Jungle Book (1994) Discontinued? Why?

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  1. David Illingworth II

    David Illingworth II Second Unit

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    My Mom's been wanting this DVD, and in helping her track it down (got one off half.com), I've discovered that it's OOP. This seems strange because it was not even released on DVD until Jan. 2002, and it features anamorphic widescreen, commentary, and making of.
    Anybody know why on earth Disney would place this movie on moratorium less than 3 years after releasing it? And a disc loaded with features and a great transfer no less?
    It's perplexing enough to have roused my curiosity.
     
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    Because it was a limited release to begin with and will eventually be reissued as a Platinum title, like most of the Disney features.
     
  3. David Illingworth II

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    I wasn't aware that Disney was releasing live action films as Platinum titles.
     
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    They aren't. Marcos must have misread the title, and thought you were refereing to the animated version. My guess will be that it will be reissued at some point in the near future. These titles don't usually stay away for long.

    Andy
     

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