I was just looking today at Disney DVDs when I made a curious discovery and an odd realization.
You CANNOT currently buy most of the main animated feature films AT ALL on dvd. They are simply not available. In some cases films may not be released until 2007 or 2011, in other words years away.
The realization was that there may be children who will never see classic disney films, because they are neither being shown in the cinemas or available on DVD.
It also made me realize that I’ve only seen a fraction of the Disney animated movies. I think this is mainly because the others were not available easily (or at all)
Perhaps this goes some way to explaining why Disney isn’t doing very well financially.
An obvious rule of commerce: If it’s not on sale your customers can’t buy it.