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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 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.

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History

Overview

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 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, 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, Fantasia, and Dumbo 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.

U.K./U.S. differences

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 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.

Furthermore, Peter Pan 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.

Furthermore, Aladdin was released on Blu-Ray in the UK in Spring 2013, while still on hold in the US until October 13, 2015.

To add to the confusion, The Jungle Book 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.

Sleeping Beauty was released on Blu-Ray in the UK in June 2014, while still on hold in the US until October 7, 2014.

Restoration

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 October 6, 2009 April 30, 2011 December 21, 1937
2 Beauty and the Beast October 5, 2010 October 4, 2011 November 23, 2010 October 5, 2010 April 30, 2012 November 22, 1991
3 Bambi March 1, 2011 N/A April 19, 2011 March 1, 2011 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 April 30, 2018 November 25, 1992

Diamond Editions Music Videos

Trivia

  • This is the first Disney edition not to be released on VHS, since VHS tapes had been discontinued in 2007.

Gallery

Diamond Edition Titles

Digital Copies

Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo packs

​​Blu-ray packaging

DVD packaging

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

Trailers

External links

Diamond Edition websites

See also


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Editions
Walt Disney ClassicsWalt Disney Masterpiece CollectionWalt Disney Limited IssuesWalt Disney Gold Classic CollectionWalt Disney Platinum EditionsWalt Disney Diamond EditionsWalt Disney Signature CollectionDisney Special Edition releasesDisney 2-Movie CollectionsDisney 4-Movie CollectionsDisney Movie Club DVDsWalt Disney TreasuresDisney Blu-ray 3D
Animated Films
Walt Disney Animation Studios films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) • Pinocchio (1940) • Fantasia (1940) • Dumbo (1941) • Bambi (1942) • Saludos Amigos (1942) • The Three Caballeros (1944) • Make Mine Music (1946) • Fun and Fancy Free (1947) • Melody Time (1948) • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) • Cinderella (1950) • Alice in Wonderland (1951) • Peter Pan (1953) • Lady and the Tramp (1955) • Sleeping Beauty (1959) • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) • The Sword in the Stone (1963) • The Jungle Book (1967) • The Aristocats (1970) • Robin Hood (1973) • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) • The Rescuers (1977) • The Fox and the Hound (1981) • The Black Cauldron (1985) • The Great Mouse Detective (1986) • Oliver & Company (1988) • The Little Mermaid (1989) • The Rescuers Down Under (1990) • Beauty and the Beast (1991) • Aladdin (1992) • The Lion King (1994) • Pocahontas (1995) • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) • Hercules (1997) • Mulan (1998) • Tarzan (1999) • Fantasia 2000 (1999) • Dinosaur (2000) • The Emperor's New Groove (2000) • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) • Lilo & Stitch (2002) • Treasure Planet (2002) • Brother Bear (2003) • Home on the Range (2004) • Chicken Little (2005) • Meet the Robinsons (2007) • Bolt (2008) • The Princess and the Frog (2009) • Tangled (2010) • Winnie the Pooh (2011) • Wreck-It Ralph (2012) • Frozen (2013) • Big Hero 6 (2014) • Zootopia (2016) • Moana (2016) • Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) • Frozen II (2019)
Pixar films Toy Story (1995) • A Bug's Life (1998) • Toy Story 2 (1999) • Monsters, Inc. (2001) • Finding Nemo (2003) • The Incredibles (2004) • Cars (2006) • Ratatouille (2007) • WALL-E (2008) • Up (2009) • Toy Story 3 (2010) • Cars 2 (2011) • Brave (2012) • Monsters University (2013) • Inside Out (2015) • The Good Dinosaur (2015) • Finding Dory (2016) • Cars 3 (2017) • Coco (2017) • Incredibles 2 (2018) • Toy Story 4 (2019) • Onward (2020)
Blue Sky Studios films Spies in Disguise (2019)
Other Animated films A Christmas CarolA Goofy MovieThe Jungle Book 2The Nightmare Before ChristmasPiglet's Big MovieThe Pirate FairyPooh's Heffalump MoviePlanesPlanes: Fire & RescueReturn to Never LandSecret of the WingsThe Tigger MovieTinker BellTinker Bell and the Great Fairy RescueTinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeastTinker Bell and the Lost TreasureThe Wild
Direct-to-Video films 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London AdventureAladdin and the King of ThievesAtlantis: Milo's ReturnBambi IIBeauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasBrother Bear 2Cinderella II: Dreams Come TrueCinderella III: A Twist in TimeAn Extremely Goofy MovieThe Fox and the Hound 2The Hunchback of Notre Dame IIKronk's New GrooveLady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureLeroy & StitchLilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a GlitchThe Lion King 1½The Lion King II: Simba's PrideThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's BeginningThe Little Mermaid II: Return to the SeaMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMulan IIPocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldPooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinPooh's Heffalump Halloween MovieThe Return of JafarStitch! The MovieTarzan IIWinnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh YearWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Non-Disney films The Brave Little ToasterValiant
Studio Ghibli films Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindCastle in the SkyMy Neighbor TotoroKiki's Delivery ServicePorco RossoPom PokoWhisper of the HeartPrincess MononokeMy Neighbors the YamadasSpirited AwayThe Cat ReturnsHowl's Moving CastleTales from EarthseaPonyo on the Ciff by the SeaThe Secret World of ArriettyThe Wind RisesMiscellaneousGhibli ga Ippai Collection
Live-action feature films
20,000 Leagues Under the SeaAladdin (2019 film)Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)Alice Through The Looking GlassA Wrinkle in TimeBeauty and the Beast (2017 film)Bedknobs and BroomsticksThe BFGBedtime StoriesChristopher RobinCinderella (2015 film)The Devil and Max DevlinDumbo (2019 film)EnchantedEscape to Witch MountainFreaky Friday (2003)The Game PlanInto the WoodsJames and the Giant PeachThe Jungle Book (2016 film)The Lion King (2019 film)The Love BugMaleficentMaleficent: Mistress of EvilMary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsMax Keeble's Big MoveThe MuppetsThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppets Most WantedMuppet Treasure IslandThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsOld YellerSo Dear To My HeartThe Parent TrapThe Parent Trap (1998)Pete's DragonPete's Dragon (2016 film)PollyannaThe Princess DiariesThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementThe Santa ClauseThe Santa Clause 2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseSnowball ExpressSwiss Family RobinsonThe Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie MenTomorrowlandTronWho Framed Roger Rabbit
Disneynature films African CatsBearsBorn in ChinaChimpanzeeThe Crimson Wing: Mystery of the FlamingosEarthMonkey KingdomOceansWings of Life
Disney Channel Original Movies Camp RockThe Cheetah GirlsDescendantsHalloweentownHigh School MusicalTwitchesZ-O-M-B-I-E-SMiscellaneous
Lucasfilm films Rogue One: A Star Wars StorySolo: A Star Wars StoryStar Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last JediStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Marvel Cinematic Universe films Ant-ManAnt-Man and the WaspThe AvengersAvengers: Age of UltronAvengers: EndgameAvengers: Infinity WarBlack PantherCaptain America: Civil WarCaptain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain MarvelDoctor StrangeGuardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Spider-Man: Far From HomeSpider-Man: HomecomingIron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldThor: Ragnarok
20th Century Studios films X-Men: Dark PhoenixStuberThe Art of Racing in the RainAd AstraFord v FerrariUnderwaterThe Call of the Wild
Animated shorts
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon CollectionsCartoon Classics (Limited Gold Editions) • Mini ClassicsFavorite Stories (UK Equivalent: Storybook Favorites) • Classic Cartoon FavoritesMickey and Friends' Greatest Hits (Outside USA) • Funny FactoryIt's a Small World of Fun!Timeless Tales (UK Equivalent: Walt Disney's Fables) • Walt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short FilmsHave a Laugh!MiscellaneousPixarDisney Cartoon Festival (Japan only) • Celebrating Mickey
Television shows
Animated shows 101 DalmatiansAdventures of the Gummi BearsAladdinBonkersChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersDarkwing DuckDougDuckTalesElena of AvalorGargoylesGoof TroopGravity FallsJungle CubsKim PossibleThe Little MermaidThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohPhineas and FerbQuack PackRecessStar Wars RebelsTaleSpinTimon & PumbaaW.I.T.C.H.
Live-action shows DinosaursGood Luck CharlieHannah MontanaLizzie McGuireThe Mickey Mouse ClubThe Suite Life of Zack and Cody/The Suite Life on DeckThat's So RavenWalt Disney anthology seriesWelcome to Pooh CornerWizards of Waverly PlaceYou and Me, Kid
Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior Doc McStuffinsHandy MannyJake and the Never Land PiratesThe Lion GuardMickey and the Roadster RacersMickey Mouse ClubhouseMy Friends Tigger & PoohSofia the FirstThe Book of Pooh
Compilation videosOther shows

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