The Walt Disney Diamond Editions are a line of DVDs and Blu-rays that began with the Blu-ray release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on October 6, 2009. It is a successor to the Platinum Edition line that is made available on Blu-ray, DVD, 3D, and Digital.
All the Platinum Edition titles are to featured in this range, but they will not necessarily be released in the same chronological order when they were released of the previous line. Aladdin was originally going to be replaced by a 2-movie collection featuring Fantasia and Fantasia 2000; however, these two films were removed from the lineup, and were instead released as a 2-Movie Collection, with Aladdin reinstated into the line.
Disney expects to release all its Diamond titles by 2016. All these movies (except for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi) have been released as Digital Downloads (e.g. iTunes, Disney Digital, Amazon Instant Video).
Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia, and Dumbo were originally supposed to be released on Diamond/Platinum Edition, but due to a presumed schedule mix-up, they were only released on Special/Anniversary Editions.
Starting in 2012, some differences in Diamond Editions came into existence between the United States and the United Kingdom. In September 2012, One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released on Blu-Ray in the UK as a "special edition", featuring a static menu and no new special features before it was released as a Diamond Edition in the US on February 10, 2015.
Furthermore, Peter Pan was also released as a non-commemorative Special Edition in the UK in November 2012. This edition featured no DisneyView to cover the black bars at the sides of the screen, a static menu and only a few bonus features, while the movie was still released as Diamond Edition in the US on February 5, 2013.
Furthermore, Aladdin was released on Blu-Ray in the UK in Spring 2013, while still on hold in the US until October 13, 2015.
Diamond Edition titles
|#||Film||Diamond Edition Release Date||Blu-ray 3-D Release Date||DVD Set Release Date||Digital Release Date||Disappeared to Vault|
|1||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||October 6, 2009||None||February 2, 2016||January 19, 2016||April 30, 2011|
|2||Beauty and the Beast||October 5, 2010||October 4, 2011||March 17, 2017||October 5, 2010||April 30, 2012|
|3||Bambi||March 1, 2011||None||April 19, 2011||March 1, 2011||April 30, 2012|
|4||The Lion King||October 4, 2011||October 4, 2011||November 15, 2011||October 4, 2011||April 30, 2013|
|5||Lady and the Tramp||February 7, 2012||None||March 27, 2012||February 7, 2012||April 30, 2013|
|6||Cinderella||October 2, 2012||None||November 20, 2012||October 2, 2012||May 31, 2017|
|7||Peter Pan||February 5, 2013 (60th Anniversary)||None||August 20, 2013||February 5, 2013||April 30, 2014|
|8||The Little Mermaid||October 1, 2013||October 1, 2013||December 3, 2013||October 1, 2013||May 31, 2017|
|9||The Jungle Book||February 11, 2014||None||February 11, 2014||February 11, 2014||May 31, 2017|
|10||Sleeping Beauty||October 7, 2014 (55th Anniversary)||None||October 7, 2014||October 7, 2014||May 31, 2017|
|11||101 Dalmatians||February 10, 2015||None||None||February 10, 2015||May 31, 2017|
|12||Aladdin||October 13, 2015||None||None||September 29, 2015||May 31, 2017|
Diamond Editions Music Videos
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: "Someday My Prince Will Come" performed by Tiffany Thornton
- Beauty and the Beast: "Beauty and the Beast" performed by Jordin Sparks
- The Little Mermaid: "Part of Your World" performed by Carly Rae Jepsen
- Aladdin: "Friend Like Me" performed by Ne-Yo
- This is the first Disney edition not to be released in a VHS tape, since VHS tapes had been discontinued in 2008.
Diamond Edition Titles
Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo packs
Diamond Edition DVD Covers
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Digital HD combo pack
Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Digital HD combo pack
Trilogy box sets
- The Official Press Release of "Walt Disney Diamond Editions" (http://www.ultimatedisney.com/diamondcollection-pressrelease-0910.html)
Diamond Edition websites
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition
- Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition
- Bambi Diamond Edition
- The Lion King Diamond Edition
- Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition
- Cinderella Diamond Edition
- Peter Pan Diamond Edition
- The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition
- The Jungle Book Diamond Edition
- Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition
- 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition
- Aladdin Diamond Edition
- Walt Disney Platinum Editions
- Walt Disney Signature Collection
- Disney Special Anniversary Editions
- Disney Special Editions
- Disney Vault
- Disney Blu-ray