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#1 of 108 Brian Kidd

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Posted March 10 2003 - 06:56 AM

Bill Hunt over at www.thedigitalbits.com had the opportunity to chat with BVHE President Bob Chapek at the premiere of INSPECTOR GADGET 2: DIRECT TO VIDEO CASH-IN,( Posted Image ) and he had good news about the TREASURES line!

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He also said that the studio is very pleased with the success of its Walt Disney Treasures line of discs. They've apparently sold so well (far beyond studio expectations) that you can expect the line not only to continue, but also to expand into new areas.


Hot dog! Bring on the Wartime Cartoons!!!! Anyone think we'll see the long-awaited release of THE STORY OF MENSTRUATION? (That's a real Disney title. I couldn't make that one up if I tried.)
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#2 of 108 Jeff Ulmer

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Posted March 10 2003 - 07:11 AM

I just wish the same was being said about the Vault Disney brand. Posted Image

#3 of 108 Rob Gardiner

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Posted March 10 2003 - 07:26 AM

Jeff,

Have the Vault Disney discs sold poorly? I picked up the first 4 right away, hoping to encourage Disney to release more of the same.

#4 of 108 Jeff Ulmer

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Posted March 10 2003 - 07:47 AM

With 20,000 Leagues not being a Vault title, but with similar features, it looks like the line is dead. The first 4 were great.

I do like the Treasures line, but they are of much less interest than the live action films to me.

#5 of 108 Eric Peterson

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Posted March 10 2003 - 07:51 AM

Great news!! I hope Donald is up next. I can't wait to see the cartoon where his nephews are trying to build a snowman and Donald keeps destroying it. I don't remember the name of the episode or the complete details, but it was definitely my favorite Disney short from my childhood.

I would love to see the Wartime Cartoons also.

#6 of 108 Rob Gardiner

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Posted March 10 2003 - 07:57 AM

Also I'm curious to know what "new areas" they plan to expand into. They have their animated features covered pretty well already, and this line has tackled animated shorts and TV material pretty well. Perhaps certain live action features will be included in the WDT line? Any ideas??

#7 of 108 Charlie Essmeier

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Posted March 10 2003 - 08:01 AM

And let's not forget "Victory Tthrough Airpower." Still waiting for that one...

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#8 of 108 PaulP

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Posted March 10 2003 - 08:02 AM

Expand into new areas? Can you say "Song of the South"? Or TV series, like "Duck Tales" et al. And oh yeah, shouldn't we be getting some announcement (or announcement of announcement) about this year's Treasures? When did that happen the previous years? I can't recall. But firstly I'd love for them to complete their classic animation sets. I bought all the previous ones, and having a complete catalog of Disney shots, including the educational ones, would be nirvana.

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Posted March 10 2003 - 08:12 AM

I was hoping the vault Disney line was a beginning for thier classic live films fromthe early 60s.
Would kill for Darby O Gill, In Search of the Castaways, kidnapped, Third Man on the Mountain, Family Band (remiced for stereo?), Light in the Forest, Summer Magic and the uncut three part live action Prince and the Pauper that has never been released uncut to video.

#10 of 108 DonRoeber

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Posted March 10 2003 - 08:37 AM

I'm happy to hear this. I really enjoy the Treasures line, and have bought five of the seven so far.
Luckily, right at that moment, an unconscious Argentinean fell through my roof.

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#11 of 108 oscar_merkx

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Posted March 10 2003 - 08:47 AM

Brian

thanks for the link and a great article indeed.

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Posted March 10 2003 - 09:31 AM

Eric Peterson said:
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Great news!! I hope Donald is up next. I can't wait to see the cartoon where his nephews are trying to build a snowman and Donald keeps destroying it.


Ummm, no. Highly derivative humour if you ask me.
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Gotcha folks, didn't I? :P) I try, but I just can't sound like a snob. Posted Image

Seriously, I would love to see a Treasures set that has Donald in it. The Snowman bit rules. But if you ask me, my two favorites are the Trick or Treating one and the one where they go up and camp in the woods where they trick Donald into thinking he's dead.

"Your little white house turns green. Your litte white house turns green."

#13 of 108 Rob T

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Posted March 10 2003 - 11:03 AM

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Expand into new areas? Can you say "Song of the South"? Or TV series, like "Duck Tales" et al.

Their classic animated shows as Disneys treasures would be great. Posted Image

and I miss the Vault Disney line, too. Posted Image
but at least they're still doing they're most of their catalogue titles right (even if it is under a different line).

#14 of 108 Eugene Esterly

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Posted March 10 2003 - 11:36 AM

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Great news!! I hope Donald is up next. I can't wait to see the cartoon where his nephews are trying to build a snowman and Donald keeps destroying it. I don't remember the name of the episode or the complete details, but it was definitely my favorite Disney short from my childhood.


I also hope that Disney releases a Walt Disney Treasures of Donald Duck. Donald Duck is one of my favorite Disney cartoon characters.

#15 of 108 Randy A Salas

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Posted March 10 2003 - 11:59 AM

How about the "Hardy Boys" and "Spin and Marty" serials that were shown on the original Mickey Mouse Club? Those would be swell to see again. Anyone else remember those?

The MM Club would be fun to see again, too, but there were too many episodes and it would probably be too dated to release on DVD.
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Posted March 10 2003 - 02:55 PM

Donald will need at least three disc sets, judging from the IMDb keyword "donald-duck."

I, for one, would like to see more anthology series episodes, preferably the ones that are mostly new material, uncut and with original openings and closings.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


#17 of 108 Adam_S

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Posted March 10 2003 - 04:06 PM

there are around 148 Donald Shorts, more than any other cartoon, including Mickey. there were about 120 some mickey shorts, and its going to take three two disc sets to get all the mickey released.

in the complete Goofy there were 48 shorts on two discs, this is about the upper limit, I would htink, so I would estimate that a complete Donald collection would take a minimum of 6 discs and probably 7 or 8.

If they go in chronological order, they won't get to most of my favorite donald cartoons until the second or third set. :*(

What would be ideal is if they did two three disc sets for the complete donald duck (volumes one and two), that would make me ecstatic. but I still think it would be an effort to get them on six discs, you'd need 25 shorts per disc to do that, and that pushes the upper limit.

There were four chip and dale solo shorts, they'd make great easter eggs on a donald set (unless a set of one shots like the baby air plane or the little country house etc are released, and it could be included in that).

Hoping excitedly for Man in Space, Tru Life Adventures, Warcartoons, a complete pluto, the remaining silly symphonies and Mickey mouse.


Personally, my favorite Donald is easily the one where he bakes his own airplane, though the winter ones are favorites as well: Toy Tinkers, the popcorn one, one where he and huey dewey and luey create giant winter forts and battle it out, etc.

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#18 of 108 Rob Gardiner

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Posted March 10 2003 - 05:09 PM

I would love to see anything and everything featuring LUDWIG VON DRAKE. Does anyone know how many films he has?

#19 of 108 Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted March 10 2003 - 09:10 PM

Great news!

The Donald cartoon mentioned above is Donald's snow fight

The same site also has a character index for amongst others Ludwig Von Drake (Scroll down)
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#20 of 108 Eric Emma

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Posted March 10 2003 - 10:09 PM

I love the Walt Disney Treauses Line, I only have SIlly Symphonies right now but I plan on buying the rest over the summer when I got job... Hopefully they release Song of the South on DVD... it be good, a great Walt Disney Treasure Line...


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