Tag: Disney Movies

Unlocking the Vault

Unlocking the Vault

You know that Disney is genius at Marketing and masters at separating you from your dollars.  So why are there times when you want to buy a Disney animated movie, but no matter where you look, you can’t find it anywhere for purchase?

The secret is the Disney Vault.  There are 16 animated movies that Disney has classified as “vaultable” and Disney releases them for a limited time.  Then the classics disappear and are safely locked away for up to 10 years.  The movies are held and then released for a new generation.  Do you know which movies Disney has classified as “vaultable”.

Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in  Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book, Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin and Lion King.

So what is the next movie to come out of the vault?   Lady & the Tramp is coming out for Valentines Day!  I cannot wait.  What movie are you hoping is freed this year?Lady and the tramp

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Unlocking the Vault

Unlocking the Vault

Have you ever been craving an old fashioned movie night and gone to the store to purchase a Disney Movie, only to find it unavailable?  Everyone knows that Disney is genius at marketing and separating you from your dollars, so what is up? It is the dreaded Disney Vault.

The “Disney Vault” is the term used by Disney for its policy of putting many of its most popular animated videos on moratorium.  Each Disney film is available for purchase for a limited time, after which it is put “in the vault” and not made available in stores for 7-10 years until it is once again released. Disney explains that it is a way to keep the titles fresh for new generations.

Don’t worry, you will probably always be able to buy Frozen.  There are only 16 movies which have been identified as “vault worthy”.  What are the 16 movies?  Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.

Currently there are a lot of Disney movies available on Netflix.  That relationship is ending in 2019.  Disney will start two of its own subscription streaming services that will ultimately compete with Netflix, but have access to the entire Disney portfolio.  I know I will be a subscriber!snow white

Bambi Says it Best

Bambi Says it Best

I love Disney movies and so many valuable lessons from my childhood, come from Disney movies.  The lesson that sticks with me the most, is probably the one needed most right now.  We need to be nice.  There are so many people who sacrifice friends and relatives, by saying what they “feel” , getting into a heated debate or posting a rude comment online.

In this day and age, I feel like the scene that is most important is when a new Bambi is just learning to walk.  The young rabbit, Thumper, notices his clumsiness and says that the fawn is “kinda wobbly” and “he doesn’t walk too good.”.   Thumper’s mother reminds the rabbit, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”

I can’t tell you how many times I heard that as a child, or quoted it as a parent.  But when I see friends online debating politics, wives talking about their husbands or teens tweeting each other, I wish I could show that statement before they hit “Enter”.  I wonder if I could write a program that would show that statement, before anything gets posted.

ThiThumpers rule taught me that if I have something to say, I need to first ask myself whether it will hurt or insult or injure anyone. I haven’t always managed to faithfully follow that rule, but I’ve tried.   What are you posting and if it’s not nice, should you really post it at all?