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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).

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, some as part of the Walt Disney Platinum Editions (and its successor series, the Walt Disney Diamond Editions) or 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.

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 DVD
Toy Story 2-Pack
Toy Story January 11, 2000 (VHS); October 17, 2000 (DVD) (with Toy Story 2) May 1, 2003
Mulan GoldCollection VHS Mulan GoldCollection DVD Mulan February 1, 2000 January 31, 2002
Pinocchio GoldCollection VHS Pinocchio (03-07-2000) DVD Pinocchio March 7, 2000 January 31, 2002
TheAristocats GoldCollection VHS The Aristocats (04-04-2000) DVD The Aristocats April 4, 2000
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Trivia game
TheFoxAndTheHound GoldCollection VHS TheFoxAndTheHound GoldCollection DVD The Fox and the Hound May 2, 2000
  • 1988 theatrical reissue trailer
  • Read-along
  • Trivia game
TheThreeCaballeros GoldCollection VHS TheThreeCaballeros GoldCollection DVD The Three Caballeros May 2, 2000
SaludosAmigos GoldCollection VHS SaludosAmigos GoldCollection DVD Saludos Amigos May 2, 2000
MakeMineMusic GoldCollection VHS MakeMineMusic GoldCollection DVD Make Mine Music June 6, 2000
MelodyTime GoldCollection VHS MelodyTime GoldCollection DVD Melody Time June 6, 2000
Pocahontas GoldCollection VHS Pocahontas GoldCollection DVD Pocahontas June 6, 2000
AGoofyMovie GoldCollection VHS B00004R99F A Goofy Movie June 20, 2000
FunAndFancyFree GoldCollection VHS Fun and Fancy Free (06-20-2000) DVD Fun and Fancy Free June 20, 2000
AliceInWonderland GoldCollection VHS AliceInWonderland GoldCollection DVD Alice in Wonderland July 4, 2000
MaryPoppins GoldCollection VHS MaryPoppins GoldCollection DVD Mary Poppins July 4, 2000
  • "The Making of Mary Poppins"
  • "Hollywood Goes to a World Premiere"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trivia Game
RobinHood GoldCollection VHS Robin Hood (07-04-2000) DVD Robin Hood July 4, 2000
RescuersDownUnder GoldCollection VHS RescuersDownUnder GoldCollection DVD The Rescuers Down Under August 1, 2000
  • Trivia Game
  • Read-Along Storybook
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Hercules GoldCollection VHS Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 7.53.12 PM Hercules August 1, 2000
ABugsLife GoldCollection VHS ABugsLife GoldCollection DVD A Bug's Life August 1, 2000
Poca2 PocahontasIIJourneytoaNewWorld 2000 DVD Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World September 5, 2000
TheBlackCauldron GoldCollection VHS TheBlackCauldron GoldCollection DVD The Black Cauldron October 3, 2000
  • "The Quest for the Black Cauldron" game
  • Trick or Treat
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
IchabodAndMrToad GoldCollection VHS IchabodAndMrToad GoldCollection DVD The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 3, 2000
MickeysOnceUponAChristmas GoldCollection VHS MickeysOnceUponAChristmas GoldCollection DVD 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 PetesDragon GoldCollection DVD Pete's Dragon January 16, 2001
SwordInTheStone GoldCollection VHS SwordInTheStone GoldCollection DVD The Sword in the Stone March 20, 2001
786936126563 vhcau l BedknobsAndBroomsticks 30thAnniversary DVD Bedknobs and Broomsticks: 30th Anniversary Edition March 20, 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 Dumbo 60th anniversary edition dvd Dumbo: 60th Anniversary Edition October 23, 2001
PeterPan SpecialEdition VHS PeterPan SpecialEdition DVD Peter Pan: Special Edition February 12, 2002
HunchbackOfNotreDame GoldCollection VHS HunchbackOfNotreDame GoldCollection DVD The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 19, 2002
OliverAndCompany SpecialEdition VHS OliverAndCompany SpecialEdition DVD 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 TheGreatMouseDetective 2002 DVD The Great Mouse Detective July 23, 2002
TheRescuers 2003 VHS The rescuers 2003 dvd The Rescuers May 20, 2003


  • While the VHS versions use the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection logo in place of the 1992 golden-colored Walt Disney Home Video logo at the beginning, however the music used in both logos are the same as for the 1992 golden-colored Walt Disney Home Video logo. The DVD versions however use the 1992 Walt Disney Home Video logo.
  • Melody Time VHS and DVD release in this series is also censored to remove scenes involving cigarettes from the Pecos Bill segment, much like its previous 1998 VHS/Laserdisc release.
    • This one, Saludos Amigos and Make Mine Music both have an aspect ratio screen on the VHS and DVD release in this series stating that they have been "edited for content" since these three films are affected with censorship and cuts.
  • Almost all the VHS tapes have the exact same opening previews, including a trailer to the then-recent direct-to-video film The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. This could be due to many videos in the series being released all at once.
  • A Goofy Movie is presented as a pan-and-scan version on the Region 1 DVD, though the PAL regions have non-anamorphic widescreen formats on the DVD (the Region 2 DVD is in 1.78:1, while the Region 4 DVD is in the theatrical ratio of 1.85:1).
  • Toy Story is the only Gold Collection DVD not to be released simultaneously with its VHS release.

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 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 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 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 PoohLittle Einsteins
Compilation videosOther shows

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