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Disney Releases Classic Animated Features on Blu-ray HD

The Walt Disney Studios have upped the production value of their classic animated movies to High Definition Blu-ray and are releasing them in combo packs.  In some cases you get two titles for the price of one.  If there was ever a time to build a video library for your children, this is it.

THE TIGGER MOVIE (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital) (Rated: G)

Walt Disney Studios brings the magic of the Hundred Acre Wood to life with “The Tigger Movie,” bouncing onto Blu-ray high definition and HD Digital for the first time on August 21, 2012. Featuring new digitally enhanced picture and sound and exclusive bonus features, “The Tigger Movie” Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack invites families to relive the childhood fun of the one and only Tigger.

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD)

Includes the movie plus:

  • Disney Intermission – While the film is paused, young viewers are entertained with fun and engaging Hundred Acre Wood themed games and activities.
  • “A Tigger Tale” – This featurette includes interviews with director Jun Falkenstein, producer Cheryl Abood, art director Toby Bluth, animator Jeff Johnson and composer Richard Sherman who discuss how Tigger’s literary and film history influenced “The Tigger Movie.”
  • 10 Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh shorts – The journey continues with these 10 animated shorts featuring all of the Hundred Acre Wood characters.
  • Round My Family TreeSing-Along Song – In this feature, fans can sing along with Tigger as the lyrics are highlighted on screen.
  • Kenny Loggins Music Video “Your Heart Will Lead You Home” – Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins reunites with the Hundred Acre Wood characters in this heartwarming music video.

DVD

Includes the movie plus:

  • 5 Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh shorts
  • Round My Family TreeSing-Along Song
  • DIGITAL Includes the movie plus:
  • “A Tigger Tale”
  • “Round My Family Tree” Sing-Along Song
  • Kenny Loggins Music Video “Your Heart Will Lead You Home”

 

THE ARISTOCATS (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital) (Rated: G)

Disney’s spectacular 20th full-length animated feature “The Aristocats” arrives for the first time ever in stunning Blu-ray high definition as a Special Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) and Digital, on August 21, 2012. Featuring a beautiful new digital restoration and great new bonus features, “The Aristocats” invites audiences to relive all the tune-filled feline fun, comedy and adventure of this Disney classic.

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD)

Includes the movie and:

  • The Lost Open: legendary songwriter Richard Sherman introduces an early story board iteration of an opening scene complete a deleted character named “the Maid” and demos for the deleted songs “How Much You Mean to Me” and “Court Me Slowly.”
  • “Oui Oui Marie” Music Video
  • Deleted Song – “She Never Felt Alone”: This deleted song, complete with animation, will tug at the heartstrings of any animal lover, as Duchess explains to Thomas O’ Malley why she must return to her beloved owner Madame Bonfamille. Richard Sherman discusses the song he co-wrote with his brother Robert, which captures the special relationship between a pet owner and their animal. It’s a moving sequence that will stir everyone’s fondest memories of their favorite pets.
  • The Sherman Brothers: The Aristocats of Disney Songs: A tribute to the legendary Disney songwriting team of Robert and Richard Sherman, with particular emphasis on “The Aristocats.”
  • The Great Cat Family (Excerpt): This animated excerpt tells the history of cats from ancient Egyptians to the present.
  • The Classic Disney short “Bath Day”: Figaro has been freshly bathed and perfumed by Minnie when he meets up with Lucifer and his gang who chase him. In the ensuing fight, the gang is fooled into beating up Lucifer and making Figaro the winner. But the victor is soon put back in the tub by Minnie.
  • Disney Song Selection: “The Aristocats”, “Scales and Arpeggios”, “Thomas O’Malley Cat”, “Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat”

2-Disc DVD Combo Pack (1 Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD)

Includes the movie and:

  • The Lost Open
  • Deleted Song – “She Never Felt Alone”
  • The Sherman Brothers: The Aristocats of Disney Songs
  • The Great Cat Family (Excerpt)
  • Bath Day
  • “Oui Oui Marie” Music Video
  • Disney Song Selection

1-Disc DVD

Includes the movie and:

  • Deleted Song – “She Never Felt Alone”
  • The Sherman Brothers: The Aristocats of Disney Songs
  • The Great Cat Family (Excerpt)
  • Bath Day
  • Virtual Kitten Set Top
  • The Aristocats Fun With Language Game
  • The Aristocats Scrapbook
  • Disney Song Selection:“The Aristocats”,  “Scales and Arpeggios”,  “Thomas O’Malley Cat”, “Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat”

 

POCAHONTAS and POCAHONTAS II: Journey To A New World (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital) (Rated: G)

Walt Disney Pictures’ action-packed animated musical adventures “Pocahontas” and “Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World” debut for the first time ever in vivid High Definition — on August 21, 2012. Combined also for the first time in a Two-Movie Collection, the exciting release allows families and fans of all ages to own these timeless stories of hope, courage and friendship together in an exciting Disney ‘Combo Pack’ Including Blu-ray and DVD, and also available on HD digital download.

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Disc Blu-ray + 2 Disc DVD)

Includes the movies, plus:

  • Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha – During the 1940’s, Walt Disney and his team were developing a full-length animated feature called “Hiawatha.” During the early stages of development for “Pocahontas,” the directors found the “Hiawatha” storyboards and were amazed at what they saw. It directly influenced their development of “Pocahontas.” Now, for the first time ever, the full story of Walt Disney’s “Hiawatha” will be presented by “Pocahontas” co-director Eric Goldberg and animation historian Charles Solomon.
  • Deleted Song: “If I Never Knew You” - Pocahontas co-director Eric Goldberg introduces this fully animated deleted song, now in hi def. Optional audio commentary with co-directors Eric Goldberg & Mike Gabriel and producer James Pentecost.
  • The Music of Pocahontas
  • “Little Hiawatha” Cartoon Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Pocahontas” Audio Commentary – with co-directors Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel and producer James Pentecost
  • Virtual Vault- a collection of past bonus features, offered via online streaming

3-Disc DVD Combo Pack (1 Disc Blu-ray + 2 Disc DVD)

Includes the movies, plus:

  • Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha
  • Deleted Song: “If I Never Knew You” The Music of Pocahontas
  • “Little Hiawatha” Cartoon Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Pocahontas” Audio Commentary
  • Virtual Vault

2-Disc DVD Set (2 Disc DVD)

Includes the movies, plus:

  • The Music of Pocahontas
  • “Pocahontas II” Storybook

Digital Download

Includes the movies, plus:

  • Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha
  • The Making of Pocahontas
  • The Music of Pocahontas
  • Early Presentation Reel
  • “Little Hiawatha” Cartoon Short
  • Pocahontas II Storybook

 

THE RESCUERS and THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital) (Rated: G)

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of an original classic, Disney proudly presents a special 2-movie collection featuring all-time family favorites, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under, for the first time ever on Blu-ray! Join two of the world’s bravest mice – Bernard and Bianca – as they set out on two thrilling rescue missions full of comic adventure while soaring through the Devil’s Bayou and flying sky high in the Australian outback. Buckle up for the ride of your life as these tiny heroes with great big hearts outrun and outwit their rivals to save the day. Brimming with lovable characters and unforgettable music, the 2-movie collection is high-flying fun for the entire family! Share the laughs and excitement for the first time on Disney Blu-ray. Available August 21, 2012.

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack:

  • “Peoplitis” deleted song;
  • The Making of “Rescuers Down Under;”
  • “Three Blind Mouseketeers” animated short;
  • Water-Birds, A Walt Disney True Life Adventure documentary;
  • “Someone’s Waiting For You” Sing-Along

2-Disc DVD:

  • The Making of “Rescuers Down Under;”
  • “Three Blind Mouseketeers” animated short;
  • Water-Birds, A Walt Disney True Life Adventure documentary;
  • “Someone’s Waiting For You” Sing-Along

HD and SD Digital:

  • “Peoplitis” deleted song;
  • The Making of “Rescuers Down Under;”
  • “Three Blind Mouseketeers” animated short;
  • Water-Birds, A Walt Disney True Life Adventure documentary

 

LADY AND THE TRAMP II: Scamp’s Adventure (Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital)

(Rated: G)

Disney’s beloved classic continues in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure – for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray. Lady and Tramp’s mischievous pup Scamp is always in the doghouse. Now, an itch for a collar-free life and freedom is sending him on the ultimate adventure! With nonstop laughs, paw-tapping songs and exciting bonus features, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure is a new breed of Disney fun that the whole family will love! Available August 21, 2012.

Blu-ray Combo Pack

  • The Making of Lady and Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure;
  • Sing-Along Songs;
  • Pluto Animated Shorts;
  • Puppy Trivia Tracks;
  • Audio Commentary

HD Digital

  • Pluto Animated Shorts;
  • The Making of “Lady and Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure”

About John Delia

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John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for 8 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the South Eastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1.

Comments (1)

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    CorbynSamuels

    I’m so happy that Disney is choosing to release all of these awesome movies. As with all of these movies, they are on borrowed time, they will go into the vault again which means you don’t need to wait too long to buy them. I thinking that one or two of these will be a birthday present for my daughter that turns six in November. She is the ultimate princess and loves all things Disney. Until that time is upon us I’ll rent them through the Blockbuster @ Home service. It’s just easier because I don’t have to go from kiosk to kiosk and I don’t waste gas driving all over town. I’m sure the kids will be very happy when the movies arrive and they can spend the afternoon snuggling with me on the couch. Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day.

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