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Kevin Krock, editor
The MousePlanet Home Theater Video News - 11/24/00
I came across some interesting 2001 DVD release details, and I thought I'd share them with you.

The first is not a Disney release, but it has a very strong tie to Disney history - it's about the 1964 World's Fair. I don't know exactly what is covered in this 1996 documentary, but based on the relatively large role Disney played in this fair, I'm sure some of the Disney attractions are bound to be covered. At the very least, it sounds like an interesting and fairly inexpensive disc! If I get any additional details, I'll post them.

1964 World's Fair
Street Date: 1/2/01
Retail Price: $19.99
Studio: Image Entertainment
Year: 1996
Running Time: 52 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Details: Color, Stereo, No Region Code
Summary: Relive the dazzle, wonder and fun of The 1964 World's Fair. An extraordinary documentary, narrated by Judd Hirsch, that takes a fresh look at the sights and sounds of this once- in- a- lifetime event. Part futuristic exhibition, part glittery strip mall, the 1964 New York World's Fair was planned amid the optimism of the late 1950s, but the Fair's two- year run often mirrored the chaos of the 1960s. The Fair was a brawling, costly and altogether chaotic event, but few of the 52 million people who attended noticed. So jump in that old station wagon and take a ride back to the 1964 New York World's Fair!

Here are some additional details on several Disney releases for 2001. The last two titles below are the only 2001 Gold Classic Collection titles that have been announced - Disney has not announced or confirmed any other animated classic releases beyond March 2001.

Dinosaur (Movie-Only Edition)
Retail Price: $26.99
Year: 2000
Running Time: 82 minutes
Rating: PG
Details: Widescreen: 1.85:1, Enhanced for 16X9 TVs, Pan & Scan, Color, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS, Additional Languages: French, Region 1
Features: Making Of, "Dinopedia" - Learn fun and interesting facts about the dinosaurs from the film; Two games: "Aladar's Adventure" - Help Aladar find water, his friends, and to free himself from a maze of caves, and "DinoSearch" - Find the hidden pieces and assemble three dinosaurs.
Summary: Set 65 million years ago, "Dinosaur" follows the adventures of an Iguanodon named Aladar, separated from his own species and raised on an island paradise by a clan of lemurs. When a devastating meteor shower plunges their world into chaos, Aladar and several members of his lemur family escape to the mainland and join a group of migrating dinosaurs desperately searching for safe nesting grounds. A milestone in cinema history, "Dinosaur" features an incredible cast of computer- animated dinosaurs set in a jaw- dropping photorealistic world. A wondrous animated masterpiece in the grand Disney tradition, created directly from the digital source.

 

Dinosaur (Special Edition)
Street Date: 1/30/01
Retail Price: $39.99
Year: 2000
Running Time: 82 minutes
Rating: PG
Details: Widescreen: 1.85:1, Enhanced for 16X9 TVs, Color, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS, Additional Languages: French, Region 1
Features: Audio Commentary by the directors, special effects supervisor and digital effects supervisor, Audio Commentary by producer Pam Marsden and members of the production team, Making Of, Trailers & TV spots, Character designs, Deleted Footage.

Two-disc set; History and development; Original story treatment; 3-D workbook to final film comparison; Featurettes on dinosaur design, locations, voice cast; Visual development; Computer animation tests; Hidden "easter egg" extras; "Dinopedia" - Learn fun and interesting facts about the dinosaurs from the film; Two games: "Aladar's Adventure" - Help Aladar find water, his friends, and to free himself from a maze of caves, and "DinoSearch" - Find the hidden pieces and assemble three dinosaurs.

Summary: Set 65 million years ago, "Dinosaur" follows the adventures of an Iguanodon named Aladar, separated from his own species and raised on an island paradise by a clan of lemurs. When a devastating meteor shower plunges their world into chaos, Aladar and several members of his lemur family escape to the mainland and join a group of migrating dinosaurs desperately searching for safe nesting grounds. A milestone in cinema history, "Dinosaur" features an incredible cast of computer- animated dinosaurs set in a jaw- dropping photorealistic world. A wondrous animated masterpiece in the grand Disney tradition, created directly from the digital source.

 

Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure (Special Edition)
Street Date: 2/17/01
Retail Price: $29.99
Year: 2000
Running Time: 70 minutes
Rating: G
Details: Widescreen: 1.66:1, Enhanced for 16X9 TVs, Color, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Closed Captioned, Region 1
Features: Audio Commentary by the filmmakers and stars; Making Of; "Tramp's Hunt: Search for Scamp and Friends" game; 3 classic Disney shorts
Summary: From the impeccable pedigree of Disney's beloved classic "Lady and the Tramp" comes an all- new story -- told with the same stunning animation, charming musical style and purebred fun. Along with their well-behaved girl puppies, Lady and Tramp are busy raising mischievous Scamp -- who's always in the doghouse. Longing for freedom, Scamp ventures far from home and meets a lovely, reluctant stray named Angel. She introduces him to the Junkyard Dogs, led by streetwise Buster. When Buster challenges Scamp to the ultimate test of a collar-free life, Scamp finds himself torn between a world of adventure and love for the family he's left behind. Features 5 new songs by Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel, plus a new rendition of "Belle Notte."

 

Bedknobs And Broomsticks
Street Date: 3/20/01
Retail Price: $29.99
Year: 1971
Running Time: 139 minutes
Rating: G
Details: Color, Region 1
Features: Restored to its original length including 3 deleted songs; Productions Stills
Summary: In World War II-era England, three young orphans are sent to live with Eglantine Price (Angela Lansbury), a woman taking a mail order course in witchcraft who uses her new powers to repel an invading German unit.

 

Sword In The Stone
Street Date: 3/20/01
Retail Price: $29.99
Year: 1963
Running Time: 79 minutes
Rating: G
Details: Color, Closed Captioned, Region 1
Features: Deleted Songs; Production Stills; Goofy short "Knight for a Day"
Summary: A young scullery boy named Wart is taught amazing lessons by the wizard Merlin in preparation for his destiny as King of England. Based on T.H. White's The Once And Future King.

That's it for now, but stay tuned for more!

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