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Disney's Fastplay is a special feature utilized in many Disney DVD titles starting in the summer of 2004.


In 2004, the DVD boom was at its peak, with more DVD players entering homes, families across America were enjoying this innovation in home entertainment technology. However, most of these homes had small children unfamiliar with the DVD format; as a result, many parents unfamiliar with the DVD format complained about how they were unable to start the main feature. Disney responded by developing a technology that would skip right to the feature after the previews concluded, similar to VHS, making the DVD format more user-friendly. The original 2004 DVD release of Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers was the first Disney DVD to use this feature. Became more frequent on February 7, 2006. More recently, this feature has been criticized for its unavoidability and blatant commercialism.


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