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Old 10-26-2008, 02:39 AM
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I noticed over on ultimatedisney.com they have a press release for Oliver & Company and although it has only been announced for DVD right now, at the top of the press release it says "for the first time EVER in high definition". It looks like we may actually get this movie on Blu-ray after all.

http://www.ultimatedisney.com/oliver...ease-0203.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Finally Releasing from the Disney Vault on DVD and
for the First Time EVER in High Definition!

Walt Disney's
Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition

Available on DVD with New Bonus Features including Animated Shorts
and an All-New Game on February 3, 2009

Preorder Oliver and Company: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD from Amazon.com

BURBANK, Calif., October 20, 2008 – Fall in love with Oliver & Company’s adorable gang of animal outcasts all over again on February 3, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Disney’s 27th full-length animated film celebrates its 20th anniversary in a special edition DVD with enough fun and laughter for the whole family.
Brilliant animation, a fantastic soundtrack and the amazing voice talents of Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Huey Lewis, put Oliver & Company on track to win the hearts of a whole new generation. The 20th Anniversary Edition comes with animated shorts, behind–the-scenes featurettes and an all-new game that the parents and kids will love to play together.

Inspired by the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, the film boasts a lovable cast of characters and five infectious original songs from top-tier contemporary talents including Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Huey Lewis and Barry Manilow. Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition is filled with hilarious animal antics and high-energy adventures as one clever kitten leads a pack of resourceful pups against a would-be kidnapper! This timeless classic lights up the screen with a story of courage and heart, friendship and loyalty and a songbook filled with unforgettable tunes.

Disney presents an unforgettable musical adventure as Oliver, an adorable stray kitten (voiced by Joey Lawrence), takes Manhattan by storm! When Dodger (Billy Joel), a street-smart mutt with a weakness for mischief, befriends the homeless tabby, he introduces his new pal to his pack of pickpocket pooches, run by the nefarious Sykes (Robert Loggia). Just as Oliver is about to begin a life of crime, he is rescued by a rich girl named Jenny, who takes him home to live in luxury with her and her spoiled poodle Georgette (Bette Midler). But when Sykes finds out about Oliver’s new benefactor, he hatches a plot to abscond with the little girl and hold her for ransom. The courageous kitty and his newfound friends must race to the rescue in an electrifying chase through the city's labyrinthine subway system in order to bring Jenny home. Brimming with music, humor and adventure, Oliver & Company is sure to delight the entire family.

BONUS FEATURES
Games & Activities
• All-New Game


Backstage Disney
• The Making of Oliver & Company
• Puss Café – A delightful animated short starring Disney favorite Pluto and friends
• The History of Animals in Disney Films – A Disney animated featurette
• Return of a Classic – A look at the 1996 theatrical re-release of Oliver & Company
Bonus Short
• Lend a Paw — Pluto rescues a kitten and saves the day in an Academy Award® (1941 Short Subject -Cartoon) winning animated short.

Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition has a suggested retail price of $29.99 (U.S.) and $35.99 (Canada).


Preorder Oliver and Company: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD from Amazon.com

STREET DATE: February 3, 2009
Direct prebook: December 9, 2008
Distributor prebook: December 23, 2008
Suggested retail price: DVD: $29.99 U.S., $35.99 Canada
Feature run time: Approx 84 minutes
Rated: US: ‘G’; Canada ‘G’
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English, French, Spanish

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Old 10-26-2008, 03:20 AM
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Honestly, I'd be surprised if this came out on Blu. I think Disney will focus on new releases (Bolt, Up) and the Platinum releases. Who knows though, I wouldn't rule it out.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:28 AM
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Man, that's a blast from the past...be cool if it does show up on Blu Ray soon.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:40 AM
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AWESOME!!!!! A great title to start with for non platinum animated releases.
the fact that the press release make a big reference to the first time in high defintion leads me to think this is definately going to be the first non platinum blu release of an animated disney classic, even if there is no other mention of bluray in there.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:11 AM
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me and blu-news went over this the other night. Its def. not coming to blu ray, not yet at least
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

You and me together, we'll be forever.... do deeee dooo daaa daaa daaa just you and me.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:06 PM
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Oliver and Company IS NOT coming to Blu-Ray.
I've already written Disney about it several days ago,
and they confirmed it is only coming to DVD.
Blu-News.com is sponsoring a petition to get it released.
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decent movie. a shame it's not coming out on Blu. Would love to upgrade my original DVD.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:27 PM
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why does it so prominately mention for the first time ever in high defintion on the press release?
this sucks there is no reason why disney shouldnt be releasing non platinum titles on bluray now.
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Not coming...
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