In very interesting leaked news, French Disney Movie Reward members are currently deciding on their Blu-ray cover for two upcoming Disney releases. The films in question are 101 Dalmations and The Aristocats. The Aristocats was announced last month as leaving the Disney Vault before the end of the year, however there has been no news of 101 Dalmatians leaving the vault up until now.
The last time we saw 101 Dalmatians was back in January 2010 when it was locked away alongside The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio. It seems like the film will be the next Diamond Edition release after Cinderella is released on October 2nd. I doubt that Disney will release the film so close together with a February/March 2013 release seeming more likely. The film however has not been officially announced from Disney with a release date pending.
There has been a semi-confirmed announcement from Disney about releasing The Aristocats on Blu-ray, according to a insert in the Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition cover the film will be released on August 7th 2012. I assume that news of a release date will come very soon. The Aristocats isn’t subject to the rules of the Disney Vault and is currently available as a Special Edition DVD, so this release would mark the first time that this film is released on high definition Blu-ray. Not being subject to the rules of the Disney Vault and not being marketed as a Diamond Edition would allow for the August 7th release date to be very plausible.
101 Dalmatians Blu-ray Covers:
The Aristocats Blu-ray Covers
So the question is, which are your favourite covers?
[Via Open Vault Disney]