Sunday, December 15, 2013

Waiting… Waiting...


In March, three Disney animated classics arrived on Blu-ray alongside new release Wreck-It Ralph and non-canon film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. You could say it was "Disney Blu-ray Month", because we got a boatload of titles within a few weeks. Disney Blu-ray was release-happy again in June, giving us three more Disney animated classics. In August, four more!

So, it seemed like Disney would do the same this coming March, right? Apparently they aren't.

Two titles are scheduled for release in March, both are direct-to-video films: The Jungle Book 2 (since the first one's Diamond Edition comes out in February) and Springtime with Roo. Ermmm… Ummmmm… Okay? Disney, any animated feature-length films? Apparently they'll save those films for the summer.

For a while, I had predicted that Disney would repeat what they did this past March and finally give us Hercules and Tarzan on Blu-ray (the former hit Blu in Europe two months ago, the latter in May 2012) this coming March. Maybe even throw The Black Cauldron in there, because that's the only other non-package feature that they need to release on the format. I figured they'd bang those out in March, and then release all six of the package features in the summer. They'd get it all done right away, but that doesn't seem like that's in the cards.

If anything, the earliest we'll get Hercules and Tarzan is in the summer, mid-June to be exact. Disney may surprise us and release them in a spot that we wouldn't have expected them to pick, but who knows at this rate.

What do you think?

2 comments:

  1. I'm still waiting for the package features. And knowing how poorly Disney has treated them on DVD, I have exactly ZERO confidence that Disney won't mess up those releases somehow.

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  2. Wait, Hercules was released in Europe, as well? FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

    (BTW, turns out that decisions like not releasing Disney movies on Blu-Ray in Hungary or Czech Republic were made in the US by people who know very little about the European market and demand...I'm so screwed)

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