The Walt Disney Diamond Editions were a line of DVDs and Blu-rays that began with the Blu-ray release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on October 6, 2009 and ended with Aladdin (1992) on October 13, 2015. A successor to the Platinum Edition line that was made available on Blu-ray, DVD, 3D, and Digital, the Walt Disney Diamond Editions were followed by the Walt Disney Signature Collection with the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on February 2, 2016.
Twelve of the Platinum Edition titles are also featured in this range, but not necessarily released in the same chronological order when they were released of the previous line. Aladdin (1992) was originally going to be replaced by a 2-movie collection featuring Fantasia and Fantasia 2000; however, these two films were removed from the lineup, and were instead released as a 2-Movie Collection, with Aladdin reinstated into the line. Pinocchio (1940), which previously received a Platinum Edition release, was not included in this line-up, but it was later released on a Signature Collection edition.
Disney expects to release all its Diamond titles by 2016. All these movies (except for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi) have been released as Digital Downloads (e.g. iTunes, Disney Digital, Amazon Instant Video).
Alice in Wonderland (1951), Fantasia, and Dumbo (1941) were originally supposed to be released on Diamond/Platinum Edition, but due to a presumed schedule mix-up, they were only released on Special/Anniversary Editions. Despite this, Fantasia was released in Japan as a Diamond Edition (known as the Diamond Collection in Japan) in 2011.
Starting in 2012, some differences in Diamond Editions came into existence between the United States and the United Kingdom. In September 2012, One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) was released on Blu-Ray in the UK as a "special edition", featuring a static menu and no new special features before it was released as a Diamond Edition in the US on February 10, 2015. Additionally, Cinderella was released in the UK in late August 2012, a month prior to its US release. Cinderella was also released separately in the UK in a trilogy boxset with its two sequels, unlike most other territories.
Furthermore, Peter Pan (1953) was also released as a non-commemorative Special Edition in the UK in November 2012. This edition featured no DisneyView to cover the black bars at the sides of the screen, a static menu and only a few bonus features, while the movie was still released as Diamond Edition in the US on February 5, 2013.
To add to the confusion, The Jungle Book (1967) and The Little Mermaid were both confirmed as Fall 2013 Diamond Editions in the UK, while The Jungle Book was kept on hold in the US until February 11, 2014.
Each film in the Diamond Edition series is given a restoration, and generally presented in their original theatrical aspect ratios, except for a few exceptions:
Diamond Edition titles
|#||Film||Diamond Edition Release Date||Blu-ray 3-D Release Date||DVD Release Date||Digital Release Date||Disappeared to Vault||Calendar|
|1||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||October 6, 2009||N/A||November 24, 2009||N/A||April 30, 2011||December 21, 1937|
|2||Beauty and the Beast||October 5, 2010||October 4, 2011||November 23, 2010||October 4, 2011||April 30, 2012||November 22, 1991|
|3||Bambi||March 1, 2011||N/A||April 19, 2011||N/A||August 13, 1942|
|4||The Lion King||October 4, 2011||October 4, 2011||November 15, 2011||October 4, 2011||April 30, 2013||June 24, 1994|
|5||Lady and the Tramp||February 7, 2012||N/A||March 27, 2012||February 7, 2012||June 22, 1955|
|6||Cinderella||October 2, 2012||November 20, 2012||October 2, 2012||January 31, 2017||February 15, 1950|
|7||Peter Pan||February 5, 2013||August 20, 2013||February 5, 2013||April 30, 2014||February 5, 1953|
|8||The Little Mermaid||October 1, 2013||October 1, 2013||December 3, 2013||October 1, 2013||January 31, 2017||November 17, 1989|
|9||The Jungle Book||February 11, 2014||N/A||February 11, 2014||February 11, 2014||October 18, 1967|
|10||Sleeping Beauty||October 7, 2014||October 7, 2014||October 7, 2014||April 30, 2017||January 29, 1959|
|11||101 Dalmatians||February 10, 2015||N/A||February 10, 2015||January 25, 1961|
|12||Aladdin||October 13, 2015||September 29, 2015||October 14, 2017||November 25, 1992|
Diamond Editions Music Videos
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: "Someday My Prince Will Come" performed by Tiffany Thornton
- Beauty and the Beast (1991): "Beauty and the Beast" performed by Jordin Sparks
- The Little Mermaid: "Part of Your World" performed by Carly Rae Jepsen
- Aladdin (1992): "Friend Like Me" performed by Ne-Yo
- This is the first Disney edition not to be released on VHS, since VHS tapes had been discontinued in 2007.
- One common trend continued from platinum editions is each selection having a trailer for the next release in the series. Beauty and the Beast had previews for the next Two (Bambi & The Lion King). The only cases in the platinum edition series where this did not happen were: Snow White which had no previews, The Lion King - probably because of the cancellation of Aladdin’s IMAX reissue and The Jungle Book probably because of there not being a ready trailer due to consistent delays for 101 Dalmatians.
Diamond Edition Titles
Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo packs
Diamond Edition DVD Covers
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Digital HD Combo Pack
Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Digital HD Combo Packs
Trilogy box sets
- The Official Press Release of "Walt Disney Diamond Editions" (http://www.ultimatedisney.com/diamondcollection-pressrelease-0910.html)
Diamond Edition websites
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition
- Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition
- Bambi Diamond Edition
- The Lion King Diamond Edition
- Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition
- Cinderella Diamond Edition
- Peter Pan Diamond Edition
- The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition
- The Jungle Book Diamond Edition
- Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition
- 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition
- Aladdin Diamond Edition
- Walt Disney Classics
- Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
- Walt Disney Platinum Editions
- Walt Disney Signature Collection
- Disney Special Anniversary Editions
- Disney Vault
- Disney Blu-ray