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Beauty and the Beast DVD coming out of the vault

You may have heard that the Walt Disney Company is working on a 3D version of their popular Beauty & The Beast animated feature, but you may not have realized that it’s been 7 years since the DVD version of that movie was put in the vault. Now, Disney is preparing to release a ‘Diamond Edition’ on Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Christmas shopping this year.

I’m not sure this is the best move if they want to build excitement for the 3D version when it hits theaters. But I am looking forward another generation getting a chance to see one of my favorites of the modern tales for the first time.

Correction: This DVD is still scheduled for release on Oct 5th. Nov 10th is the UK release date.

The full press release is below the jump:

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Full Tangled Teaser Trailer now online

The full teaser trailer for Disney’s next animated feature, Tangled, is now online at Yahoo. This is the same trailer that will be in front of Toy Story 3 when it his theaters. You can also find it at the recently activated official movie website.… Read More »Full Tangled Teaser Trailer now online

Top Five Songs from Disney Animation

With The Princess and The Frog having made a good first step on the road back to the magical world of Disney musicals, it’s time to look back some of the best songs from Disney’s animated classics. 5. “The Circle of Life” from Disney’s The Lion… Read More »Top Five Songs from Disney Animation

See “Waking Sleeping Beauty” this week in Orlando

The Florida Film Festival will have two showings of the documentary – “Waking Sleeping Beauty” this week in Orlando. A great chance to see this award winning look at the second golden era of animation at Walt Disney Studios. It’s directed by Don Hahn who… Read More »See “Waking Sleeping Beauty” this week in Orlando

The Princess and the Frog gets DVD Release Date

Mark your calendars for March 16 as Disney’s newest princess makes her DVD debut and joins the other classic Disney princesses on a shelf near you. The Princess and the Frog not only marked Disney’s return to hand drawn animation, it marked the return of the musical adventure. If you saw it in theaters, then you’re probably still humming along with the great songs. If not, you will be shortly.

As Disney has been wont to do recently, you can own The Princess and The Frog in either a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack with a digital copy or as a single-disc DVD. Both are available for pre-order now.

The full press release and DVD details are below the jump:

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Interview with Andreas Deja

With The Princess and the Frog opening in more countries overseas, such as the UK, it’s time for a second wave of publicity for the movie. For instance, here’s a fun little interview with Disney Animator Andreas Deja, who was the lead animator on Mama… Read More »Interview with Andreas Deja

Hot Job at Walt Disney Animation Studios

Got a background in computer graphics and 3D lighting or rendering? Then Burbank make be calling you. Walt Disney Animation Studios is currently hiring a Lighting & Rending Assistant Technical Director. Actually, there appears to be quite a bit of hiring going on at WDAS… Read More »Hot Job at Walt Disney Animation Studios