Walt Disney Platinum Editions in 2009/2010
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have unveiled five additions to their Platinum Collection of animated features to be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. These include some of Disney’s most beloved classics Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Fantasia 2000 and Beauty and the Beast. Each will be available for a limited time only, in new multi-disc sets featuring rarely seen footage and an array of new bonus features.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be used to launch Disney’s worldwide BD-Live Network, a feature that will connect family and friends from anywhere in the world. Disney’s BD-Live Network will be initially launched in the U.S. only, with the first Platinum Edition Blu-ray release, Sleeping Beauty 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition, available on October 7, 2008.
The schedule for the next wave of Platinum Collection titles is:
Pinnochio in Spring 2009 followed by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Fall/Autumn 2009.
Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will arrive in 2010. In conjunction with these releases, Destino, the unfinished animated feature film created by Walt Disney and famed surrealist painter Salvador Dali will release. Begun in 1946, it was rediscovered in 2003 and completed by Walt’s nephew, Roy E. Disney. The collaboration between these two legendary artists will be available to own for the first time along with an all-new feature-length documentary that examines the surprising partnership between Dali and Disney.
Beauty and the Beast will arrive in Fall/Autumn 2010.