Here is an introduction to the films that should be a part of every Disney fan's DVD collection along with tips on where to find great Disney DVDs.
Tips on Building Your Disney DVD Collection
Most people have watched Disney films growing up. If you have always been a fan of Disney movies and want to relive all those childhood memories of your favorite Disney characters, here are some tips for building a complete Disney DVD collection.
Finding Disney DVDs
Classic Disney films are relatively easy to find on websites such as Amazon.com or your nearest DVD store as the studio keeps re-issuing their most popular films, both new and old. However, you don't have to spend that much money to build your collection. Many people sell their Disney DVDs, once their children grow up, and garage sales are often a good way to pick up these DVDs for a bargain price. You can also find used DVDs on eBay, often in excellent condition and at a great price.
Classic Disney Films
A comprehensive Disney collection must include Walt Disney's renowned feature films which began in the 1938 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But don't forget the lesser known Disney fare. Did you know that Pinocchio was Walt Disney's favorite animated film? With animation that was way ahead of its times and an unforgettable main character, this film demands to be in every Disney aficionado's collection. And who can forget the growing up of Bambi, or the boy who never grew old in Peter Pan. From the sweet romance of Cinderella to the inimitable characters of The Jungle Book, there is a veritable treasure trove of animated classics waiting to be explored.
But don't forget Walt Disney's live action films. From the gritty realism of Old Yeller to the exciting science fiction adventure of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Disney produced a host of highly entertaining films for the whole family. And when the studios were not producing animated features and live action films, they were combining the two in such memorable films as Song of the South and Mary Poppins.
Modern Disney Classics
The newer Disney films clearly illustrate that Disney Studios has lost none of their creativity and imagination. Films such as The Little Mermaid introduced a whole new generation of kids to the kind of magic that only Disney can create. Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin underlined the fact that the studio had regained its mojo while The Lion King was a triumph and the most popular Disney film of them all. Disney's takeover of Pixar yielded such unforgettable films as Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Up. On the live action front, Disney produced the highly popular Pirates of the Caribbean series, based on the ride in Disneyland, and The Chronicles of Narnia. So whether you prefer the classic movies that made Disney Studios famous or the latest fare, there is a huge range of titles to choose from when building your Disney DVD collection. Start with your favorite movies and discover the child that Disney knew could be found in every adult.