Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Looking Back: Deluxe Disney VHS Sets
Artist Jerrod Maruyama sent me this photo of his Deluxe Collector's Edition Aladdin VHS set from the Disney Store. It was available for $50 and included the movie (2.0 sound!), soundtrack, 'making of' book and video, lithograph (issue of 35,000), and kids' watch.
Disney released similar special editions of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A couple of Disney fans have unboxed them on video here and here.
I remember getting a Bambi VHS with lithograph around 1997. Pity, I was a kid who didn't look after stuff; the litho is likely decomposing in a landfill somewhere.
Depending on reader response, this might become a regular feature. If you have your own cool chunk of animation history lying around, send details along with a good quality picture or two to email@example.com for your chance to see it on the blog.