List of Walt Disney Classics video releases

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This list covers all the Walt Disney Classics (or "Black Diamond") titles released from 1984 to 1984.

1984[edit]

Disney was generally reluctant to release any of their animated classics on video (the only exceptions being Dumbo and Alice in Wonderland), as it might put them at risk of losing reissue revenue. Therefore, the reason why Robin Hood was picked first to be released in the video market was because the film itself was considered weaker in terms of story and animation compared to the other titles.

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
228VS/BS Robin Hood USA 1973 83 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color December 3, 1984

Note(s)

  • Earlier printings ended with the "Walt Disney and You" promo.
  • Recently, a printing was found that started with a preview for The Sword in the Stone, which was meant to be the next title released in the Classics line. The opening can be seen on here.
  • Re-issued on October 14, 1986 to coincide with the video release of Sleeping Beauty.
  • It went into moratorium on April 30, 1987.


1985[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
239 V/B Pinocchio USA 1940 87 min 1984 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color July 16, 1985

Note(s)

  • Original copies started with a trailer for "The Black Cauldron."
    • On a side note, "The Black Cauldron" trailer included here contained seconds of footage of skeletons rising out of the water, which was cut out by then-Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg in the months/weeks leading up to the film's theatrical release.
  • Re-issued on October 14, 1986 to coincide with the video release of Sleeping Beauty.
    • This issue uses the dark red warnings and the "Video Dealer" bumper.
  • It went into moratorium on April 30, 1987.
Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
24 V/B Dumbo USA 1941 63 min 1972 or 1976 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color November 5, 1985

Note(s)

  • This release uses the 1983 WDHV logo.
  • On early pressings, right before the start of the film, it begins with the MPAA rating card and the 1960 Buena Vista logo (apparently sourced from the original 1981 master); later pressing omit those two screens.


1986[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
229 V/B The Sword in the Stone USA 1963 79 min Original or 1983 theatrical version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 25, 1986 TBD

Note(s)

  • Early printings start with the 1983 WDHV logo.
  • Original copies start with a trailer for "Journey of Natty Gann" and end with the "Walt Disney and You" promo.
Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
36 V/B Alice in Wonderland USA 1951 75 min 1974 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color May 28, 1986

Note(s)

  • Early printings start with the 1983 WDHV logo.
  • This is the only Classics title to come in a cardboard slipcover; all subsequent re-issues use the standard clamshell packaging.
Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
476 V/B Sleeping Beauty USA 1959 75 min TBD G Technirama 1 N/A Color October 14, 1986

Note(s)

  • It went into moratorium on March 31, 1988.


1987[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
582 Lady and the Tramp USA 1955 75 min TBD G CinemaScope 1 N/A Color October 6, 1987

Note(s)

  • It went into moratorium on March 31, 1988.


1988[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
410 Cinderella USA 1950 76 min 1987 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color October 4, 1988

Note(s)

  • It went into moratorium on April 30, 1989.


1989[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released
942 Bambi USA 1942 69 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color September 28, 1989

Note(s)

  • It went into moratorium on March 30, 1990.


1990[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
913 The Little Mermaid USA 1989 83 min Original theatrical version G Matted 1.66 1 N/A Color May 18, 1990 TBD

Note(s)

  • Contrary to popular belief, the film went into moratorium on April 1, 1991. As advertised on the video release of Peter Pan, the film was only available for a limited time.
Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
960 Peter Pan USA 1953 76 min 1989 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color September 21, 1990 TBD

Note(s)

  • It went into moratorium on April 1, 1991.


1991[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
1122 The Jungle Book USA 1967 78 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color May 3, 1991 TBD
1142 The Rescuers Down Under USA 1990 77 min Standard version G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color September 20, 1991 TBD
1132 Fantasia USA 1940 120 min 1990 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color November 1, 1991 TBD

1992[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
1263 101 Dalmatians USA 1961 79 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color April 10, 1992 TBD
1360 The Great Mouse Detective USA 1986 74 min 1992 theatrical version G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color July 17, 1992 TBD
1399 The Rescuers USA 1977 76 min 1989 theatrical version G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color September 18, 1992 TBD
1325 Beauty and the Beast USA 1991 84 min Standard version G Matted 1.66 1 N/A Color October 30, 1992 TBD

1993[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
1662 Aladdin USA 1992 90 min Standard version G Matted 1.78 1 N/A Color October 1, 1993 TBD

1994[edit]

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
2041 The Fox and the Hound USA 1981 83 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1994 TBD