THE RESCUERS is the sole unreleased Disney animated film...

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  1. Dick

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    Now that SLEEPING BEAUTY has been "announced" (via a trailer on the BEAUTY AND BEAST set), that leaves THE RESCUERS (1977) as the lone unreleased animated film from the Disney Studios (other than future Platinum titles THE LION KING and ALADDIN). Does that tally with everyone else's figures?
     
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    DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
     
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    Future Platinum titles Cinderella & Bambi have also never been released on DVD. But yes, if Sleeping Beauty is coming that would make The Rescuers the last unreleased, non-Platinum Disney animated classic.
    I wouldn't be surprised if we see it sometime in 2003, however.
    Edit: I don't think DuckTales is considered a "Classic", by Disney's own branding. Probably splitting hairs, I know. Was DuckTales a theatrical release??
     
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    I recall that Ducktales was theatrical, like the Goofy Movie.

    I suppose that Song of the South dosn't qualify as an unreleased animated film, but I can dream can't I?
     
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    Of the "42 Masterpiece classics" (per Disney's criteria...and no, Ducktales: TotLL, while a theatrical release, is not one of those!), the ones we still need on DVD and cannot buy today are:
    #5 - Bambi (Platinum, 2005?)
    #12- Cinderella (Platinum, 2006?)
    #16- Sleeping Beauty (2003)
    #23- The Rescuers (unannounced)
    #31- Aladdin (Platinum, 2004?)
    #32- The Lion King (Platinum, 2003)
    #41- Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    #42- Treasure Planet (2003?)
    So, yes, The Rescuers will have to be the last "old" one on the announcement docket. We just got a fresh VHS of it about 3 years ago. I recall vividly that it was around the time of my DVD player purchase. I was glad I got the, ahem, "First Printing". I doubt I get that on the DVD version. [​IMG]
    There are still plenty of non-Masterpiece titles that need to be released on DVD. Among the mixed-animated-and-live, the primary two that come to mind are Song Of The South and the announced-then-cancelled So Dear To My Heart. Those aren't on the horizon yet. Don't forget we'll probably get an SE (Vista) of Roger Rabbit before we see those two.
    Among the rest are, yes, Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, the entire Brave Little Toaster trilogy, Doug's 1st Movie, and the Miyazaki titles like Kiki's Delivery Service, Castle In The Sky, and Spirited Away. There are also probably hundreds of made-for-tv and made-for-video animated "specials", too countless to name here.
    Don't forget the missing live-action titles like Absent Minded Professor, Darby O'Gill And The Little People, Flight Of The Navigator, The Shaggy Dog, The Shaggy D.A., The Apple Dumplin' Gang, and of course all the Herbie's.
     
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    Gotta love the Frank Devol soundtracks on these! [​IMG]
     
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    That's odd. The Rescuers is out in R4. Anamorphic widescreen, DD5.1 with a few extras. I'm surprised this hasn't even been announced for R1.
     
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    I'd definitely get The Rescuers.
    I have yet to find The Rescuers Down Under so if they came as a box set I'd get it for sure. [​IMG]
     
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    I would so kill for Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp and a box set of the entire TV series [​IMG]
     
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    didnt they do a remake of freaky friday a few years ago.

    i'd count on that one first.
     
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    Rather than starting a new thread on Disney DVDs, perhaps I could ask this here. Does anyone know what Disney's plans are for the old live-action films? films such as The Absent-Minded Professor, The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes, The Shaggy D.A., etc. I really love those old Disney films compared to their newer live-action films.
     
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    Probably send to Vault Disney, the classic movies line. And yeah, bring me the box sets of Duck Tails, Tales Spin, Aladdin, Darkwing Duck, Chip and Dale, and House of Mouse.

    By the way, I always run into Rescuers Down Under at Wal-Mart around here. They have about five copies, along with a couple of Robin Hoods and Oliver and Company for 15 dollars.
     
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    Bet when The Rescuers comes to dvd it won't have the two frames featuring a topless lady in a window that someone slipped into one of the LD releases (which I own and have observed).
     
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    When you say "slipped into one of the LD releases", do you mean that it wasn't there in the theatrical version?
     
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    Whither the Dexter Riley series of flicks? Ceasar Romero made a formidable baddie, didn't he? "Get those kids...!!"
    Cheers!

    DS.
     

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