Product listings on online retailer Amazon.com, Blu-ray.com and High Def Digest indicate that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment plans new Blu-ray releases for several of its animated films this Summer on August 12th, 2014. “Special edition” releases are planned for Disney’s Tarzan and Hercules that include both a Blu-ray and DVD disc as well as a digital copy, retailing for $29.99 MSRP. A similar edition is listed for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad for $29.99, in addition to a release that packages the film together with Fun and Fancy Free for $34.99. Also listed for Blu-ray is a “10th Anniversary Edition” release of Mickey, Donald and Goofy – The Three Musketeers retailing for $29.99.
The following synopses are available for four of the upcoming HD releases.
Disney’s legendary adventure is better than ever as TARZAN bursts onto Blu-ray for the first time ever with spectacular picture and amazing sound. Filled with thrills, laughs, and Academy Award(R)-winning music (Best Music, Original Song, “You’ll Be In My Heart,” 1999), this family favorite will make you go wild. Disney’s magnificent adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story begins deep within the jungle when baby Tarzan is adopted by a family of gorillas. But his “Two Worlds” collide with the arrival of humans, forcing Tarzan to choose between a “civilized” life with the beautiful Jane and the life he shares with his fun-loving friends and his gorilla family. Enjoy this wild and wonderful adventure in a whole new way on Disney Blu-ray!
Experience HERCULES, Disney’s animated classic from the creators of ALADDIN and THE LITTLE MERMAID, on Blu-ray for the first time ever! Nominated for an Academy Award(R) (Best Music, Original Song, “Go The Distance,” 1997), this legendary family favorite is packed with colossal laughs and nonstop adventure. Taken from the gods as a newborn and adopted on Earth, Hercules is just an awkward pillar of strength trying to fit in. What he wants most is to impress his father Zeus. When Hercules discovers Hades’ sinister plot to take over Mount Olympus, he goes from zero to hero and, with the help of his pals Pegasus and Phil, discovers that real strength comes from the heart!
Experience Walt Disney’s timeless classic, THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD. Disney animation’s humorous retelling of two unforgettable classics THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, wonderfully narrated by Basil Rathbone and Bing Crosby, come together in one magnificent adventure. First, hang on for a wild ride with the fun-loving Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad. When his passion for motorcars lands him in hot water, he must rely on his faithful friends to clear his name. Then, meet the infamous Ichabod Crane whose comic rivalry for the affections of the town beauty leads to a heart-pounding race with the legendary Headless Horseman. Share these high-spirited adventures with your whole family!
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Disney’s swashbuckling adventure, ‘Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers,’ presented for the first time ever in a dazzling new Blu-ray Special Edition! Join Mickey and all your favorite Disney characters in this outrageously funny take on the timeless tale. Best buddies Mickey, Donald and Goofy are small-time janitors with big dreams of becoming Musketeers. They may not look like heroes, but, powered by teamwork and friendship, they soon discover they can accomplish anything if they work together. Packed with six rousing songs and now fully-restored with new and classic bonus features, this heartwarming famiy film is better than ever on Disney Blu-ray, DVD and High-Def Digital. It’s “All For Fun And Fun For All!”
Further details about these releases and included bonus features have not yet been announced. Stay tuned to Toonzone for more news about Disney films on Blu-ray in the coming days.