Tuesday 4 June 2013

The Little Mermaid to Hit UK Blu-ray Players Two Months Before US; Jungle Book Arrives in September

US cover art for the Blu-ray Diamond Edition Double Play;
no UK cover art as of yet.

Anyone out there outside of America knows the pain of Disney irritating staggered release dates. Disney's 28th animated feature, The Little Mermaid, is scheduled in the US for a 1st October release, and I'd long been under the assumption that Britons and Europeans wouldn't get a sniff of the now HD classic until at least early 2014. I'm happy to be proven wrong.

UK film site Den of Geek tweeted out late last night that the release will arrive in UK this August! Depending on the actual date, that's up to two whole months before the US. Excitingly, the HD version The Jungle Book (one of my absolute favourite Disney films) will follow in September.

Provisional German cover art for The
Jungle Book
's Blu-ray release.

Though we get royally shafted on animated Disney releases, we actually do quite well with DVDs and Blu-rays; we got Peter Pan and 101 Dalmatians before the US last year, and the hotly anticipated Aladdin this year. At least US Disney-ites don't seem to have to wait too long now. Either way, speaking for all Disney fans, I can't wait to check out these two great films in High Definition!

No UK listings yet, but you can pre-order the film's various versions off Amazon.com below.


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