Disney Releases Classics and Favorites on Blu-ray: What’s Old is New Again

New Restored Releases of Disney Classics and Favorites Now Available on Blu-Ray 

The spate of kids’ summer movie releases is over, but chances are there are still some movies your kids have not seen – because they were not born, and maybe you were not either — when these classics hit the theatres. Disney has just released a treasure trove of animated classic movies that will provide hours of delightful entertainment for families and bring back memories for parents and grandparents.

 Peter Pan: Return to Neverland

Kids can let their  imaginations soar as their favorite characters from Peter Pan, Disney’s classic adventure, return to Never Land. Debuting for the first time on Blu-ray, families can experience all the thrilling action with digitally restored picture and high-definition sound.

Wendy’s very practical and no-nonsense daughter, Jane, begins the adventure of a lifetime when the infamous Captain Hook whisks her away to the enchanted island of Never Land. It’s up to Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys to help Jane believe in faith, trust and pixie dust. Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy).

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Robin Hood   

To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Disney has released the unforgettable animated classic Robin Hood on Blu-ray for the first time ever.

In this legendary adventure, Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John and his band of Merry Men outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham. Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won’t rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne.

Included in the collection are various bonus features, which embrace deleted storyline “Love Letters”, an alternate ending, “Oo-de-lally” Disney Sing-Along Song, Disney Song Selection, Robin Hood Storybook, Robin Hood Art Gallery, and “Ye Olden Days” Bonus Short & Sing Along with the Movie. The soundtrack features the song “Love,” nominated in 1973for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.  Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Digital Copy.

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The Sword in the Stone

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Disney’s animated classic The Sword in the Stone brings together magic, humor and adventure as a young orphan named “Wart” encounters the extraordinary wizard Merlin. According to legend, only someone with the purest character and inner strength can pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England. Armed with newfound confidence and the power of friendship, Wart discovers his destiny and learns the best magic is the kind you find inside yourself.

The digitally restored feature includes an Academy Award-nominated music score (Best Score – Adaptation or Treatment, 1963) and a new alternative opening: “Where Wart Meets Merlin” plus all the original classic DVD release bonus features, including “Music and Magic: The Sherman Brothers,” Sing-along with The Movie, “All About Magic,” “A Knight for a Day”  and  “Brave Little Tailor.”  Available in Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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Oliver and Company

Featuring the music of Billy Joel, Bette Midler and Huey Lewis, the animated Disney classic Oliver and Company celebrates its 25th anniversary with its Blu-ray debut.  The story takes place

in the heart of New York City, where Oliver, a mischievous orphaned kitten, is befriended by Dodger, a carefree pooch and his ragtag family of misfit mutts. Life gets even better for Oliver when he is adopted by a lonely little girl named Jenny. But when tough guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart, the spirited kitten and his newfound friends discover the meaning of courage and find a home where they truly belong.  The 25th Anniversary Edition pack includes Blu-Ray and DVD discs.

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The Muppet Movie

See how the Muppets began, with the nearly 35th Anniversary Special Edition of the original, classic that started it all—The Muppet Movie, produced by the cultural icon and Muppet creator himself, Jim Henson.  Witness the hilarious origins of everyone’s favorite Muppets–Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, and the rest—as they embark on an inspirational and laugh-filled road trip to follow their Hollywood dreams.  Now for the first time, you and your family can see the Muppets make the “rainbow connection” in vibrant Blu-ray HD.

Complete with never-before-seen bonus features and the never ending entertainment of Disney Intermission (press pause and see what happens).  Experience the beloved Muppet classic that has been praised for decades.

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 Seeing Double – Disney Two-Fers

Disney knows that kids can’t get enough of some movies, so they recently released two-title special packages of family favorites for a double feature of fun.  These 2-Movie Collections come in a 3-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + 2 DVDs) for $29.99.

Lilo and Stitch and Lilo and Stick 1: Stitch Has a Glitch Two-Movie Collection

Lilo and Stitch is the story of Lilo, a lonely little girl, and Stitch the mischievous little creature from outer space. When Stitch crash-lands in Hawaii, Lilo adopts him as her pet, but he soon turns her world upside down. Stitch takes Hawaii by storm, wreaking havoc and hanging ten while he evades the alien bounty hunters who are after him, and also learning about loyalty and friendship. Featuring six original Elvis Presley songs, Lilo and Stitch is fun for the entire family.

The laughter continues in the sequel Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. As Stitch settles into life with his human family it appears his molecular makeup is out of whack and his friendship with Lilo is threatened as a result. Lilo and her friends must find a way to restore his “goodness” level before he ruins everything, including Lilo’s big hula competition – the same competition her mother won years before.

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Emperor’s New Groove and Kronk’s New Groove Two-Movie Collection

The fun begins with The Emperor’s New Groove, featuring an all-star cast and Academy Award-nominated music by Sting (Best Music, Original Song, Sting, 2000). When the young and spoiled Emperor Kuzco (voice of David Spade) is transformed into a llama by his sinister advisor Yzma (voice of Eartha Kitt) and her henchman Kronk (voice of Patrick Warburton), it takes a thoughtful peasant named Pasha (voice of John Goodman) to restore the kingdom and show Kuzco just how much fun it is to be true to yourself.

Continue the fun with Kronk’s New Groove. The sequel stars Yzma’s henchman Kronk in a riotous adventure that’s filled with hysterical mayhem and mishaps. Kronk cooks up a get-rich quick scheme to impress his Dad. But when things go wrong, Kronk kicks into comical high gear and discovers that the true riches in life are his friends and being “true to your groove.”

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 Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Atlantis: Milo’s Return Two-Movie Collection

In this animated action adventure combo set, Milo Thatch and his fearless crew dive into the mysteries of the sea.  The group’s underwater expedition brings them face-to-face with gigantic sea monsters, spectacular spirits and the mythical land of Atlantis while they discover the power of friendship and teamwork.

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