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.
UPDATE 8/27/13: Apparently we have been receiving word from fans that international shipping for the Disney Store online is NOT an option. Upon further discovery, we found this on the description for Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 2:
We have big news for Disney fans that want to enjoy Disney Movie Club Exclusive DVD’s without joing the Disney Movie Club. We just found out that Disney Home Entertainment has set up an official Disney run shop on eBay, and they are selling copies of Disney Movie Club Exclusive titles there!
This is a great way to pick up Exclusives without the need to join the Disney Movie Club. All you will need instead is an eBay account. But hurry, each title sold currently only has a limited supply and once they are each sold, there is no telling right if they will be re-stocked or not. Hopefully, this shop is here to stay, as are the various titles, but we have no word on that either way, so make sure to pick up your favorites from this list soon! The complete list is below (Disney Afternoon and One Saturday Morning titles in BOLD).
In light of the recent news about new TaleSpin and Gargoyles releases, as well as previous releases this year for The Weekenders and Goof Troop, may Disney fans, especially fans of Disney TV shows may feel that now is the time to finally join the Disney Movie Club. However, some may feel they need help joining and navigating the DMC. We here at Disney Afternoon Forever are here to help you out! Please feel free to use these tips below to help you get the most out of a Disney Movie Club membership.