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All North American Video Releases from Walt Disney Home Video[edit]

Original WDHV editions (1980-1986)[edit]

March 1980 (The first 13 titles)[edit]

The first 13 titles were released for rental on March 4, 1980, when Disney was working with Fotomat to get into the video business. They were later made for sale nationwide in addition to rental on September 1980.

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)
10VS/BS Pete's Dragon USA 1977 101 min (original)
128 min (reprint)
European theatrical version (original)
Standard version (reprint)
G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
The original release was presented at 25 frames per second.
11VS/BS The Black Hole USA 1979 95 min Standard version PG Technovision 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Closing preview reel includes trailers for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Pete's Dragon (1977).
12VS/BS The Love Bug USA 1968 108 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
The complete picture is anamorphically presented for 4:3 screens.
Closing preview reel includes trailers for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Pete's Dragon (1977).
13VS/BS Escape to Witch Mountain USA 1975 97 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
TBD
14VS/BS Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier USA 1955 89 min Standard version G Academy 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
The first initial release was simply titled Davy Crockett.
Presented at 25 frames per second.
15VS/BS 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea USA 1954 118 min Standard version G CinemaScope 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Presented at 26 frames per second.
16VS/BS Bedknobs and Broomsticks USA 1970 113 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Presented at 25 frames per second.
Closing preview reel includes trailers for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Pete's Dragon (1977).
17VS/BS The North Avenue Irregulars USA 1979 100 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Original 1966 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
Closing preview reel includes trailers for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Pete's Dragon (1977).
18VS/VS The Apple Dumpling Gang USA 1975 100 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Original 1966 Buena Vista logo is absent.
Closing preview reel includes trailers for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Pete's Dragon (1977).
19VS/BS Hot Lead and Cold Feet USA 1978 90 min International version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
1979 Buena Vista logo plasters over the 1978 logo; this was likely sourced from an Australian print.
20VS/BS On Vacation with Mickey Mouse and Friends USA 1956 47 min 1977 rebroadcast version NR Academy 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Originally part of the Disneyland TV series.
Previously released on MCA Discovision.
21VS/BS Kids is Kids USA 1961 46 min 1975 rebroadcast version NR Academy 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Originally part of the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color series.
Previously released on MCA Discovision.
22VS/BS The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale USA 1959 47 min 1980 rebroadcast version NR Academy 1 N/A Color March 4, 1980 (rental)
September 1980 (sale)
Originally part of the Walt Disney Presents series.

December 1980[edit]

A single title was released on December 30, 1980 for rental and sale, in addition to the original 13 Fotomat titles. This sole new release was also made available through Fotomat, and is the only known Disney title beyond the original 13 to be so offered.

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)
23VS/BS Mary Poppins USA 1964 139 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color December 30, 1980 MPAA rating card and 1960 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
Re-issued in November 1982 in stereo.

June 1981[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)
24VS/BS Dumbo USA 1941 63 min 1972 or 1976 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color June 1981 (rental)
July 1982 (sale)
MPAA rating card and 1953 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
25VS/BS The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh USA 1977 74 min Standard version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color June 1981 Original MPAA rating card and 1966 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
26VS/BS The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again USA 1979 89 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color June 1981 TBD
27VS/BS Davy Crockett and the River Pirates USA 1956 81 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color June 1981 Original Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
28VS/BS The Absent-Minded Professor USA 1961 92 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Black and white June 1981 TBD
29VS/BS Gus USA 1976 96 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color June 1981 TBD
30VS/BS The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band USA 1968 110 min TBD G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color June 1981 TBD
31VS/BS Snow White Live at Radio City Music Hall USA 1981 90 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color June 1981 TBD
32VS/BS Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Cartoon Collections, Volume 1 USA 1981 41 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color June 1981 Contains the shorts Thru the Mirror (1936), The Sleepwalker (1942), Donald's Golf Game (1938), The Whalers (1938), Pluto and the Gopher (1950), and Dragon Around (1954).
33VS/BS Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Cartoon Collections, Volume 2 USA 1981 41 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color June 1981 Contains the shorts Society Dog Show (1939), Pluto's Sweater (1949), Donals Applecore (1952), The Little Whirlwind (1941), Pluto's Blue Note (1947), and Donald's Diary (1954).
34VS/BS Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Cartoon Collections, Volume 3 USA 1981 41 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color June 1981 Contains the shorts Boat Builders (1938), Pluto's Quin-puplets (1937), Chef Donald (1941), Moose Hunters (1937), Lend a Paw (1941), and Working for Peanuts (1953).

October 1981[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)
35VS/BS A Dream Called Walt Disney World USA 1980 25 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
36VS/BS Alice in Wonderland USA 1951 75 min 1974 theatrical version G Academy 1 N/A Color October 1981 (rental)
November 1982 (sale)
MPAA rating card and 1953 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
37VS/BS Old Yeller USA 1957 83 mins TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
38VS/BS Darby O'Gill and the Little People USA 1959 90 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color October 1981 MPAA rating card and 1966 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
39VS/BS Amy USA 1981 100 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
40VS/BS A Walt Disney Christmas USA 1981 TBD TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color October 1981 Contains the shorts Once Upon a Wintertime (1948), Santa's Workshop (1932), The Night Before Christmas (1933), and Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952).
41VS/BS Treasure Island UK/USA 1950 TBD TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
42VS/BS Herbie Rides Again USA 1974 88 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color October 1981 Original MPAA rating card and 1966 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
43VS/BS The Shaggy Dog USA 1959 104 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Black and white October 1981 TBD
44VS/BS Goofy Over Sports USA 1981 46 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
45VS/BS Pollyanna USA 1960 134 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
46VS/BS A Tale of Two Critters USA 1977 48 min TBD G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
47VS/BS The Sign of Zorro USA 1958 91 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Black and white October 1981 TBD
62VS/BS Blackbeard's Ghost USA 1968 106 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color October 1981 1979 Buena Vista logo plasters over the 1966 logo.
66VS/BS Condorman UK 1981 90 min TBD PG Panavision 1 N/A Color October 1981 Original MPAA rating screen and Buena Vista logo intact at the start.
67VS/BS The Devil and Max Devlin USA 1981 95 min TBD PG Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color October 1981 TBD
68VS/BS The Watcher in the Woods USA/UK 1980 83 min 1981 theatrical version PG Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color October 1981 Original MPAA rating screen and 1979 Buena Vista logo intact at the start.

October 1982[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)
73VS/BS A Day at Disneyland - A Souvenir Film USA 1982 27 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color October 1982 TBD
90VS/BS Night Crossing UK/USA/West Germany 1982 107 min TBD PG Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color October 1982 TBD

November 1982[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)
53VS/VS Swiss Family Robinson USA 1960 126 min TBD G Panavision 1 N/A Color November 1982 TBD
56VS/BS Freaky Friday USA 1976 98 min TBD G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color November 1982 TBD
74VS/BS Justin Morgan Had a Horse USA 1972 91 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color November 1982 TBD
75VS/BS The Legend of Sleepy Hollow USA 1949 49 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color November 1982 Also includes the shorts Lonesome Ghosts (1937) and Trick or Treat (1952).
91VS/BS The Three Caballeros USA 1945 71 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color November 1982 TBD
94VS/BS Snowball Express USA 1974 93 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color November 1982 TBD
96VS/BS Fun and Fancy Free USA 1947 73 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color November 1982 TBD
105VS/BS The Wind in the Willows USA 1949 47 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color November 1982 Also includes the shorts Motor Mania (1950) and Trailer Horn (1949).
119VS/BS Babes in Toyland USA 1961 105 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color November 1982 1960 Buena Vista logo is absent.
121VS/BS Storybook Classics USA 1982 41 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color November 1982 Contains the cartoons Little Toot (1948), The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934), Chicken Little (1943), and Peter and the Wolf (1946).

December 1982[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)
122VS/BS TRON USA 1982 107 min TBD PG Super Panavision 70 1 N/A Color December 1982

MPAA rating card intact at the end.

1983[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)
54VS/BS The Island at the Top of the World USA 1974 89 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color March 1983 TBD
97VS/BS The Cat from Outer Space USA 1978 ?? min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color November 1983 TBD
107VS/BS The Parent Trap! USA 1961 ?? min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color 1983 TBD
110VS/BS The Great Locomotive Chase USA 1956 ?? min TBD G CinemaScope 1 N/A Color June 1983 TBD
111VS/BS Kidnapped UK/USA 1960 94 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color November 1983 Previously released on MCA Discovision.
131VS/BS In Search of the Castaways USA 1962 98 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color December 27, 1983 TBD
132VS/BS The Last Flight of Noah's Ark USA 1980 97 min Standard version G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color March 1983 TBD
141VS/BS American Heroes, featuring Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill USA 1983 ?? min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color April 1983 Contains the shorts Paul Bunyan (1958) and Pecos Bill (1948).
142VS/BS Tex USA 1982 102 min Standard version PG Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color June 1983 Original MPAA rating card intact at the start.
144VS/BS Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty USA 1957 ?? min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Color June 1983 TBD
163VS/BS Trenchcoat USA June 1983 91 min TBD PG TBD 1 N/A Color June 1983 All references to the Disney name are removed from this release, with the exception of the tape label.
166VS/BS Something Wicked This Way Comes USA 1983 94 min Standard version PG Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color October 1983 TBD
183VS/BS Running Brave Canada 1983 106 min TBD PG Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color 1983 TBD
186VS/BS The Happiest Millionaire USA 1967 ?? min TBD G Matted 1.66 1 N/A Color December 27, 1983 TBD

1984[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)
147VS/BS The Incredible Journey Canada/USA 1963 80 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color August 1984 TBD
162VS/BS Epcot: A Souvenir Program USA 1983 21 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color January 1984 TBD
190VS/BS The Castaway Cowboy USA 1974 91 min TBD G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color June 1984 TBD
191VS/BS Tiger Town
Made for video; produced for The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video
USA 1983 76 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color April 1984 TBD
194VS/BS Follow Me, Boys! USA 1966 120 min Edited version G Matted 1.75 1 N/A Color April 1984 TBD
195VS/BS Big Red USA 1962 89 min TBD G Matted 1.85 1 N/A Color April 1984 TBD
197VS/BS Five Mile Creek, Volume 1
Made for video; produced for The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video
Australia 1983 94 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color June 1984 Contains episodes 1 and 2.
210VS/BS Welcome to Pooh Corner: Volume 1 USA 1983 111 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color June 1984 Contains the episodes "You Need a Friend," "Doing What I Do Best," "The Pooh Scouts" and "Brighten Your Corner."
211VS/BS Son of Flubber USA 1963 105 min TBD G Academy 1 N/A Black and white June 1984 TBD
217VS/BS You and Me, Kid: Volume 1 USA 1983 111 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color August 1984 TBD
218VS/BS Five Mile Creek, Volume 2
Made for video; produced for The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video
Australia 1983 111 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color August 1984 Contains episodes 3 and 4.
219VS/BS Disney's Halloween Treat USA 1984 47 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color September 1984 TBD
230VS/BS Welcome to Pooh Corner: Volume 2 USA 1983 115 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color August 1984 Contains the episodes "Safety First," "Rabbit Learns to Share," "The Great Outdoors" and "Surprise, Surprise."
231VS/BS Five Mile Creek, Volume 3
Made for video; produced for The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video
Australia 1983 95 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color August 1984 Contains episodes 5 and 6.
232VS/BS Five Mile Creek, Volume 4
Made for video; produced for The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video
Australia 1983 95 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color December 3, 1984 Contains episodes 7 and 8.
704VS/BS Gone are the Dayes
Made for video; produced for The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video
USA 1984 90 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color December 3, 1984 TBD
705VS/BS DTV: Pop & Rock USA 1984 45 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color/Black and white October 30, 1984 TBD
706VS/BS DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues USA 1984 45 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color/Black and white October 30, 1984 TBD
707VS/BS DTV: Golden Oldies USA 1984 46 min TBD NR Academy 1 N/A Color/Black and white October 30, 1984 TBD

Walt Disney Classics (1984-1994)[edit]

Walt Disney Home Video released the Classics line in 1984 to release their animated films on home video in a brand name. Before resigning, then-current Disney CEO, Ron Miller, had plans to release their animated classics on home video. The older Disney executives still believed that releasing their animated films on home video would be a little bit risky, despite having released Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, Fun and Fancy Free, and The Three Caballeros on home video around the early 1980s. The "untouchable" Disney Classics would usually be re-released in theaters around 7-10 years. And the executives thought that if they had the film on videocassette already, they would not go to the movie theater to see it anymore. Plus, it would gamble away from future theatrical revenue.

But by 1984, Walt Disney Home Video was getting increasingly popular, so they decided to release Robin Hood on home video to begin their new Classics line. It was chosen because Robin Hood wasn't one of the more popular Disney animated classics at the the time, so it wouldn't be too much of a risk to release it on home video. Robin Hood was released with a suggested retail price of $79.95 on VHS and Betamax and $34.95 on Laserdisc. The tape was also part of Disney's wrap and ready-to-give promotion, since it was released a few weeks before Christmas Day. The release of Robin Hood was a small success, eventually becoming one of the best-selling home video titles in 1984.