Walt Disney announces slate of platinum editions

Mumbai: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) to add Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Fantasia 2000 and Beauty and the Beast to the celebrated Platinum Collection of animated features to be released on DVD and for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray Hi-Def. 

Each will be available for a limited time only, in new multi-disc sets featuring rarely seen footage and an array of new bonus features. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first feature length animated film ever made, will be the title that will launch Disney’s worldwide BD-Live Network.

Disney’s BD-Live Network will be initially launched in the U.S. only, with the first Platinum Edition Blu-ray release, Sleeping Beauty 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition, available on 7 October.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Worldwide president Bob Chapek commented, "The landscape for the Blu-ray format is very healthy, and we believe that the enhanced movie experiences that the format provides, such as Disney’s BD-Live network, offer consumers the chance to reinvent the experience of watching movies in their homes."

In conjunction with these releases Destino, the unfinished animated feature film created by Walt Disney and famed surrealist painter Salvador Dali will be released. Begun in 1946, it was rediscovered in 2003 and completed by Walt’s nephew, Roy E. Disney. The collaboration between these two legendary artists will be available in the form of a documentary that examines the partnership between Dali and Disney.