I realize that these are not titles that were asked for by the fans of either era they come from, but from the little I have heard and my gut feelings, I know that things are in the works for titles that we fans really do want to see the most. My worry is more in the line that people will give up before we make it to the top of the mountain. I personally take the mentality that we are on the path to greater things with each new release. Anyone here remeber the children's story, The Little Engine that Could? Or even the story of The Turtle and the Hare? Those stories need to be our mindset in all of this. Just a little more and sooner or later, we'll be at the summit and all be a lot happier.
Yes, via the DVD-on-Demand and DMC release, sometimes we get titles that are not as popular or that were not big titles back in the day. However, think how many major "Walt-era" title have been released via one of these routs (mostly DMC thus far) in the last few years. We now enjoy films like So Dear to My Heart or The Monkey's Uncle.
Really, I'm happy to see these titles and I was happy to see the release of titles for the "Generations Collection" a few weeks ago. Both mean that these lines are not dead, and that Disney is still releasing titles under these banners, and that is huge for all of us. It means there is still hope for other titles we may what to enjoy. We should worry more about the day they stop either or both of these lines, like what happened to the "Disney Treasures."
I'm not the type to give off false hope and I wouldn't waste my time if I didn't know we could pull this off. I think all the time the various hobbies and fun activities I have given up to run Open Vault Disney and get into the thicket of these issues of unreleased titles. I keep on however because I love the Disney brand (or at least it's former versions), and I can from my perspective, clearly see victories coming our way. We can do it! These titles, like the new ones here from the DMC, our also mini victories for some of us as well because it means more, quality family entertainment in the World to enjoy. I don't know about many other here, but the World needs a lot more of that.
My goal when is started out was just to finish a few collections I had started like "Swamp Fox" or "DuckTales." Now, it is nothing less then making sure every Disney films and show ever made gets release, or as dang well close to that as we can realistically get. When viewed that way, these new releases still meet that goal. The "A-list" titles waiting release will come in due time, we just have to wait and be diligent is campaigning efforts.
PS: Sorry all for the long tirade, my wife tells me I talk too much. I think she may be right, but I find I'm not the type to get points across in a few words. Oh well...sorry anyway.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.