It’s a huge week for Disney fans as the house that Walt built releases a true classic, its modern follow-up and a trio of documentaries that animation history buffs will find invaluable.
Up first is the release on DVD and Blu-ray of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 (Disney, $39.99 DVD, $45.99 Blu-ray). The discs are packed with bonus features, including a new audio commentary on Fantasia by Disney historian Brian Sibley and on the Blu-ray edition of Fantasia 2000 the seven-minute collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, Destino, complete with a feature-length documentary on its making.
The release of these classics ties into the release of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 DVD/Blu-ray, $44.99 DVD/Blu-ray/digital copy), starring Nicolas Cage.
Also out this week is Waking Sleeping Beauty (Disney, $29.99), a documentary of the revival of Disney animation in the 1980s and 1990s; The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story (Disney, $29.99) about the studio’s famed composing duo; and Walt & El Grupo (Disney, $29.99), about the animator’s visit to Latin and South America in the 1940s.
From the Warner Bros. side of things comes two new Looney Tunes releases, Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn and Friends (Warner Bros., $19.99) and Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety and Sylvester. Both are two-disc sets containing 15 classic shorts.
Also out this week is the most-recent entry in the growing category of motion comics, with Marvel’s Iron Man: Extremis (Shout! Factory, $14.97), adapting the comic story by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov, and Sid and Marty Krofft’s Saturday Morning Hits (Vivendi, $14.93).