Let’s talk about The Vault!

We’ve already got dedicated pages that deal with the Disney Vault, but we like to share information and updates as and when we get them.  Here are some good links to start with:

2016-2017 update

US release schedule

International DVDs

One thing that we can’t fathom here at Magical Kingdoms is why countries have different things in the vault at different times! So whatever updates we give, may or may not apply to your country. A good way to discover what is in the vault is to check what you can buy from the Disney store. If your DVD isn’t available, then it’s the vault.

Song of the South
This title will ALWAYS be in the vault and will not ever be released. If you own a copy, keep hold of it as you will not be able to get this title again.

Generally, there are certain titles that are subject to being on the Vaults rota and these are:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Peter Pan (1953)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • The Lion King (1994)

Sequels and lesser known titles don’t get sent off to the depths of the Vault because they wouldn’t make as much money upon their re-release. Likewise, Pixar titles aren’t send to the vault because they make too much money to be ever taken off the rota.

We really like this article about Why the vault needs to go away!

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So here’s what you can currently get: Movies available on www.disneystore.com.

So what’s new?
Beauty and the Beast is out of the vault in the US, finally! Also, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, and Dumbo.

What’s still there?
Pinocchio, Fantasia, Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book, Little Mermaid, Lion King.

Can I get there anywhere else?
Yes! It would seem that everything that’s in the vault in the US is available from the UK. Here are the links (U.S. visitors, please remember to check that your DVD player is region free and can play European DVDs – if not see the international link above).

PINOCCHIO

FANTASIA

BAMBI

CINDERELLA

PETER PAN

LADY AND THE TRAMP

SLEEPING BEAUTY

JUNGLE BOOK

LITTLE MERMAID

THE LION KING

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