Disney's OOPs movies(The Jungle Book and The Lion King)

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  1. Amit Patel

    Amit Patel Agent

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    Does Disney has any plan in future to make ‘The Jungle Book’ limited edition (1967) animated and the ‘The Lion King’ on DVD ?. These movies are OOP( Out of Print).

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  2. DavidBL

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    Jungle Book has already been released as a bare bones DVD. You can find used copies around on Ebay, etc., maybe even some online places.

    Lion King will be next year's mega-2 disc platinum series like Snow White last year and Beauty and the Beast this year.

    They will probably redo Jungle Book in a deluxe form several years down the road.
     
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    I do have a original Video of The Jungle Book, but the quality of the picture is not that sharp. I wonder how good quality of the picture would be in bare bones DVD of this movie as it is not made by Disney it self.
     
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    Somewhere there is a list of every Disney Platinum title to be released over the next 10 years. I seem to remember Jungle Book being on there, although I don't remember when.
     
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    The Jungle Book first release looks pretty good. I compared it to my Laser Disc and it was a nice improvement in sharpness at least, colors being equally vibrant to me (I thought the LD was very solid).

    But I held off buying it since the LD is so excellent and I assume a better JB DVD is coming down the road in a year or two. However, if I had no copy I would have bought it right away and just prepared to rebuy later.
     
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    As mentioned above, you can still find The Jungle Book via online auctions and special "shop sales" at places like Amazon.com.
    The Lion King is currently slated for Fall 2003;
    The Jungle Book is currently slated for Fall 2006.
    This information taken from The Ultimate Guide to Disney DVD, prepared by one of our fellow HTF members:
    http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/HomeImp...imateintro.htm
    Steve
     
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    Here's the current list of Disney Platinum titles:
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Already Released)
    Beauty and the Beast
    The Lion King
    Aladdin
    Bambi
    Cinderella
    The Little Mermaid
    Lady and the Tramp
    101 Dalmations
    The Jungle Book
    The following have already been released to DVD in a "bare-bones" format:
    The Little Mermaid
    The Jungle Book
    Lady and the Tramp
    101 Dalmations
    This means that after Beauty and the Beast arrives this Fall, only these Disney animated classics will remain without any kind of DVD release:
    Sleeping Beauty : (Expected this Fall or next Spring as a CE)
    The Lion King Expected Release: Fall, 2003
    Aladdin Fall, 2004
    Bambi
    Cinderella
    That's not too bad at all, compared to, say, Lucas's classic catalog title output ...
     
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    Don't forget The Rescuers, Joseph.
     
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    I am very concerned about the US release of Sleeping Beauty.

    The French R2 edition is 2 disc WS SE with French DTS.

    The UK R2 edition is 1 disc P&S.

    We need to let Disney know what we want.
     
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    I'm not worried about Sleeping Beauty being available on widescreen when it arrives on DVD. After all, Disney has always released the Animated Classics in Region 1 in their OAR.

    I do wonder though if Sleeping Beauty will have an aspect ratio of 2.20:1 from the 70mm print, or 2.35:1 from the 35mm print?
     
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    Good grief! Six and a half more YEARS until the Platinum Edition of Little Mermaid comes out. What is Disney's target audience for this program? Everybody ages 10 years through this cycle. Is a 16-year-old going to be interested in the same movies as a 6-year-old? I think they are windowing themselves outside their audience.
     
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    Pardon me for my ignorance but which is ‘bare bones’ DVD means ?.

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    Yes, unless otherwise announced, at the end of this year, the only 4 Animated Canon films that have not had a release on DVD will be The Lion King, Aladdin, Bambi and Cinderella.

    Currently, The Rescuers and Sleeping Beauty have been released in R2 and R4. And as previously mentioned, Sleeping Beauty was released as a terrific double disk Special Edition in 2.35:1

    However, if we are speaking of R1 releases only, then all of the 6 films above have not had a DVD release.

    Song of the South is not part of the Animated Canon, but it has not been released on DVD just the same.
     

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