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Walt Disney Classics was a brand name used by Walt Disney Home Video on their American, Japanese, European and Australian home video releases of Disney animated features. The first title arrived in stores on December 6, 1984. With the October 28, 1994[1] release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the existing titles in the Classics series became part of the new Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection and the Classics line was retired in the United States and Canada. Cassette copies of the original Classics series became much sought-after, and are very popular with collectors, since most retailers had the first home video release for Disney animated features in their stores up to the time when the label was discontinued. [citation needed] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... This is a list of theatrical animated feature films produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: // Official canon (Walt Disney Animated Classics) The following is a list of the forty-eight feature films part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon, also known as... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ... The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (Walt Disney Coleccion Maestra in Spanish) is a line of videos released by Walt Disney Home Video from 1994 to 1999. ...

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Prehistory

Disney has used the word "classics" at various times to describe three types of feature-length films which include animation. The first type, identified most closely with the "Classics" label, consists of animated features which contain one continuous story. A second type are films made up of several shorter self-contained animated stories. This type includes the six package films produced from 1942 to 1949, most of which also include some live-action characters. One other film of this type was The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, released theatrically in 1977, which was a compilation of several shorter Winnie the Pooh films that had been released previously. The third type of features sometimes referred to by Disney as "classics" are largely live action, but contain fully animated sequences or characters. Mary Poppins, Pete's Dragon, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks are some examples of this type. Some of the animated package films and live-action films featuring animation were released in the early 1980s, such as The Three Caballeros and Fun and Fancy Free in 1982, but most of them were not big sellers. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a full-length animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on March 11, 1977. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... Petes Dragon (first released on November 3, 1977) is a live-action/animated musical feature film from Walt Disney Productions. ... Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions, which combines live action and animation; it premiered on October 7, 1971. ... The Three Caballeros is a 1944 animated feature film, produced by Walt Disney and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Fun and Fancy Free (first released on September 27, 1947) is a feature film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. ...


Disney's Classics category was originally defined during discussions for the April 18, 1983, launch of the Disney Channel. While the people at Disney were looking through their inventory of films to see what was available for the new cable channel, they decided that they could show some favorite films such as Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins, but that 15 other animated movies would never be shown.[citation needed] is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... For Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ...


These 15 animated feature movies had never been shown on television at that time and had never been released on video, or anywhere else outside of a theater. These movies became the untouchables.[citation needed] These 15 movies were the foundation upon which the Disney company was built. Every time they were re-released to theaters, they earned money like new releases and it was felt that allowing them on video or on television could end their lives as theatrical releases. The 15 untouchables were the following: Snow White, Robin Hood, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Fox and the Hound, The Rescuers, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, and The Aristocats. By the time the Masterpiece Collection replaced the Classics collection in the domestic market, Snow White and The Aristocats were the only two of the original 15 Classics remaining unreleased.[citation needed]


All of the single-story animated features ever made by Disney were included in the list of 15 Classics except for two. The exceptions were Alice in Wonderland and Dumbo, both of which had been shown on television at the very earliest opportunity. The Disneyland TV series began with The Disneyland Story, but the very next episode, broadcast on November 3, 1954, was Alice in Wonderland, edited to fit into the one-hour TV time slot. The following season kicked off September 14, 1955, with a one-hour version of Dumbo. Both of these movies were released on video in the first two years of Walt Disney Home Video, at first for rental only, then for sale as well, but the untouchables remained locked in the vault. The first incarnation of the Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


Domestic release history

By 1984, the home video market had changed, and shortly before he left office in September of that year, Ron W. Miller, Walt Disney Productions' president and CEO, presented a long-term plan to begin releasing the Classics on video. The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... Ronald William Miller is a former professional football player and a former top Disney executive. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ...


1984: Robin Hood

1984 Robin Hood cover

In mid-1984, Walt Disney Home Video began a big campaign to really develop the collector's market for their video product, with the release of the "Cartoon Classics Limited Gold Edition" collection of animated shorts at $29.95 each. The packaging for these differed in several ways from previous Disney video releases and they set a precedent for the feature-length Classics to follow. While previous Disney movies were packaged in a white clamshell case, the "Limited Gold Edition" tapes were packaged in black cases. They also featured gold-stamped packaging and cassettes and an extensive advertising campaign warned consumers that "When they're gone, they're gone". The seven 1984 Limited Gold titles sold 610,000 copies and greatly raised awareness of the idea of some video titles being available for a limited time only. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1022x1656, 390 KB) The 1984 cover for Robin Hood This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1022x1656, 390 KB) The 1984 cover for Robin Hood This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


The first of the untouchable Classics on video was Robin Hood, released on December 6, 1984. It was a risk to release any of the Classics on video, because it could end future theatrical re-releases, but Robin Hood was one of the least risky titles to release as a first experiment, since it wasn't held in such high esteem as some of the other titles. A writer in The New York Times, discussing this "first title of the much-trumpeted new Walt Disney 'Classics' home-video label", described it as "hardly one of the great triumphs of Disney storytelling",[2] though recommending it as a possibility for younger children. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


The cassettes, priced at $79.95, sold more to rental stores and hard-core collectors than to general consumers.[citation needed] The Laserdisc version at $34.95 was more affordable for consumers. Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ...


Richard Fried, marketing director for WDHV, said that The Sword in the Stone would probably be the next title available.[3]


"Wrapped and ready to give" promotion

In contrast to subsequent years, in which one of the Classics titles was always featured as the core of a promotion during pre-Christmas sales period, there was no major push for in 1984 for sales of Robin Hood, which at $79.95, was out of reach of all but the most dedicated fans. Disney's music video series, DTV at $29.95 per cassette, was the core of Disney's Christmas promotion. Remaining inventory of the "Limited Gold Edition" of shorts were also available at the same price.
DTV was a series of music videos created by Walt Disney Productions in 1984 using popular music and video footage from Disney videos, mostly cartoons, created out of the trend of music videos on cable channel MTV, which inspired the name of this series. ...


1985: Pinocchio and Dumbo

1985 Pinocchio cover

Pinocchio was very successful in the 1984 theatrical release, grossing over $26 million at the domestic box office. Discussions began at the highest levels of Disney on whether to release it next on video. On one side were the conservative long-time Disney executives who argued that they might be gambling away future theatrical revenues by releasing Pinocchio to home video. On the other side, was the new Disney management under Michael Eisner who argued that the title was making nothing sitting in the vault and immediate video release could capitalize on the recent advertising for the theatrical release. Eisner had come from Paramount, who was experimenting with some daring low price experiments, but he compromised with the conservative faction, who wanted it to be "available" but not "too available" and it was priced at $79.95 on cassette and $34.95 on Laserdisc in Classics packaging, just as Robin Hood had been. Sword in the Stone, previously thought to be next on the video list, was shown on the Disney Channel instead. Image File history File links Pinocchio1984VHS.jpg‎ Original 1985 cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Pinocchio1984VHS.jpg‎ Original 1985 cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ...


In May 1985, Disney announced a July 16 release date for Pinocchio with a $1 million advertising campaign which they claimed was the first national network TV spot campaign for a single video title. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


"Making Your Dreams Come True" promotion

About 125,000 copies of Pinocchio were sold in July and August at the $79.95 price, but at the beginning of September Disney announced a temporary price drop to $29.95 for Pinocchio and 20 other titles including Dumbo now also in Classics packaging and reduced from its $84.95 price. Robin Hood was also back at the lower price, making a total of three titles in black Classics packaging.


The announcement of the unexpected price drop caused public relations problems for WDHV, who ended up offering to buy back full-priced new copies from stores and used copies from consumers at the full retail price.[citation needed] The price reduction was valid from December 1, 1985 until January 31, 1986. This promotion made Pinocchio a bestseller. Disney extended the cut-off date for Pinocchio to February 28, 1986 declaring that it had exceeded their expectations. Home Viewer magazine in Philadelphia estimated the total shipments of Pinocchio at 250,000 copies. After it was withdrawn from video production the first time in 1986, the Disney Channel started showing it.
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1986: The Sword in the Stone, Alice in Wonderland, and Sleeping Beauty

The Sword in the Stone was released next at $79.95, in March 1986, joining Robin Hood and Dumbo on store shelves and becoming the fourth Classic on video.


"Disney's Wonderland Sale" promotion

On May 28, 1986, Disney brought back several titles from moratorium, headlined by Alice in Wonderland which became the fifth title in Classics packaging. This promotion, which was planned to run through the summer of 1986, included packaging that was unusual for WDHV product at the time. The titles, which had all previously been released in plastic clamshells, were re-packaged this time in cardboard slipcases instead. is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sleeping Beauty and the "Bring Disney home for good" promotion

On October 14, 1986, Sleeping Beauty became the sixth Classic on video. It was the first title to be released in VHS Hi-Fi. Unlike the previous titles, which were released at $79.95 or $84.95 and reduced in price later, Sleeping Beauty was released for the first time on video at only $29.95. is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sleeping Beauty was also the first Disney Classics video to be digitally processed (or "digitally mastered", as described on post-1988 videos) and in stereo sound, labeled as a "VHS Hi-Fi Stereo Videocassette."


The "Wonderland Sale" was extended until the end of 1986, and Sleeping Beauty became the centerpiece of a new $6 million promotional campaign entitled "Bring Disney home for good", the biggest campaign ever in the home video business. The promotion featured all six animated Classics released to that point (including Sword in the Stone, reduced in price for the first time, and Pinocchio, back from a short 8½ month moratorium) and five favorite live action features at $29.95, all in white clamshells with slide-in artwork. All six animated Classics collection titles were also available in a limited edition box set for $179.70. This promotion included assorted Christmas-themed titles at $19.95 and $14.95, and Disney sold almost 5 million tapes that Christmas season, more than any other studio.


After the sale price ended on February 28, 1987 (extended from the originally announced January 31), 1.2 million copies of Sleeping Beauty had been sold and it became the best-selling videocassette of 1986, although it couldn't knock Paramount out of the top three spots on the all-time top-sellers list. is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the end of January, Pinocchio and Robin Hood were withdrawn from production and the prices of the four remaining animated Classics, as well as the live action titles from the "Wonderland Sale" changed to $84.95 at the end of the sale. In practice, many stores still had stock left from the $29.95 price, so very few would have been sold at the higher price.


1987: Lady and the Tramp and "Disney...Absolutely Irresistible" promotion

Lady and the Tramp

The seventh Classics video, Lady and the Tramp was also released at $29.95 to follow the success of Sleeping Beauty. Disney spokespeople confidently predicted that they expected to sell double the 1.2 million copies that Sleeping Beauty achieved. Lady and the Tramp had 2 million pre-orders, and eventually sold 3.2 million copies, making it the best-selling videocassette of all time, edging out Paramount's Top Gun and 20th Century Fox's Die Hard. Disney's total Christmas sell-through promotion shattered industry records with 5.5 million units ordered by prebook time and a total of 7.5 million units sold. Lady and the Tramp was also the last Classics release to be released with the original 1984 logo. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (424x660, 80 KB) 1987 Lady and the Tramp VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (424x660, 80 KB) 1987 Lady and the Tramp VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... This article is about the 1988 action film. ... In publishing, Sell-through refers to a percentage of units shipped which are actually sold. ...


Lady and the Tramp and Sleeping Beauty were withdrawn on March 31, 1988 leaving Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, and The Sword in the Stone remaining as the active Classics collection titles.
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1988: Cinderella

Cinderella
1988 Alice in Wonderland cover
1988 Dumbo cover

The next limited release was Cinderella on October 4, 1988, released on video after a $35 million box office success the previous year. It was clearly announced in advance that the title would be withdrawn from distribution on April 30, 1989. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (403x661, 68 KB) Cinderella 1988 VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (403x661, 68 KB) Cinderella 1988 VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (416x656, 75 KB) 1986 Disney Alice in Wonderland VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (416x656, 75 KB) 1986 Disney Alice in Wonderland VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (509x795, 95 KB) 1985 cover of Dumbo This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (509x795, 95 KB) 1985 cover of Dumbo This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


A special $26.99 price was available until the end of November only, after which the price went up to the $29.95 price point of the other Classics. A limited edition lithograph, created by animator Marc Davis was available to anyone who pre-ordered the title between July 11 and October 3. Released alongside it was a re-release of The Three Caballeros, and small changes to packaging of Dumbo and Alice in Wonderland, along with The Sword in the Stone. Marc Fraser Davis (March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Three Caballeros is a 1944 animated feature film, produced by Walt Disney and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. ...


This video release also introduced a new animated Disney Classics opening sequence, a variation of the then-current "Sorcerer Mickey" Walt Disney Home Video opening, and on the cover artwork, "WALT DISNEY'S" turned into "Walt Disney's CLASSIC" and "Walt Disney Productions'" (which was only on the original Robin Hood video) turned into "A Walt Disney CLASSIC". Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ...


"Give the Gift That Lasts a Lifetime" promotion

The Disney Christmas ad campaign included a $10 million joint promotion with Coca-Cola USA and another $20 million to $25 million funded by Disney itself. The 35-title Christmas promotion broke the industry record set by Disney's 1987 promotion. By the September 1, 1988 pre-order deadline, Disney had orders for 7.4 million tapes, including 5.3 million copies of Cinderella. Cinderella finished second on the all-time best sellers list at a final 7.2 million units, however, due to competition from what was then the highest grossing film of all time E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial which eventually sold 14 million copies. Final sales for the holiday promotion was 11.5 million units in total.
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1989: Bambi

Bambi
1989 Dumbo cover

Bambi, which Disney claimed was their highest-grossing film ever, was released on September 28, 1989. Bambi was the first Disney video to have a cross promotion, with Crest toothpaste. The new lower price of $26.99 could be further reduced if consumers took advantage of a $3.00 rebate (available from release day until November 30) by sending in proofs of purchase of two tubes of Crest. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (397x624, 40 KB) Summary VHS cover of Bambi (1942). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (397x624, 40 KB) Summary VHS cover of Bambi (1942). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (425 × 655 pixel, file size: 77 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 1989 Dumbo VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (425 × 655 pixel, file size: 77 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 1989 Dumbo VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Tube of Crest Crest is a brand of toothpaste made by Procter & Gamble which is now on the market in many countries, such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


A $60 million advertising campaign (again the industry's biggest campaign ever) promoted both Bambi (on the Disney label) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (on the Touchstone label). Unlike Disney's two biggest competitors that year, Universal's The Land Before Time and MGM's The Wizard of Oz, both of which had ads on the cassettes, the two big Disney titles had none, Disney's Bill Mechanic saying that it "wasn't appropriate". Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... This article is about the 1988 film. ... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ...


While announcing the video release of Bambi, Disney refused to say when, or even if, it would ever be shown on television, but they did announce the Disney Channel debut of Cinderella for October 14, 1989, followed by four more showings that month. For Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


By prebook day, Bambi was already the second biggest seller of all time at 9.8 million units. It and the other 51 titles in the promotion had pre-orders of 14.7 million units.


Disney was originally planning to release their more less-successful 1985 film The Black Cauldron to video in the Classics series around this time period, which was the first of the post-Untouchables Disney movies coming out by this time. A tape master was even prepared, but did not get released due to the wild success of The Little Mermaid released that year. The Black Cauldron can refer to. ...


When Bambi was released in 1989, Dumbo and The Sword in the Stone were repackaged in different covers. Bedknobs and Broomsticks was back on video after a moratorium, and Mary Poppins was also re-released for its 25th anniversary.


1990: The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan

The Little Mermaid
Peter Pan

Ever since Sleeping Beauty in 1986, there had been a new title in the Classics collection every year in the months just before Christmas, but none at any other other time of year. Partly because of that, Disney's announcement in early March, 1990, of the coming release of The Little Mermaid was a surprise to many. Not only was the May 18 release date unusual, but the film was still playing in 1076 theatres at the time. All the previous Classics were many years old, but it had only been 4½ months since The Little Mermaid's November 17, 1989 theatrical release, and it might never be able to be released theatrically for a second time if the video release took its audience away. Disney found that many people wanted to buy the movie and they didn't want to wait until the traditional Christmas shopping preiod. The Little Mermaid was the first post-untouchable 15 title to come to the Classics video collection. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (433x705, 92 KB) The rare 1990 cover for the video with the controversial tower on it This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (433x705, 92 KB) The rare 1990 cover for the video with the controversial tower on it This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 384 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (510 × 796 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 384 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (510 × 796 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The pricing was $26.99, the same as Bambi, but this time a $3.00 rebate was available from Disney itself with no additional purchase required, and there were no commercial tie-ins involved. Disney promised its biggest TV advertising campaign ever, along with extensive print advertising.


By July 30, 1990, The Little Mermaid had sold 7.5 million cassettes, and it eventually sold 10 million units, making it the top-selling video release of 1990. is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


NAAD and MAP

The Little Mermaid introduced a new policy at Disney, called the Retailer Profit Protection Plan. This was primarily designed to put all retailers of Disney product on an equal footing. Retailers violating the policy would be denied co-op advertising allowances from Disney. The first provision was a "minimum advertised price" (MAP). Retailers were not allowed to advertise any price lower than $18.75 inclusive of any rebates and value-added offers. In addition, Disney established a rule regarding the "nationally advertised availability date" (NAAD). Any advertising appearing before the NAAD had to clear show the NAAD. Along with the NAAD of May 18 went a Warehouse Release Date of May 14, the earliest ship date for distributors and rackjobbers, and a Will Call date of May 16, the last being the first allowable day for sales to the public. This difference between the official advertised date and the first actual date of sale continued for several years on every Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood, and Buena Vista video release. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peter Pan

The release of The Little Mermaid early in the year left space for another Classic before Christmas, and Peter Pan was the logical choice, coming off of a theatrical re-release the year before. The September 21, 1990 date was announced the day The Little Mermaid hit store shelves, and the price was a low for Disney's Classics of only $24.99. A cross-promotion with Nabisco, available from the release date though the holiday season, allowed consumers to get a $5.00 rebate with the purchase of three boxes of crackers, bringing the effective retail price under $20.00. is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


Asked again about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, spokesperson Tania Steele told The Los Angeles Daily News, "'Snow White' will never be on video, according to Roy Disney, (Walt Disney Co chairman) Michael Eisner and (Walt Disney Studios chairman) Jeffrey Katzenberg.... It goes to the roots of the company."[4]


As announced on May 18, 1990, Disney stopped selling The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan on April 1, 1991, and publicized this date in a "Disappearing Classics" promotion. Peter Pan had sold about 7 million copies, according to The Los Angeles Times. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


The two releases got awards for their packaging and success.[citation needed]


1991: The Jungle Book, The Rescuers Down Under, and Fantasia

1991 Robin Hood cover
The Rescuers Down Under

After a theatrical run in the summer of 1990, The Jungle Book was released for an unspecified limited time on May 3, 1991 at only $24.99. A $5.00 rebate was offered by Nabisco, reducing the price even further. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (401x625, 99 KB) Summary Poster for Robin Hood (1973). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (401x625, 99 KB) Summary Poster for Robin Hood (1973). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (420x659, 93 KB) 1991 Rescuers Down Under VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (420x659, 93 KB) 1991 Rescuers Down Under VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Nabisco logo Nabisco is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks, including brands such as Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, Mallomars, Oreos, Premium Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, and Chicken in a Biskit. ...


Disney spokesperson Tania Steele explained Disney's limited release policy to The New York Times: "They are good to have on video, but they were created for the theater. When they go off sale on video, the present commitment is that they will never go back." Furthermore, she said in reference to Snow White and Fantasia which had not yet been released on video "to date the decision is to never put them on".[5]


No sooner was The Jungle Book out than Disney was announcing the re-release of Robin Hood ($24.99) at the very unusual mid-summer date of July 12.[6] The title had been on moratorium since 1987. It was an unusual time to release a major sell-through title, since many North American children are on vacation at that time of year and less likely to be staying inside watching movies. Releasing Robin Hood in July allowed Disney a head start before Fox Video's Home Alone which was expected to be released in August. It also allowed it to take advantage of the publicity surrounding Warner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (starring Kevin Costner), which was then in theaters. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was a 1991 film directed by Kevin Reynolds. ...


"The Magic Years" promotion

With the release of Robin Hood, Disney launched a new type of TV and print advertising campaign. The campaign, worth $40 million between July and December, was the first brand-oriented campaign in the home video industry.


The specific promotion around Robin Hood allowed consumers who purchased it along with any Disney feature-length film listed at $22.99 or more between July 12 and September 15, 1991 to get a $5.00 rebate from Disney. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Also with Robin Hood, Disney promoted what it now called "Year-Round Classics" ($24.99 each), including Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, The Sword in the Stone, The Three Caballeros, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Mary Poppins.


All new Disney Classics video releases in this period (except the re-releases of Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland and The Sword in the Stone, which all received new tape masters while keeping the 1989 artwork) were in stereo Hi-Fi and now labeled as being "mono-compatible".


There were rumors that The Rescuers Down Under, 101 Dalmatians or Fantasia would be Disney's pre-Christmas release, but in May Disney executives denied any plans to release Fantasia either in late 1991 or in the following spring.[7]


The Rescuers Down Under

At a July 2 press conference, Disney officials refused to comment on Fantasia, but they did confirm the release of The Rescuers Down Under on September 20 at $24.99. A $5.00 mail-in refund from Procter & Gamble was also available. The advertising campaign from August until the end of the year was valued by Disney at $75 million and described by Billboard as "probably the most sizable multiproduct sell-through holiday campaign in the history of home video". Disney declared October 1991 "Magic Month of Video".[8] is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ...


Fantasia

Fantasia was finally released November 1, 1991, despite all the denials, and it was a phenomenal success, particularly on Laserdisc. In the domestic market, the release was for a limited 50-day period, "never to be marketed again", while the international market got 100 days of availability. Fantasia was Disney's first animated Classic to be released simultaneously world-wide (in North America plus 46 international territories) since the VHS release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ...


Pre-orders for Fantasia were nothing short of phenomenal. The company shipped 9.45 million cassettes on release day, and after receiving re-orders of over 2 million more units, it temporarily stopped accepting orders on November 7. It took until the second half of December before duplication could catch up with the re-orders from the first week of release. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was even more impressive on Laserdisc. Wholesale shipments on release day totalled 190,000 units, breaking the previous record of about 66,000 units set by Paramount's Ghost in May of that year. Fantasia eventually sold 14.4 million copies in video cassettes and discs combined.
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1992: 101 Dalmatians, The Great Mouse Detective, The Rescuers, and Beauty and the Beast

101 Dalmatians
The Great Mouse Detective
The Rescuers
Beauty and the Beast

101 Dalmatians was released on video on April 10, 1992. It was oddly labeled as 101 Dalmatians rather than One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and every other video release of the title. 101 Dalmatians was another limited title, which was dropped from print in 1993. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (467x741, 121 KB) The artwork for the 1992 VHS release of the animated classic This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (467x741, 121 KB) The artwork for the 1992 VHS release of the animated classic This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 372 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (422 × 679 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The 1992 VHS cover for The Great Mouse Detective. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 372 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (422 × 679 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The 1992 VHS cover for The Great Mouse Detective. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (482x761, 98 KB) 1992 Rescuers VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (482x761, 98 KB) 1992 Rescuers VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (411x679, 86 KB) Classic video cover for the Disney film This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (411x679, 86 KB) Classic video cover for the Disney film This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in... This article is about the 1961 film. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Following Dalmatians was The Great Mouse Detective on July 17, which used the 1992 re-release version of the film itself, which was titled The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective (or Basil, the Great Mouse Detective overseas). Following that was The Rescuers on September 18. Both were dropped from print in 1993. The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and originally released to movie theaters on July 2, 1986 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rescuers is a 1977 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 30, 1992, the $141 million-grossing film Beauty and the Beast came to video. It was a huge hit, selling 20 million cassettes with $200 million revenue. Walt Disney Home Video had crossed the $1 billion mark. Beast was dropped later in 1993. is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ...


1993: Pinocchio (restored version) and Aladdin

1993 Pinocchio cover

After the elaborate restoration and reissue of Pinocchio in summer 1992, the new restored edition of Pinocchio was released on video on March 26, 1993. It was also sold in another cross-promotion with Crest toothpaste, allowing consumers to get a rebate of $4.00 from its $24.99 retail price. Pinocchio was advertised as "Available for the last time this century", which turned out to be false, for in 1999 Disney released a 60th Anniversary Edition of the movie. It also brought back the black page-curl flap on the lower-right corner like on the 1980s Disney Classic videos, except on this video it read "Restored to Its Original Brilliance!" Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (419x679, 75 KB) 1993 Pinocchio VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (419x679, 75 KB) 1993 Pinocchio VHS cover This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced the videotape in question. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


On October 1, 1993, Disney released another animated Classic to videocassette and Laserdisc, Aladdin. It became the best-selling video release in the Classics line. It was the first Disney movie to have a widescreen Laserdisc release.
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1994: The Fox and the Hound and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Fox and the Hound

With the video release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first animated feature, the classic of classics, the packaging of the Classics in the United States and Canada was changed. All existing titles in the line (except for Aladdin, The Rescuers Down Under, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, The Fox and the Hound, Fantasia and The Great Mouse Detective) were re-packaged as the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection.
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Titles

Domestic (United States and Canada)

English-language releases on videocassette

Many titles before were released in the United States and Canada earlier than their releases in Europe and Japan.

“Robin Hood (Disney film)” redirects here. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Dumbo is a 1941 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and first released on October 23, 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and it was originally released to the theaters on December 25, 1963. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released to cinemas on July 28, 1951 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney, and originally released to theaters on June 16, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Bambi is a 1942 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and originally released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Peter Pan is the fourteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Jungle Book is a 1967 animated feature film, released on October 18th. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Rescuers Down Under is the twenty-ninth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 16, 1990. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the 1961 film. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and originally released to movie theaters on July 2, 1986 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Rescuers is a 1977 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the Disney film. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions, first released to movie theatres in the U.S. on July 10, 1981. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...

U.S. Spanish-language releases

Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released to cinemas on July 28, 1951 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and it was originally released to the theaters on December 25, 1963. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Peter Pan is the fourteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

Europe

The following titles were released in Europe.

  • Dumbo (1985 and 1991)
  • Robin Hood (1985 and 1991)
  • Pinocchio (1985, 1991 and 1993)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1985 and 1991)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1986 and 1991)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1986 and 1989)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1988 and 1992)
  • Cinderella (1988)
  • Bambi (1989)
  • The Little Mermaid (1990)
  • Peter Pan (1990)
  • The Aristocats (1990 and 1993)
  • The Jungle Book (1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1991)
  • Fantasia (1991)
  • 101 Dalmatians (1992)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1992)
  • The Rescuers (1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1992)
  • Aladdin (1993)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1994)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (October 1994)
  • The Three Caballeros (1995)
  • The Lion King (1995)
  • Pocahontas (1996)
  • The Black Cauldron (1997)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1997)
  • Hercules (1998)

For the 2005 documentary film, see The Aristocrats (film). ... The Three Caballeros is a 1944 animated feature film, produced by Walt Disney and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Black Cauldron (also known as Taran and the Magic Cauldron in some countries) is the twenty-fifth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also known as The Bells of Notre Dame in some countries) is a 1996 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released to theaters on June 21, 1996 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Hercules is a 1997 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 14, 1997. ...

Australia

The following titles were released in Australia, in the VHS Disney collection.

  • Dumbo (1988 and 1995)
  • Robin Hood (1990, 1995)
  • Pinocchio (1989, 1997 and 2002)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1990)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1987 and 1995, 1999)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1990 and 1999)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1990 and 1997)
  • Cinderella (1988, 1996, 1999)
  • Bambi (1990, 1997, 2007)
  • The Little Mermaid (1990, 1996, 1999)
  • Peter Pan (1989, 1995, 1999)
  • The Aristocats (1990, 2006)
  • The Jungle Book (1989, 1997, 2007)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990, 1999)
  • Fantasia (November 1990)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1992, 2000, 2005)
  • The Rescuers (1993, 1999)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1993, 2002)
  • 101 Dalmatians (1994, 2006)
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (December 1994, 2006)
  • Aladdin (1995, 2000)
  • The Fox and the Hound (March 1997)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1992, 1996, 2001)
  • The Three Caballeros (1999, 2004)
  • The Lion King (1995, 2002, 2004)
  • Pocahontas (1996, 2001)
  • The Black Cauldron (1999)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1997, 2001)
  • Hercules (1998, 2002)
  • Mulan (1999, 2001, 2003)
  • Tarzan (2000, 2003, 2005)
  • Fantasia 2000 (2000, 2005)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2001, 2004)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2002, 2004, 2005)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2003, 2006)
  • Treasure Planet (2003, 2006)
  • Oliver & Company (2004, 2005)
  • Brother Bear (2004)
  • Home on the Range (2005)
  • Chicken Little (2006)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Black Cauldron (also known as Taran and the Magic Cauldron in some countries) is the twenty-fifth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also known as The Bells of Notre Dame in some countries) is a 1996 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released to theaters on June 21, 1996 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Hercules is a 1997 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 14, 1997. ... This article is about the film Mulan. For the legendary person, see Hua Mulan. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Fantasia 2000 is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... The Emperors New Groove is an Academy Award-nominated animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures through Buena Vista Distribution on December 15, 2000. ... Milo trying to convince scholars of Atlantis existence. ... For the television series, see Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on June 21, 2002. ... Treasure Planet is a 2002 Academy Award nominated science fiction animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. ... Oliver & Company is a 1988 animated feature film that was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. ... This article is about a Disney animated feature. ... Home on the Range is a 2004 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on April 2, 2004. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ...

Japanese releases on LaserDisc

The following titles were released on LaserDisc in Japan[14].

is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h This date is the official Nationally Advertised Availability Date (NAAD) that appeared in all pre-release advertising and all Disney literature. An earlier so-called Will Call date was the actual release date and the first day of sale for stores that did not have to wait for shipping. The Will Call was two days before the NAAD for The Little Mermaid, and it had changed to three days before the NAAD by the time Peter Pan was released. The three-day difference remained until the last quarter of 1995 when it was changed to a one-day difference.
  2. ^ Collins, Glenn. "New cassettes: From Disney to Mussorgsky's 'Boris'", The New York Times, February 17, 1985, p. 2. Retrieved on 2006-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Disney will release 'untouchable' 'Robin Hood' for home video", The Seattle Times on Factiva, December 20, 1984, p. E13. Retrieved on 2006-09-04. 
  4. ^ Arar, Yardena. "Disney features are released as videos for limited periods", Los Angeles Daily News, November 1, 1991 Valley Ed., p. L13. Retrieved on 2006-09-23. 
  5. ^ Nichols, Peter M.. "Give-and-Take Marketing", The New York Times on Factiva, May 2, 1991 Late Edition - Final, p. 24. Retrieved on 2006-09-23. 
  6. ^ "'Robin' to perk up midsummer nights; Vid to bow in 'clean' sell-thru market", Billboard, May 18, 1991, p. 64. Retrieved on 2006-09-23. 
  7. ^ "Disney's 'Robin Hood' video to do good deeds in July", Billboard, May 11, 1991, p. 5. Retrieved on 2006-09-23. 
  8. ^ McCullaugh, Jim. "'Rescuers' to join Disney's holiday sell-through biz", Billboard, July 13, 1991, p. 7. Retrieved on 2006-09-23. 
  9. ^ Salem, Rob. "A video shopping list", Toronto Star, October 20, 1984, p. G11. Retrieved on 2006-08-23. 
  10. ^ a b c This appears to be the NAAD (see previous note for details) because copies are known to have been released 3 days earlier than this.
  11. ^ McCullaugh, Jim. "'Rescuers' to join Disney's holiday sell-through biz", Billboard, July 13, 1991, p. 7. 
  12. ^ Nichols, Peter M.. "The New Season: Home Entertainment; 'Beauty' Was Big, but Make Way for 'Aladdin'", New York Times, September 12, 1993. Retrieved on 2006-09-01. 
  13. ^ Walt Disney Home Video (1993-04-26). History-Making, Academy Award-Winning, $200 Million Box-Office Sensation Soars to Video in October. Press release.
  14. ^ Disney animated features available on Japanese laserdisc (January 17, 2004). Retrieved on 2006-09-18.

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