Hope nobody minds me bringing up an old thread.
As for the Denmark boxset, it seems to me that those titles were selected because they either have new editions out or might in the near future...?
I think it's simpler than that. I've noticed that this set contains none of the fifteen platinum edition DVDs.
So, if we look at the Disney Classics up to #43, Brother Bear (Dinosaur is not considered a Disney Classic in Europe), there are 23 movies missing. These are:
- The 15 Platinum movies (Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and Fantasia 2000)
- The 6 "compilation movies" (Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time and Ichabod and Mr. Toad)
- The Fox and the Hound
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire
It makes sense to skip all the platinum movies, as they're more than popular enough on their own. Skipping the compilation movies also makes sense, as they're not really that popular. Also, a boxset containing 5 of the compilation movies (all except Fun and Fancy Free) was released a few years ago.
So they've basically left out the 15 most popular and the 6 least popular movies. That leaves the Fox and the Hound and Atlantis. Why these two were left out seems a bit more random. I'm sure they could have expanded it to 22 movies without adding too much to the price. 20 is a nice and round number, though, and for all I know these movies could be the 7th and 8th least popular movies. If so, that would mean that the set simply contains the 20 most popular non-platinum animated Disney classics.