“Animation Fascination” Episode 76: AF News – Week of October 5th, 2014

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It’s another edition of AF News with Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert! On today’s show they discuss and review a whole slew of recent animated TV Blu-ray releases, Stanford’s upcoming trip to New York Comic Con, as well as Laika’s The Boxtrolls and Disney’s Star Wars Rebels.

Also Discussed: Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition, special episodes of Phineas and Ferb, and new trailers for Pixar’s Inside Out, Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya & Disney’s Big Hero 6. Plus, a whole bunch more…

(Recorded on 10/06/14)

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition Now Available on Blu-ray and Digital HD

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You’re not dreaming — Disney Animation‘s 1959 classic feature film Sleeping Beauty is back on Blu-ray on today (a Platinum Edition Blu-ray of Sleeping Beauty was last released exactly 6 years ago today in 2008). This time, the animated motion picture is getting the Diamond Edition treatment from The Walt Disney Studios with some cool new bonus features along with being available for the first time in Digital HD.

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Disney’s Legacy Collection CDs Are a Must-Have for Music and Film Collectors

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Walt Disney Records has begun rolling out their newly created line of collectible CDs entitled Walt Disney Records The Legacy CollectionStarting first with Disney’s The Lion King, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, 15 new CD sets of classic Disney film and theme park music have been announced to be released through 2015 with hopefully more to be announced in the future.

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition Coming October 7th

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The Walt Disney Studios has released the details on the upcoming Blu-ray re-release of its 1959’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Most likely to coincide with promotions for Disney’s live-action Maleficent film (we anticipate the Blu-ray release for Maleficent on or near the same date), the Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition will be released on October 7th. It will be available in a 2-disc “Superset” which will include a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy. It will also be re-released as a standalone DVD.

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D23 Announces 2014 Events

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D23, the official Disney fan club, has announced their members-only events happening in 2014. Of particular interest to our loyal readers and animation fans are the screenings of classic Disney animated films in the historic Studios Theater located on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California.

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Blu-ray Diamond Editions of ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Coming in 2014

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We’ve learned this week that the Walt Disney Studios will be releasing in 2014 the animated classics The Jungle Book and Sleeping Beauty as part of its Blu-ray Diamond Edition collection.

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Veteran Animator Burny Mattinson Celebrates 60 Years of Working at Disney

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Animator, writer and director Burny Mattinson celebrated his 60th year of working at The Walt Disney Company this week. The commemoration and celebration were held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Roy E. Disney Animation Building on The Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, CA.

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