Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Disney Documentary Collectible Prints

     On November 30th, 2010, three inspiring Disney documentary films were released to fans on DVD. Each film of the trio comes with their very own exclusive collectible and contains never before seen Disney footage of Walt and those closest to him. These documentaries are only available for a limited time and are a definite must-have for Disney fans.

     The Boys: The Sherman Brother's Story is a touching documentary that takes you through the lives of Academy Award winning song-writing team Robert and Richard Sherman. Produced and directed by two of the songwriter's sons, Gregory and Jeffrey Sherman, the story of this prolific, honourable collaboration of brothers is respectively displayed. This film shows audiences the creative process behind the music that has brought happiness to families for over 50 years. The collectible included is a print of the original song sheet for "Tuppence A Bag" which was later renamed "Feed the Birds." The back of the print reads "It was the first Mary Poppins song the Sherman Brothers played for Walt Disney, and it became his favourite song. On Friday afternoons, Walt would ask The Boys to come by his office. When they arrived he'd just say, "Play it." "

     Waking Sleeping Beauty documents the history of Walt Disney Feature Animation. This film covers the rise and near fall of the Walt Disney Animation Studios leading up to the artistic triumphs that granted the studio with success. The film takes the audience through the years of 1984 to 1994 where the perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever. The collectible print included is an 8 x 10 lithograph of a sketch drawn by Kirk Wise. The sketch depicts a moment durng a tough story meeting on Beauty and the Beast.

     Walt & El Grupo showcases Walt Disney's adventure as a cultural ambassador in South America. In 1941, during the WWII period, Walt and his team "El Grupo" achieved impossible goodwill projects throughout South America. This special trip also paved the way for the two classic Disney films, Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. The collectible print included is a timeline of Disney event history that compares and contrasts Disney events and history with those of WWII with vast amount of important dates and information.


  1. I had a chance to meet and chat with Peter Schneider, producer of Waking Sleeping Beauty when the documentary was on the film festival circuit. An inspiring and enjoyable film for sure.

  2. You are so lucky to have had the chance to not only meet, but chat with Peter Schneider himself. Waking Sleeping Beauty is a definite must have for any fan of Disney films.