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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.


VHS cover Laserdisc cover Film Release date Bonus Feature Disappeared to Vault
Snow White Masterpiece
Snow White Laserdisc Cover
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs October 28, 1994 N/A
Mary poppins masterpiece 1994 vhs
Mary Poppins Laserdisc
Mary Poppins October 28, 1994 N/A
Dumbo Masterpiece
Dumbo Laserdisc
Dumbo October 28, 1994 N/A
Alice In Wonderland Masterpiece
Alice in Wonderland (first release) October 28, 1994 N/A
VHS Robin Hood
Robin Hood (first release) October 28, 1994 N/A
The sword in the stone masterpiece
The Sword in the Stone October 28, 1994 N/A
PetesDragon MasterpieceCollection VHS
Pete's Dragon October 28, 1994 N/A
Bedknobs and broomsticks 1994 VHS
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Laserdisc
Bedknobs and Broomsticks October 28, 1994 N/A
TheThreeCaballeros MasterpieceCollection VHS
The Three Caballeros October 28, 1994 N/A
SoDearToMyHeart MasterpieceCollection VHS
So Dear to My Heart October 28, 1994 N/A
The lion king masterpiece vhs
Ld cover
The Lion King March 3, 1995 N/A
Cinderella MasterpieceCollection VHS
Cinderella Laserdisc
Cinderella October 4, 1995 N/A
Pocahontas MasterpieceCollection VHS
Pocahontas February 28, 1996 N/A
ManyAdventuresOfPooh MasterpieceCollection VHS
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Laserdisc
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 27, 1996 N/A
Aristocats MasterpieceCollection VHS
The Aristocats April 24, 1996 N/A
OliverAndCompany MasterpieceCollection VHS
Oliver & Company September 25, 1996 N/A
Bambi MasterpieceCollection VHS
Bambi (THX 55th Anniversary Edition) February 4, 1997 Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece
HunchbackOfNotreDame MasterpieceCollection VHS
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
Mary Poppins (THX Limited Edition) August 26, 1997; March 24, 1998
SleepingBeauty MasterpieceCollection VHS
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 (THX 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
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)
Mulan February 2, 1999
101Dalmatians MasterpieceCollection VHS
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

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  •  Some early copies of the Pocahontas VHS contained the 1989 Walt Disney Classics opening logo instead of the opening logo of its respective video line.
  • The video tapes of Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, Old Yeller (1997 Film Classics Collection release), 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 Anniversary edition still contained the early master with the Masterpiece Collection 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 1995-1996 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. It also shows up on the laserdisc releases of Peter Pan and Hercules. Surprisingly the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo was shown on Toy Story 1997 DTS Laserdisc. and the 1998 DVD release of Mary Poppins.
  • Some tapes in this VHS series did not have the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo ident. These include The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, MulanOne Hundred and One Dalmatians, and early printings of The Black Cauldron. However, the laserdisc had the WDMC logo and the THX logo.
  • Some tapes from 1997-1999 were THX certified. Such tapes were advertised as "fully restored - limited edition" on either their VHS covers and/or their VHS trailers beforehand.
  • Mary Poppins is, thus far, the only title to have had a DVD released in the series.

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 EditionsWalt Disney Signature CollectionDisney Special Edition releasesDisney 2-Movie CollectionsDisney 4-Movie CollectionsDisney Movie Club DVDs
Walt Disney Animation Studios films The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ToadAladdinAlice in WonderlandThe AristocatsAtlantis: The Lost EmpireBambiBeauty and the BeastBig Hero 6The 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 RalphZootopia
Pixar Films BraveA Bug's LifeCarsCars 2Finding NemoThe Good DinosaurThe IncrediblesInside OutMonsters, Inc.Monsters UniversityRatatouilleToy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3UpWALL-E
Other Animated films Bambi IIThe Brave Little ToasterA Christmas CarolA Goofy MovieThe Jungle Book 2The Nightmare Before ChristmasPiglet's Big MovieThe Pirate FairyPooh's Heffalump MoviePlanesPlanes: Fire & RescueReturn to Never LandSecret of the WingsThe Tigger MovieTinker BellTinker Bell and the Great Fairy RescueTinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeastTinker Bell and the Lost TreasureValiant
Live-action films 20,000 Leagues Under the SeaAlice in Wonderland (2010 film)Bedknobs and BroomsticksCinderella (2015 film)The Devil and Max DevlinEscape to Witch MountainThe Great Muppet CaperThe Love BugMaleficentMary PoppinsMax Keeble's Big MoveThe MuppetsThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppets Most WantedThe Muppet MovieMuppet Treasure IslandOld YellerThe Parent TrapPete's DragonPollyannaSnowball ExpressSwiss Family RobinsonTomorrowlandTronWho Framed Roger Rabbit
Disneynature films African CatsBearsChimpanzeeThe Crimson Wing: Mystery of the FlamingosEarthMonkey KingdomOceansWings of Life
Direct-to-Video Films 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London AdventureAladdin and the King of ThievesAtlantis: Milo's ReturnBeauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasBrother Bear 2Cinderella II: Dreams Come TrueCinderella III: A Twist in TimeAn Extremely Goofy MovieThe Fox and the Hound 2The Hunchback of Notre Dame IIKronk's New GrooveLady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureLilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a GlitchThe Lion King 1½The Lion King II: Simba's PrideThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's BeginningThe Little Mermaid II: Return to the SeaMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMulan IIPocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldPooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinPooh's Heffalump Halloween MovieThe Return of JafarTarzan IIWinnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh YearWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Animated shorts
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon CollectionsCartoon Classics (Limited Gold Editions) • Mini ClassicsFavorite Stories (UK Equivalent: Storybook Favorites) • Classic Cartoon FavoritesMickey and Friends' Greatest Hits (Outside USA) • Funny FactoryIt's a Small World of Fun!Timeless Tales (UK Equivalent: Walt Disney's Fables) • Walt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short FilmsHave a Laugh!MiscellaneousPixarDisney Cartoon Festival (Japan Only)
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 DinosaursGood Luck CharlieHannah MontanaLizzie McGuireThe Mickey Mouse ClubThe Suite Life of Zack and Cody/The Suite Life on DeckThat's So RavenWelcome to the Pooh CornerWizards of Waverly PlaceYou and Me, Kid
Playhouse Disney / Disney Junior Jake and the Never Land PiratesMickey Mouse ClubhouseSofia the FirstMy Friends Tigger & PoohThe Book of PoohMiles from Tomorrowland
Compilation videosOther shows

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