Dear Disney: Did I miss something?

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  1. Dick

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    You told us eons ago that ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR/SON OF FLUBBER and POLLYANNA were coming to Blu (last year).Apparently you are intent upon getting all of your animation features out by the end of 2014 or so, which is great, but...You have something like one hundred desirable live-action classics (pre-1980) that are languishing in your vaults and/or on (largely) sub-par DVD's.Give us a sign, please, oh Mighty Ducks!
     
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    Yes, please!
     
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    Where is BELOVED?
     
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    After "Babes in Toyland" I was hoping we'd be seeing more Walt-era live action titles on Blu...
     
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    I agree, I was hoping for more blu-ray releases this year such as Mr Hollands Opus, Metro, Encino Man etc. I was hoping upon hope that they would've announced more titles. Sadly, they didn't even release all the ones they announced. I'm still waiting for their announced for 2012 Flubber, Son of FLubber, Absent Minded Professor etc. Any insiders know what happened to these? Did Disney decide to release more of their animated films this year and skip out on the live films? Or did the past batch of live films sell poorly, get bad reviews?
     
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    I'm hoping it's a case of Disney saying "let's take our time and make sure the elements are in pristine shape before committing to Blu", rather than abandonment altogether.
     
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    I bet The Happiest Millionaire will look astonishing on Blu. The Roadshow DVD looks pretty good as it is.

    THM is one of my personal favorites.
     
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    I have both the Anchor Bay and later Disney re-issues of the Roadshow "Happiest Millionaire" - the only downer is the lack of anamorphic enhancement.
     
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    I'd like a Blu-ray of The Moon-Spinners with correct aspect ratio.
     
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    The editions of "Moon-Spinners" available in the UK and Australia, I'm told, are in the proper aspect - will need to check them out one day.
     
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    I suppose my secondary list would include: The One & Only Original Family Band and Summer Magic.

    Also: Incredible Journey and Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

    I only have the Anchor Bay version--the flipper disc. I never bought any of the Disney releases as I was always under the impression that it is the same exact release.

    In fact, I just watched this about a week ago (the first time on my 55" set) and thought it didn't look too bad. What a fun film. The Sherman Brothers are favorites of mine. I find the entire thing a delight. But I am in a clear minority in my family... :laugh:
     
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    It seems to me that some of the music during the Entr'acte and/or Exit Music is slightly different on the latter Disney release. The flipper-disc Anchor Bay DVD was one of the first DVDs I ever bought - almost 12 years ago now.
     

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