Disney's Fastplay is a special feature utilized in many Disney DVD titles starting in the summer of 2004.
In 2004, the DVD boom was at its peak, with more DVD players entering homes, families across America were enjoying this innovation in home entertainment technology. However, most of these homes had small children unfamiliar with the DVD format; as a result, many parents unfamiliar with the DVD format complained about how they were unable to start the main feature. Disney responded by developing a technology that would skip right to the feature after the previews concluded, similar to VHS, making the DVD format more user-friendly. The original 2004 DVD release of Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers was the first Disney DVD to use this feature. FastPlay became more common in 2006.
FastPlay has been criticized for its unavoidability, blatant commercialism and misleading content - one may think that it would play the movie, then the (non-interactive) bonus features on the disc, while it actually plays all the previews on the DVD, then the movie. This has led to people nicknaming it "SlowPlay".
- The DVD cover for the 2009 release of Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse incorrectly stated it had the FastPlay feature. In actuality, it did not, since it was a reissue of the original 2001 DVD.