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Disney classics - The Love Bug and Sleeping Beauty Special Editions

Disney have announced two of their children's classics for release later this year as 2-disc Special Editions.

The Love Bug will arrive on May 20th with a retail price of $29.99 and offers the following features...

Disc One

  • 1.75:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • DD5.1 Audio
  • THX
  • Audio commentary by stars Dean Jones, Michele Lee and Buddy Hackett
  • "Susie The Little Blue Coupe" cartoon short
Disc Two
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurettes:
    • That Loveable Bug
    • The Man Who Gave Herbie His Voice
    • The Many Lives Of Herbie
    • Herbie Mania
    • Lost Treasures: Searching For Herbie
    • Love Bug Day At Disneyland
  • "Herbie On The Rocks" and "Thorndyke And The Bear" Sound Studio features
  • 1969 Disney Studio Album
  • Production stills
  • Trailers
  • Radio spots
  • Advertising materials
  • Screenplay excerpt
Sleeping Beauty will arrive on September 9th with a retail price of $29.99 and offers the following features...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen and Full Screen transfers

  • DD5.1 Audio

  • THX

  • "Once Upon A Dream: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty"

  • Sleeping Beauty 3-D Virtual Galleries

  • Story Reel: "The Capture Of The Prince" -- View The Original Story Sequence In Which Maleficent Captures Prince Phillip

  • Story Reel: "The Fairies Put The Castle To Sleep" -- View The Original Story Sequence In Which Flora, Fauna, And Merryweather Put Everyone In The Castle To Sleep

  • Widescreen-to-Fullscreen Comparison

  • The Design -- Film Historian Leonard Maltin, Original Sleeping Beauty Artists Eyvind Earle And Ollie Johnston, And Pocahontus Co-Director Eric Goldberg Share Their Thoughts On The Design Of The Film and Creating The Backgrounds

  • Helene Stanley Dance Reference -- Live Action Reference Footage Featuring Helene Stanley Dancing As Princess Aurora While Disney Animators Sketch Her

  • Live Action Reference Of Prince Phillip

  • The Music

  • Original Trailers

  • The Restoration -- A Highly Sophisticated Computer-Aided Restoration Of The Film Was Undertaken In 1998, Which Involved Meticulously Restoring 118,000 Frames Of Film.
  • "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story" -- Originally Broadcast On The 1959 "Disneyland" TV Show

  • "Grand Canyon" Film Short

  • Four Artists Paint One Tree -- Walt Disney Hosts This Special Look At The Techniques Used By Four Of The Artists Who Worked On Sleeping Beauty

  • Rescue Aurora Set-Top Adventure Game

  • Sleeping Beauty Ink And Paint Game

  • Here is a look at the Sleeping Beauty artwork...

    Detailed features for Sleeping Beauty courtesy of Ultimate Disney

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