Please take a moment to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have any questions. Odds are, the answers that you seek are below. Thanks.
What is DVD-on-Demand?
There are a number of film and tv show titles the various movie studios feel would not sell well in the normal retail stores, but they still want available to customers. So, a company will release a title as a “DVD-on-Demand” title which means as soon as a customer orders a title, the company will burn said title onto a DVD-R, and then ship it to the customer. This way, customers get the titles they want, and movie studios are able to keep cost of production down for such releases.
Are you in any way connected to the Walt Disney Company?
We are in no way connected to the Walt Disney Company or any of their affiliates. Rather, we are simply a collection of Disney fans, banded together for the common cause of getting unreleased Disney films and shows onto DVD.
How can I help?
Please visit our Contact Disney and Help Promote Us pages for more on that.
Why are you doing this and why should I help?
We are doing this because first and foremost, we really love Disney. The fans that are part of this campaign grew up with these titles, and as a result, they are a big part of our lives. Second, we really want to not only enjoy them again in our homes, but we want to be able to share them with our children and their children after that. Third, each of these titles represent hours, if not days, weeks, months or years of hard work and dedication by a host of actors, director, writers, and whoever else who has worked at the Disney Studios on these various projects, including in some cases, Walt Disney himself! It would be a real shame if their work is not available for all to enjoy. To that end, for a purely historical angle, these films and shows should be available for future inhabitants to better understand the past and from an artistic angle, to allow those same future inhabitants o enjoy these great artist masterpieces.
Reasons why you should help out is simple – if you agree with any of the above arguments, why wouldn’t you want to see these titles get released? Why you should take the time and energy to help if you agree with us is because Disney will not take us seriously if we only have small numbers. They are a business and as such, will not do anything they feel is not in their best interest financially. If they feel there are enough people that potentially would in fact spend money on whatever is being campaigned for, and that they have potential customers lined up, then and only then will they respond in kind.
The reasons you should join us and not some other Disney campaign that may be out there is because most of the other fan campaigns out there ask their members to sign an online petition and then call it a day. We realize that online petitions don’t work and even if they did, are not enough. Only by sending letters, e-mails, faxes and making phone calls will we actually affect change. Further, the other flaw these other campaigns have is they are all small, fractured groups going up a major company. We here at Open Vault Disney believe and recognize that only as a large, united front of Disney fans will we have any chance at affecting the kind of change we want. The more people we have sending messages to Disney in the various methods of communication listed, the better chance that Disney will listen
Why do you use Chang.org for your Online Petitions?
The purpose of a petition is to help show how many people support a cause, and how widespread that support is. For this reason, credibility is essential to any petition. Fraudulent signatures can easily kill an otherwise good petition and is the major weakness of petitiononline.com, petitionspot.com, ipetitions.com and other so-called online petitions sites. Further, many times when someone fills out an online petition, as is the nature of such things, that person often feels that their work is done. This is not the case for serious fan campaigns. The best fan campaigns will always be victorious by hard work and diversity and intensity of communications to the various companies being campaigned to. Good old-fashioned hand letters and phone calls have always been the bread and butter of the truly great fan campaigns. In the digital age, e-mails and faxes have become just as useful and vital.
Petitions can still be used, but they are only useful AFTER use of the other mentioned communications have been used, and if they are 100% credible. The best way to archive that credibility is with good old-fashioned paper and pen. However, feel at this time that Change.org is a more credible site for using an online petition. Despite our use currently of this service, we strongly recommend and ask that our members still write paper letters as well in unison with these new petitions.