Disney says reports circulated this morning that 'Jungle Book' would be released on Blu-ray this coming October are erroneous.
While the studio is preparing a Platinum Release of 'Jungle Book' for standard-def DVD on October 2, the studio confirmed to us that no Blu-ray companion disc is planned.
It appears that the error emanated from a typo in an article published by Home Media Magazine previewing the holiday season's biggest titles. Within hours, the news appeared on various forums and web sites.
Such an early Blu-ray release for Disney classic would certainly be newsworthy, but alas, as we first reported late last night, the studio is currently targeting the fall of 2008 for its first Blu-ray Platinum release -- 'Sleeping Beauty.'