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Looks like Disney intends to get their remaining Animated features on Blu real soon...

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#1 of 127 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted April 22 2014 - 05:04 PM

From a "Rumor Mill" link on Digital Bits:

 

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/2014

 

Now, if only we could get the uncensored MAKE MINE MUSIC.


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#2 of 127 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted April 22 2014 - 06:38 PM

I'll hope for the best but an entry on Wikipedia doesn't exactly seem like the most reliable info.



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Posted April 22 2014 - 06:52 PM

I put slightly more stock in this Disney Wiki entry than in a normal Wiki. If it's right, this falls in line with the trend the last few years.


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Posted April 22 2014 - 09:27 PM

From a "Rumor Mill" link on Digital Bits:

 

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/2014

 

 

If Bill Hunt said it himself, I'd trust it.  

If a user-contributed Wiki--especially one talking about Disney release dates--said it, I wouldn't.

 

...Back to the salt mines.  :(



#5 of 127 OFFLINE   classicmovieguy

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Posted April 22 2014 - 09:36 PM

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I'm more interested in their live-action catalogue at this stage.  Was it really the reportedly poor sales of "Babes in Toyland" which stopped Disney's planned series of Blu titles?  I know there was several in the pipeline, including "Pollyanna" and "Absent Minded Professor". 


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Posted April 22 2014 - 10:38 PM

You cannot judge the potential sales of the library by Babes in Toyland alone. Walt didn't give up on making musicals after it flopped, did he?

 

Absent-Minded Professor was supposed to be a double feature with Son of Flubber, and Flubber was supposed to come out.

 

Here's the actual Digital Bits link, where Bill Hunt quotes the uncited Disney Wiki verbatim:

 

http://thedigitalbit...nts/042214_1130


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 am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


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Posted April 22 2014 - 11:34 PM

You cannot judge the potential sales of the library by Babes in Toyland alone. Walt didn't give up on making musicals after it flopped, did he?

 

Did that disk actually come out?  I don't recall it getting a lot of publicity on shelves.



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Posted April 23 2014 - 12:01 AM

It came out - by all accounts an absolutely wonderful HD transfer.  



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#9 of 127 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted April 23 2014 - 04:21 AM

It came out in 2012. I reviewed it here.



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Posted April 23 2014 - 08:43 AM

I have it--it's a beautiful disc. If it didn't sell, it's because it's a crummy movie.
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Posted April 23 2014 - 08:46 AM

It wasn't just poor sales of Babes in Toyland that got a lot of titles in the pipeline canceled. It was poor sales of the majority of their live action catalog.


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted April 23 2014 - 09:32 AM

From a "Rumor Mill" link on Digital Bits:

 

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/2014

 

Now, if only we could get the uncensored MAKE MINE MUSIC.

I had already heard about Sleeping Beauty.  I am a bit surprised that there is still not Ichabod and Mr. Toad.



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Posted April 23 2014 - 09:43 AM

I had already heard about Sleeping Beauty. I am a bit surprised that there is still not Ichabod and Mr. Toad.


Ichabod And Mr Toad was in this list for 9/30.

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Posted April 23 2014 - 10:14 AM

I wonder if El Grupo will be the supplement for Caballeros/Amigos

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Posted April 23 2014 - 10:20 AM

Great news on the anticipated animated releases....

 

...however, at this point, I think Blu-ray collectors are more

disappointed by the live action releases which have yet to surface.


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Posted April 23 2014 - 10:30 AM

Great news on the anticipated animated releases....

 

...however, at this point, I think Blu-ray collectors are more

disappointed by the live action releases which have yet to surface.

 

I already have the Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray so I don't know why they are releasing it again.

 

Yes, where is Swiss Family Robison? Hopefully they can find the 4-track stereo sound tracks for it also.


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Posted April 23 2014 - 10:33 AM

I already have the Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray so I don't know why they are releasing it again.

 

Two reasons:

 

1) The bigger catalog titles are on a 7-year re-release cycle, and the original Blu-ray came out in 2008, which makes this one year earlier than would normally be expected, but...

 

2) Maleficent is being released theatrically in May and on home video in the Fall.

 

Studios like their synergy (see: Mary Poppins and Saving Mr. Banks)


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Posted April 23 2014 - 10:59 AM

Of the live-action features, Scarecrow of Romney Marsh would certainly seem to be a logical choice.


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#19 of 127 OFFLINE   Ejanss

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Posted April 23 2014 - 11:02 AM

So, how did we get from "Oh, crap, it's a Wiki article..." to "Wow, I can't wait for all these releases!"?

Was there an actual confirmation on some of these?



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Posted April 23 2014 - 11:04 AM

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I'm hoping this development means they'll be releasing FINALLY their animated catalog's biggest political hot potato, but a genuine classic..."Song Of The South"...with CEO Bob Iger's impending 2015 exit, it would be a wonderful gesture to the hardcore collectors here who want this out there in commercially available physical media...


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