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The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (Walt Disney Coleccion Maestra in Spanish and Collection Chefs-d'œuvre de Walt Disney in French-Canadian) was a line of VHS tapes and Laserdiscs released by Walt Disney Home Video from 1994 to 1999. Similar to the Walt Disney Classics line that preceded it, it consisted mainly of Disney Animated Features, along with a few live-action/animated hybrid films. Spanish versions were also released.

Of note, the series featured the first home video releases of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Aristocats, Oliver & Company, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Melody Time, The Black Cauldron, and Mulan.

The series was followed by the Walt Disney Limited Issues DVDs in 1999 and the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection VHS & DVDs in 2000.


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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs October 28, 1994 N/A April 30, 1995
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Mary Poppins October 28, 1994 N/A
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Dumbo October 28, 1994 N/A
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Alice in Wonderland (first release) October 28, 1994 N/A
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Robin Hood (first release) October 28, 1994 N/A
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The Sword in the Stone October 28, 1994 N/A
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Pete's Dragon October 28, 1994 N/A
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks October 28, 1994 N/A
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The Three Caballeros October 28, 1994 N/A
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So Dear to My Heart October 28, 1994 N/A
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The Lion King March 3, 1995 N/A April 30, 1996
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Cinderella October 4, 1995 N/A April 30, 1996
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Pocahontas February 28, 1996 N/A
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 27, 1996 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Story Behind the Masterpiece
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The Aristocats April 24, 1996 N/A
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Oliver & Company September 25, 1996 N/A
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Bambi (THX 55th Anniversary Edition) February 4, 1997 Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece March 31, 1997
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 4, 1997 N/A
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Fun and Fancy Free (THX 50th Anniversary Edition) July 15, 1997

The Story Behind Fun and Fancy Free

January 31, 1998
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Mary Poppins (THX Limited Edition) August 26, 1997; March 31, 1998 Mary Poppins: Practically Perfect in Every Way
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Sleeping Beauty (THX Limited Edition and THX Widescreen Edition) September 16, 1997 Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Sleeping Beauty January 31, 1998
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The Jungle Book (THX 30th Anniversary Limited Edition) October 14, 1997 The Jungle Book: The Making of a Musical Masterpiece January 31, 1998
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Hercules February 3, 1998 January 31, 1999
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Peter Pan (THX 45th Anniversary Limited Edition) March 3, 1998 You Can Fly!: The Making of Peter Pan April 16, 1998
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The Little Mermaid (THX Special Edition) March 31, 1998 "Part of Your World" music video January 31, 1999
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Melody Time (THX 50th Anniversary Special Edition) June 2, 1998
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The Black Cauldron August 4, 1998 January 31, 1999
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Lady and the Tramp (THX Limited Edition and THX Widescreen Edition) September 15, 1998 Teaser for Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure January 31, 1999
Mulan February 2, 1999
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The Rescuers March 23, 1999
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One Hundred and One Dalmatians (THX Limited Edition) March 9, 1999 N/A June 18, 1999
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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (50th Anniversary Limited Edition) May 25, 1999
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Alice in Wonderland (second release) July 13, 1999
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Robin Hood (second release) July 13, 1999


  • Some early copies of the Pocahontas VHS contained the 1989 Walt Disney Classics opening logo instead of the opening logo of its respective video line.
  • The videotapes of Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, Old Yeller (1997 Film Classics Collection release), and early copies of the 60th anniversary edition of Pinocchio contain the opening logo for the video line at the start, despite the fact that those videos were not part of the line. Pinocchio was most likely planned to be released in the Masterpiece Collection for fall 1999. A tape master was prepared, but was quickly aborted when the series ended; however, early copies of the 60th Anniversary edition still contained the early master with the Masterpiece Collection logo.
  • In the 1994 trailer for the video line, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Fox and the Hound are shown among the many clips shown, but a Masterpiece Collection VHS was never released for those films. This is because the films were in moratorium during the series' run.
  • Some early copies have the August 1994 print date and the 1986 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Home Video Logo on it.
  • Some tapes from 1995-1996 had the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo, but with the 1992 variation of the Walt Disney Classics music. The logo also shines twice on this variant. It also shows up on most (if not all) 1996-1999 non-VHS releases in the line, including laserdiscs such as Peter Pan and Hercules, and the 1998 DVD release of Mary Poppins.
    • Surprisingly, the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo was shown on 1996 French Canadian VHS tapes of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The Aristocats, and on the Toy Story 1997 DTS Laserdisc.
  • Some tapes in this VHS series did not have the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo ident. These include early printings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (to have the 1986 WDHV logo instead because the WDMC logo wasn't completed yet at the time), The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and early printings of The Black Cauldron. However, the laserdisc had the WDMC logo and the THX logo.
  • Some tapes from 1997-1999 were THX certified. Such tapes were advertised as "Fully Restored Limited Edition" on either their VHS covers and/or their VHS trailers beforehand.
  • Mary Poppins is, thus far, the only title to have had a DVD released in the series because it was still part of the collection at the time.

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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) • Lightyear (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 StrangeDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessEternalsGuardians 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