Walt Disney Platinum and Diamond editions explained

Walt Disney Platinum Edition consists of a line of 2 DVDs, a follow up of Walt Disney Gold Classic Edition, the Platinum line features a line of 13 of the most popular and successful Walt Disney animated films of all time. The first title was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and ended with Pinocchio, each Walt Disney Platinum Edition is only available for a certain length of time but they will be released again in few years time, up to know it has been every seven years.

Each film in the Platinum Edition series is given a thorough restoration, and generally presented in their original aspect ratios, except for a few exceptions. Walt Disney Platinum edition film’s soundtrack are remixed into Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Typical features included in Walt Disney Platinum Edition are audio commentaries, deleted scenes, trailers, music videos and newsreel footage of Disney anthology television series.

Walt Disney Platinum Edition movies
Walt Disney Platinum Edition movies

What is a Walt Disney Diamond Edition?

Towards the end of 2009 Walt Disney introduced a new line called Diamond Editions, it consists of a 3 Disc pack that includes 2 Blu-ray discs with bonus features and 1 DVD copy of the film with minimal features. Weeks later, after a Diamond Edition release, a 2-Disc DVD is also released including the same bonus features as the Blu-ray discs minus Blue-ray designed only features such as interactive games.

Walt Disney Diamond Editions include rarely seen footage and an array of new bonuses, Disney’s BD-Live Network features are also included in the Blu-ray discs, Disney BD live network is an online feature that allows for interactive games and updates, to use it you will need a Blu-ray discs with BD live enabled, at the moment this is only available to the US and Canada. You will need high speed internet connection and a BD live capable Blue-ray player in order to use it.

Disney expects to release all its Diamond Edition titles by 2016, this is a list of all planed Walt Disney Diamond Edition titles, note that the release date is US specific:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (released 2009)
  • Beauty and the Beast (released 2010)
  • Bambi (expected release 2011)
  • The Lion King (expected release 2011)
  • Lady and the Tramp (TBA)
  • Cinderella  (TBA)
  • Peter Pan  (TBA)
  • The Little Mermaid  (TBA)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians  (TBA)
  • The Jungle Book  (TBA)
  • Pinocchio  (TBA)
  • Sleeping Beauty (TBA)