Relive the classic story of Princess Aurora and Maleficent when Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” is released on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014.
This version of the fairytale contains digitally restored picture and sound, as well as several very cool bonus features including never-before-seen deleted scenes, a sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream,” and more.
Adapted from the music of Peter Tchaikovsky, “Sleeping Beauty” was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairytale. It features the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent.
For some time, Disney has been returning to their core animated classics and remastering them then releasing each with a new set of bonus features. The call them the Diamond Edition set and the newest movie to get a DVD / Blu-Ray release is Sleeping Beauty. Finally releasing from the Disney Vault, Disney’s ultimate princess fairytale classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be available for the first time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014. The good news is it is now available for pre-order from Amazon.
Once Upon A Dream:
Creating the ultimate at-home viewing experience, Disney’s 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Superset (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) contains digitally restored picture and sound, a digital copy of the film, and a variety of magical new bonus features, including “Once Upon A Parade,” in which “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, “Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,” a legacy piece spotlighting Disney’s favorite villain animator and Maleficent creator Marc Davis, and “Disney Animation: Artists in Motion,” in which Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper.
Additional all-new bonus features include never-before-seen deleted scenes “The Fair” (with Deleted Character The Vulture,) “The Curse is Fulfilled” and “Arrival Of Maleficent,” plus the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream.” The Blu-ray Superset also includes classic DVD bonus features and more!
“Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent, the film’s vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and an Academy Award-nominated score, 1959, adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. “Sleeping Beauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. It is the tenth film released as part of Disney’s prestigious Blu-ray Diamond Collection.
Watch more clips below the jump to be reminded what a wonderful classic this movie really is:
When I first saw the cover for the new Diamond Edition DVD, I knew right away I had to add it to my collection. It’s so iconic with Pan’s shadow on the face of Big Ben. But the cover is just the beginning of the great features in a newly remastered set for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Anniversary Peter Pan DVD Blu-Ray set.
Although the DVD won’t be available in stores until February 5, 2013 you can pre-order it today and then enjoy the new digital restoration and high definition picture and sound – for the first time on Blu-ray™ when it arrives at your door. The classic tale that taught us all “to believe” and first introduced us to the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning to the enchanted world of Never Land. Rediscover the magical adventure and relive childhood memories of this great bedtime story.
The “Peter Pan” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy & Storybook App) is a “must-own” addition to everyone’s home entertainment collection, filled with high-flying bonus features for all ages with four new features including the groundbreaking feature Disney Intermission, Growing up with Nine Old Men short film, never-before-seen Deleted Scenes and a never-before-heard Deleted Song. That’s a ton of great new feature.
“Peter Pan” is a timeless classic from Disney’s Golden Age of animation. The film is one of three to boast all nine of Walt’s famous “Nine Old Men” as Directing Animators, and is a revered audience favorite. “Peter Pan” Diamond Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack will be available for a limited time only.
Ready for a trip down memory lane? Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters and homes in breathtaking 3D. A special two-week theatrical run kicks off Sept. 16, 2011, showcasing the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning film on the big screen in Disney Digital 3D for the first time ever. Then on October 4, collect the new Diamond Edition version of the epic movie “The Lion King” in high-definition Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D.
“The Lion King” is the best-selling home entertainment release of all time—and this is “The Lion King” like never before,” said Bob Chapek, president of distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “The all-new 3D format immerses viewers in the epic settings and puts them face-to-face with these beloved characters. We’re showcasing one of the all-time favorite Disney movies in theaters and making it available in Blu-ray hi-def and in Blu-ray 3D—it’s the must-see, must-own title for everyone.”
Nearly a decade since “The Lion King” last appeared on the big screen, the upcoming theatrical release invites new generations into the “Circle of Life.” The two-week, 3D-only presentation is a planned wide domestic release—the biggest since the film’s 1994 debut—and the film’s first-ever 3D release.
The Blu-ray debut marks the first time “The Lion King” has been available in any form since 2004. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound, the Blu-ray creates an incredible at-home experience with a host of picture and sound enhancements, interactive features and bonus content, including a new set of hilarious animated bloopers.
“The Lion King”: Diamond Edition home entertainment release will be available from the Disney Vault for a limited time only beginning October 4 as follows:
- 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S./ $56.99 Canada)
– “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy
- 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada)
– “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
- 8-Disc Trilogy (for the suggested retail price of $100.00 U.S./ $115.00 Canada)
– “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy
– “The Lion King 1 ½” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
– “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
And the one-disc DVD Edition will be available on November 15.
Back in February we posted a review of the Diamond Edition Bambi 2-Disc Disney Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD). With Easter right around the corner, Disney is making another push to spread the news about the Bambi release. So what better way to celebrate than with an Easter Basket themed to the original Disney animated classic Bambi! That’s what we call synergy, right?
I’m happy to announce that Disney has provided me with one of this terrific prize packages to giveaway. This cool Easter-themed basket contains
- BAMBI Diamond Edition 2-Disk Disney Combo Pack (Blu-ray & DVD)
- one large size and one mini- sized Bambi plush character plush
- playful pal Thumper plush
- Bambi collectible Lunch Box
- Bambi-themed flower seeds (to sprout a spring garden)
A $75 value.
To enter: First, make sure you’re a fan of The Disney Blog on Facebook by ‘liking’ the fan page. Then, leave a comment sharing the name of your favorite Disney forest friend on this Facebook post on The Disney Blog fan page linking to this post on the blog. Only one entry per person via this method. Finally, you must have a US postal address to ship the prize package to. That’s it. I’ll pick one winner from among all the valid entries.
For a second chance to win, follow @TheDisneyBlog on twitter then tweet the message below up to once per day between now and the end of the contest. Please do not leave an additional comment with a link to your tweet. I’m tracking it another way. One additional winner will be randomly drawn from all qualifying tweets made by those who satisfied the conditions above.
The message to be tweeted is:
Enter to win a Disney Bambi DVD/Blu-Ray Easter Basket on @TheDisneyBlog http://bit.ly/bambidvd then learn to draw Bambi & Thumper
The contest begins now and all entries must be received by 11:59PM EST on Saturday April 16st. Not valid where prohibited by law.
Check below the jump for more details on the Bambi Diamond Edition DVD and links to lessons on how to draw Bambi and Thumper from Disney animator Andreas Deja: