June 15, 2004 - Ten years ago today, The Lion King opened in New York and Los Angeles. Disney's 32nd animated classic would go on to become the top-grossing animated film, top-selling videocassette, and winner of two Academy Awards.
More on The Lion King: DVD Review / Animated Classics Countdown Feature
June 14, 2004 - Our Coming to Theaters page has been updated with information on upcoming Disney films Ice Princess, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Cars, and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Around the World in 80 Days, the studio's latest film in conjunction with Walden Media, opens Wednesday.
We've just posted six stills of the animated menus from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
June 12, 2004 - Our International DVDs Section has been updated with the latest DVD releases of Disney movies that are only available outside of the US.
June 11, 2004 - We've just learned that Disney's August DVD release of The Watcher in the Woods will contain the alternate endings and trailers that appeared on Anchor Bay's Special Edition of the film. 1981 horror film will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1. Apparently, the 6.1 audio tracks, audio commentary by director John Hough and (unsurprisingly) 20-page collectible booklet from the out-of-print disc will be missing. This New for Disney's DVD are English and French subtitles and French and Spanish language tracks.
June 10, 2004 - Today's new review covers Teacher's Pet, a winning animated comedy that comes to DVD next week.
A first look at the Home on the Range (full preview) disc art...
We've also added a look at the Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: The Three Musketeers Gift Set to Upcoming Cover Art.
June 7, 2004 - We've just added our latest DVD review of the 1990 animated classic, The Rescuers Down Under.
June 6, 2004 - Our page of Disney TV Movies from the '50s, '60s, and '70s has finally been updated to include most of the old films made for the Wonderful World of Disney.
June 5, 2004 - It's a little bit late, but after a month of voting and four weeks of counting down the 100 best songs from Disney movies, we finally bring you the Top 5.
A number of animated Disney DVDs are just $14.99 at BestBuy.com this week, some as part of a temporary price reduction for summer and others just on sale. The discounted titles include Hercules, Treasure Planet, A Bug's Life (2-Disc Special Edition), Pete's Dragon, The Aristocats, The Fox and the Hound, The Great Mouse Detective, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, Robin Hood, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and both Rescuers movies. Full list here.
Also, the 2-disc sets of Pirates of the Caribbean, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc. are just $12.99 each this week at Best Buy. As usual, there's free shipping or in-store pickup offered.
June 4, 2004 - We've just posted the press release for Home on the Range. This single-disc release presents the film in 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1. Bonus features will include deleted scenes, art review, a making-of featurette, a Yodel Mania game, and a music video for "Anytime You Need a Friend." We've added a complete preview page with stills of the menu screens and deleted scenes.
We've also posted new press releases for Darby O'Gill and the Little People and The Black Hole, both due to arrive with some bonus features as part of August 3's catalogue releases batch.
Plus, there's new cover art for Darby O'Gill and the Little People and other August DVD releases Something Wicked This Way Comes and the Wonderful World of Disney's Oliver Twist.
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