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The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (Walt Disney Coleccion Maestra in Spanish and Collection Chefs-d'œuvre de Walt Disney in French-Canadian) was a line of VHS tapes and Laserdiscs released by Walt Disney Home Video from 1994 to 1999. Similar to the Walt Disney Classics line that preceded it, it consisted mainly of Disney Animated Features, along with a few live-action/animation hybrid films. Spanish versions were also released.

Of note, the series featured the first home video releases of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Aristocats, Oliver & Company, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Melody Time, The Black Cauldron, Mulan, and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

The series was followed by the Walt Disney Limited Issues DVDs in 1999 and the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection VHS & DVDs in 2000.

Releases

VHS cover Laserdisc cover Film Release date Bonus Feature
Snow White Masterpiece
Snow White Laserdisc Cover
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs October 28, 1994
Mary poppins masterpiece 1994 vhs
Mary Poppins Laserdisc
Mary Poppins October 28, 1994
Dumbo Masterpiece
Dumbo Laserdisc
Dumbo October 28, 1994
Alice In Wonderland Masterpiece
036-2AS-front
Alice in Wonderland (first release) October 28, 1994
VHS Robin Hood
Robin Hood (first release) October 28, 1994
The sword in the stone masterpiece
The sword in the stone masterpiece laserdisc
The Sword in the Stone October 28, 1994
PetesDragon MasterpieceCollection VHS
Pete's Dragon October 28, 1994
Bedknobs and broomsticks 1994 VHS
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Laserdisc
Bedknobs and Broomsticks October 28, 1994
TheThreeCaballeros MasterpieceCollection VHS
091-2AS-front
The Three Caballeros October 28, 1994
SoDearToMyHeart MasterpieceCollection VHS
So Dear to My Heart October 28, 1994
The lion king masterpiece vhs
Ld cover
The Lion King March 3, 1995
Cinderella MasterpieceCollection VHS
Cinderella Laserdisc
Cinderella October 4, 1995
Pocahontas MasterpieceCollection VHS
Pocahontas February 28, 1996
ManyAdventuresOfPooh MasterpieceCollection VHS
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Laserdisc
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 27, 1996
Aristocats MasterpieceCollection VHS
TheAristocats2-front
The Aristocats April 24, 1996
OliverAndCompany MasterpieceCollection VHS
Oliver & Company September 24, 1996
Bambi MasterpieceCollection VHS
Bambi (THX 55th Anniversary Edition) February 4, 1997 Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece
HunchbackOfNotreDame MasterpieceCollection VHS
HunchBack-of-Notre-Dame-DTS-Sound-LaserDisc-12354AS-N
The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 4, 1997
FunAndFancyFree MasterpieceCollection VHS
Fun and Fancy Free (THX 50th Anniversary Edition) July 15, 1997 The Story Behind

Fun and Fancy Free

Mary Poppins Masterpiece
9871AS-front
Mary Poppins (THX Limited Edition) August 26, 1997; March 24, 1998
SleepingBeauty MasterpieceCollection VHS
9511AS-front
Sleeping Beauty (THX Limited Edition and THX Widescreen Edition) September 16, 1997 Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Sleeping Beauty
TheJungleBook MasterpieceCollection VHS
The jungle book 1997 laserdisc
The Jungle Book (THX 30th Anniversary Limited Edition) October 14, 1997 The Jungle Book: The Making of a Musical Masterpiece
Hercules MasterpieceCollection VHS
Hercules February 3, 1998
PeterPan MasterpieceCollection VHS
Peter pan 1998 laserdisc
Peter Pan (THX 45th Anniversary Limited Edition) March 3, 1998 You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan
The little mermaid masterpiece vhs
The Little Mermaid (Special Edition) March 31, 1998
Melody Time
Melody Time (THX 50th Anniversary Special Edition) June 2, 1998
TheBlackCauldron MasterpieceCollection VHS
The Black Cauldron August 4, 1998
LadyAndTheTramp MasterpieceCollection VHS
14673AS-front
Lady and the Tramp (THX Limited Edition and THX Widescreen Edition) September 15, 1998 Teaser for Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
TheRescuers MasterpieceCollection VHS
The Rescuers January 5, 1999 (recalled on January 8, 1999)
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Mulan February 2, 1999
101Dalmatians MasterpieceCollection VHS
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One Hundred and One Dalmatians (THX Limited Edition) March 9, 1999 Redefining the Line: The Making of One Hundred and One Dalmations
IchabodAndMrToad MasterpieceCollection VHS
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (50th Anniversary Limited Edition) May 25, 1999
Alice in Wonderland 1999 Masterpiece
Alice in Wonderland (second release) July 13, 1999
Robin hood 1999 masterpiece
Robin Hood (second release) July 13, 1999

Trivia

  • The video tapes of Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, Old Yeller, and early copies of the 60th Anniversary edition of Pinocchio contain the opening logo for the video line at the start, despite that those videos weren't part of the line. Pinocchio was most likely planned to be released in the Masterpiece Collection for fall 1999. A tape master was prepared, but was quickly aborted when the series ended, however early copies of the 60th Anniversay edition still contained the early master with the Masterpiece Collection opening logo.
  • In the 1994 trailer for the video line, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Fox and the Hound are shown among the many clips shown, but a Masterpiece Collection VHS was never released for those films. It is possible that they were going to release a video for each of them, but were cancelled for unknown reasons.
  • Some tapes from 1994-1996 had the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo, but with the 1992 variation of the Walt Disney Classics music. The logo also shines twice on this variant.
  • Some tapes in this VHS series did not have the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo ident. These include The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and the second release of Robin Hood.
  • Some tapes in the series were THX certified. Such tapes were advertised as "fully restored - limited edition" on either their VHS covers and/or their VHS trailers beforehand.
  • Lady and the Tramp and Sleeping Beauty were the only releases to be made available in both their original widescreen versions as well as pan-and-scan versions.

Gallery

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 BeastBrother 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 MermaidThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMulanOliver & 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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