No doubt many of you have received an e-mail response exactly like this one to mine regarding the cropping of favorite DVD titles.... First, my e-mail to Disney: I own almost all of your special editions, and every single one of your animated classics on DVD (as do most Disney fans), but I've noticed a trend during the past year or two which is disturbing and has kept me from purchasing many of your live-action releases. Your decision to put out pan-and-scan-only DVD's of widescreen films is disheartening. I love the animal adventure films WHITE FANG and JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN, but when I purchased these blind I discovered they were cropped. Worse, NATTY GANN was originally 2.35:1, so about thirty percent of the image is missing. Sure wish Anchor Bay had released this as they'd once intended to... On top of that, the picture quality of this DVD is terrible - looks like a VHS tape (the laser looked better!). I sold both of these DVD's on eBay and will always check carefully on each DVD box to see if I am getting the original aspect ratio from now on. If the movie is cropped, I will not buy it. I do not at all understand why you cannot use both layers of a DVD to provide widescreen and pan-and-scan (notice I do not use the often incorrect and deceptive term, "fullscreen") versions, as Anchor Bay and MGM and Columbia and other companies do. This way, you please everyone. A beautiful movie like NATTY GANN, one of Disney Studio's finest efforts of the 80's, deserves the extra expense of a new widescreen transfer. Please consider doing with this, WHITE FANG, BABY, and others what you have thoughtfully decided to do with ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR and re-issue it in widescreen. Thank you for your consideration. The studio's form response: Dick, Thank you for sharing your preference for a widescreen format with us. We appreciate hearing the opinions of our viewers, and we will forward your comments to our Marketing Department. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you have questions concerning our videos and DVD's, or if you would like to purchase one of our movies. You may contact us by e-mail or by calling 800 723-4763 or our Canadian toll-free number 888 877-2843. Regards, BVHE Consumer Relations I have followed this up with a snail-mail letter.