Sleeping Beauty & 101 Dalmatians go back into the Disney Vault

Sleeping Beauty still from the movie

Sleeping Beauty still from the movie

Have you ever noticed how some animated Disney movies disappear off the shelves for years at a time? It’s called the Disney Vault. And once a movie is placed into the Disney Vault it does not go on sale again for seven years.

It harks back to something Walt Disney himself did back in the day. He would re-release movies into the cinemas every seven years, a practice he began in 1937 with the re-release of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’.

The reason I’m telling you this, is that three Disney favourites are about to go back into the vault – ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘101 Dalmatians’, and ‘101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure’.

You’d best hurry – the Disney Vault swallows up these remastered, animated movies from 30 June, 2010.

Sleeping Beauty – the Platinum Edition

One of Disney’s most loved, and the restoration job on this is superb. It’s Briar Rose, aka Princess Aurora, and Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, the good fairies, fighting evil in the form of Maleficent and her henchmen.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ has been a favourite for generations, since its cinema release in 1959

The 2-disc DVD version has an RRP of $39.95, while the 3-disc Blu-ray version is $49.95 RRP.

DVD bonus features

  • Alternative opening
  • Deleted songs
  • Picture perfect: The making of Sleeping Beauty
  • Art gallery
  • Sleeping Beauty castle walk-through attraction
  • Briar Rose’s waltz game

Blu-ray bonus features

The Blu-ray version includes all the DVD bonus features plus:

  • Customisable Living Menu
  • Cine-Explore
  • Dungeon Escape
  • Maleficent’s Challenge
  • 1-Disc DVD format of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ full-length feature film

101 Dalmatians

Dalmatian parents Perdita and Pongo, and their 99 puppies, fight to stay clear of Cruella De Vil, and her desire to possess a coat made of Dalmatian fur.

The 2-disc Platinum Edition version of ‘101 Dalmatians’ has an RRP of $39.95.

101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure

The 2003 sequel to ‘101 Dalmatians’, this film sees Patch, one of the more independent of the 99 Dalmatian pups, team up with his TV star hero Thunderbolt, to stop Cruella, well, again not being terribly kind  to Dalmatian-kind.

‘101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure’, on 2 DVDs, sells for $24.95. On the second disc is Patch’s Twilight Adventure game, music videos, a behind-the-scenes “Dog-umentary” and more.

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