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May 15, 2004 - Cover and disc art for The Princess Diaries: 2-Disc Collector's Set (pre-order) has been added to Upcoming DVD Art.

May 14, 2004 - Today's new review is our third of the Wave 3 Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald: Volume 1.

Specs for July's catalogue slate have been issued and the good news is that most will be in widescreen. Check the Upcoming Release Schedule for full details.

Songs #76-80 are featured today in our Top 100 Disney Songs Countdown.

May 13, 2004 - First look at disc art from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (2-Disc Special Edition) (pre-order):

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May 12, 2004 - We've got a new early DVD review of Miracle, a 2-disc set coming next week.

Just posted the Mulan 2-Disc Special Edition Press Release.

Animated News confirms that Wave 4 of the Walt Disney Treasures is still scheduled for release this December. The rumored "Assorted Treasures" set has been replaced by a set of Walt's True Life Adventures; otherwise, the four titles remain as scheduled. Animated News' interesting report on a screening of Walt Disney on the Front Lines (read our review) also holds hope for release of Song of the South.

Large cover art for The Cheetah Girls has been added to Upcoming Cover Art.

May 10, 2004 - Our latest DVD review covers the highly-anticipated Mickey Mouse in Living Color: Volume 2 Walt Disney Treasures set in great detail.

Speaking of Mickey, this August's direct-to-video film The Three Musketeers will also be available in a Gift Set with a Mickey Mouse Plush. It is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com; SRP is $39.99. ($10 more than just the DVD.)

Our countdown of the Top 100 Disney Songs begins today with #96-100. Check back each weekday for the next five songs, until we get down to the #1 Disney song, as voted by UltimateDisney.com site visitors.

May 8, 2004 - Today, we bring you a grand 2-page review of the long-awaited Walt Disney Treasures set Walt Disney on the Front Lines, which packs nearly 7 hours of wartime Disney content and bonus features into its two Limited Edition discs.

May 7, 2004 - Just a reminder that all entries for our site countdown of the best Disney songs must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern tonight. See here to vote. Also, look for our reviews of Wave 3 of The Walt Disney Treasures soon, beginning with "Walt Disney On The Front Lines" early this weekend.

May 6, 2004 - First look at the Teacher's Pet DVD menus. This animated Disney comedy streets June 15.

Live action Disney sequels are the subject of today's four new DVD reviews. We cover the recently-released Son of Flubber, Return from Witch Mountain Special Edition, Old Yeller's follow-up Savage Sam, and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.

May 5, 2004 - New cover art for The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band and The North Avenue Irregulars, with some witty taglines included! In addition, there's new cover art for The Three Musketeers, the new direct-to-video film starring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. Speaking of Mickey Mouse, Ben from DVDToons.com confirms that "Mickey's Christmas Carol", "The Prince and the Pauper" and "The Runaway Brain", the longer shorts on Disc 2 of Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume 2, are presented in anamorphic widescreen. We hope to have reviews of the Treasures up beginning this weekend!

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May 4, 2004 - From Disney's newly opened website for this October's 2-disc Mulan: Special Edition comes this first look at the tentative cover art. You can pre-order Mulan: Special Edition for 30% off at Amazon.com.

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May 3, 2004 - New cover art for July releases The Three Lives of Thomasina, Hot Lead & Cold Feet, No Deposit, No Return, Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar, and Greyfriars Bobby has been added to Upcoming Disney DVD Cover Art. Early specs say that both Napoleon & Samantha and Dick Van Dyke's Never a Dull Moment will be widescreen when Disney releases them to DVD on July 6.

May 1, 2004 - The two-disc Special Edition re-release of Mulan is now up for pre-order for 30% off at Amazon.com. The release date is confirmed as October 26, 2004.

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