Thursday, July 21, 2005

Four Special Edition DVDs Coming From Disney

A sneak peek on a Disney insider catalog reveals some other quite exciting news. Disney plans to rerelease four of the Muppets' most popular films in Special Edition DVDs over the coming year. "The Muppet Movie", "The Great Muppet Caper", "The Muppet Christmas Carol", and "Muppet Treasure Island" are all planed for all new releases in the coming calendar year. The insider promo provides neither release dates nor information on bonus features, but ensures the films will be "completely restored and remastered." One also could assume from the widescreen shots shown that the films will be presented in their original theatrical aspect ratios (unlike when Disney released "Christmas Carol" and "Treasure Island" to DVD in 2002). Unfortunately the rights to the other two theatrical films, "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and "Muppets From Space", are tied up with Sony at this time and Disney does not have full rights to release those films at this time. Disney also has stated that they plan to continue releasing more of the season box sets of the Muppet Show on DVD in the coming year. Disney also hopes to explore and release other pieces of the Muppet film/special/television library on DVD in the near future as well. I'll have more details for you as soon as they surface.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm really glad to hear this. "The Muppet Movie" is such a great all around movie; for kids OR adults. But the current DVD treatment is one of the WORST on the market. It's about time this movie get's the special treatment it deserves.