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#1 of 53 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted October 08 2002 - 09:14 AM

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?

#2 of 53 OFFLINE   Jared M

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Posted October 08 2002 - 09:20 AM

DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

#3 of 53 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted October 08 2002 - 09:22 AM

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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#4 of 53 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted October 08 2002 - 10:40 AM

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?

#5 of 53 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted October 08 2002 - 11:38 AM

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. Posted Image


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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Posted October 08 2002 - 11:54 AM

and of course all the Herbie's


Gotta love the Frank Devol soundtracks on these! Posted Image

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Posted October 08 2002 - 02:53 PM

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Ouch, David. Why did you have to bring up that painful memory? I took my daughter to that piece of junk in the theater (it wasn't even planned, we just kind of ended up there with some friends). I've never seen a more boring animated movie. It had absolutely no improvement in production values over it's TV origins. Although I didn't actually see all of it, since I fell asleep. Hopefully it was Doug's Last Movie too.

I'd like Disney to get about releasing more family titles like the Herbies on DVD before my daughter gets too much older. Hopefully they won't end up as fullframe only releases. I'm already sore about White Fang, Natty Gann, Whispers, Cheetah, Muppet Treasure Island, Honey I Shrunk ...

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Posted October 08 2002 - 03:23 PM

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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Posted October 08 2002 - 03:36 PM

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I'd like Disney to get about releasing more family titles like the Herbies on DVD before my daughter gets too much older. Hopefully they won't end up as fullframe only releases. I'm already sore about White Fang, Natty Gann, Whispers, Cheetah, Muppet Treasure Island, Honey I Shrunk ...


Whispers is actually non-anamorphic widescreen despite what the packaging says. Just a head's up.

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Posted October 08 2002 - 03:43 PM

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. Posted Image

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Posted October 08 2002 - 04:08 PM

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Don't forget the missing live-action titles...

what about Freaky Friday? I believe it's a Disney title, has it been announced yet? or am I just completely way off base here? :b

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Posted October 08 2002 - 04:18 PM

I would so kill for Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp and a box set of the entire TV series Posted Image

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Posted October 08 2002 - 04:48 PM

didnt they do a remake of freaky friday a few years ago.

i'd count on that one first.
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Posted October 08 2002 - 06:02 PM

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I would so kill for Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp and a box set of the entire TV series


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Posted October 08 2002 - 06:10 PM

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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Posted October 08 2002 - 06:17 PM

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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Posted October 08 2002 - 06:28 PM

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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Posted October 08 2002 - 07:50 PM

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).


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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Posted October 08 2002 - 08:51 PM

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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).
When you say "slipped into one of the LD releases", do you mean that it wasn't there in the theatrical version?
It was in the theatrical version. That's what I was referring to as the "1st printing" of the VHS version 3 years ago. Previous VHS releases had those 2 frames cut. When Disney realized that the "original" master had been used to strike the new VHS, and that it had the (.)(.) in it, they subjected it to a massive recall. Fortunately, I was quicker than my local K-Mart and got one of the last 5 copies. Posted Image

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Ouch, David. Why did you have to bring up that painful memory?
My son LIKES that film. He'd love to have Doug's 1st Movie on DVD, and dump his worn-out VHS. To each their own, eh? At least, Glenn, the Herbies are rumored to start hitting next year. Posted Image


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what about Freaky Friday? I believe it's a Disney title, has it been announced yet? or am I just completely way off base here?
It's a Disney. I simply forgot it last night. I'd love to have it; my wife would, too. Did they do a remake? If so, I missed it.


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Gee, I find it hard to not find it. Saw it at a local music store chain yesterday for $14.99; I've seen it at Costco for $12.99. Also tend to spot it at Circuit City and Target, sometimes at the ..-Mart stores. It's only at Best Buy I *don't* see it anymore. Posted Image
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Posted October 08 2002 - 08:56 PM

Whither the Dexter Riley series of flicks? Ceasar Romero made a formidable baddie, didn't he? "Get those kids...!!"
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