Returned to the Vault on April 30, 2016
The Little Mermaid
The Jungle Book
Available Now – Get them while you can!!
(Returning to the Vault on April 30, 2017)
Aladdin – Vault Release Date: October 13, 2015
Pinocchio – Vault Release Date: February 9, 2016
In the Vault now (& Date Returned to Vault)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (April 30, 2011) – estimated earliest release date: 2018
Beauty and the Beast (April 30, 2012)- estimated earliest release date: 2018/2019
Bambi (April 30, 2012)- estimated earliest release date: 2018/2019
The Lion King (April 30, 2013)- estimated earliest release date: 2018/2019
Lady and the Tramp (April 30, 2013)- estimated earliest release date: 2018/2019
Peter Pan (April 30, 2014)- estimated earliest release date: 2018/2019
Disney’s vault system means putting certain movies on a moratorium so that they are not available for purchase or digital viewing until they are released from the vault. Generally, Disney puts movies in a seven-year vault hold and then releases them. Disney’s reasoning behind the release is that every seven years a new generation of 2 – 7 year old children comes of age and is ready to enjoy the films. Generally, two movies are released a year.
Others believe that Disney’s vault system was created to create a scarcity. Because the scarcity encourages people to rush out and buy the DVDs and Blue-ray disks when they are released, since they’re not available all the time.