**This is AWESOME NEWS for Disney Fans! Stay tuned to Tales From The Mouse House for more details**
TWO ANIMATED CLASSICS
AWAKEN TO SPECTACULAR NEW LIFE IN 2014…
THE JUNGLE BOOK & SLEEPING
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AS PART OF DISNEY’S
BLU-RAY™ DIAMOND EDITION COLLECTION
Burbank, Calif., August
2, 2013 – The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce the addition of
animated classics THE JUNGLE BOOK and SLEEPING BEAUTY to its prestigious Blu-ray™
Diamond Edition Collection. Released from the Disney vault for a limited time
only, THE JUNGLE BOOK opens to colorful new life on Blu-ray Diamond
Edition in February 2014, while SLEEPING BEAUTY awakens on stunning
Blu-ray Diamond Edition in October 2014.
Released from the Disney vault for the first time in
almost seven years, THE JUNGLE BOOK swings onto Blu-ray Diamond Edition in the U.S.
on February 11, 2014. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, this song-filled
celebration of friendship, fun, and adventure was Disney's 19th animated
masterpiece and the last animated feature to have Walt Disney's personal touch.
Now, viewers can experience its lush and colorful world and jazzy, toe-tapping songs
- including the "I Wan'na Be Like You” and Academy Award®-nominated
classic "The Bare Necessities" - with the ultimate in high definition
picture and sound clarity. Also featuring thrilling new bonus features, THE
JUNGLE BOOK is next winter’s must-own Diamond Edition Blu-ray!
The ultimate Disney fairy tale, SLEEPING BEAUTY, once
again awakens to exquisite new picture and sound on Blu-ray in the U.S. in October
2014. Heralded by audiences and critics alike, SLEEPING BEAUTY was one
of the final fairy tales to be that Walt Disney himself worked on. Fully
restored with revolutionary Blu-ray technology, this animated classic’s
dazzling colors, spectacular action, and Academy Award®-nominated orchestration
(for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture) shines brighter than ever. With
wondrous new bonus features families will love, SLEEPING BEAUTY charms
like never before on Blu-ray Diamond Edition!
To date, Disney has released
Edition titles – Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi,
The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Cinderella and Peter Pan - with The
Little Mermaid scheduled for release on October 1, 2013. Each Diamond Edition title boasts the highest
level of picture and sound; features groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive
bonus content; and in some cases second screen interactivity, made possible
because of Blu-ray technology.
Based on the Rudyard
Kipling’s classic novel of the same name, The Jungle Book follows young Mowgli
on a fun-filled journey with unforgettable characters, including Bagheera, the
wise panther, the jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable,
happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli “The Bare Necessities” of life
and the true meaning of friendship.
Sleeping Beauty tells
the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil witch, protected by three
loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by a “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the
voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa (as Sleeping Beauty) and
Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley (as the evil fairy, Maleficent), the film’s
vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie
Johnston, John Lounsbery, Frank Thomas and Marc Davis (of Disney’s legendary
Nine Old Men), and an Academy Award® nominated score adapted from the
incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky.
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movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films
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