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Diamond edition

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, 2-disc DVD sets, 3D, and Digital.

History

Overview

All the Platinum Edition titles will feature in this range, but they are not necessarily 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 line up, and were instead released as a 2-Movie Collection, with Aladdin being brought back as a Diamond Edition.

Disney expects to release all its Diamond titles by 2016, which is due to the first-generation, non-Disney Vault line of animated feature-length films that are titled the Walt Disney Special Editions line. These movies (expect for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi) are released as Digital Downloads (e.g. iTunes, Disney Digital, Amazon Instant Video).

According to recent Disney Animated Disney Movie Profits, other movies may be included in the Diamond line or put in the presigious Disney Vault, such as Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, and even Tangled.

U.K./U.S. differences

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 wants to release Aladdin on Blu-ray after the Broadway musical opens.

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 April 30, 2014
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 April 30, 2015
9 The Jungle Book February 11, 2014  None  February 11, 2014 Febuary 11, 2014 April 30, 2015
10 Sleeping Beauty October 7, 2014 None December 2, 2014 October 7, 2014 April 30, 2016
11 One Hundred and One Dalmatians February 3, 2015 TBA February 3, 2015 TBA April 30, 2016
12 Aladdin October 6, 2015 TBA December 1, 2015 TBA April 30, 2017
13 Pinocchio February 2, 2016 TBA February 2, 2016 TBA April 30, 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

Gallery

Logos

Digital Copies

Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo packs

Blu-ray packaging

DVD packaging

Diamond Edition DVD Covers

Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack

Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack

Trilogies

Trailers

External links

Diamond Edition websites

See also

Walt Disney home video releases
Feature films
Walt Disney ClassicsWalt Disney Masterpiece CollectionWalt 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 AristocatsBambiBeauty and the BeastA Bug's LifeCinderellaDumboThe Emperor's New GrooveFantasiaFinding NemoThe Fox and the HoundThe Hunchback of Notre DameThe IncrediblesThe Jungle BookLady and the TrampThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMonsters, Inc.101 DalmatiansPeter PanPinocchioPocahontasThe RescuersThe Rescuers Down UnderRobin HoodSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsThe Sword in the StoneThe Three CaballerosToy StoryToy Story 2
Live-action films Bedknobs and BroomsticksMary PoppinsPete's DragonThe MuppetsSwiss Family RobinsonWho Framed Roger RabbitThe Great Muppet Caper
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 & 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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