'The Jungle Book' and 'Sleeping Beauty' Diamond Edition Blu-rays Bound in 2014!

Posted Fri Aug 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM PDT by

Two more Disney classics will be getting the Diamond Edition treatment next year.

Released from the Disney vault for the first time in almost seven years, 'The Jungle Book' swings onto Blu-ray Diamond Edition in the U.S. on February 11, 2014. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, this song-filled celebration of friendship, fun, and adventure was Disney's 19th animated masterpiece and the last animated feature to have Walt Disney's personal touch. Now, viewers can experience its lush and colorful world and jazzy, toe-tapping songs - including the "I Wan'na Be Like You” and Academy Award®-nominated classic "The Bare Necessities" - with the ultimate in high definition picture and sound clarity. Also featuring thrilling new bonus features, 'The Jungle Book' is next winter’s must-own Diamond Edition Blu-ray!

The ultimate Disney fairy tale, 'Sleeping Beauty,' once again awakens to exquisite new picture and sound on Blu-ray in the U.S. in October 2014. Heralded by audiences and critics alike, 'Sleeping Beauty' was one of the final fairy tales to be that Walt Disney himself worked on. Fully restored with revolutionary Blu-ray technology, this animated classic’s dazzling colors, spectacular action, and Academy Award®-nominated orchestration (for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture) shines brighter than ever. With wondrous new bonus features families will love, 'Sleeping Beauty' charms like never before on Blu-ray Diamond Edition!

To date, Disney has released seven Diamond Edition titles – 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Bambi,' 'The Lion King,' 'Lady and the Tramp,' 'Cinderella' and 'Peter Pan' - with 'The Little Mermaid' scheduled for release on October 1, 2013. Each Diamond Edition title boasts the highest level of picture and sound; features groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content; and in some cases second screen interactivity, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under February 11, while 'Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition' is listed under PENDING.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition (Combo Pack) (Blu-ray)
Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disney/Buena Vista, Disc Announcements (all tags)