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1) Brother Bear
2) The Fantasia Anthology
3) Sleeping Beauty
4) Follow Me, Boys!
5) The Haunted Mansion
6) Davy Crockett: The Complete Series
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20) Pinocchio
21) The Jungle Book
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1) Disney on the Front Lines
2) The Chronological Donald
3) Mickey Mouse in Living Color Vol. 2
4) Walt's Tomorrowland
5) Aladdin (Collector's Gift Set)
6) Dr. Syn, Alias The Scarecrow
7) Flight of the Navigator
8) Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen)
9) Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
10) The Happiest Millionaire
11) The Three Musketeers (2004)
12) Freaky Friday
13) Now You See Him, Now You Don't
14) The Strongest Man in the World
15) Herbie Rides Again
16) Herbie Goes Bananas
17) The Third Man on the Mountain
18) Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
19) The Great Locomotive Chase
20) The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (SE)
21) LOTR: Return of the King
22) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

April 30, 2004 - We close April, not with a whimper but with a bang! Our latest review: Kurt Russell in The Strongest Man in the World (1975).

April 29, 2004 - The last of the Herbie films (for now!) is reviewed on DVD today: Herbie Goes Bananas. Also, Dean Jones fans rejoice, we've added cover art for The Ugly Dachshund.

April 28, 2004 - We've added our review of the third Love Bug film, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, which is released next Tuesday.

Cover art for July releases Napoleon and Samantha, Never a Dull Moment starring Dick Van Dyke, and The Cat From Outer Space has been added to Upcoming Cover Art.

Ghosts of the Abyss is now on DVD!

April 27, 2004 - Ghosts of the Abyss is released today. Read our review of this new 2-disc Disney DVD set. Order Ghosts of the Abyss from • Amazon.com ($25.49 with free shipping)
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April 25, 2004 - Another '70s sequel is done right! Read our new DVD review of Now You See Him, Now You Don't starring Kurt Russell.

Herbie the Love Bug Collection -- click for larger box art

Here's a first look at the delightful box artwork for Herbie the Love Bug Collection, which contains all four theatrical films and will be released on June 1.

April 24, 2004 - As promised, we have an early and comprehensive review of next Tuesday's 2-disc Ghosts of the Abyss DVD. We've also created a new section of Documentaries & IMAX Films to place projects which just don't fit comfortably into the other categories we have.

We also have the first review of the Region 1 DVD debut Herbie Rides Again. This 1974 Love Bug sequel, coming May 4, receives quality treatment.

There are some new DVDs of Wonderful World of Disney movies coming in the UK and Germany that have been added to International Exclusives.

April 22, 2004 - Two new DVD reviews have been added today. Tuesday's release of The Haunted Mansion and the long-stalled Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Both discs offer quality presentation of the film and a nice selection of extras, but the movies might leave some disappointed.

We now have information about the rumored Mulan Special Edition. A 2-disc Special Edition re-release of Disney's 1998 animated film is coming in October, according to a 90-second preview on next Tuesday's Ghosts of the Abyss DVD. The preview highlights remastered picture and sound and new bonus features will include behind-the-scenes featurettes, games, a music video starring Jackie Chan, and newly found footage never before released. More pictures from the trailer here. Look for our Ghosts of the Abyss review soon.

Original Planned DVD Cover Revised DVD Cover Art -- click for larger image Freaky Friday Disc Art -- click for larger image

New cover art for August's double-disc Special Edition re-release of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (pre-order) and disc artwork for the original Freaky Friday have been added to Upcoming Cover Art.

April 20, 2004 - The Haunted Mansion is released today.
Order from: Amazon.com ($20.99) • CircuitCity.com ($15.99) • eBay.com
BestBuy.com ($16.99 with free shipping or in-store pickup)

April 19, 2004 - Disney's 1959 film Third Man on the Mountain is now up for pre-order. It is one of fifteen Disney DVDs slated for release on September 7. The complete Disney DVD schedule has been updated.

Our latest review is of Disney's 1969 live action film Rascal.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen - July 20 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Disc Art -- click for larger image

April 17, 2004 - Cover and disc art for Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (pre-order) has been added to Upcoming Cover Art.

April 15, 2004 - Voting for the site's latest countdown has begun! Check out this thread for details on how to vote for your favorite Disney songs from our list of 129 nominees. Voting will end May 7.

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