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Walt Disney Classics (DVD Quality)

The Walt Disney Classics was a series of VHS releases of Disney animated features that spanned from 1984 to 1994, with its very first release being Robin Hood and the last being The Fox and the Hound, and VCD releases that spanned from 1998 to 2003. Many Disney animated features made their home video debuts through this series. It is often referred to by fans as the "Black Diamond" collection, referring to the shape of the black diamond-shaped "Classics" logo seen on the spine of each video's case and at the beginning of each tape. Although the series initially consisted entirely of older Disney animated features, the success of The Little Mermaid led to more recent films being released as part of the collection.

Releases

Gallery

Logos

Trivia

  • Despite the video series discontinuing in 1994, remnants of the logo were later used.
  • Several early 1994 prints of Masterpiece Collection tapes used a long Masterpiece logo which shines twice and is accompanied by the 1992 Classics music.
  • The 1989 variant of the logo appears on some February 1996 printings of Pocahontas due to a video error.
  • For the 1999-2000 intro for The Walt Disney Company (used as a double intro with the 1997 one), the music for the 92 Classics logo is used.
  • Some unofficial tapes officially not included in this VHS series carry the Walt Disney Classics logo. They are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Melody Time (both in 1988), The Black Cauldron, Oliver and Company, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and The Aristocats (both in 1989), Fun and Fancy Free, Saludos Amigos, and Make Mine Music (both in 1990).
  • Cinderella 1988 VHS is not just the first VHS release to bear the 1988-1994 Walt Disney Classics logo, yet it is the first Disney film to bear the Walt Disney Pictures logo at the beginning of the VHS release.
  • Many of the Walt Disney Mini Classics featurette tapes carry the 1988-1994 Walt Disney Classics logo, although not offically included in the Walt Disney Classics tape range. Also, some rare Walt Disney Cartoon Classics tapes (tapes featuring Disney shorts) carry the 1988-1994 Walt Disney Classics logo in place of the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo.
  •  Many of the Disney's Sing Along Songs tapes to carry the 1988-1994 Walt Disney Classics logo in replace the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo. 

See also

Walt Disney home video releases
Feature films
Walt Disney ClassicsWalt Disney Masterpiece CollectionWalt Disney Limited IssuesWalt Disney Gold Classic CollectionWalt Disney Platinum EditionsWalt Disney Diamond EditionsDisney 2-Movie CollectionsDisney Movie Club DVDs
Animated films The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ToadAladdinAlice in WonderlandThe AristocatsAtlantis: The Lost EmpireBambiBeauty and the BeastThe Black CauldronBrother BearCinderellaDinosaurDumboThe Emperor's New GrooveFantasiaFantasia 2000The Fox and the HoundFun and Fancy FreeHerculesHome on the RangeThe Hunchback of Notre DameThe Jungle BookLady and the TrampLilo & StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidMake Mine MusicThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMelody TimeMulanOliver & Company101 DalmatiansPeter PanPinocchioPocahontasThe RescuersThe Rescuers Down UnderRobin HoodSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsThe Sword in the StoneTarzanThe Three CaballerosTreasure Planet
Live-action films Bedknobs and BroomsticksThe Great Muppet CaperMary PoppinsThe MuppetsThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppets Most WantedThe Muppet MovieMuppet Treasure IslandPete's DragonSwiss Family RobinsonWho Framed Roger Rabbit
Animated shorts
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon CollectionsCartoon Classics (Limited Gold Editions) • Mini ClassicsFavorite StoriesClassic Cartoon FavoritesFunny FactoryIt's a Small World of Fun!Timeless TalesWalt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short FilmsHave a Laugh!
Television shows
Animated shows 101 DalmatiansAdventures of the Gummi BearsAladdinBonkersChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersDarkwing DuckDougDuckTalesGargoylesGoof TroopJungles CubsKim PossibleThe Little MermaidThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohPhineas and FerbQuack PackRecessTaleSpinTimon and Pumbaa
Live-action shows DinosaursHannah MontanaLizzie McGuireThe Mickey Mouse ClubThe Suite Life of Zack and CodyThat's So RavenWelcome to the Pooh CornerWizards of Waverly PlaceYou and Me, Kid
Playhouse Disney / Disney Junior Jake and the Never Land PiratesMickey Mouse ClubhouseMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Compilation videosOther shows

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