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The Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection, or the Gold Classic Collection for short, is a series of VHS and DVD releases of animated Disney films, similar to the Walt Disney Classics and Walt Disney Masterpiece Collections that preceded it. The series notably also featured the first home video release of Make Mine Music and the first VHS and DVD release of Saludos Amigos (although content from these two was cut) and the first DVD release of Toy Story.

The DVDs were similar in content to the failed Limited Issue DVDs, to the point that the Gold Collection DVDs for Pinocchio, Hercules, and Mulan were actually reissues of those films' Limited Issue DVDs. Most of the DVDs contained a few bonus features in the form of interactive read-alongs, trivia games, and sing-alongs, though some also contained making-of featurettes and bonus cartoon shorts.

Each wave of Gold Collection videos and DVDs were released on select days of each month from January 11, 2000 through March 20, 2001. However, due to subpar sales as a result of too many videos in the series being released all at once, Disney discontinued the line afterward. Sadly as a result, later releases with similar content and cover designs were not labeled as Gold Collection videos.

Many of the films released in the Gold Collection have since been released on DVD again, one of them as part of the Walt Disney Platinum Editions (and its second successor series, the Walt Disney Signature Collection) and many others released as individual "special edition" DVDs. As of 2015, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, and A Goofy Movie are the only films released in the series that have not been given new Region 1 DVD releases since then, although the latter films have been released on Blu-Ray as Disney Movie Club exclusives, one in 2019, and the other two in 2021.

The Spirit of Mickey and So Dear to My Heart were apparently going to be re-released as part of the Gold Collection (as seen on a trailer for the collection on various videos), but these videos were never released. The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Oliver & Company were also planned to be included but were cut from the collection and instead released as stand-alone videos without the "Gold Collection" banner. So Dear to My Heart was eventually released on DVD as a Disney Movie Club exclusive.


VHS Cover DVD Cover Film Released DVD bonus features Moratorium
ToyStory GoldCollection VHS.jpg Toy Story 2-Pack.jpg Toy Story January 11, 2000 (VHS); October 17, 2000 (DVD) May 1, 2003
Mulan GoldCollection VHS.jpg Mulan GoldCollection DVD.jpg Mulan February 1, 2000 January 31, 2002
Pinocchio GoldCollection VHS.jpg Pinocchio (03-07-2000) DVD.jpg Pinocchio March 7, 2000 January 31, 2002
TheAristocats GoldCollection VHS.jpg The Aristocats (04-04-2000) DVD.png The Aristocats April 4, 2000
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Trivia game
TheFoxAndTheHound GoldCollection VHS.jpg TheFoxAndTheHound GoldCollection DVD.jpg The Fox and the Hound May 2, 2000
  • 1988 theatrical reissue trailer
  • Read-along
  • Trivia game
TheThreeCaballeros GoldCollection VHS.jpg TheThreeCaballeros GoldCollection DVD.jpg The Three Caballeros May 2, 2000
SaludosAmigos GoldCollection VHS.jpg SaludosAmigos GoldCollection DVD.jpg Saludos Amigos May 2, 2000
MakeMineMusic GoldCollection VHS.jpg MakeMineMusic GoldCollection DVD.jpg Make Mine Music June 6, 2000
MelodyTime GoldCollection VHS.jpg MelodyTime GoldCollection DVD.png Melody Time June 6, 2000
Pocahontas GoldCollection VHS.jpg Pocahontas GoldCollection DVD.jpg Pocahontas June 6, 2000
AGoofyMovie GoldCollection VHS.jpg A Goofy Movie - Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection.jpg A Goofy Movie June 20, 2000
FunAndFancyFree GoldCollection VHS.jpg Fun and Fancy Free (06-20-2000) DVD.png Fun and Fancy Free June 20, 2000
AliceInWonderland GoldCollection VHS.jpg AliceInWonderland GoldCollection DVD.jpg Alice in Wonderland July 4, 2000
MaryPoppins GoldCollection VHS.jpg MaryPoppins GoldCollection DVD.jpg Mary Poppins July 4, 2000
  • "The Making of Mary Poppins"
  • "Hollywood Goes to a World Premiere"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trivia Game
RobinHood GoldCollection VHS.jpg Robin Hood (07-04-2000) DVD.jpg Robin Hood July 4, 2000
RescuersDownUnder GoldCollection VHS.jpg RescuersDownUnder GoldCollection DVD.jpg The Rescuers Down Under August 1, 2000
  • Trivia Game
  • Read-Along Storybook
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Hercules GoldCollection VHS.jpg Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 7.53.12 PM.png Hercules August 1, 2000
ABugsLife GoldCollection VHS.jpg ABugsLife GoldCollection DVD.jpg A Bug's Life August 1, 2000
Poca2.jpg PocahontasIIJourneytoaNewWorld 2000 DVD.jpg Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World September 5, 2000
TheBlackCauldron GoldCollection VHS.jpg TheBlackCauldron GoldCollection DVD.jpg The Black Cauldron October 3, 2000
  • "The Quest for the Black Cauldron" game
  • Trick or Treat
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
IchabodAndMrToad GoldCollection VHS.jpg IchabodAndMrToad GoldCollection DVD.jpg The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 3, 2000
MickeysOnceUponAChristmas GoldCollection VHS.jpg MickeysOnceUponAChristmas GoldCollection DVD.jpg Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas November 7, 2000
  • "Deck the Halls" music video performed by SHeDAISY
  • "The Gift of the Magi" storybook
  • "Deck the Halls" sing-along
  • "Jingle Bells" sing-along
PetesDragon GoldCollection VHS.jpg PetesDragon GoldCollection DVD.jpg Pete's Dragon January 16, 2001
SwordInTheStone GoldCollection VHS.jpg SwordInTheStone GoldCollection DVD.jpg The Sword in the Stone March 20, 2001
786936126563 vhcau l.jpg BedknobsAndBroomsticks 30thAnniversary DVD.jpg Bedknobs and Broomsticks: 30th Anniversary Edition March 20, 2001
Oliver&company 2001vhs.jpg Oliver and Company June 5, 2001

Similar later releases

The following videos, similar in appearance and design to the Gold Collection releases, came out after the Gold Classic Collection line was discontinued.

VHS Cover DVD Cover Film Released DVD bonus features
Dumbo 60th anniversary edition vhs.jpg Dumbo 60th anniversary edition dvd.jpg Dumbo: 60th Anniversary Edition October 23, 2001
PeterPan SpecialEdition VHS.jpg PeterPan SpecialEdition DVD.jpg Peter Pan: Special Edition February 12, 2002
HunchbackOfNotreDame GoldCollection VHS.jpg HunchbackOfNotreDame GoldCollection DVD.jpg The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 19, 2002
OliverAndCompany SpecialEdition VHS.jpg OliverAndCompany SpecialEdition DVD.jpg Oliver & Company: Special Edition May 14, 2002
  • "The Making of Oliver and Company"
  • "Disney's Animated Animals: A Look at the History of Animals in Disney Films"
  • Scrapbook
  • Sing-Along Songs
  • Publicity Materials
    • TV Spot
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • 1996 Trailer
    • "Return of a Classic"
  • Film Fun Facts
  • Lend a Paw
  • Puss Café
TheGreatMouseDetective 2002 VHS.jpg TheGreatMouseDetective 2002 DVD.jpg The Great Mouse Detective July 23, 2002
TheRescuers 2003 VHS.jpg The rescuers 2003 dvd.jpg The Rescuers May 20, 2003


See also

v - e - dWalt Disney home video releases
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 3-Movie CollectionsDisney 4-Movie CollectionsDisney Movie Club DVDsWalt Disney TreasuresDisney Blu-ray 3DDisney·Pixar ClassicsGhibli ga Ippai Collection
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) • Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) • Encanto (2021)
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) • Soul (2020) • Luca (2021) • Turning Red (2022)
Disney Princess/Frozen films Disney Princess: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) • Cinderella (1950) • Sleeping Beauty (1959) • The Little Mermaid (1989) • Beauty and the Beast (1991) • Aladdin (1992) • Pocahontas (1995) • Mulan (1998) • The Princess and the Frog (2009) • Tangled (2010) • Brave (2012) • Moana (2016)

Frozen: Frozen (2013) • Frozen II (2019)

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 WingsStrange MagicThe 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 EarthseaPonyoThe Secret World of ArriettyThe Wind RisesMiscellaneous
Live-action feature films
20,000 Leagues Under the SeaAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAlice in Wonderland (2010 film)Aladdin (2019 film)Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)Alice Through The Looking GlassA Wrinkle in TimeBeauty and the Beast (2017 film)Bedknobs and BroomsticksThe BFGBedtime StoriesBeverly Hills ChihuahuaChristopher RobinThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe Country BearsCinderella (2015 film)CruellaThe Devil and Max DevlinDumbo (2019 film)EnchantedEscape to Witch MountainThe Finest HoursFreaky Friday (2003 film)G-ForceThe Game Plan The Greatest Game Ever PlayedThe Haunted MansionHolesInto the WoodsJames and the Giant PeachJohn CarterThe Jungle Book (2016 film)Jungle CruiseThe Lion King (2019 film)The Lone RangerThe Love BugMaleficentMaleficent: Mistress of EvilMary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsMax Keeble's Big MoveMcFarland, USAMillion Dollar ArmMulan (2020 film)The MuppetsThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppets Most WantedMuppet Treasure Island National Treasure National Treasure: Book of SecretsThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsOld YellerOz the Great and PowerfulThe Parent TrapThe Parent Trap (1998)Pete's DragonPete's Dragon (2016 film)Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPollyannaPrince of Persia: The Sands of TimeThe Princess DiariesThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementQueen of KatweThe Santa ClauseThe Santa Clause 2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseSaving Mr. BanksSnowball ExpressSo Dear To My HeartThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeSwiss Family RobinsonThe Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie MenTomorrowlandTronTron: LegacyWho 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 MusicalTwitchesZombiesMiscellaneous
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 PantherBlack WidowCaptain America: Civil WarCaptain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain MarvelDoctor StrangeEternalsGuardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsSpider-Man: Far From HomeSpider-Man: HomecomingSpider-Man: No Way HomeIron 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 WildThe New MutantsFree GuyThe Eyes of Tammy FayeWest Side Story
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 GuardLittle EinsteinsMickey and the Roadster RacersMickey Mouse ClubhouseMy Friends Tigger & PoohSofia the FirstThe Book of Pooh
Compilation videosOther shows