Disney movies have been loved around the world by children of all ages ever since the release of its first full-length motion picture, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, back in 1938. Disney's canon of classic releases, such as Pinocchio (1940), Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942) remain popular today on DVD and VHS, alongside a host of more contemporary releases, such as Pixar's 1995 landmark animation Toy Story.
Disney first began reissuing their classic titles on DVD in the 1990s as 'platinum editions', and many of the re-releases feature special edition outtakes, bonus features, actor commentaries and never-seen-before footage included on the disc. Other Disney movies have been released as limited edition VHS and DVD versions, making them highly sought-after amongst collectors and Disney fans alike. The collectability of some Disney titles on VHS is continuously increasing, as the company no longer releases movies on the format.
Although many of Disney's classic movies hail from the mid-20th century, some of the company's most popular titles hail from the late 80s-90s, including The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992) and The Little Mermaid (1989), three of Disney's most successful movies of all time. The company continues to release new titles each year, including educational programmes and children's shows such as Curious George, The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Of course, not all Disney productions are animated, with live action classics such as Mary Poppins, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Chronicles of Narnia amongst their most popular releases on DVD and VHS.