In the most promising bit of news on the Disney Afternoon on DVD/Blu-ray home front in a while, it has been confirmed that The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves are coming to Blu-ray next week! As has been confirmed twice in our own podcast DAF Radio, both in episode 13 and 16, The Return of Jafar was originally the first few episodes of Aladdin: The Series that were instead repackaged as the first in a long line of Disney direct-to-video films. Aladdin and the King of Thieves served as the end of production project for the show, so both are possibly the closest anything from The Disney Afternoon might ever get to a Blu-ray release.
Today is the day that the new Disney Afternoon titles on DVD are released in general retail in the United States. They remain available at local Walt-Mart stores, and now have been spotted at other brick-and-mortar and internet based stores. DuckTales: The Movie and TaleSpin: Volume 3 have already been spotted at a local Target store in Culver City, CA for $9.99 each as shown in the attached image.
In an up-date from our previous story on new Disney Afternoon DVD’s sold at Canadian Wal-Marts, we’ve been made aware that these same titles have been spotted in US Wal-Mart stores now as well. Again, these titles were previous Disney Movie Club Exclusives and are still being listed on Amazon.com as coming out in January 2015, so these early releases are pure Wal-Mart Exclusives for right now outside of the ability to still purchase the titles in question from the Disney Movie Club still before the wider release in a few months. The titles in question once again are DuckTales: The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 2, Goof Troop: Volume One & Goof Troop: Volume Two, TaleSpin: Volume Three and finally Have Yourselves A Goofy Little Christmas. A big thanks to Disney Afternerd Kyle for the heads-up!
In an interesting turn of events, the up-coming Disney Afternoon titles that were originally Disney Movie Club Exclusives, but are set to be released the first of next year, have made their first appearances early. Spotted at a Canadian Walt-Mart this last weekend were DuckTales: The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 2, Goof Troop: Volume One & Goof Troop: Volume Two, TaleSpin: Volume Three and finally Have Yourselves A Goofy Little Christmas.
The bulk of the current retail Disney Afternoon DVD releases have been spotted at Target Stores in the United States this week (9/14-9/20) for the amazing sales price of $8.99 each! The sale is going on until September 20, 2014 and is available at participating Target Stores until supplies last. The full list of what titles are available are listed below. For fans that still have not picked up all of these titles yet, this is a perfect opportunity to finally do so.