Any word on 2Disc DVD Collectors Editions


X-S Tech

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I know there's been some confusion on whether or not Disney will be releasing 2 Disc sets of their Animated films anymore. Last I heard there was a double disc set planned for Lilo and Stitch but no date was available. Now I have to wonder since Treasure Planet has been released without any word of a Collectors Edition. Just curious.
 

Gurgitoy2

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The only one I know of that's still being released is "Sleeping Beauty" this September. I think it's going to be identical (if not very similar) to the UK release.
 

Zarpman

Member
My guess -- we will not be seeing many more "Deluxe" or "Collectors Edition" releases from Feature Animation for a while. Most of the more recent films haven't performed well enough for the studio to justify spending much extra cash on the home video release.

Movies that have been popular in the past ("Sleeping Beauty") or anything in the Platinum Series ("Lion King", et al) will presumably be receiving the special treatments.
 

Hrothgar

Member
On the up side, they will be accelerating the Platinum releases to twice a year, as opposed to one every holiday season.

From DVDfile about two weeks ago:

"Big news from The Walt Disney Co. Speaking to a meeting of investors, CEO Michael Eisner announced late last week that the company will accelerate the release schedule for its much-vaulted Platinum Collection line of of animated classics, each a limited two-disc set. Previously planned as a one-a-year cycle with a swift trip to moratorium status, Disney will now up the rate to two a year beginning in 2004, and the availability period for each title will be stretched to up to two years. Only two Platinum titles have been released so far, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and last fall's Beauty and the Beast, with The Lion King due this October. Starting in 2004, a new Platinum title will be released in March and October, with the remaining titles making their way to stores within four years: 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, Bambi, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Lady and the Tramp and Pinocchio. Eisner indicated during the conference that the move was in part due to the belief at Disney that HD-DVD will have a firm foothold sooner rather than later, thus allowing for the reintroduction (yep!) of a Platinum line, HD-style. Also announced was the abandonment of the Vault Disney label. While the popular collection will continue - upcoming two-disc catalog releases include 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and The Love Bug - it will do so without the Vault Disney tag proper. Intriguing..."



And though "Treasure Planet" was only one disc, I thought the extras were pretty good. As long as they don't eschew the deleted scenes, commentaries, and documentaries for stupid sing-a-longs and inane trivia games, I'll be reasonably content.
 

matt d.

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Re: The Rescuers DVD has been released

Hi Everyone!

Here's a DVD that has slipped under the radars... According to both amazon.com and the disney web site, The Rescuers is available as of yesterday. And the Disney Store doesn't even have it at my local mall.

Just thought you all might be interested...

matt d.
 

dtats

Member
... And I found a handful of DVD copies of Treasure Island mixed in with the promo stand for the video and DVD versions of Treasure Planet at my local K-Mart!
 

MaX

Member
And though "Treasure Planet" was only one disc, I thought the extras were pretty good. As long as they don't eschew the deleted scenes, commentaries, and documentaries for stupid sing-a-longs and inane trivia games, I'll be reasonably content.
hmmm.... I didnt really like the extra features on TP (at the Benelux edition that is, but I guess they're about the same). It just shows more of the stuff we already know ("animators are actors with their pencils"). I really LOVED the "on location with the directors" feature from Lilo & Stitch. It was just so new, and really gives you a inside behind the scenes view of what's happening over there. feature like this are different for every movie, while the features like those from TP are the same for everymovie, they're just talking about the movie. Besides, I think the parts in the directors comment mode, where they also show the deleted scenes etc, is pretty annoying. (dont get me wrong, I LOVE the deleted scenes, but they're annoying during the movie... and I'd prefer a on location feature instead of all those little enterviews etc)
 

moon pilot

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Again on the Digital Bits website, they mention some info that the Jim Hill website mentioned: the 2003 & 2004 release calender. You have to take all rumours with a grain of salt, but if it's true, we'll be seeing the 2 disc Lilo & Stitch in about a year! Here's the partial list:

2003

7/29 - Piglet's Big Movie
8/12 - The Lizzie McGuire Movie
8/26 - Stitch! The Movie
9/02 - Kim Possible
9/09 - Sleeping Beauty
10/07 - The Lion King: Platinum Edition
10/21 - George of the Jungle 2
11/04 - Finding Nemo
11/11 - Eloise at the Plaza
11/18 - Brother Bear Sing-Along-Song
12/02 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
12/02 - Walt Disney Treasures, Wave 3
12/09 - Lizzie TV Series
12/09 - Recess: 5th Grade
12/09 - Recess: All Growed Down

2004

1/27 - Pocahontas: Special Edition
1/27 - Alice in Wonderland: Special Edition
1/27 - Lilo & Stitch: Special Edition
2/13 - Lion King 1 1/2
2/24 - Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
3/02 - Spy Kids 3D
3/30 - Brother Bear
4/20 - Haunted Mansion
6/01 - Pocahontas II: Special Edition
6/15 - Teacher's Pet
8/03 - Mickey's 3 Musketeers
8/17 - Mary Poppins: Special Edition
8/17 - Recess: 1st Day of School
8/31 - The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride - Special Edition
9/14 - Mulan 2
10/05 - Aladdin: Platinum Edition
11/09 - Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Again, credit to http://www.jimhillmedia.com.

Anybody notice Mary Poppins? I have heard that they are looking for the original road-show elements which would include the intermission elements. Let's hope Disney does it right. They should with the movie most every one considers Walt's crowning acheivement in Cinema.

Ryan
 

Hrothgar

Member
Anybody notice Mary Poppins? I have heard that they are looking for the original road-show elements which would include the intermission elements. Let's hope Disney does it right. They should with the movie most every one considers Walt's crowning acheivement in Cinema.

Ryan
Crowning achievement? I thought that was "Fantasia?" No, wait. It was "Snow White." No, no...hang on...I believe somebody at BVHE marketing once assured me that it was "Pinocchio."

Ah yes. I've got it. Walt Disney's crowning achievement is almost certainly (insert next film due for rerelease on DVD and VHS here, except "Robin Hood," "The Sword in the Stone," and "The Artistocats." Even marketing executives have limits to their powers)!
 

X-S Tech

Active Member
Great Cover Bill. Now see that shows some creative thinking. I would by that film, and I can only take one Jim Dale at a time.

I don't understand the reason for changing the banner every other month. I mean what does it do other than show the customer how flaky Disney is getting. I guess that's not an "end of the world" sort of thing but you know people like consistency. What if someone has 18 titles in a series and there are 2 more in the series that he doesn't really need (like Hot Lead and Cold Feet ;) but because they are all part of the series he gets them, just to round out the collection. I mean that's the whole point of these banners right?!! To you and me it doesn't make a big difference because we'll look at the content and make our decisions based on that, but what if a less informed consumer had a few titles in the Vault Disney line and then sees the new 20K release without the Vault Disney logo and thinks, "Gee I better wait until the deluxe Vault Disney version comes out so that my collection will be consistent,".
 

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