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December 4

December 4, 2001 – The First Wave of Walt Disney Treasures is Released

“I came up with this idea originally six years ago and pitched it to (Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios) Dick Cook and he was very amenable to having a meeting.” – Leonard Maltin (as told to UltimateDisney.com)

On December 4, 2001, the first wave of a new series of DVD releases entitled Walt Disney Treasures was released. These limited-edition two-disc sets included short films, Walt Disney anthology segments, and never before seen material across four different sets: Mickey Mouse in Living Color; Silly Symphonies; Disneyland, USA; and Davy Crockett. Only 150,000 copies of each DVD set were released. The idea for the sets came from film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, who also introduces each set, explaining a bit about the content and providing historical context for the pieces that may be controversial. Since its release, there have been nine waves of releases, the last one released in 2009.

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November 29

November 29, 2005 – The Live-Action Feature Sky High is Released on DVD

“…he’ll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero!”

On November 29, 2005, the DVD of the live-action feature film Sky High was released through Walt Disney Home Entertainment. It was one of the first Disney films to be released on DVD without a corresponding VHS release, as VHS was being phased out at the time.

September 27

September 27, 1991 – The Video Simply Mad About the Mouse is Released

“I’ll be safe and you’ll be sorry when the wolf comes through your door.”

On September 27, 1991, the music video Simply Mad About the Mouse was released on home video. This musical compilation featured clips from Disney movies and short films, along with some new animation for this compilation, with updated pieces of Disney music from artists such as Billy Joel, Harry Connick Jr., and LL Cool J. Songs from the music video range from Pinocchio’s “When You Wish Upon a Star” to “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid. An album of the music from the music video was released on October 1, 1991.

November 8

November 8, 2005 – Volume 1 of DuckTales is Released on DVD

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“The world’s wealthiest duck brings his high-flying escapades home to DVD with DuckTales.”

On November, 2005, the first volume of the animated series DuckTales was released on a three-disc DVD set. Each disc contained nine episodes, and the set started with the first episode after the television movie “The Treasure of the Golden Suns.” The series was followed by two more volumes, with Volume 2 released on November 14, 2006, and Volume 3 released on November 13, 2007.

November 4

November 4, 2003 – The 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD of Finding Nemo is Released

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“…a hilarious adventure where you’ll meet colorful characters that take you into the breathtaking underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.”

On November 4, 2003, the 2-disc Collector’s Edition version of the animated feature film Finding Nemo was released on DVD. This special edition features a myriad of special features, including a documentaries of the film and Pixar studios, short films, a sneak peek at the next animated feature The Incredibles, and commentary by the makers of the film.

July 27

July 27, 1994 – The Disney Live Action Feature Blank Check is Released on VHS

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“This morning, Preston Waters got something that’s going to change his life.”

On July 27, 1994, the live-action Disney feature Blank Check was released on VHS. The film, which had done reasonably well in theaters, was Walt Disney Pictures’ only release through the month of July. The movie has since been released on other formats. It starred Brian Bonsall as Preston Waters, Karen Duffy as Shay Stanley, Miguel Ferrer as Quigley, James Rebhorn as Fred Waters, Tone Loc as Juice, Jayne Atkinson as Sandra Waters, and Michael Lerner as Biderman. The film was directed by Rupert Wainwright.

December 26

December 26, 2005 – The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Toy Story 2 is Released

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“Now, in a 2-disc collector’s edition with a sparkling theater mix, this groundbreaking animated adventure is even better!”

On December 26, 2005, the special edition 2-disc DVD of Toy Story 2 was released through Walt Disney Home Entertainment. The film was mastered for the latest home entertainment technology, and featured deleted scenes, outtakes, and a special game to let the viewer discover which toy they are. A further special edition would be released almost five years later.