Broochy - A Finnish startup that created an online clothing marketplace specifically for streetwear. Ask us anything about our company or Finland in general! http://www.topiama.com/r/5888/we-are-broochy-a-finnish-startup-that-created-an Hello Reddit! We are pharmacist, nurse and physician toxicologists and poison specialists at the National Capital Poison Center in Washington DC. It’s hard to imagine what people swallow, splash, or inhale by mistake, but collectively we’ve responded to more than million phone calls over the years about….you name it!

National Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25) is approaching. Take a few minutes to learn how to prevent and respond to a poison emergency. Be safe. AMA!

There are two ways to get free, confidential, expert help if a poisoning occurs:

1) Call 1-800-222-1222, or

2) Logon to poison.org to use the webPOISONCONTROL® tool for online guidance based on age, substance and amount swallowed. Bookmark that site, or download the app at the App Store or Google play.

You don’t have to memorize that contact info. Text “poison” to 484848 (don’t type the quotes) to save the contact info directly to your smart phone. Or download our vcard.

The National Capital Poison Center is a not-for-profit organization and accredited poison center. Free, expert guidance for poison emergencies – whether by telephone or online – is provided 24/7. Our services focus on the DC metro area, with a national scope for our National Battery Ingestion Hotline (202-625-3333), the webPOISONCONTROL online tool, and The Poison Post®. We are not a government agency. We depend on donations from the public.

Now for a bit of negative advertising: We hope you never need our service! So please keep your home poison safe.

AMA!

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Hey Redditors, thank you for all your amazing questions. We won't be taking any new questions, but will try to get to as many of the questions already asked that we can.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Business - LiveI'm the founder of camelcamelcamel, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5864/im-the-founder-of-camelcamelcamel-ama My short bio: I work with Amazon as an independent contractor to deliver what you want when you want - as long as it's from 6:00AM to midnight - from the Amazon Prime Now app or the website, including orders that you or someone you know might make from the Amazon Fresh website. I am based in Northern Virginia and have done all the routes throughout Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and Washington D.C.

My Proof: Deleted One Proof

Some customers tweets telling us how amazing and fast our service is

These are the insulated bags that we use to keep your cold items cold for a longer period of time

If you have ordered Prime Now, then you've seen and probably have these bags hanging around in your house

BONUS PIC - The shared bathroom

AMA!

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI'm David J. Fielding and I originated the role of Zordon on The Mighty Morhpin' Power Rangers. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5809/im-david-j-fielding-and-i-originated-the-role-of In October of 1997, I was a vault supervisor for armored truck company Loomis Fargo, when I made off with $17.3 million. At the time it was the second largest cash robbery ever to happen on US soil.

A movie based on the heist starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones and directed by Jared Hess (the guy who made Napoleon Dynamite) is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/DavidGhantt/status/827476087596789760

My AMA time is up now, but thank you all for your participation in the Ask Me Anything session :-)

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessOne year ago, I quit my job to focus on the tea company I co-founded with no experience in tea industry, business or marketing. Fast-forward 1 year and our story made it to Forbes Magazine. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5798/one-year-ago-i-quit-my-job-to-focus-on-the-tea Hello Redditors! My name is Alex and one year ago Today, I decided to quit my well-paid job in the banking industry and focus entirely on the business, Atman Tea Co., I co-founded 5 months prior, in September 2015.

2016 was a year of many ups and downs due to our ignorance in marketing and our naive approach in business. Not knowing the prices and where to purchase ingredients, we soon found ourselves overpaying for everything, and making many avoidable mistakes along the way.

Furthermore, upon launching in March of 2016, we were cash-strapped and we knew we had to be very careful. Despite our awareness, 2 months after launching, we did not have any money and we were desperate to sell products. But, with perseverance and optimism, we were able to overcome the obstacles in front of us, and 3 months after launching, in late May of 2016, we received our first order.

Since then, it has been an uphill battle to generate sales. But, you live and learn, and now we are proud owners of a successful tea company, that is truly one of a kind. Most importantly, I would like to say thank you to all my fellow redditors who bought our tea.

And in mid January 2017, our story was published in Forbes Magazine, which in addition become Editors’ Pick. Looking back, it has been an incredible journey and a proud one.

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Fellow Redditors, This will be the end of this AMA, Thank you for your feedback and for all your comments. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessIamA - We are employees at the largest family owned brick and mortar florist in the US here to talk Valentine's Day! AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5789/iama-we-are-employees-at-the-largest-family-owned I am a filmmaker and the son of renowned drug-policy activist Amanda Feilding. My latest feature documentary, The Sunshine Makers, is out now on select US cinemas and VOD. It's about Nick Sand and Tim Scully, two underground chemists united in a mission to save the planet with the consciousness-raising power of LSD. Together they manufactured industrial quantities of Orange Sunshine, the most famous LSD ever made - with the Fed hot on their tails... I am here with Tim Scully, the science genius behind the Orange Sunshine who changed his mind about the ultimate use for LSD. Ask us anything!

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessIamA Inventor/Owner if the Ultraskiff 360 Watercraft AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5738/iama-inventorowner-if-the-ultraskiff-360 Signing Off for the night 1/9 will be back tomorrow to answer remaining questions! My short bio: Back in 2014 Reddit helped my first Video go Viral and I am back to give an update and answer any questions! Much love to all of the Reddit Community!

My Proof: http://www.ultraskiff.com/newsevents1.html

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Mon, 09 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI Am Alfonso Albaisa, Executive Design Director of INFINITI. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5739/i-am-alfonso-albaisa-executive-design-director-of Hi, everyone! I’m Alfonso Albaisa, and I design cars for INFINITI. I’m here at the Detroit Auto Show where we just unveiled the new QX50 Concept, and I’m here to answer any questions you have about cars and design. Feel free to ask me anything!

EDIT: Updated - My proof

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EDIT 2: We're wrapping up. Thank you again for all your questions!

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Mon, 09 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessHi Reddit! I'm the Founder of PEEQUALITY - A Device that Allows Women to Stand Up... When They Pee. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5680/hi-reddit-im-the-founder-of-peequality-a-device My name is Adie Wilson-Poe, I am an instructor-level scientist, actively conducting pre-clinical research. I received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Washington State University. I have been studying cannabinoids and opioids for my entire career (received my first grant as an undergrad in 2004). I study drug pharmacology and physiology, and I’m an expert in the neurobiology of pain.

LinkedIn

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Edit 1: PLEASE NOTE: I am not a licensed medical provider, and nothing I say here should be construed as medical advise! Anything discussed on this AMA is based upon my own knowledge of the scientific literature, and much of this literature includes animal studies. My responses are from my heart, I am passionate about my work: they do not reflect the opinions or stance of my employer. CANNABIS IS A SCHEDULE 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, and is illegal on a federal level. These discussions are occurring in a very gray legal area. I would never condone the commission of a crime, or endanger my own career by doing so.

Edit 2: Wow, what an amazing day! Thank you all so much for your questions, and for sharing your experiences! It's getting late, I'm signing off for the day. I'll continue to check back here periodically, but please feel free to engage with me on social media at any time; FB link above, Insta below.

@dradiepoe

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI'm Kenneth Lin, founder and CEO of Credit Karma. Yesterday we announced our truly free tax prep and filing service. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5660/im-kenneth-lin-founder-and-ceo-of-credit-karma Hello everyone!

I'm Patrick. For the last 10 years I've been going places and doing things, mostly by bicycle. It all started with a trip before university (which I should never attend, but I didnt knew that at the time), which kindled some love for the outdoors and adventure in me. I've since never stopped and accumulated a couple of interesting stories over the years.

After I finished school and did my military service, I did a 1-year backpacking trip round the world, then I started cycling, first in Europe, then through Africa to Capetown. I flew to India, walked barefoot for a month; hiked in Nepal to the Mt. Everest.

Then I did a 18 month tour through the Americas, starting in the south and cycling, hitchhiking and boating through every country in North- and South-America. I've seen the Easter Island, boated the Amazon river from Peru to the Brazilian coast, cycled through the jungle, hiked to the lost city in Colombia, before sailing to Panama and continued north till I hit Canada.

I've toured the Route 66, crossed the continental divide and survived even Detroit. :D

After that, I did a few more eccentric tours, like riding a road bike through the Sahara (Twice actually, once Egypt/sudan, once Mauretania/Morocco), or going through Russia in winter, cycling over the frozen lake Baikal. It was -45°c at night, which was a first even for me! I then reached China, had a look at Korea and Japan, climbed Mt.Fuji off season, before cycling the silk road back in summer, with a small detour into the Pamir mountains. With up to 50°c in Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan... damn, that poor bike had a lot to do that year.

This year I visited a couple of island states and other places by folding bike, even up to Darjeeling and Sikkim in the Himalayas; later on I solo-summited Mont Blanc, the highest mountain here in Europe.

In my down-time I love to play MtG, board games and video games. Currently the Gwent Beta... and I mod Dwarf Fortress, an awesome indie game with procedually generated stories. It's a bit hard to get into, but if you dare, have a look.

Now I'm preparing for next years trip. A bamboo bicycle tour through Westafrica. :) I'm working together with the YonsoProject for that tour, a Ghanian non-profit that helps education and developement in Westafrica. Among other things, they build Bamboo bikes, which are sold in Germany by MyBoo. Both MyBoo and Apidura helped me out with the gear for the trip; thanks guys for the bike and bags. :)

A couple of links:

  • Worldbicyclist.com, my website. Route and equipment info mostly. So far I've been to 141 countries... I really need to update that list. :D

  • My Facebook, with thousand of pictures, or if you like to follow me.

  • My Twitter, in case you like tiny updates from on the road.

My Proof: Expertly drawn Snoo, my bike and me.

More than anything else, I love helping people do similar tours and projects. Nothing is more rewarding than getting a message half a year later, telling me "I did this awesome thing, thanks to your help." Its the best. So, hit me with all the questions you got. I'm here to stay till they are all answered. :)

Cheers, Patrick

Edit: Thank you /u/somerandomwordss for the private message titled "Fuck you and your shitty nomadic way of life". It's always great getting positive feedback.

Edit: I'm heading out to a theater event nearby, which lasts about 5 hours. Do not worry, I'll be back and answer everything that came up in the mean time. :)

Edit: And I'm back. Lets continue :)

Edit: Its been 12h now. I'll take a break. I'm back tomorrow, read through the thread and answer the most thoughtful questions, and everything by people that need help with their own trips. Thanks guys! Lets keep going. :D

Edit: Alright, sleep well guys! It was fun :)

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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI am Daniel Riedo, CEO of Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre -- AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5654/i-am-daniel-riedo-ceo-of-manufacture My short bio: Dr. Cindy Fast holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Psychology specialising in Learning and Behaviour and Behavioural Neuroscience from UCLA. Cindy has more than ten years of experience conducting behavioural research with a variety of species including rats, mice, pigeons, hermit crabs, and horses.

In September Cindy moved from the US to take on her new role at APOPO. Dr. Fast plans to use her knowledge and expertise to optimize training and performance of the HeroRATs.

My Proof: Dr. Cindy Fast with Jones the HeroRAT.

About APOPO: APOPO is a non-profit that trains rats to save lives. Based in Tanzania, the organisation has pioneered the development of scent detection rats, nicknamed HeroRATs.

APOPO's landmine detection rats have helped sniff out more than 100,000 mines helping to free nearly one million people from the threat of explosives.

APOPO's tuberculosis detection rats have safely sniffed more than 350,000 sputum samples identifying 10,000 additional cases of TB that were missed by clinics.

APOPO website - https://www.apopo.org/en/

Adopt or gift a HeroRAT - https://support.apopo.org/en/adopt

Donate - https://support.apopo.org/en/donate

Dr. Fast will begin answering questions at 12pm EST.

EDIT - It's late night in Tanzania and Dr Fast has had to retire for the evening. Our Fundraising Manager, Robin Toal, will take over from here on out but will need to report back on any particularly tricky questions. Big thanks for all your questions, it's been a blast!

EDIT 2 - It's time to say goodnight (UK here). I'll pop back in the morning and will ask Dr Fast to answer a selection of the questions we didn't get to tonight. Thanks for your questions and if you're looking for a holiday gift you can't go wrong with a HeroRAT adoption.

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI am Richard, Editor of NewsThump, the UK's second most popular Onion rip-off, ask me anything http://www.topiama.com/r/5547/i-am-richard-editor-of-newsthump-the-uks-second Hi, we are candidates of the Icelandic Pirate party and we have an election coming up on the 29th of October. These are exciting times in Icelandic politics because we are dealing with a post recession economy and the aftermath of the Panama papers leak where the Prime minister had to resign due to his connection with offshore accounts.

The Icelandic Pirate party got 5% in the last congressional election and are currently polling as the largest party at just over 20%. The amazing thing about that is not only that the Pirate party is the largest political party (by a slim margin) but also that the Independence party which has historically been the largest party by far is only polling at around 20%. The political landscape in Iceland has rarely been as exciting and the possibility for change is real.

We have MPs Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Ásta Guðrún Helgadóttir and candidate Smári McCarthy here to answer your questions.

Proof: https://twitter.com/PiratePartyIS/status/789495086170140673

UPDATE: Thanks for all the questions so far! We're signing out for the evening, but we'll monitor the thread tomorrow at least and respond to any new questions. There are a few questions that haven't been responded to yet ─ don't worry, we'll get to them! Thanks again, and more fun soon! - Smári, Ásta and Birgitta.

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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessIamA I’m Rochelle Kopp, a business culture consultant specializing in Japan. Ask me anything about working with Japan, and how Japanese companies tick. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5526/iama-im-rochelle-kopp-a-business-culture My short bio:

Living in Japan and working in a Japanese company gave me first-hand experience of cultural issues when Japanese and non-Japanese work together, and the challenges that Japanese companies face in globalizing. In 1994 I established Japan Intercultural Consulting, where I help Japanese companies be more successful in their global operations, supporting effective human resource management practices, organization development, and cross-cultural training and teambuilding. I also work frequently with American firms that have Japanese customers, joint venture partners, and suppliers. My firm’s clients include Astellas, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Bridgestone, DeNA, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Honda, Omron, Recruit, Ricoh, Softbank, Sony, Sumitomo Chemical, Toray, and Toyota.

I am the author of The Rice-Paper Ceiling: Breaking Through Japanese Corporate Culture, The Lowdown: Business Etiquette Japan, the upcoming Creating Engaged Employees in Japan, and over twenty-five books in Japanese. I also write frequently for Japanese publications including regular columns in The Asahi Shimbun’s GLOBE section and the Newsweek Japan website.

Here are some videos where I talk with Japan-based vlogger Hikosaemon about Japanese business and cross-cultural topics, to give you a taste of the kind of topics you can ask me about: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFKAGoXm024JAkZwDd_itS3LHK6zHbbl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHiTX5NDoU&list=PLIFKAGoXm027JCeIg1LWu0es0hMbD8P47 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joy+of+japanese+business

My Proof: https://twitter.com/JapanIntercult/status/788872313588428800 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205600181283012&set=a.1869091586174.75629.1807642456&type=3&theater

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessMy boyfriend and I started a business out of his apartment with $2k in savings. 2 years later and we’ve quit our jobs, moved across the country, and grown the business to 7 figures. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5500/my-boyfriend-and-i-started-a-business-out-of-his J%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% New proof! More proof! Sorry :)

https://plus.google.com/107357811745985485861/posts/TePpnHGN1bA

There is a post on my Google Plus account of me holding up my prison ID which has my picture and inmate number on it, there is another picture there with my face in it also. Then also got a piece of paper with my account name on it and the date.

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Well, I was just in federal prison for importing chemicals from China. I had a website and was importing a particular chemical, MDMC. The chemical actually because Schedule I ten days AFTER I was indicted, I was indicted in 2011 with violating the "controlled substances analogues enforcement act of 1986", which actually charged me with importing MDMA.

I was sentenced to 92 months, which was dropped to 77 months thanks to "All Drugs Minus Two" legislation that was passed. Then I was immediate released less than a week ago pursuant to a motion the government filed on my behalf.

The security level prisons I were in were FCI (Medium) and USP (High). I was in the following prisons:

FCI Otisville (NY) FCI Fairton (NJ) USP McCreary (KY) FCI Jesup (GA) FCI Estill (SC)

I also was in the transfer center in Tallahassee, FL, as well as the new prison for the Virgin Islands, also located in FL. I went through another transfer center in Atlanta, GA; as well as in Brooklyn, NY (MDC), and the FTC (Federal Transfer Center) in Oklahoma.

The worst prison I was at was obviously the USP in Kentucky called McCreary. Lots of gangs and violence there, drugs, alcohol, etc.; but the rest of the federal prisons were very similar.

I'm also a nerd and happen to be a programmer (php/sql mostly, I've developed proprietary software for a few companies), and a long time music producer. Been heavy on the internet since the 1990s and I'm 29 now.

My proof is here:

https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/

I was inmate 56147018 if you want to search me. My real name is Timothy John Michael, and I am from Saint Petersburg, FL. My friends and family all call me Jack.

https://plus.google.com/107357811745985485861/posts/TePpnHGN1bA

Updated proof with more pictures :)

Ask away!

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Sun, 09 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Voice Actor AMtSA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5480/iama-voice-actor-amtsa Hello Reddit. I'm Colin Cantwell. Please be patient with me as I am 84 and this is my first time on Reddit. You may not have heard about me, as I like to keep out of the limelight, but I'm sure you've seen projects I've worked on. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and answering your questions!

A short list of my most favorite experiences are: * Being accepted to Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural school * Working with NASA to inform the public on the first unmanned space flights * Being Walter Cronkite's “Hal 9000” NASA connection during live broadcast of the first moon landing * Inventing the first real color monitor for Hewlett Packard * Writing my first book CoreFires - a labor of love 20 years in the making

I've worked on the following movies & shows: * Lead star ship designer for Star Wars - I drew the original designs for the X-Wing, A-Wing, Star Destroyer, TIE Fighter, & Rebel cruisers. I was also the one who designed and sculpted the Death Star and gave it it's trench * 2001, A Space Odyssey - I worked closely with Stanley Kubrick and persuaded him not to start the movie with a 20 minute conference table discussion * Buck Rogers in the 25th Century * Close Encounters of a Third Kind * War Games

I have a deep interest in science - especially quantum physics and space travel. I could not have picked a better time to have been born. So much has happened so quickly! Our dreams of space flight are maturing and I believe one day soon we’ll be exploring the next waiting wonders of our galaxy.

Two short anecdotes to get us started - When I was a boy, I was diagnosed with TB as well as partial retinal detachment. The cure was to confine me to a dark room with a heavy vest across my chest to prevent coughing fits. I spent nearly TWO YEARS of my childhood immobilized in this dark room. Suffice to say, nothing else could slow me down after that!

George Lucas gave me the project of designing a “Death Star”. I didn't originally plan for the Death Star to have a trench, but when I was working with the mold, I noticed the two halves had shrunk at the point where they met across the middle. It would have taken a week of work just to fill and sand and re-fill this depression. So, to save me the labor, I went to George and suggested a trench. He liked the idea so much that it became one of the most iconic moments in the film!

My latest project is a book series called CoreFires. I've made it available for free in the hopes that readers will find in it a sense of wonder and excitement. It's space science fiction of course! You can read the description here

You can see my original Pre-Star Wars artwork here My book is available for free here This also enters you in a contest for a free signed print of my original Pre-Star Wars star ship designs. You can also get CoreFires for free on Amazon here for the next 3 days

I hope that's enough to get us started. AMA!

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI am Rochelle Eisen, President of Canadian Organic Growers, Ask me Anything about Canadian Organics! http://www.topiama.com/r/5455/i-am-rochelle-eisen-president-of-canadian-organic We are:

  • Paige O’Hara - In addition to her acting work for Disney Animation, Paige’s career began on Broadway and includes lots of opera, concerts and recordings. She is also a talented artist whose oil paintings are available from the Disney Fine Art Collectors Editions

  • Richard White – While perhaps best known to Disney fans the world over for voicing Gaston, Richard is has also appeared on Broadway and in Opera. Most recently he starred as Sir Danvers Carew in the national tour and Broadway revival of Jekyll and Hyde.

*NOTE: Robby Benson is feeling a bit under the weather and unable to participate. He sends his apologies.

Proof: https://twitter.com/beourguest/status/777986256844181504

Here’s Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOjJk6vW2jM

Walt Disney Pictures’ magical animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” broke new ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination, and twenty-five years later audiences of all ages continue to fall in love with this enchanting tale, its captivating characters and unforgettable, award-winning music score and original song, “Beauty and the Beast.”

In honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, this “tale as old as time” is now available as a Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere.

FROM PAIGE AND RICHARD: Thank you for all the great questions today! Hope to talk to chat with you all again soon! Enjoy the new Blu-ray and the wonderful new bonus features - available right now!

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT