In an unprecedented move, the Walt Disney
Co. is removing a film from its release schedule because of its
violent content and is quietly shopping it to other studios. What
makes the move even more surprising is that the film - "Duets" - is
in the can, was scheduled for release on May 5 and one of its stars
is Academy favorite Gwenyth Paltrow. "Duets," which Bruce Paltrow
(Gwenyth's father) helmed in his feature film directorial debut,
follows three characters who travel the country on their way to a
karaoke competition in Omaha, Neb. The film also stars Maria Bello,
Andre Braugher, Huey Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Scott Speedman.
Treasure Planet, an animated science-fiction version of 'Treasure Island' has
been tentiatively scheduled for the year 2000. John Musker
and Ron Clements, the director-writer team behind 'Aladdin' and
'The Little Mermaid,' are expected to handle 'Treasure'.
There are 2 new movies starring Mickey, Goofy and Donald that
will be released to theaters. These 2 movies will also feature Minnie
(currently there is no mention of Pluto, Pete, Scrooge, the Nephews or
Daisy, though).Name of the Movies are unknown at this time.
REPORTED: Fabrizzio Diminich 11 JAN 98
Atlantis and Kingdom of the Sun are an upcoming features, I saw a small
selection of production art for it. looks very cool. Atlantis is just that,
an underwater city, some cool designs for a robot character and an alien?
well, some sort of strange creature, anyway. I'm not sure what Temple is
about, but there were production designs with Aztec style pyramids.
REPORTED: anon 02 AUG 97
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad will be released in early 1999 as a 50th
anniversary Limited Edition Video. Other videos due out in '99 are 101
Dalmations, Mulan, and Beauty and the Beast after its November '98 rerelease
"Another Toy Story" will be released Direct-To-Video this November (1998), while "A Bug's Life" will be released Theatrically. Both films are computer-animated, and are by Pixar (The characters from "A Bug's Life" can be seen in the 4-D film, "It's Tough To Be A Bug!" which is currently being shown only at the Tree of Life Theater in Disney's Animal Kingdom, by the way). "Another Toy Story" will supposedly have a plotline involving Woody being "obtained" by a Collector of rare toys. When Buzz tries to rescue him, will Woody want to leave his life of luxury? Tim Allen and Tom Hanks will reprise their roles as Buzz Lightyear and Woody.
REPORTED: Tim McKenny 30 JUL 98
It is now being said on the internet that Song of the South will be released
on VHS in the United States in Fall '98.
Lady and the Tramp: September 15, 1998
I just read an article in "Supermarket News," dated March 23, 1998, detailing
Buena Vista Home Entertainment's decision to re-release the Disney classic
"Lady and The Tramp," which has not been on video since it's one and only
release in 1986. It will the out on September 15th, with a SRP of $26.99.
The classic has been digitally remastered and restored. Trailers for the re-
release will be included on "The Little Mermaid" re-release. There will also
be a special collector's set which will feature the wide-screen version and a
premium, and a Spanish version will also be available. This is very exciting,
especially since the only way my young nephews have been able to view the
classic has been through a Greek version I had located by fluke.
Have a great time reviewing this great Disney classic! I honestly cannot
REPORTED: Kati 27 MAR 98
Melody Time is scheduled for a June 2, 1998 release. -This is definite information from Disney.
Pocahontas: Journey to the New World - Animated Direct to Video. Release Date: August 1998
REPORTED: Fabrizzio Diminich 11 JAN 98
Belle's Magical Stories - a TV version of "The Little Mermaid".
101 Dalmatians: The Series - Disney has ordered 65 episodes!!
New series such as "Jungle Book's Jungle Cubs" are currently being produced.
New series such as "Mighty Ducks" are currently being produced.
There is a new DLP-CD-series (all combined in english and french):
EDDA002-2: Christmas at DLP - music from the show "'twas the night before
Christmas", "Christmas Main Street Electrical Parade", "Christmas Parade";
EDDA003-2: 1997 The Year to be Here - fifth anniversary song, music from the
"La Parade Disney", "Main Street Electrical Parade", "En Scene S'il Vous
Plait", "Le Livre Magique De Mickey", "C'Est Magique", "Fantasia in the Sky
Fireworks", "Disney Classics, The Music and the Magic"; EDDA004-2: En Scene
S'Il Vous Plait - The music from the show at the Festival stage.
REPORTED: Dirk v. Diringshofen 10 SEP 97