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May 7, 2002 – Four Disney Classics are Released in the Vault Disney Collection

On May 7, 2002, four classic Disney live-action films were released on DVD through the Vault Disney Collection: Swiss Family Robinson, Old Yeller, The Parent Trap, and Pollyanna. Although not the first home video release for these films, this was their first DVD release. Each release comes with a few special features, including a documentary about the film, as well as audio commentary from the surviving actors.

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March 5

March 5, 1995 – The Santa Clause Wins at the People’s Choice Awards

On March 5, 1995, the 21st People’s Choice Awards were held at Universal Studios Hollywood, California. The holiday comedy film The Santa Clause went home with two awards that night: Favorite Comedy Motion Picture, and Favorite Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture for Tim Allen. Allen would go on to win again that night for his work on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement, with the show winning Favorite TV Comedy and Favorite Male TV Performer for Allen.

February 25

February 25, 2010 – Alice in Wonderland Holds Royal World Premiere in London

“The long trip down the rabbit hole otherwise known as the promotional tour for Alice in Wonderland is just getting underway – check out what the stars wore to the London premiere…”

On February 25, 2010, the live action feature film Alice in Wonderland premiered at the Leicester Square Odeon cinema in central London. Though the film cast and fans were greeted by a torrential downpour, many turned out to Leicester Square to see the area transformed into Wonderland, complete with a green carpet (rather than the traditional red). Most of the stars were in attendance, including Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were on hand to see the film and greet the cast; the film also served as a fundraiser for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. The film would go on to have its general release on March 5, 2010.

November 19

November 19, 2007 – The Film Enchanted Has US Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City

Enchanted is in many ways an homage to classic Disney films, beginning as an animated tale then turns into a live-action musical.”

On November 19, 2007, the US premiere of the film Enchanted was held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. The film had its world premiere in London, England on October 20; it would be generally released to theaters on November 21, 2007. Attending the premiere were the stars of the film, including Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, and Idina Menzel, as well as producer Barry Josephson, singer Carrie Underwood, and Disney CEO Bob Iger and wife Willow Bay.

July 25

July 25, 2007 – Disney Announces Discouragement of Smoking in Films

“We discourage depictions of cigarette smoking in Disney, Touchstone, and Miramax films.” – Disney President and CEO Robert A. Iger

On July 25, 2007, The Walt Disney Company made an official announcement that they will no longer depict smoking in any of their films. In a letter sent to U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey, Chairman of the House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, Disney President and CEO Bob Iger wrote that the company will not only prevent depictions of smoking in films, but will also place an anti-smoking ad on any DVD release of a film that features cigarette smoking. Although the company had made this direction known since 2004, this was the first official announcement of the company’s intent.

April 19

April 19, 2005 – The First Disney Films are Released on PSP

On April 19, 2005, two films from the Disney catalog were made available on the new Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) platform. The two films were Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Miramax’s Kill Bill Vol 1. The PSP includes a special Universal Media Disc drive that can play movies and games. Three other titles were announced to be released on the platform: National Treasure, Reign of Fire, and Hero.

March 5

March 5, 2013 – The Soundtrack for Oz the Great and Powerful is Released through Walt Disney Records

“[Elfman is] able to create a sweeping gigantic sound that can really describe a tremendous scale and help us create this very unique world that Frank Baum wrote about, the land of Oz.” – Director Sam Raimi

On March 5, 2013, the soundtrack for the live action feature film Oz the Great and Powerful was released through Walt Disney Records. The soundtrack is comprised of the score to the film, composed by Danny Elfman. The soundtrack was released in both digital and physical formats, with the digital releases featured on iTunes and Amazon.