Walt Disney Diamond Editions is a line of DVDs and Blu-rays that began with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on October 6, 2009. Disney began re-issuing Platinum Edition titles under a new Diamond Edition range on Blu-ray, DVD, 3D, and Digital.
All the Platinum Edition titles will be featured in this range, but they will not necessarily be released in the same chronological order when they were released of the latter. Aladdin was originally going to be replaced by Fantasia & Fantasia 2000; however, these two films were removed from the lineup, and were instead released as a 2-Movie Collection, with Aladdin brought back as a Diamond Edition.
Disney expects to release all its Diamond titles by 2016. All these movies (except for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi) are 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 Edition. While there is a likelihood they will be released on Diamond Edition, this is not confirmed. (It is also rumored that Alice in Wonderland will come out on Diamond as a tie-in to Through The Looking Glass, which is supposed to be released in May 2016).
Frozen is rumored to become a Diamond title since the film was not released to 3D Blu-Ray in the US.
Starting in 2012, some differences in Diamond Editions have come into existence between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In Fall 2012, One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released on Blu-Ray in the UK and Australia as a "special edition", featuring a static menu and no new special features. Some confusion arose over any upcoming American release of this title, since it apparently is still scheduled for an American release as a Diamond Edition.
Furthermore, Peter Pan was also released as a non-commemorative Special Edition in the UK on November 5, 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 and Australia in early 2013.
Furthermore, Aladdin was released on Blu-Ray in the UK and Australia in Spring 2013, while still on hold in the US until at least 2015. It is unclear as to whether the new Aladdin release will be a Diamond Edition or not, as this seems to differ per country. There were also vague rumors of this new release being delayed with one them possibly being that Disney wanted to release Aladdin on Blu-ray after the Broadway musical opened.
To add to the confusion, The Jungle Book and The Little Mermaid were both confirmed as Fall 2013 Diamond Editions in the UK and Australia, while The Jungle Book was kept on hold in the US until February 11, 2014.
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||November 24, 2009||None||January 29, 2011|
|2||Beauty and the Beast||October 5, 2010||October 4, 2011||November 23, 2010||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||TBA|
|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||TBA|
|9||The Jungle Book||February 11, 2014||None||February 11, 2014||Febuary 11, 2014||TBA|
|10||Sleeping Beauty||October 7, 2014 (55th Anniversary)||None||October 7, 2014||October 7, 2014||TBA|
|11||101 Dalmatians||February 3, 2015||TBA||February 3, 2015||February 3, 2015||TBA|
|12||Aladdin||October 6, 2015||October 6, 2015||October 6, 2015||TBA||TBA|
|13||Pinocchio||February 2, 2016||TBA||February 2, 2016||TBA||TBA|
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
- This is the first Disney edition not to be released in a VHS tape. Since VHS tapes had discontinued in 2008.
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
- Walt Disney Platinum Editions
- Disney Special Anniversary Editions
- Disney Special Editions
- Disney Vault