Thursday, 10 January 2013

Disney's animated classics

As you probably already know, I am a big Disney fan. One of the most frustrating things about moving away from videos to DVDs was the fact that I'd collected lots of Disney videos over the years, which are now defunct and have had to be thrown away. Since visiting Disney World in Florida last April, my love for all things Disney has been revitalised and I'm trying to collect some of the DVDs of my favourite films. Unfortunately, some are proving to be very difficult to get hold of as a result of a clever marketing ploy by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Films are now kept in the 'Disney Vault' and are re released every few years as new Diamond or Platinum editions, or other relevant anniversaries. Once these copies have run out, no more are made available until the next scheduled release from the Vault. I can see why Disney use this technique as they know there will always be demand for their films and that people will usually pay a premium price for them, even more so when they're limited in this way, but it's very frustrating when I can't get hold of some of my favourite films.

I've compiled a list below of the 53 animated classics, and made a note of which ones I have, which ones I want, and which ones I'm not too bothered about. The ones in bold are the ones I REALLY want! This is more for my own reference than for anyone else's interest, but if anyone does have any ideas about where I could find some of these sought after DVDs, feedback would be much appreciated.

These are just Disney's animated classics and don't include the Pixar films... I might write a separate blog post on those at some point as they deserve their own post!

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - Want
2. Pinocchio - Got
3. Fantasia - Got
4. Dumbo - Got
5. Bambi - Got
6. Saludos Amigos - Indifferent
7. The Three Caballeros - Indifferent
8. Make Mine Music - Indifferent
9. Fun and Fancy Free - Indifferent
10. Melody Time - Indifferent
11. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad - Indifferent
12. Cinderella - Got
13. Alice in Wonderland - Got
14. Peter Pan - Got
15. Lady in the Tramp - Got
16. Sleeping Beauty - Want
17. One Hundred and One Dalmatians - Got
18. The Sword in the Stone - Want
19. The Jungle Book - Got
20. The Aristocats - Got
21. Robin Hood - Got
22. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - Want
23. The Rescuers - Want
24. The Fox and the Hound - Got
25. The Black Cauldron - Indifferent
26. The Great Mouse Detective - Got
27. Oliver & Company - Got
28. The Little Mermaid - Got
29. The Rescuers Down Under - Got
30. Beauty and the Beast - Got
31. Aladdin - Got
32. The Lion King - Got
33. Pocahontas - Got
34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Got
35. Hercules - Want
36. Mulan - Got
37. Tarzan - Got
38. Fantasia 2000 - Indifferent
39. Dinasour - Indifferent
40. The Emperor's New Groove - Indifferent
41. Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Indifferent
42. Lilo & Stitch - Want
43. Treasure Planet - Indifferent
44. Brother Bear - Want
45. Home on the Range - Indifferent
46. Chicken Little - Got
47. Meet the Robinsons - Indifferent
48. Bolt - Want
49. The Princess and the Frog - Got
50. Tangled - Got
51. Winnie the Pooh - Want
52. Wreck-it Ralph - Got
53. Frozen - not released yet

At this point, it's worth mentioning Disney Movie Rewards. You'll get a Disney Movie Rewards leaflet in the inside front cover of all Disney DVDs (this includes Pixar films and films which aren't included in the animated classics above), and the leaflet has a special unique code. When you enter this code onto the Disney Movie Rewards site, along with selected characters from the barcode on the back of the DVD, you collect points which can then be redeemed for free DVDs. I've claimed 6 free DVDs so far - Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, Oliver & Company, Monsters Inc and Pocahontas. There is a wide range of DVDs on offer, so it's definitely worth a look if you're looking to add to your Disney collection.

In the meantime, if anyone wants to buy me any of the DVDs I haven't got from the list above, please feel free.

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