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Old 10-11-13, 08:16 PM   #1
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Walt Disney Animated Classics 2014 Blu-ray releases

2014 Blu-ray releases for the Walt Disney Animated Classics line:

February 11
The Jungle Book - Diamond Edition

March 18
Frozen

August 12
Hercules
Tarzan
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad/Fun & Fancy-Free: 2-Movie Collection

October 7
Sleeping Beauty - Diamond Edition


Diamond Editions (2015 and beyond)
101 Dalmatians (Spring 2015 rumored)
Aladdin (Fall 2015 rumored)
Pinocchio (Spring 2016 rumored)

Unreleased and unscheduled (5 titles)
6. Saludos Amigos (1943)
7. The Three Caballeros (1945)
8. Make Mine Music (1946)
10. Melody Time (1948)
25. The Black Cauldron (1985)

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Old 10-12-13, 12:27 AM   #2
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Another Sleeping Beauty release and still no Aladdin or Tarzan? Come on.
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Old 10-12-13, 01:28 AM   #3
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why take so long on Aladdin?
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Old 10-15-13, 09:51 AM   #4
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why take so long on Aladdin?
It doesn't make a lot of sense, given that a region-free copy is available in Europe right now:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aladdin-Blu-.../dp/B003ARSYOO
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Old 10-15-13, 09:54 AM   #5
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WTF? And available since last April?? Review makes it sounds pretty good too.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Aladdi.../37383/#Review
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Old 10-15-13, 11:58 AM   #6
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I'm assuming they've been delaying it because of the long-delayed 3D release.
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Old 10-15-13, 03:26 PM   #7
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I'm assuming they've been delaying it because of the long-delayed 3D release.
I'm fairly certain that The Little Mermaid will be Disney's last 3D conversion of a classic animated title. The studio pulled the planned theatrical release for that one after disappointing box office returns for Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. The Mermaid Blu-ray only got 3D because the conversion was already in the works before the theatrical plans were scrapped. I have to assume that's the end of 3D conversions at Disney.

For whatever inexplicable reason, Disney has long treated Aladdin as the black sheep of their 1990s animation renaissance, even though it was a huge hit, well-reviewed and still beloved by many viewers. They treated it badly on DVD, and removed the title from the Diamond Collection line. Someone at the studio must really dislike it.
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Old 10-15-13, 04:26 PM   #8
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For whatever inexplicable reason, Disney has long treated Aladdin as the black sheep of their 1990s animation renaissance, even though it was a huge hit, well-reviewed and still beloved by many viewers. They treated it badly on DVD, and removed the title from the Diamond Collection line. Someone at the studio must really dislike it.
The film had its controversies from the beginning. It's not really surprising in this pc world that they would look down on the film a bit.
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Old 10-15-13, 04:54 PM   #9
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Outside of changing lyrics which they already changed, what controversies?
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Old 10-15-13, 05:43 PM   #10
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Outside of changing lyrics which they already changed, what controversies?
The general depiction of Arab culture... It's seems harmless, but with today's ultra-hyper PC society, you can't offend anyone, even if not intentional. (I believe one complaint was the hero arabs were more white than the other characters...) - The irony the thing that was changed (song lyrics) was true.

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Old 10-15-13, 06:35 PM   #11
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I have to believe that's Disney being overly PC and not coming from outside pressure.
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Old 10-15-13, 07:44 PM   #12
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I have to believe that's Disney being overly PC and not coming from outside pressure.
Not really, I remember there being grumbling back in '92 when it was released by Arab anti-defamation groups. - The song was the big deal, but characters were also a problem.

At least we'll get Aladdin, we're probably never going to see Song of the South.

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Old 10-15-13, 10:08 PM   #13
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They treated it badly on DVD, and removed the title from the Diamond Collection line. Someone at the studio must really dislike it.
So it won't be part of the Diamond Collection when it does come out?
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Old 10-15-13, 10:11 PM   #14
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Re: Walt Disney Animated Classics 2014 Blu-ray releases

Aladdin would've been a solid choice for a 3D transfer and screening as well. It's really their only other catalog title besides the Lion King (which did really well) that 1. Is well suited to 3D, 2. Has the same kind of nostalgia from people who saw it originally in theaters and are parents now, and 3. Appeals to both sexes.

So, yeah, someone at Disney has something against Aladdin. Glad I still have the DVD in my collection, as my girls love it.
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Old 10-16-13, 06:46 AM   #15
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You would think they'd want to capitalize on the broadway show by releasing Aladdin
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Old 10-16-13, 08:16 AM   #16
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I'm waiting for the Aladdin/Song of the South combo pack.
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Old 10-16-13, 09:27 AM   #17
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No Wall-E 3D?
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Old 10-16-13, 10:11 AM   #18
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Not really, I remember there being grumbling back in '92 when it was released by Arab anti-defamation groups. - The song was the big deal, but characters were also a problem.
Yeah but the Arabs are anti everything. It's a harmless film, put it out already.
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Not really, I remember there being grumbling back in '92 when it was released by Arab anti-defamation groups. - The song was the big deal, but characters were also a problem.
The Lion King had almost as many complaints from the PC Brigade, about casting lilly-white actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick as the voice of the African hero, the depiction of many of the villain animals as racial caricatures, etc. Not to mention the "SEX" message animated in the clouds that they had to digitally erase later. Yet Disney considers that one a crown jewel in its catalog.
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No Wall-E 3D?
The remaining Pixar stuff is coming, it's just a matter of when. All of them have been completed. (No theatrical release, but 3D BDs will be coming out.)

If I remember correctly the only ones left are A Bug's Life, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Wall-E.

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Old 10-16-13, 04:22 PM   #21
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I picked up the UK Aladdin a bit back and it's great in Blu. Will hold me over until the US version comes out.
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The remaining Pixar stuff is coming, it's just a matter of when. All of them have been completed. (No theatrical release, but 3D BDs will be coming out.)

If I remember correctly the only ones left are A Bug's Life, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Wall-E.
In this article, John Lasseter says they are going through (or have gone through) conversions for all the Pixar titles:

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec...rs-3d-20121218

Brad Bird confirmed that Ratatouille was converted to 3D years ago:

https://twitter.com/BradBirdA113/sta...55449008095232
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All-New Blu-ray Bonus Features:

Introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman
Alternate Ending – Mowgli and The Hunter
@DisneyAnimation: Sparking Creativity
Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman
Disney Intermission – Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long hosted by Baloo
I Wanna Be Like You – Hangin’ Out At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DVD Bonus Features:

All the Classic bonus features included in the original DVD release

Aspect Ratio:
1.75:1 formatted for 16x9 TV screens

Sound:
Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English); Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (French and Spanish)
DVD: Original Theatrical Mix (English); Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (English, French and Spanish)

Languages: English, French and Spanish

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
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Old 11-11-13, 01:28 AM   #24
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For whatever inexplicable reason, Disney has long treated Aladdin as the black sheep of their 1990s animation renaissance, even though it was a huge hit, well-reviewed and still beloved by many viewers. They treated it badly on DVD, and removed the title from the Diamond Collection line. Someone at the studio must really dislike it.
How was the DVD bad? I know they waited a while to release it, but I thought it was done well enough. The extras were a bit lightweight, but at that time they were already dumbing them down some.

Aladdin is my favorite modern Disney animated film, and I hope the BD is good.
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How was the DVD bad? I know they waited a while to release it, but I thought it was done well enough. The extras were a bit lightweight, but at that time they were already dumbing them down some.
I was referring to the fact that they waited a really long time to release Aladdin on DVD, and finally did so with weak supplements and negligible promotional fanfare. The release was perfunctory. They treated Aladdin more like one of thier lesser, forgettable efforts - like Oliver and Company or The Fox and the Hound - rather than like the huge box office hit and critical component in their '90s renaissance that it was.
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