Witch Mountain, Brave Little Toaster, Apple Dumpling Gang, Lizze McGuire Movie

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    DVDPlanet has added listings for these items today:

    9/2 Escape To Witch Mountain
    9/2 Return From Witch Mountain
    9/2 Brave Little Toaster, The
    9/2 Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue, The
    9/2 Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, The
    9/2 Apple Dumpling Gang, The
    8/12 Lizzie McGuire Movie, The


    No aspect ratio information about any of the above, except for Lizzie, which is widescreen. All list for $24.99, except for Lizzie, which is $29.99. That's all I got for you today on these...go visit the site yourself to check on sound specs and running times for most of those.


    I got pics off Disney's system of 3 of these:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Scott Petoff

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    Interesting set of DVDs titles for sure. Thanks for the heads up.

    Escape From Witch Mountain is one of those movies that brings back pleasant memories from childhood. It was one of my favorites, though I can't quite recall why. However I have a nagging feeling that if I watched it today, I would probably not enjoy it as much as I remember. That seems to happen with a lot of childrens movies for me. I sit there staring at the screen wondering what I was thinking. Perhaps if it ends up on the cheapie rack in the store it might become an impulse buy. Not at full price for me.
     
  3. Paul_Scott

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    if the Witch Mountain movies are OAR i'll pick them up.
    if not, i won't give them a second thought.

    too much else to get excited about in the months ahead.
     
  4. Dick

    Dick Producer
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    I suspect that anything released as a "special edition" by Disney will be OAR. Has this ever not been the case?
     
  5. streeter

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    Wow - special editions! I was sort of expecting a special edition of the Apple Dumpling Gang after watching the bonus materials on The Love Bug. I figured that there's no way that Don Knotts would sit down for an interview just to talk about his Herbie sequel for ten seconds.

    I hope that these will be double disc sets. Regardless, if they're OAR, they're mine.

    Dick - Disney has released MAR special editions, too. Look at Snow Dogs, which is packed with special features.
     
  6. Joshua Clinard

    Joshua Clinard Screenwriter

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    I can't wait for Witch Mountain and it's sequeal. Those covers look really nice. I do hope they are OAR, but since they are special editions, I suspect they will be.

    NO OAR = No Sale
     
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  8. Roberto Carlo

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    Does anyone else find "The Brave Little Toaster" oddly touching? My son would watch his VHS tape and I'd find myself tearing up at the end. :b
     
  9. ZackR

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    Since the "Witch Mountain" discs have THX on the cover, should that indicate OAR? I thought THX would not attach their label otherwise? Anyways, kinda new to this, so I am probably wrong. [​IMG]

    BTW, I grew up watching "Escape to Witch Mountain" when I was really young. My parents taped off the Disney Channel. Therefore, I have only ever seen it in P&S. Even if it is MAR, I might not be able to stop myself from picking it up. Too many happy memories. Besides, I have never seen it EXCEPT in P&S. Oh well, here's hoping it is OAR!!
     
  10. Joshua Clinard

    Joshua Clinard Screenwriter

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    Contrary to popular beleif, being THX certified does not mean that the DVD is going to be in it's original aspect ratio, or even contain it's original sound format. The only requirement is that the mastering equipment has to be up to THX's standards. It is not neccesarily a mark of quality, although that is what they would like us to beleive.

    There are quite a few discs out there that contain P&S versions of films and are THX certified. Off the top of my head, I can think of The Sound of Music, and Independence day.
     
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    Once I made the the obvious choice of avoiding a movie called Groundhog Day. I mean really, that title. Bill Murray? I'm way too sophisticated for that.
    Well, I was wrong about that and if you've not seen The Brave Little Toaster for similar reasons...just watch it, please.

    Jim

    Kirby: Why don't you shut off?
    Air Conditioner: Oh, I'm really scared there, Kirby. What are you going to do, suck me to death?
     
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    As long as they're not colorized like the Absent-Minded Professor release from last January. Disney should really be ashamed about that one.
     
  15. Joshua Clinard

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    I don't beleive any of these movies were shot black and white.
     
  16. James L White

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    SEPT 2nd????? NO!!!!!!!!!!!! I've already got too much to buy on that date.

    Escape To Witch Mountain
    Return From Witch Mountain
    Apple Dumpling Gang

    are all mine if in their OAR [​IMG]

    too bad there's no mention of Flight of the Navigator [​IMG]
     
  17. george kaplan

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    As others have said,

    The Witch Mountain films and Apple Dumpling Gang if they are OAR are purchases for me, if MAR, then forget it.
     
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    I'm with George. If these are in P&S whilst the Sleazy McGuire movie is OAR...but thank God these movies were already in color.

    As for the covers, what is it with Disney and their Photoshopped heads? It was on all the Vault Disney covers, and was on the 20K Leagues and Love Bug DVDs.

    There was a late anthology series episode that continues the "Witch Mountain" films. It would be nice to see that as an extra. Also there was a six-episode TV series based on the Apple Dumpling Gang, as well as an anthology episode which essentially served as a pilot, but with a different cast.

    I hope these were intended to be "Vault Disney."
     
  19. Travis_W

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    Brave Little Toaster was direct-to-video, correct? If so I'm sure it will be 1.33:1 but might be 1.66:1 like some of their other direct-to-video titles.
     
  20. LukeB

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    No, Brave Little Toaster was theatrical. Not widely distributed, but it made the festival circuit, including Sundance. The two sequels were DTV.
     

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