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Title: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 02, 2008, 11:38:24 PM
The GOOD: Staying home sick today I got to watch The Aristocats(which I hadn't seen in years and probably only saw once) and Rescuers Down Under...What can I say, I love Disney animated films of the 90s and older, and was definately in the mood for them, feeling better today.
Heh, the older Disney movies were definitely better. Actually the AristoCats just got re-released on DVD, must get it. XD
Title: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 03, 2008, 07:17:50 AM
Hey, I've bought 101 Dalmatians and The Little Mermaid in the last month! I love Disney movies...well, up until Pocahontas. :P
The last month... I got The Little Mermaid a year ago. :P I need to get 101 Dalmatians soon considering it's one of the limited editions.

The only recent Disney movie I like is Lilo & Stitch. XD
Title: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 03, 2008, 07:30:02 AM
Yeah, Sleeping Beauty is the next Limited Edition and then I believe it's back to Snow White in 2009.
Title: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 03, 2008, 04:47:47 PM
Yeah, Sleeping Beauty is the next Limited Edition and then I believe it's back to Snow White in 2009.
Really? They already had Sleeping Beauty! And yes I watched the special edition Aristocats (and Sleeping Beauty today, but I've had it quite awhile)...Did they ever release Sword in the Stone Special Edition? I need that one...
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 03, 2008, 04:52:56 PM
Decided to go ahead and split this.

I wonder if it's any coincidence that we forumers tend to love Disney movies...and the KQ series? :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Lenny318 on April 03, 2008, 05:01:29 PM
Disney+KQ= my childhood... and maybe present too  :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 03, 2008, 05:07:47 PM
It sure is my present...And I plan to show my future kids Disney films before they see any of the dumb kids stuff that comes out now so their little minds aren't ruined :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Shades2585 on April 03, 2008, 05:13:52 PM
Decided to go ahead and split this.

I wonder if it's any coincidence that we forumers tend to love Disney movies...and the KQ series? :P

Considering KQ VII I would say no. It seemed very Disney like. I always wondered whether Disney might buy them. Alas No.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 03, 2008, 07:06:27 PM
Speaking of Disney special releases, does the "Disney Vault" bother anybody else?
They (Disney) release a DVD and then a few months later lock it up and don't bring it back out until a couple of years (sometimes more) later. Then, they snatch it back up! Wouldn't they make more money by keeping them available to buy forever?
On the otherhand, they certainly are helping eBay, because my last two purchases from eBay were for Disney movies, for the same prices as NORMAL DVDS! I bought The Nightmare Before Christmas and just recently, the Lion King. During Christmas and Halloween, the Nightmare Before Christmas is in SUCH demand that copies are selling on ebay for over forty dollars!
Oh well, I love old Disney movies (and the new Pixar/Disney movies) and will forever.

And YES I will be sharing them with my future kids before they see the other stuff that's getting produced. Afterall, I was raised on KQ, Disney movies, and computers and I turned out fine, right?  :raf:
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Yonkey on April 03, 2008, 09:31:48 PM
I think they the Disney Vault thing is just a marketing strategy.  By making it a "limited time collectors item" it allows them to bump up the price, and avoid people finding their movies in a discount bin somewhere for a fraction of the cost. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 03, 2008, 09:32:33 PM
Heh you certainly did turn out ok.
And I agree, the Disney vault thing IS ridiculous...I think I did miss the release of Sword in the Stone, which means I gotta wait.  :furious:
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 04, 2008, 05:37:55 AM
I was just shocked to still see The Little Mermaid on the shelf! Which, when I really should've have spent the money, I went ahead and did so XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Shades2585 on April 04, 2008, 06:04:39 AM
They will probably rerelease things slowly in Bluray now that it has won the battle. 
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 07:02:51 AM
Heh you certainly did turn out ok.
And I agree, the Disney vault thing IS ridiculous...I think I did miss the release of Sword in the Stone, which means I gotta wait.  :furious:
Or go to eBay. Sword in the Stone is only around 7.50 there right now, and there's even a mint lot which includes Fox and the Hound! There's also a lady selling her daughter's DVDs. (http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZspooky517) I feel sorry for the daughter.
Fox and the Hound was re-released on 2-disc super edition a while a go, too, but I don't know if I should buy it or not (even though it's a great one!). I'm trying to save my cash for a Chumby. Or a new videocamera.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 04, 2008, 08:46:49 AM
I think I did miss the release of Sword in the Stone, which means I gotta wait.  :furious:
Nah, Sword in the Stone is still out.

The only ones you have to watch out for are the limited Platinum Editions which are released every 6 months and are only in production for that time frame. Also they are re-released every 7 years... I think it's 7 years.

Fox and the Hound is also out, it was just re-released as special edition like the AristoCats.

Anyway, here's a list of the limited ones:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (No longer available)
Beauty and the Beast (No longer available)
The Lion King (No longer available)
Aladdin (No longer available)
Bambi (No longer available)
Cinderella (No longer available)
Lady and the Tramp (No longer available)
The Little Mermaid (No longer available)
Peter Pan (No longer available)
The Jungle Book (No longer available)
101 Dalmatians (Out Now)
Sleeping Beauty (2nd half of '08)

EDIT: Sword in the Stone is being re-released this year, supposedly. That may explain the lack of it in stores, so you may want to hold off on getting it.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 09:15:13 AM
Yeah, I got Aladdin at a GameStop used a couple years ago. Disney's so cruel. Making us treasure hunt for their DVDs.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 04, 2008, 09:17:17 AM
Agreed. I missed The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, now I'll have to wait for blu-ray release. Not that I want blu-ray...
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 09:29:04 AM
Back when the Lion King came out, we didn't even HAVE a DVD player! :( That's why I snagged it on eBay. $25 though! That money could have been YOURS Disney!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: FataliOmega on April 04, 2008, 09:29:40 AM
Have to admit, it *is* a clever marketing scheme... Taking something olde, then re-wrapping it up in a shiney, "like new" package.  ::)
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 09:35:56 AM
They also add crappy music videos by "current" Disney stars. Gross. I just want a making of and comentary!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 04, 2008, 10:09:00 AM
The first few releases had cool features (is mainly referring to Snow White). Nowadays, the special features are Hannah Montana singing Kiss the Girl or something a rather. Oh and not to mention a crappy kids game, that doesn't even work on The Jungle Book. XD

I'm sure LN will understand my choice of song. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 10:13:32 AM
Exactly. Why don't they forget about the "trendy kids" who watch their DVDs and instead, offer some true bonus content, like behind the scenes featurettes and such. Those are much more interesting then "Hannah Montana singing Kiss the Girl".
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 04, 2008, 10:21:46 AM
Agreed. If I actually owned these movies on VHS, I wouldn't fork out the money. They don't really offer anything worth while. Snow White and Lady & the Tramp would be the only two I'd look into if I had VHS copies.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 10:41:53 AM
I have VHS copies for most of the good Disney movies, but I played them to death. (Almost.)
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 04, 2008, 10:47:22 AM
Actually, my sister has Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King on VHS. But yeah, both are worn out. Shame, but oh well. I guess the one good thing about the DVD releases is that we are still able to bring the memories back. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 11:23:48 AM
Yeah, but they won't have that cool commercial at the beginning of the Lion King. :(
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 04, 2008, 11:25:22 AM
Hmm... which commercial was that? *tries to remember*
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 04, 2008, 01:03:55 PM
I don't want just the regular Sword in the Stone so I will hold off for the Special Edition one....The thing that's so "special" about them to me is the cleaned up audio and picture...If you get the regular ones they're just a copy of the video onto a DVD basically, not nearly the quality.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: FataliOmega on April 04, 2008, 02:16:20 PM
Why doesn't Disney do cartoon animated stuff anymore?  ???

I mean, they havnt, right? Not for a few years...
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 04, 2008, 02:48:52 PM
Why doesn't Disney do cartoon animated stuff anymore?  ???

I mean, they havnt, right? Not for a few years...
They are making another animated movie, Princess and the Frog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_and_the_Frog) which'll be their first traditionally animated movie since 2004.

We have probably about 30-40 Disney movies on VHS, they're one of the few things my mom doesn't throw out cause she says their collectible.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 04, 2008, 03:58:28 PM
Why doesn't Disney do cartoon animated stuff anymore?  ???

I mean, they havnt, right? Not for a few years...
t 30-40 Disney movies on VHS, they're one of the few things my mom doesn't throw out cause she says their collectible.

And they're fantastic!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 05, 2008, 07:01:48 AM
Why doesn't Disney do cartoon animated stuff anymore?  ???

I mean, they havnt, right? Not for a few years...
They are making another animated movie, Princess and the Frog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_and_the_Frog) which'll be their first traditionally animated movie since 2004.

We have probably about 30-40 Disney movies on VHS, they're one of the few things my mom doesn't throw out cause she says their collectible.

Ooh, they are?! YES! Thank god they're making one.

And my mom was going to give away her VHS ones but I said no to that, I want them forever, even if I replace them with DVDs. They dont put the same covers on the DVDs that are on a bunch of the VHSs that's partially why I wanna keep em forever.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 05, 2008, 04:33:34 PM
Those are much more interesting then "Hannah Montana singing Kiss the Girl".
Technically, its Ashley Tisdale not Hannah Montana. :P
*has the song for some reason*
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 05, 2008, 04:43:58 PM
Wow! That makes the bonus feature even BETTER! :P

I wish my copy of Lion King was here. But alas, it has not yet arrived.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 05, 2008, 05:27:30 PM
Wow! That makes the bonus feature even BETTER! :P
XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 06, 2008, 08:42:46 PM
I SO want Beauty and the Beast on DVD! That's one of my most favorite Disney movies!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 06, 2008, 09:07:23 PM
I SO want Beauty and the Beast on DVD! That's one of my most favorite Disney movies!
I really want to watch that again... I went to go watch it several months again and our VHS is missing. :'(
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 07, 2008, 09:18:12 AM
Technically, its Ashley Tisdale not Hannah Montana. :P
*has the song for some reason*
I didn't even know that they had that song on the DVD. I was just using that song as an example. XD

They are making another animated movie, Princess and the Frog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_and_the_Frog) which'll be their first traditionally animated movie since 2004.
I didn't realise they were going to go back to 2D animation for one movie. I do remember something about Rapunzel being done with graphics tablets, 3D but 2D look. Can't remember exactly...

I don't want just the regular Sword in the Stone so I will hold off for the Special Edition one....The thing that's so "special" about them to me is the cleaned up audio and picture...If you get the regular ones they're just a copy of the video onto a DVD basically, not nearly the quality.
Yeah, the plain old DVDs that are part of the Gold Collection or whatever are pretty average. Although, most of the Gold Collection doesn't get better than that. Lucky that Sword in the Stone is getting better, I wish they'd make an Alice In Wonderland Special Edition.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 07, 2008, 09:23:28 AM
I'm just glad that they're doing another traditionally animated film. I was just recently wondering if going to the 3D look has actually HURT Disney, since all of us grew up with the traditional animation.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 07, 2008, 09:28:02 AM
3D animation is cool and is definitely a change that was going to happen, however I do prefer the 2D animation. I feel the 2D animation had more passion and vigor, whereas the 3D animation has nothing to it.

Of course, I do believe Pixar have done wonderfully with 3D animation, but they are known for 3D. Disney started out 2D, and I guess it's kind of hard to accept change. Although, Disney hasn't had the best movies of late, so even a new 2D animation might be crap.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 07, 2008, 02:53:56 PM
I would definately recommend the Beauty and the Beast DVD as it has an added song, Human Again from the broadway show, added in, and the animation matches and the song fits well with the movie.

And there IS a special edition Alice in Wonderland, you must have missed it's release...Came out two years ago I think.

I won't assume Disney's going to make a perfect 2D animated film just cause they're making one again. The last one they made was Home on the Range which, I'm sorry, looked so awful I refuse to watch it. I'm just hopeful and crossing my fingers that Princess and the Frog is so very good and does well that Disney becomes interested in doing more 2D films again, much like The Little Mermaid made them strong again for about a decade.

And I think Pixar has been the only company to show real "passion" in their 3D animation. I've seen other companies tries at 3D that are ok, but they're not classics like Disney 2D films or Pixar 3D.

And speaking of other companies, people should really watch Don Bluth films from the 80's. He worked for Disney at one time and then left to do classics on his own like Secret of Nimh, An American Tail, and All Dogs Go To Heaven.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 07, 2008, 02:55:34 PM
I agree with you Racx, when it comes to animation styles.


Also, Lion King Platinum Edition came today!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Shades2585 on April 07, 2008, 04:55:33 PM
An American Tail is great. One of my favorites.  :D
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 09, 2008, 03:57:01 AM
And there IS a special edition Alice in Wonderland, you must have missed it's release...Came out two years ago I think.
Not here, we got the plain old Gold Collection release.

He worked for Disney at one time and then left to do classics on his own like Secret of Nimh, An American Tail, and All Dogs Go To Heaven.
All Dogs Go To Heaven is a great movie. I'm not sure what the sequel is like, but the first definitely felt like a Disney movie and it was just a great move overall.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 09, 2008, 09:57:30 AM
I liked that the Don Bluth films had a bit of "darkness" to them compared to Disney films too, made them a bit different.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Shades2585 on April 09, 2008, 12:44:14 PM
The Great Mouse Detective was a little dark too. Not very but I liked that one too.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 10, 2008, 12:58:50 AM
I liked that the Don Bluth films had a bit of "darkness" to them compared to Disney films too, made them a bit different.
Yeah, recent Disney films are way too light hearted. Darker films are better, and represent real life more closely.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 10, 2008, 07:26:37 AM
I liked that the Don Bluth films had a bit of "darkness" to them compared to Disney films too, made them a bit different.
Yeah, recent Disney films are way too light hearted. Darker films are better, and represent real life more closely.
My favorite Disney movie of all time is a darker film, Hunchback. A lot of people consider it to me more of an adult movie than kid's. I wish they'd do more like that. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 10, 2008, 11:44:46 AM
Well Tessy, that's SEMI dark, but not dark enough....All the main "good guy" characters in that? They're supposed to be dead at the end.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 10, 2008, 11:46:18 AM
Well Tessy, that's SEMI dark, but not dark enough....All the main "good guy" characters in that? They're supposed to be dead at the end.
True XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 10, 2008, 02:09:19 PM
A new film from Disney will possibly (if not definitely) be dark.

Alice and Wonderland by Tim Burton (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1029112-alice_in_wonderland/news/1689311/)
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 10, 2008, 03:48:18 PM
Hey, I was at Target today and saw "Robin Hood" and "Mary Poppins" and "Pocahontas"...gosh, I wanted to get all of them XD But it's been too long since I've balanced my checkbook and I was a bit worried :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 10, 2008, 06:53:17 PM
Hey, I was at Target today and saw "Robin Hood" and "Mary Poppins" and "Pocahontas"...gosh, I wanted to get all of them XD But it's been too long since I've balanced my checkbook and I was a bit worried :P
I would've gone for just Mary Poppins, but as a young lad I did enjoy Robin Hood. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 10, 2008, 08:24:19 PM
Yeah, Mary Poppins would've been my first choice...I don't have it on DVD and haven't watched the video in a LONG time!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Yonkey on April 10, 2008, 08:49:04 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing it again either.  Especially after hearing supercalafragalisticexpialadotious so much in the beta. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 11, 2008, 05:03:39 AM
lol, I'm sure! :D I had forgotten how good it was!

Also, I was watching the extras with Enchanted, and one of the older men who did the dance in Central Park to "How do you know?"....he was one of the chimney sweeps in Marry Poppins :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 11, 2008, 11:44:35 AM
Wow, that's cool, Cat!!!

And Robin Hood is my FAVORITE Disney movie of all time.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 11, 2008, 12:07:58 PM
I've only seed Robin Hood once when I was really little. :P

But I have the vhs of Pocahontas with me in my dorm room. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 11, 2008, 12:19:28 PM
The DVD of Robin Hood that I have has really bad picture quality. It has lots of digital artifacts..

A new film from Disney will possibly (if not definitely) be dark.

Alice and Wonderland by Tim Burton (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1029112-alice_in_wonderland/news/1689311/)
Alice is one of my favourite Disney films...

Well Tessy, that's SEMI dark, but not dark enough....All the main "good guy" characters in that? They're supposed to be dead at the end.
Just like how Ariel dies in the original Little Mermaid story. XD Disney replace a lot of the sad endings.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 12, 2008, 01:08:03 PM
Yep they tend to. I like their versions of things though (except the historically inaccurate Pocahontas).
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 13, 2008, 11:18:08 PM
I'm not sure what you're referring to with Pocahontas. However, I do remember something about Pocahontas dying of a disease?
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 13, 2008, 11:31:14 PM
Her AGE. They made her a busty late teen/twenty something when she was a child when John Smith met her.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 13, 2008, 11:51:41 PM
Well... no comment.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 13, 2008, 11:56:58 PM
Err...and there was no romantic thing between them either, which I should have mentioned as well as her being younger...since it makes it sound...gross.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 15, 2008, 01:51:07 AM
Oh ok, that's alright then... I was rather disgusted for a while there. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 29, 2008, 09:48:11 PM
45th Anniversary Sword in the Stone DVD coming in June :) Been added to my amazon wish list and talking to my mom she already made it sound like it's something I'll surely get for my birthday  ;D
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 30, 2008, 05:04:46 AM
Gosh...now that has me thinking...what should I put on my wish list for my birthday? XD There's only two weeks left XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 30, 2008, 05:06:17 AM
TimTams and DVDs. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 30, 2008, 05:09:44 AM
TimTams! JASON! *puppy dog eyes*
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 30, 2008, 10:13:16 AM
Did I ever send you TimTams? *can't remember*
As for TimTams for your Bday... is a little late ok? I'm not so lucrative at the mo. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 30, 2008, 10:18:21 AM
lol, I'm teasing! And yes, you did send me TimTams...I think for my birthday two years ago. I remember eating them during one of my clinical placements XD And they were WONDERFUL! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on April 30, 2008, 10:19:16 AM
I know you're teasing, but that's not stopping me. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 30, 2008, 01:23:35 PM
*wants Tim Tams now*

Must remember to go to the World Market when I'm home next weekend to get some :D

Since I'm already posting in this thread...
I'm trying to get a DVD copy of Hunchback off Ebay, though if I'm outbid I'll get one from Amazon. I watched my VHS copy the other night and the top portion of the screen was screwy the entire way through :(
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 30, 2008, 01:30:49 PM
I've never had Tim Tams! *hint hint* ;)

I've got Hunchback, probably in the vault for a couple more years. Silly Disney.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on April 30, 2008, 01:32:46 PM
I've never had Tim Tams! *hint hint* ;)
I'll send you some if you want :) They're absolutely yummy!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 30, 2008, 01:34:35 PM
If you really could that would be awesome of you, Tessy :)
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on May 01, 2008, 05:48:47 AM
I actually got Hunchback free from Disney...
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: MangoMercury on May 02, 2008, 03:45:06 AM
I would definately recommend the Beauty and the Beast DVD as it has an added song, Human Again from the broadway show, added in, and the animation matches and the song fits well with the movie.

I actually really didn't like them adding the song in, and it's something I fast forward every time I watch the film just because it felt disjointed to me.  Although maybe being a fan of the film as it was, that changed things for me.  It's one of my favourites..  The fact that the titular Beast is our KQ6 Alexander makes it all the more better!

I was kicking myself when I found out down the line that there was an ultra-special edition of the DVD released (I only got the regular one since it was the only one I saw on sale), where you could watch it without the song.  But it goes for upwards of 60 and I'm not paying out that.

I thankfully have most of my favourites on DVD now - Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio..  As well as many others that I love!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 02, 2008, 06:24:31 AM
Halfway through your post I was going to say you can watch it without the song but wow there's two special editions?

I don't have Pinocchio yet, and Sword in the Stone is definately the next one I'll be getting.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 02, 2008, 07:54:54 AM
I've pretty much decided that the next time I head to Target, I'm going to buy "Mary Poppins"...I just watched "Sound of Music" last night...and every time I see it, I love it more!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on May 03, 2008, 01:16:00 PM
Sound of Music... ewww. I just can't stand musicals... Grease is the only musical I do like.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 03, 2008, 03:04:05 PM
Eww, talk about backwards! You dislike musicals and like one of the worst I think was ever written. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 03, 2008, 03:08:35 PM
lol XD I almost got Mary Poppins and then I thought "I've got a full week...don't want to stretch the bank account TOO much" so I'm going to wait another week or two. Just hope it's still out!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: awesomeasapossum on May 03, 2008, 03:37:24 PM
Sound of Music... ewww. I just can't stand musicals... Grease is the only musical I do like.
You do realize that most animated Disney Movies are, in terms of format, musicals?

And I love musicals! I'm going to see Wicked and the Lion King next year. I'm excited!
Also, Racx, have you seen the Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, or Les Miserables? All excellent musicals.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on May 03, 2008, 10:32:14 PM
You do realize that most animated Disney Movies are, in terms of format, musicals?
True, but I like that in animation, movies I don't. They bore me to tears...

Sweeney Todd, I did want to see, but if it's a musical, I think I'll avoid it. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 03, 2008, 11:56:42 PM
Don't avoid something just cause it's a musical. That's like avoiding all of other genres, you can't possibly hate ALL comedies for example. :P
I'd recommend you see Sweeney Todd, it's very good.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Lenny318 on May 04, 2008, 12:29:57 AM
I second the Sweeney Todd recommendation  ;D

The fact that the titular Beast is our KQ6 Alexander makes it all the more better!
Lol ya I learned this today when I was doing some random imdb browzing and I told my dad and he was like "I knew Robby Benson played the Beast but I didn't know he played Alexander"  :P

EDIT: ok and now I read that Tony Jay (Captain Saladin/Lamp Trader in KQVI) played Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 04, 2008, 12:57:57 PM
I loved Frollo in that! Especially him singing The Bells of Notre Dame at the beginning.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on May 04, 2008, 01:07:05 PM
I loved Frollo in that! Especially him singing The Bells of Notre Dame at the beginning.
That's Clopin XD

Unless you meant the small part where Frollo talks during the song and not Clopin singing the actual song.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 04, 2008, 01:18:23 PM
Oops, right. In that case I loved Frollo singing the song about his lust for Ezmerelda in front of the fire.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on May 04, 2008, 01:22:47 PM
Everybody always likes that song, but I don't; I always fast-forward through it. I found it really boring when I watched it as a kid. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 04, 2008, 01:28:58 PM
Ugh I'm sorry but if you like a movie, I don't think you can fast forward through it, otherwise you don't really like it enough...

Edit: I'm sorry, that sounds rather rude doesn't it, I didn't mean to. I just like that song, and are surprised you don't, Tessy.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: racx_00 on May 04, 2008, 04:22:55 PM
Ugh I'm sorry but if you like a movie, I don't think you can fast forward through it, otherwise you don't really like it enough...

Edit: I'm sorry, that sounds rather rude doesn't it, I didn't mean to. I just like that song, and are surprised you don't, Tessy.
Usually when I say something rude I leave it. Fortunately, you aren't stupid like myself. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on May 04, 2008, 05:37:12 PM
Ugh I'm sorry but if you like a movie, I don't think you can fast forward through it, otherwise you don't really like it enough...

Edit: I'm sorry, that sounds rather rude doesn't it, I didn't mean to. I just like that song, and are surprised you don't, Tessy.
No worries. :)

I should have said I didn't use to like it - I actually don't mind it as much as I used too; actually, now that I think about it, I've really gotten used to it since I set up a Disney playlist with the Hunchbuck soundtrack in it and have listened to many times. When I watched Hunchback last week I didn't fast-forward through it.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 04, 2008, 05:41:23 PM
My anti-social worries kicked in, I thought it appropriate to apologize. I started freaking out I might majorly upset you, I'm glad I didn't.  ;)
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on May 04, 2008, 06:03:12 PM
Ah, I understand. I do that too.

I don't really agree, but I certainly don't mind you stating your opinion on the subject. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on May 04, 2008, 06:42:47 PM
I wouldn't expect you to agree. I just thought I stated my opinion too frankly and rudely.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on June 03, 2008, 08:43:02 PM
Got my copy of hunchback on DVD a while back; watching the commentaries was pretty interesting.

I was going through our vhs's today and for some reason we have two copies of Aladdin. No idea why. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 05, 2008, 04:31:15 PM
My guess is someone got you Aladdin as a gift when you already had it :P

I got 45th Anniversary Sword in the Stone for my bday!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 06, 2008, 03:30:41 PM
When does Sleeping Beauty come out? I thought it was sometime this summer, but I've yet to see it.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on July 06, 2008, 03:50:56 PM
According to Wikipedia, October 7th.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 06, 2008, 08:22:14 PM
Checked Amazon, it also says October 7th, so that's likely right :)
Personally next one I want is Pinoccio!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 07, 2008, 07:21:06 AM
Thankees :D
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Rosella on July 09, 2008, 04:29:48 PM
I have no idea how out-of-date my responses are going to be.

1. Sweeney Todd=Awesome
2. Alice in Wonderland was a really dark book, according to a lot of people I've talked to, so Tim Burton directing it sounds fabulous. Also, that's on my list of books I really want to read along with...
3. Hunchback of Notre Dame=Another awesome movie. When I watched it relatively recently, I was terrified at just how purely evil Frollo was. It's a LOT darker than most Disney movies and that didn't bother me at all when I was little, and now I just appreciate it. Disney really won with that one.
4. Mary Poppins scared me when I was little, not entirely sure why. Snow White still scares me; I really can't stand that movie. XD
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 09, 2008, 04:38:57 PM
Tim Burton? Alice in Wonderland? What?
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Rosella on July 09, 2008, 04:42:21 PM
http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=6366.msg240083#msg240083

I'm not crazy. :P
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 09, 2008, 04:58:08 PM
Oh wow, completely missed that....That's SO exciting though!!!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: Pacman928 on August 04, 2008, 05:11:11 PM
It lets them market it to kids who then can force their parents into buying it for them
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on December 02, 2008, 09:48:18 PM
I'm just hopeful and crossing my fingers that Princess and the Frog is so very good and does well that Disney becomes interested in doing more 2D films again, much like The Little Mermaid made them strong again for about a decade.
The teaser trailer for Princess and the Frog is out. The beginning was cute but the bug at the end just seemed dumb.
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on December 03, 2008, 02:38:52 PM
Oh wow, where'd you see it Tessy?

As far as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland goes, some cast is up on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/
Alan Rickman as Caterpillar
Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter
Christopher Lee in an unlisted role, to name a few! Looking good!
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: tessspoon on December 03, 2008, 03:30:32 PM
Oh wow, where'd you see it Tessy?
Trailer (http://www.moviestrailer.org/the-princess-and-the-frog-movie-trailer.html)
Title: Re: Disney Special Releases
Post by: PirateKingChris on December 03, 2008, 05:22:25 PM
Oh wow! I'm excited, that looks great! That bug does seem a bit goofy, I agree, but I bet it's not like a REALLY main character...