Walt Disney Co. has announced that 5 more classic animated features are getting the 2-disc Blu-ray treatment in the near future (source: The Hollywood Reporter),
Of the five new Blu-ray releases, “Pinocchio” will be first out of the gate, coming in the spring. “Snow White” is next, followed in 2010 by “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000.” In conjunction with these releases, Disney will issue “Destino,” an unfinished animated feature film created by Walt Disney and famed surrealist painter Salvador Dali. Begun in 1946, the rare film was rediscovered in 2003 and completed by Walt Disney’s nephew, Roy E. Disney.
Bringing up the rear is “Beauty and the Beast,” the only animated film ever nominated for a best picture Oscar. The film will be available as a Blu-ray Disc Platinum Collection release in fall 2010.
The first Disney classic to be offered on Blu-ray is “Sleeping Beauty”, which will be released Oct. 7th.