News: Disney Plans Big Blu-ray Year

Beaches, The Horse Whisperer, The Rescuers and Father of the Bride are among a string of catalog movies that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will debut on high-definition Blu-ray in 2012.

The studio plans to add more than 30 films to its Blu-ray library, each fully digitally remastered and cleaned from dirt. Many will be anniversary editions.

Here’s the list of what’s coming and when:

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

May 15

Father of the Bride

Bringing Down the House

June 5

The Color of Money



June 19

Sister Act


July 3

The Horse Whisperer

Under the Tuscan Sun


Step Up

Home On the Range

Treasure Planet

The Rescuers

The Rescuers


Adventures in Babysitting

Grosse Pointe Blank

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

The Rescuers

High Fidelity

Ed Wood

Judge Dredd

Ghost of the Abyss 3D

Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure


The Tigger Movie

The Aristocats

Pete’s Dragon



Halloween and Holidays

Hocus Pocus


The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Son of Flubber

Cold Creek Manor

The Santa Clause Trilogy

The Absent-Minded Professor


While You Were Sleeping

Sweet Home Alabama


Babes in Toyland

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Brother Bear

Dick Tracy

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.