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Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ Signature Collection Blu-ray and DVD Dated

In 2019, Walt Disney's classic animated film Cinderella celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Disney is marking the milestone by releasing a new Cinderella Signature Collection home video anniversary edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

The Cinderella Signature Collection Digital HD release arrives first on June 18th. You won't have to wait long for the Blu-ray or DVD physical disc versions as they are slated for a June 25th bow.

Unfortunately there's no evidence of a Cinderella 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray at this time. If Disney announces it we'll be sure to pass along the news.

What is coming on June 25th is a 4K Ultra HD debut of Disney's 2015 live-action Cinderella.

A pair of new bonus feature have been added to a selection of legacy extras to complete the Cinderella Signature Collection release. The all new extras are:

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Walt Disney’s Ron W. Miller Dead at 85

Ron W. Miller, Walt Disney’s son-in-law and the husband of Diane Disney, passed away February 9, 2019, in Napa, California. He was 85.

Miller was 21 and a member of the USC Trojans football team when he was introduced to then-20-year-old Diane Disney on a blind date. They were married in Santa Barbara on May 9, 1954. Ron served in the Army and played football for the Los Angeles Rams before his father-in-law recruited him to work at The Walt Disney Studios in 1957. Miller’s first job was serving as second assistant on Old Yeller (1957). Eventually, as CEO, Miller pushed the Company to expand and explore, creating Walt Disney Home Video, Touchstone Pictures, and The Disney Channel.

“Everyone at The Walt Disney Company is deeply saddened by the passing of Ron Miller,” said Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. “His life and legacy are inextricably linked with our Company
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Ron Miller, Former Disney CEO and Walt’s Son-in-Law, Dies at 85

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Ron Miller, Former Disney CEO and Walt’s Son-in-Law, Dies at 85
Ron Miller, who served as president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has died at age 85 in Napa, Calif., the company confirmed on Sunday.

Miller, an Army veteran and star athlete at USC who played for the Los Angeles Rams, came to the company by way of his wife, Diane Disney, the daughter of company founder Walt Disney.

He served as a producer on 1960s and ’70s films like “Son of Flubber,” “That Darn Cat!” “Pete’s Dragon” and “Escape to Witch Mountain” — and helped drive the innovative computer animation in the 1982 sci-fi thriller “Tron.”

In 1978, he was named president of Walt Disney Productions and then promoted to CEO in 1983. He led the creation of Walt Disney Home Video, Touchstone Pictures and The Disney Channel
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Hot Trailer: ‘Walt Before Mickey’ Shows Down-On-His-Luck Disney

Hot Trailer: ‘Walt Before Mickey’ Shows Down-On-His-Luck Disney
Exclusive: Before he created Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney was an animator and businessman who spent a decade shrugging off failure in order to build the studio that would turn him into an icon. The indie period drama Walt Before Mickey chronicles nine years worth of these early struggles, with American Pie‘s Thomas Ian Nicholas playing the young and ambitious Disney and Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jon Heder as his brother Roy. Check out the trailer exclusively on Deadline.

Disney fans got a peek at the 1960s-era Walt in last year’s Saving Mr. Banks, but Walt Before Mickey offers up the pre-Depression Era “missing decade” during which he launched four studios and moved from Missouri to California, with varying degrees of success. Jodie Sweetin (Full House) and David Henrie (Wizards Of Waverly Place) also star for first-time feature helmer Khoa Le, who directs a script by Arthur L. Bernstein and Armando Gutierrez.
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What to Watch: Feb. 11-17, 2014

We’re a little light on quantity at What to Watch this week but not on quality. And our newest contributor, Dave Canfield, has already handled today’s release of “All is Lost,” a film you really should add to whatever queue allows you to see quality films. When you’re done with that, pick one of these five. Ok, four. Ignore “Diana.” Please.

The Returned: Season One

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The Returned: Season One”

Netflix landed a lot of press for the way they stormed the gates of the TV industry in 2013 but I think the story of The Sundance Channel’s evolution into a major player was under-reported. Jane Campion’s “The Top of the Lake” and the brilliant “Rectify” would have been enough but this import of a French series was actually their best program, and one of the best on TV overall.
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‘The Jungle Book’ and Racism in Disney’s Animated Features

The release of The Jungle Book on Blu-ray today has become, as when Saving Mr. Banks was unveiled a couple months ago, an unplanned forum on a most thorny issue for the Disney uber-fan: was Walt Disney a racist/sexist/anti-Semite, and if so, was he a super-racist/sexist/anti-Semite, or just your average, garden-variety racist/sexist/anti-Semite? Even though the 1967 animated film based loosely on a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling opened months after Disney passed away, this was the last film on which he had any serious impact. And, since Meryl Streep chose to make her speech applauding Emma Thompson for her performance as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks as much about exactly how bad a man Walt Disney was, the issue of his true personal feelings–whatever those may have been–and whether or not they crept into the films he made has become unavoidable as of late.
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Wamg At The Saving Mr. Banks Press Day

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. This past month Wamg attended the Saving Mr. Banks press conference where Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, Bj Novak, Bradley Whitford, director John Lee Hancock, writer Kelly Marcel and producer Alison Owen discussed making the film, Nanny McFee, and scarring grandchildren with Winnie the Pooh.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine.
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Film today: the monkey that might have been Yoda

As first pictures emerge of the simian pretender, we're feeling the force of all today's film news and more

In the headlines

• First pictures released of the monkey that might have played Yoda, as it's revealed that Star Wars characters will be in Lego movie

Harvey Weinstein is co-offering free Mandela movie lessons to La schools, while Obama will end "official" White House screenings after Mandela film to avoid "Oscar politics"

Joe Carnahan calls MGM boss "gutless turd" after exiting Death Wish remake

Kevin Spacey sent Woody Allen Netflix subscription in hope of being cast

• Watch Gravity spin-off short featuring voice of Sandra Bullock, while Alfonso Cuarón says China references in Gravity no marketing ploy

Elsewhere on the site

Peter Bradshaw tells us why we should watch Gone with the Wind

• Reel History shoots from the hip with Parkland

• Week in geek: Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral site hints at catastrophe in sequel,
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Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller dies

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Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller dies
Napa, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her Northern California home. She was 79. Her death Tuesday in Napa was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause was complications from a fall, said Andi Wang, spokeswoman for the Walt Disney Family Museum. "As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of The Walt Disney Co. and in the hearts of fans everywhere," Robert A. Iger, the...
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Walt Disney's daughter dead

Walt Disney's daughter dead
Los Angeles, Nov 20: Movie legend Walt Disney's daughter died at her home in California. She was 79.

Diane Disney Miller passed away Tuesday after suffering a recent fall, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

She was the only biological daughter of Disney and his wife, Lillian. Her sister, Sharon Mae, was adopted by the couple in 1936. Mae died 20 years ago.

Disney's daughter was married to former Walt Disney Company CEO Ron W. Miller, who was replaced by Michael Eisner and Frank Wells in 1984.

Paying tribute to Walt's daughter on Tuesday afternoon, current Disney CEO Bob Iger said: "We are deeply saddened by the.
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Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller dies, aged 79

Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller dies, aged 79
Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller has died, aged 79.

The philanthropist passed away in her home in Napa, California after a series of complications following a fall in September.

"As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of the Walt Disney Company and in the hearts of fans everywhere," Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.

"She will be remembered for her grace and generosity and tireless work to preserve her father's legacy."

Walt's only biological daughter has previously recounted how she and her adopted sister Sharon inspired him to create a theme park.

"He'd take me and my sister Sharon to the merry-go-round at Griffith Park and stand there all day waiting until we were ready to go," Miller told the San Francisco Chronicle in 1998.

"As he stood there, he kept thinking
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R.I.P. Diane Disney Miller

Walt Disney’s only biological child died today at her home in Napa, CA, of complications from a fall in September. Diane Disney Miller was 79. She was a driving force behind the construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A. Her husband of nearly 60 years, Ron W. Miller, is a former CEO of Walt Disney Productions. Here’s a statement on her passing from Disney president and CEO Bob Iger: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller and our thoughts are with her family during his difficult time. As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of The Walt Disney Company and in the hearts of fans everywhere. She will be remembered for her grace and generosity and tireless work to preserve her father’s legacy, and
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Remembering Diane Disney Miller

Remembering Diane Disney Miller
Every time I chatted with Diane Disney Miller I had to pinch myself, realizing that I was talking to Walt Disney’s daughter. Now I have to come to terms with a different reality following her sudden and untimely death. I mourn for her large, loving family—her husband Ron, seven children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild—as well as the extended family she fostered while mounting a series of tributes to her dad, culminating in the opening of the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Walt Disney was a very public figure, but Diane did her best to avoid the spotlight until she realized that her father’s centennial year was approaching in 2001. She worried that...

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Diane Disney Miller, Daughter of Walt Disney, Dead at 79

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Diane Disney Miller, Daughter of Walt Disney, Dead at 79
Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, died Tuesday. She was 79. The Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert Iger said Tuesday that Disney Miller “will be greatly missed by all who knew her,” noting “she holds a special play in the history of The Walt Disney Company and in the hearts of fans everywhere.” Also read: Disney Breaks Its All-Time Record for Global Box Office “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller and our thoughts are with her family during his difficult time,” Iger said in a statement Tuesday. “As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney.
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'Saving Mr. Banks' Trailer Premiere: Director John Lee Hancock Says the Film Isn't a 'Sugarcoated' Portrayal of Walt Disney

Since its release in 1964, "Mary Poppins" has dazzled millions of moviegoers with its beautiful songs, witty banter, and heartfelt storyline. On December 20, audiences will finally get a closer look at what into making the film in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks."

The new drama takes you inside the creative process of "Mary Poppins." Here, Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks), the animator and studio mogul, desperately attempts to mount a production of the movie, while P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson), the notoriously protective author behind the original story, demands changes at every turn.

Today, Moviefone is thrilled to premiere the trailer for "Saving Mr. Banks." It's less a biopic than a dramatization about how creative conflict can give way to something truly exceptional. In addition to performances by Hanks and Thompson, fans of Disney will be very happy to see the Sherman Brothers (played by Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak
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Disney's Return To Neverland Blu-ray Release Date, Details and Pre-Order

Disney has revealed plans to release the animated Peter Pan sequel Return To Neverland on Blu-ray for the first time ever on August 20. A Diamond Edition DVD of the original Peter Pan will be released the same day.

Peter Pan has been on a roll for Disney of late. The original classic made its Blu-ray and high definition debut earlier this year. Jake and the Neverland Pirates has been a big hit for Disney Junior, and Once Upon a Time introduced Pan and Captain Hook in Season 2. It seems like only a matter of time before Pan, Hook, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys appear in the Disney Infinity video game.

Return To Neverland was originally released in 2002 and features the daughter of Wendy, Jane, getting caught up in Captain Hook's latest evil plan. The Blu-ray is a special edition that will include the DVD and a digital copy in the same package.
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Annette Funicello remembered by Disney family and famous fans

Annette Funicello remembered by Disney family and famous fans
As news spreads of Annette Funicello’s passing at age 70 from Multiple Sclerosis-related complications, colleagues and fans have begun to share their fond remembrances of the former Mouseketeer and “Beach Party” goer.

Lori Loughlin, costar in 1987′s Back to the Beach: “Annette Funicello was really a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with her immensely and found her to be kind and down-to-earth. She faced her illness with courage and never wanted anyone to have pity on her. I have a fond memory of having lunch at her home many years ago and when she opened the cabinet to get something,
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Review: Peter Pan

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Of all the classic animated films, Peter Pan may be the one that has spread its influence furthest. From James Kirk’s reference to the second star on the right to Michael Jackson’s compound being called Neverland, the enduring story of the boy who didn’t want to grow up resonates with us all. Walt Disney has shined its latest crown jewel to a brilliant luster in the Diamond Edition release of Peter Pan, a combo pack featuring Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital copy (along with a Storybook app for tablets). Said to be one of Disney’s favorite stories, he intended it to be among his earliest releases but circumstances delayed it from being completed until its 1953 release. As a result, some of the lush rotoscoping we saw in Snow White is replaced with complete hand-drawn animation, but it also means some of the figures, from Smee to the
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Blu-ray Review: Diamond Edition of Timeless ‘Peter Pan’

Chicago – Disney continues their stellar HD upgrades of their most important films with this month’s release of the absolutely timeless “Peter Pan.” Complete with new special features and an absolutely perfect HD transfer, it’s another great addition to the most important line of animated Blu-ray releases on the market.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

“Pinocchio,” “Beauty & the Beast,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” “Cinderella,” “Fantasia” — all must-own films if you have a kid at home or just consider yourself a Disney fan. Unlike most companies, Disney doesn’t just re-release films on DVD and Blu-ray. They give them loving, notable restorations for the HD market and always include not just new special features but all the previously-available ones as well.

The new stuff this time includes a 40-minute short called “Growing Up with Nine Old Men,” two deleted scenes, and two deleted songs, including the vocal version of the crocodile’s theme song,
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Peter Pan : Diamond Edition – The Blu Review

On February 5, 2013, The Walt Disney Studios released the 60th Anniversary release of Walt Disney’s classic, Peter Pan, with a new digital restoration and high definition picture and sound, for the first time on Blu-ray. The classic tale that taught us all “to believe” and first introduced us to the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning to the enchanted world of Never Land. Rediscover the magical adventure and relive childhood memories of this great bedtime story.

Peter Pan is a timeless classic from Disney’s Golden Age of animation. The film is one of three to boast all nine of Walt’s famous “Nine Old Men” as Directing Animators, and is a revered audience favorite. This is one Blu-ray that you want to add to your collection. I mean…
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