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The Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection, or the Gold Collection for short, was a series of VHS and DVD releases of animated Disney films, similar to the Walt Disney Classics and Walt Disney Masterpiece Collections that preceded it. The series notably also featured the first home video releases of Make Mine Music and Saludos Amigos (although content from these two was cut).

The DVDs were similar in content to the failed Limited Issue DVDs, to the point that the Gold Collection DVDs for Pinocchio, Hercules, and Mulan were actually reissues of those films' Limited Issue DVDs. Most of the DVDs contained a few bonus features in the form of interactive read-alongs, trivia games, and sing-alongs, though some also contained bonus cartoon shorts.

Each wave of Gold Collection videos and DVDs were released on select days of each month from January 2000 through March 2001. However, due to subpar sales, Disney discontinued the line afterward. As a result, later releases with similar content and cover designs were not labeled as Gold Collection videos.

Many of the films released in the Gold Collection have since been released on DVD again, some as part of the Walt Disney Platinum Editions (and its successor series, the Walt Disney Diamond Editions) or as individual "special edition" DVDs. As of 2014, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, and A Goofy Movie are the only films released in the series that have not been given new DVD releases since then.

The Spirit of Mickey and So Dear to My Heart were apparently going to be re-released as part of the Gold Collection (as seen on a trailer for the collection on various videos), but these videos were never released. So Dear to My Heart was eventually released on DVD as a Disney Movie Club exclusive.

Releases

VHS Cover DVD Cover Film Released DVD bonus features
ToyStory GoldCollection DVD Toy Story January 11, 2000
Mulan GoldCollection VHS Mulan GoldCollection DVD Mulan February 1, 2000
  • Music videos
    • "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera
    • "True to Your Heart" by 98 Degrees
  • Theatrical trailer
Pinocchio GoldCollection VHS Pinocchio GoldCollection DVD Pinocchio March 7, 2000
  • Theatrical trailer
TheAristocats GoldCollection VHS TheAristocats GoldCollection DVD The Aristocats April 4, 2000
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Trivia game
TheFoxAndTheHound GoldCollection VHS TheFoxAndTheHound GoldCollection DVD The Fox and the Hound May 2, 2000
  • 1988 theatrical reissue trailer
  • Read-along
  • Trivia game
SaludosAmigos GoldCollection VHS SaludosAmigos GoldCollection DVD Saludos Amigos May 2, 2000
  • "South of the Border with Disney" featurette
  • Theatrical trailers
TheThreeCaballeros GoldCollection VHS TheThreeCaballeros GoldCollection DVD The Three Caballeros May 2, 2000
MakeMineMusic GoldCollection VHS MakeMineMusic GoldCollection DVD Make Mine Music June 6, 2000
MelodyTime GoldCollection VHS MelodyTime GoldCollection DVD Melody Time June 6, 2000
Pocahontas GoldCollection VHS Pocahontas GoldCollection DVD Pocahontas June 6, 2000
  • Music videos
    • "Colors of the Wind" by Vanessa Williams
    • "If I Never Knew You" by Jon Secada and Shanice
AGoofyMovie GoldCollection VHS AGoofyMovie GoldCollection DVD A Goofy Movie June 20, 2000
FunAndFancyFree GoldCollection VHS FunAndFancyFree GoldCollection DVD Fun and Fancy Free June 20, 2000
  • "Mickey and the Beanstalk" read-along
  • Trivia game
  • "Disney Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega music video
  • "The Story Behind Fun and Fancy Free" featurette
AliceInWonderland GoldCollection VHS AliceInWonderland GoldCollection DVD Alice in Wonderland July 4, 2000
RobinHood GoldCollection VHS RobinHood GoldCollection DVD Robin Hood July 4, 2000
MaryPoppins GoldCollection VHS MaryPoppins GoldCollection DVD Mary Poppins July 4, 2000
Hercules GoldCollection VHS Hercules GoldCollection DVD Hercules August 1, 2000
RescuersDownUnder GoldCollection VHS RescuersDownUnder GoldCollection DVD The Rescuers Down Under August 1, 2000
  • Trivia Game
  • Read-Along Storybook
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
ABugsLife GoldCollection VHS ABugsLife GoldCollection DVD A Bug's Life August 1, 2000
PocahontasII GoldCollection DVD Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World September 5, 2000
TheBlackCauldron GoldCollection VHS TheBlackCauldron GoldCollection DVD The Black Cauldron October 3, 2000
  • "The Quest for the Black Cauldron" game
  • Trick or Treat
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
IchabodAndMrToad GoldCollection VHS IchabodAndMrToad GoldCollection DVD The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 3, 2000
MickeysOnceUponAChristmas GoldCollection VHS MickeysOnceUponAChristmas GoldCollection DVD Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas November 7, 2000
PetesDragon GoldCollection VHS PetesDragon GoldCollection DVD Pete's Dragon January 16, 2001
SwordInTheStone GoldCollection VHS SwordInTheStone GoldCollection DVD The Sword in the Stone March 20, 2001

Similar later releases

The following videos, similar in appearance and design to the Gold Collection releases, came out after the Gold Classic Collection line was discontinued.

VHS Cover DVD Cover Film Released DVD bonus features
BedknobsAndBroomsticks 30thAnniversary VHS BedknobsAndBroomsticks 30thAnniversary DVD Bedknobs and Broomsticks: 30th Anniversary Edition March 20, 2001
Dumbo 60th anniversary edition vhs Dumbo 60th anniversary edition dvd Dumbo: 60th Anniversary Edition October 23, 2001
PeterPan SpecialEdition VHS PeterPan SpecialEdition DVD Peter Pan: Special Edition February 12, 2002
HunchbackOfNotreDame GoldCollection VHS HunchbackOfNotreDame GoldCollection DVD The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 19, 2002
OliverAndCompany SpecialEdition VHS OliverAndCompany SpecialEdition DVD Oliver & Company: Special Edition May 14, 2002
TheGreatMouseDetective 2002 VHS TheGreatMouseDetective 2002 DVD The Great Mouse Detective July 23, 2002
TheRescuers 2003 VHS The rescuers 2003 dvd The Rescuers May 20, 2003

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 CauldronBoltBrother BearChicken LittleCinderellaDinosaurDumboThe Emperor's New GrooveFantasiaFantasia 2000The Fox and the HoundFrozenFun and Fancy FreeThe Great Mouse DetectiveHerculesHome on the RangeThe Hunchback of Notre DameThe Jungle BookLady and the TrampLilo & StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidMake Mine MusicThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMeet the RobinsonsMelody TimeMulanOliver & Company101 DalmatiansPeter PanPinocchioPocahontasThe Princess and the FrogThe RescuersThe Rescuers Down UnderRobin HoodSaludos AmigosSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsThe Sword in the StoneTangledTarzanThe Three CaballerosTreasure PlanetWinnie the PoohWreck-It Ralph
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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