Saturday, December 21, 2013

Is This Farewell?

Our dear Disney historian and longtime film critic Leonard Maltin held a Q&A of sorts a few months ago…

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Dumbo Anomalies

Walt Disney's Dumbo was theatrically re-released four times prior to its home video debut in 1981. Its first theatrical re-release was in 1949, which was the first part of a double-bill with the 42-minute Saludos Amigos. Then Walt Disney showed an edited version of the film on the Disneyland television series in 1955, but the film was still theatrically re-released after that. One notable re-release was in 1976, as the film was on a double-bill with Australian live-action Disney production Ride a Wild Pony. (The film had been released in its home country a year earlier.)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

International Disney VHS Tapes

No Diamonds Across The Atlantic

In the UK, the Walt Disney Classics logo was never used for preceding the feature presentation of Disney's animated classics on video. The 1984 logo? Nope. The 1988 one? Nada… Same goes for pretty much all European tapes.

But wait, it did appear a couple of times!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spark Sounds

Is the music that was used in the famous Walt Disney Home Video that appeared on several videotapes between 1986 and 2001 part of something else?