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Topic: Disney Treasures Wave 3 Postponed, From December 2, 2003 to May 2004< Next Oldest | Next Newest >

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Posted: Nov. 14, 2003 3:06 am/pm Quote

Pardon the shouting but:  IT IS MAY 18th!!!!!!!!!!

Copying and pasting from Ultimate Disney.com, Disney home video and DVD fan site discussion boards about this topic, quoting begins:

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 4:04 pm    Post subject: Official Press Release for Disney Treasures Delay.  

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On Jerry Beck's wonderful website (http://www.cartoonresearch.com) he has posted this letter from BVHE Publicity:


Dear Journalist,
Due to the overwhelming consumer demand and retailer orders for Buena Vista Home Entertainment's WALT DISNEY TREASURES Wave 3, we have rescheduled the release to May 18, 2004.
Growing in popularity with each of the two previous debuts, demand for the four titles in the upcoming wave has exceeded BVHE's ability to manufacture enough of the highly-collectible, individually numbered, limited series.
WALT DISNEY TREASURES debuts some of Walt Disney's greatest wonders - uncut and uncensored, as never assembled or released on DVD before. Each exciting two-disc DVD volume is packaged in a collectible tin, with an exclusive lithograph. The limited series volumes contain individually numbered authenticity certificates. Fully restored, each volume is hosted by noted film historian Leonard Maltin.
The exciting Third Wave of the line (now debuting May 18, 2004) includes:

"On The Front Lines" the Disney Studio's rare and historic World War II-themed productions, including recently declassified military training films and the feature-length film "Victory Through Air Power," collected together for the first time.
"Mickey Mouse In Living Color (Volume Two)" features rare and never-before-seen Mickey Mouse animation. It is a continuation of the 2002 debut of Volume One.
"The Chronological Donald" presents a first-ever compilation of Donald Duck's shorts from 1936 to 1941.
"Tomorrowland" showcases Walt's historic TV shows on outer space and space travel.

These special sets are chock-full of supplemental features such as rare or unseen archival material, story sketch sequences, still-frame production art galleries, historical publicity and memorabilia galleries, artist interviews and more. Available for a limited time only on Disney DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment, each of these four new DVD volumes is priced at US$32.99 (S.R.P.) and Canada $36.99 (S.R.P).
Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail with questions, or check the BVHE Publicity website (www.BVHEpublicity.com) for continually updated information about this and all releases from Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Sincerely,
BVHE Publicity

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Just thought I'd post this in it's own original thread. Luke, if you want to move it, that's fine with me.

peace,
c.

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Sounds solid to me.  Great to have some certain knowledge and a definite date to look forward to and budget for, eh?


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Posted: Nov. 14, 2003 4:22 am/pm Quote

So, I cruised over to this animation expert Jerry Beck's WWW site (see above, where the press release was originally copied from) and read their discussion forum for topics pertaining to Disney Treasures Wave 32 being delayed.  Thought you might get a chuckle:  Someone E-mailed the Disney Stores with their complaint.  Got a reply back that the Wave 3 titles were now "backordered" and could still be ordered, and get this: For shipping in July 2004!!!  Poster asking the readers "What do you make of this?"  A reply was that Disney Stores, since they are in the midst of finding a buyer for themselves, no longer receive up-to-date or reliable information from the head office about products.  This is not to disparage anyone who reads or posts on The Disney Echo who works or manages for Disney Stores or related retailing or product output owned by Disney.  But it is to give a flavor for the confusion that is still obviously going on about these titles and their true release date a week after news first seeped out over the Internet about the delayed release.  Even though the press release up above announces a date, and we generally know that home video releases generally come to the market on Tuesdays, and there are 4 Tuesdays or so in May 2004, maybe it isn't a total certainty that Wave 3 will come out May 4, May 18 or whenever in May 2004.  However, the owner of the WWW site, Jerry Beck, has the above press release prominently on his home page.  For what it's worth....I thought the tidbit I just passed on might get your hearts to racing.   ;)

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Posted: Nov. 14, 2003 6:14 am/pm Quote

According to LaughingPlace.com's Headlines for Friday November 14, 2003, Wave 3 is delayed to May 18, 2004, according to Animation World News, quoting from their site:

Disney Treasures Wave 3 DVD Collection Delayed

November 13, 2003

Due to "overwhelming consumer demand and retailer orders for Buena Vista Home Entertainment's WALT DISNEY TREASURES WAVE 3," the highly anticipated and collectible limited series has been pushed back from December 2, 2003 to May 18, 2004. Apparently Technicolor is backed up with manufacturing orders (including FINDING NEMO, THE LION KING and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), because, according to an official statement, "demand for the four titles in the upcoming wave has exceeded BVHE's ability to manufacture enough [units]."

WALT DISNEY TREASURES debuts some of Walt Disney's greatest wonders - uncut and uncensored, as never assembled or released on DVD before. Each two-disc DVD volume (priced at $32.99) is packaged in a collectible tin, with an exclusive lithograph. The limited series volumes contain individually numbered authenticity certificates. Fully restored, each volume is hosted by noted film historian Leonard Maltin.

WAVE 3 includes:

"On The Front Lines" the Disney Studio's rare and historic World War II-themed productions, including recently declassified military training films and the feature-length film VICTORY THROUGH AIR POWER, collected together for the first time.

"Mickey Mouse In Living Color (Volume Two)" features rare and never-before-seen Mickey Mouse animation. It is a continuation of the 2002 debut of Volume One.

"The Chronological Donald" presents a first-ever compilation of Donald Duck's shorts from 1936 to 1941.

TOMORROWLAND showcases Walt's historic TV shows on outer space and space travel.

These special sets are loaded with supplemental features such as rare or unseen archival material, story sketch sequences, still-frame production art galleries, historical publicity and memorabilia galleries, artist interviews and more.

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Various discussion sites are saying from unnamed sources the production runs of each title in Wave 3 will be doubled.  This dilutes their value to collectors but will also ensure enough units will be on the market.


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Posted: Nov. 21, 2003 7:10 am/pm Quote

Here is some more info from DVDFile:

These DVDs have been delayed until May 2004.  They were supposed to come out in December 2003 but Disney ran into issues with getting enough of the metal tins to satisfy the demand.

Here is some info from www.dvdfile.com: Treasure Tales - 12:21am

Where's Walt? Last week, Buena Vista Home Entertainment announced a five-month delay for the latest four releases in the studio's highly popular Walt Disney Treasures collection, which has caused a small furor across the Internet about the true reasoning behind the postponement.

The Treasures collection, a series of limited edition tins that contain extensive collections of classic Disney animated shorts, television specials and vintage archival material, are usually released every December to commemorate Walt's birthday. The four titles - The Chronological Donald Volume 1, Mickey Mouse in Living Color 2, Walt Disney on the Front Lines and Tomorrowland - were originally scheduled for a December 2nd street date, and have now been pushed back to May 18th. But it is Walt Disney on the Front Lines that is causing all the controversy among enthusiasts, with many fans speculating that Disney has intentionally delayed the release to make alterations to the set in lieu of potentially controversial content.

To quell the mounting backlash, Disney has publicly denied the accusations of self-censorship, instead citing a simple problem of supply and demand. "We had the fortunate problem of having much higher demand than we had anticipated," says Disney executive Lori McPherson. "We thought orders would be a little bit higher because we knew there was going to be a lot of demand for the Disney on the Front Lines volume, but orders came in about fifty percent higher than even our most aggressive projection."

Unlike most DVD releases, which come in standard keepcase-like packaging, the Walt Disney Treasures series is also housed in a custom collectible tin, which must be imported from overseas and necessitated the delay. "There was no way (the studio) could get them in time," McPherson adds. "We were in a situation where we would have to allocate orders out to retailers, and that, combined with the fact that it is such a busy fourth quarter led us to decide that the best thing to do with these releases was to move them to May 18th."

And in what McPherson calls an "incorrect supposition," internet speculation has many fans worried that the Walt Disney on the Front Lines that will premiere in May will be different from what would have arrived in December. But "we are not changing anything," McPHerson assures. The discs "are already done and have been done for a number of months. I think some consumers were just surprised that we were releasing the war shorts, because we have never released them before."

Like all of the Walt Disney Treasures titles, Walt Disney on the Front Lines will be available only for a limited time, which McPherson believes is the main reason for the sudden surge in interest. "Retailers are realizing that we are only releasing them once. We are not repromoting them all year long. They really do go away."

Hope this helps.    

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Posted: Nov. 21, 2003 10:08 am/pm Quote

That works out cool for me. I kept telling myself I shouldn't be getting those sets because I needed the extra $100 for Christmas. Now I don't have to worry and can preorder them when I get back! :coolgrin:

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