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Creator: Walt Disney Home Video
Walt Disney Home Video (currently Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) is the home video branch of The Walt Disney Company.

Disney first released its library into the home market through a distribution agreement with MCA DiscoVision to release live-action Disney movies and animated episodes of the anthology series onto Laserdisc. The agreement would expire in December 1981.

In March 1980, Disney would form its own home video arm, a division of Walt Disney Telecommunications and Non-Theatrical Company (renamed Buena Vista Home Video in 1987), with Jim Jimirro as its first president. A list of 13 titles were released in March 1980, licensed to Fotomat for rental, with a four-city test (in Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco) before a planned nationwide expansion by the end of the year. During the first half of 1981, Disney expanded its reach by having video stores sign up to be "authorized rental dealers".

Rental cassettes were vastly different from sale cassettes. For one thing, rental and sale videos were differentiated through their packaging; rental-only releases were packaged in blue packaging with just the film's title on it, whiole sale-only releases had white packing with the WDHV logo (depicting Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice) on the top and a full-color scene from the film on the bottom. Disney would cease its rental services in 1984.

This page is a work in progress!

Releases

Guide: The releases listed are sorted by catalog number. The letters "V" and "B" were listed after the numbers indicate either a VHS or Betamax release. The second letter "S" represented a sale-only release, while rental-only releases had no second letter. Starting in the late 1980s, the letters were gone entirely.

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     1980 
The original 13 releases.
  • 10: Pete's Dragon (1977)
    Note: European theatrical version on original pressings.
    Note: All pressings since at least 1982 or 1983 use a more complete version which runs 2h8m29s with the original Buena Vista logo.
  • 11: The Black Hole (1979)
  • 12: The Love Bug (1969)
    Note: Presented entirely in anamorphic widescreen without letterboxing, in the original aspect ratio.
  • 13: Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
  • 14: Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
    Note: The original video box had the title as simply Davy Crockett.
    Note: Sped up by just over 4% to 1h28m52s (as opposed to the original runtime of approximately 1h32m49s), to fit a 90-minute tape.
  • 15: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
    Note: Sped up by just over 8% to 1h57m28s (as opposed to the original runtime of approximately 2h7m1s), to fit a 120-minute tape.
  • 16: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
    Note: Theatrical version
    Note: Sped up by just over 4% to 1h52m16s (as opposed to the original runtime of approximately 1h57m5s).
  • 17: The North Avenge Irregulars (1979)
  • 18: The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
  • 19: Hot Lead And Cold Feet (1978)
    Note: The original Buena Vista logo is plastered by the 1979 Buena Vista logo.
  • 20: On Vacation with Mickey Mouse and Friends (1956)
    Note: One of the original DiscoVision releases.
    Note: Originally broadcast on 03/07/56 as part of the Disneyland TV series.
    Note: The videogram is as rebroadcast on 08/07/77 as part of The Wonderful World of Disney.
  • 21: Kids is Kids, Starring Donald Duck (1961)
    Note: One of the original DiscoVision releases.
    Note: Originally broadcast on 12/10/61 as part of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
    Note: The videogram is as rebroadcast on 04/06/75 as part of The Wonderful World of Disney.
  • 22: The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale (1959)
    Note: One of the original DiscoVision releases.
    Note: Originally broadcast on 02/27/59 as part of Walt Disney Presents.
    Note: The videogram is as rebroadcast on 07/27/80 as part of Disney's Wonderful World, except with the original title.

     1981 
Following the release of an additional title in January, no new titles were offered for over half a year before Dumbo and several other Disney catalog titles were announced.

  • 23: Mary Poppins (1964)
  • 24: Dumbo (1941)
    Note: Originally released for rental only. A sale version was released in 1982.
  • 25: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  • 26: The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
  • 27: Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
  • 28: The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  • 29: Gus (1975)
  • 30: The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
  • 31: Snow White Live at Radio City Music Hall (1980)
    Note: Only offered for a brief period before being pulled over a payment dispute with one of the talent. One of the rarest Disney titles on the market.
  • 32: Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Cartoon Collections: Volume 1 (1981)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Thru the Mirror (1936), The Sleepwalker (1942), Donald's Golf Game (1938), Pluto and the Gopher (1950), Dragon Around (1954) and The Whalers (1938)
  • 33: Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Cartoon Collections: Volume 2 (1981)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Society Dog Show (1939), Pluto's Sweater (1949), Donald Applecore (1952), The Little Whirlwind (1941), Donald's Diary (1954) and Pluto's Blue Note (1947).
  • 34: Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Cartoon Collections: Volume 3 (1981)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Boat Builders (1938), Pluto's Quinpuplets (1937), Chef Donald (1941), Moose Hunters (1937), Working for Peanuts (1953) and Lend a Paw (1941)
  • 35: A Dream Called Walt Disney World (1980)
  • 36: Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    Note: Originally released for rental only. A sale version was released in 1982.
  • 37: Old Yeller (1957)
  • 38: Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
  • 39: Amy (1981)
  • 40: A Tale of Two Critters (1977)
  • 41: Treasure Island (1950)
  • 42: Herbie Rides Again (1974)
  • 43: The Shaggy Dog (1959)
  • 44: Goofy Over Sports (1981)
    Note: Contains the cartoons How to Play Football (1944), The Art of Self Defense (1941), The Art of Skiing (1942), How to Ride a Horse (1941), How to Swim (1942) and Double Dribble (1946)
  • 45: Pollyanna (1960)
  • 46: A Walt Disney Christmas (1981)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Once Upon a Wintertime (1948), Santa's Workshop (1932), The Night Before Christmas (1933) and Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)
  • 47: The Sign of Zorro (1960)
  • 53: Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  • 54: The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
  • 56: Freaky Friday (1976)
  • 57: The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
  • 58: That Darn Cat! (1965)
  • 62: Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
  • 66: Condorman (1981)
  • 67: The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
  • 68: The Watcher in the Woods (1981)

     1982 
  • 73: A Day at Disneyland: A Souvenir Film (1982)
  • 74: Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972)
  • 75: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1982)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Lonesome Ghosts (1937), Trick or Treat (1952) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
  • 77: Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
  • 78: Candleshoe (1978)
  • 79: The Prince and the Pauper (1962)
  • 80: Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
  • 85: Almost Angels (1962)
  • 88: Miracle of the White Stallions (1962)
  • 89: The Monkey's Uncle (1965)
  • 90: Night Crossing (1982)
  • 91: The Three Caballeros (1945)
  • 92: A Walt Disney Christmas (1981/1982)
    Note: A different version of the title released the year before, this one featuring two additional cartoon shorts and new cover art.
    Note: Contains the cartoons Once Upon a Wintertime (1948), Santa's Workshop (1932), The Night Before Christmas (1933), Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952), On Ice (1935) and Donald's Snow Fight (1942)
  • 94: Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
  • 95: The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
  • 96: Fun and Fancy Free, featuring Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947)
  • 97: The Cat From Outer Space (1978)
  • 99: The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
  • 100: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
  • 105: The Wind in the Willows, Starring J. Thaddeus Toad (1982)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Motor Mania (1950), Trailer Horn (1950) and Wind in the Willows (1949)
  • 107: The Parent Trap (1961)
  • 108: The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
  • 109: The Bears and I (1974)
  • 110: The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)
  • 111: Kidnapped (1960)
    Note: One of the original DiscoVision releases.
  • 119: Babes in Toyland (1961)
  • 120: Snowball Express (1972)
  • 121: Storybook Classics (1982)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Little Toot (1948), Chicken Little (1943), Peter and the Wolf (1946) and The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)

     1983 
  • 122: TRON (1982)
    Note: Presented in stereo.
  • 125: The Boatniks (1970)
  • 136: No Deposit, No Return (1976)
  • 141: American Heroes, featuring Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill (1983)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Pecos Bill (1948/1952) and Paul Bunyan (1958)
  • 142: Tex (1982)
  • 144: Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty (1957)
  • 147: The Incredible Journey (1963)
  • 149: Superdad (1973)
  • 164: Scary Tales (1983)
    Note: Volume 3 of the Cartoon Classics series.
    Note: Contains the cartoons Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944), Duck Pimples (1945), The Skeleton Dance (1929), Haunted House (1929), Donald's Lucky Day (1939) and Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)
  • 166: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
    Note: Presented in stereo.
  • 167: Disney's Best of 1931-1948 (1983)
    Note: Volume 5 of the Cartoon Classics series.
    Note: Contains the cartoons The Ugly Duckling (1939), Mickey's Orphans (1931), Flowers and Trees (1932), Truant Officer Donald (1941), The Country Cousin (1936) and Mickey and the Seal (1948)

     1984 
  • 178: Sport Goofy's Vacation (1984)
    Note: Volume 8 of the Cartoon Classics series.
    Note: Contains the cartoons Two Weeks Vacation (1952), Father's Lion (1952), Foul Hunting (1947), How to Fish (1942), Tiger Trouble (1945) and Aquamania (1961)
  • 179: Donald Duck's First 50 Years (1984)
    Note: Volume 9 of the Cartoon Classics series.
    Note: Contains the cartoons The Wise Little Hen (1934), Donald and Pluto (1936), Don Donald (1937), Donald's Nephews (1938), Donald's Double Trouble (1946) and Rugged Bear (1953)
  • 190: The Castaway Cowboy (1974)
  • 195: Big Red (1962)
  • 198: Mickey (1984)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Steamboat Willie (1928), Mickey's Grand Opera (1936), The Worm Turns (1937), Mickey's Parrot (1938), Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940), Symphony Hour (1942) and The Simple Things (1983)
    Note: Mickey's Grand Opera has its titles plastered by the "A Walt Disney Mickey Mouse" title card from Symphony Hour.
  • 199: Minnie (1984)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Plane Crazy (1928), Mickey's Rival (1936), First Aiders (1944), The Nifty Nineties (1941), Bath Day (1946), Mickey's Delayed Date (1947) and Figaro and Frankie (1947)
  • 200: Donald (1984)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Donald's Cousin Gus (1939), The Riveter (1940), The Autograph Hound (1939), A Good Time for a Dime (1941), Donald's Tire Trouble (1943), Drip Dippy Donald (1948) and The New Neighbor (1953)
  • 201: Daisy (1984)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940), Cured Duck (1945), Dumb Bell of the Yukon (1946), Sleepy Time Donald (1947), Donald's Dilemma (1948), Donald's Dream Voice (1948) and Donald's Diary (1950)
  • 202: Pluto (1984)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Pluto, Junior (1942), Canine Casanova (1945), Pluto at the Zoo (1942), Pluto's Housewarming (1947), Pluto's Heart Throb (1950), Cat Nap Pluto (1948) and Wonder Dog (1950)
  • 203: Disney's Best: The Fabulous '50s (1984)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1951), Pigs is Pigs (1954), Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953) and Noah's Ark (1959)
    Note: Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom is presented in its Academy Ratio version.
  • 204: Silly Symphonies (1984)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Birds in the Spring (1933), The China Shop (1934), The Flying Mouse (1934), The Cookie Carnival (1935), Woodland Cafe (1937), Moth and the Flame (1938) and Farmyard Symphony (1938)
    Note: The special Limited Gold Edition introduction is severely shortened to accommodate the lengths of the cartoons featured on the tape.
  • 211: Son of Flubber (1963)
  • 224: A Disney Christmas Gift (1982)
    Note: Originally broadcast on 12/4/82 as part of Walt Disney.
  • 225: Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
    Note: Includes bonus featurette The Making of Mickey's Christmas Carol
  • 226: Winnie the Pooh and Friends (1984)
    Note: Contains the cartoons Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983), Hooked Bear (1956), Hold That Pose (1950) and In the Bag (1956)
    Note: Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore has its original opening credits replaced by new digitally-inserted text placed over the live-action scenes.
    Note: Hooked Bear and In the Bag are presented in their Academy Ratio versions.
  • 228: Robin Hood (1973)
    Note: The first release in the Walt Disney Classics series.
  • 705: DTV: Pop & Rock (1984)
    Note: Presented in stereo.
  • 706: DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (1984)
    Note: Presented in stereo.
  • 707: DTV: Golden Oldies (1984)
    Note: Presented in stereo.

     1985 
  • 239: Pinocchio (1940)
    Note: Part of the Walt Disney Classics series.
    Note: Originally priced at $79.95, the price was briefly lowered to $29.95 as part of a holiday promotion. This move made this title Disney's first bestseller.
    Note: This title's TV campaign, as part of its $1,000,000 ad budget, was reportedly the first national TV spot to advertise a single title.
  • 255: Donald's Bee Pictures (1985)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition II series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Inferior Decorator (1948), Honey Harvester (1949), Slide, Donald, Slide (1949), Window Cleaners (1940), Bee at the Beach (1950), Bee on Guard (1951) and Let's Stick Together (1952)
  • 256: The World According to Goofy (1985)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition II series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Goofy's Glider (1940), Baggage Buster (1941), How to Be a Sailor (1944), They're Off (1948), Home Made Home (1951), Man's Best Friend (1952) and How to Dance (1953)
  • 257: The Disney Dream Factory: 1933-1938 (1985)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition II series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Old King Cole (1933), The Pied Piper (1933), Music Land (1935), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Merbabies (1938) and Wynken, Blynken and Nod (1938)
  • 258: An Officer and a Duck (1985)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition II series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Donald Gets Drafted (1942), The Vanishing Private (1942), Sky Trooper (1942), Fall Out, Fall In (1943), The Old Army Game (1943) and Home Defense (1943)
  • 259: How the Best Was Won: 1933-1960 (1985)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition II series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Building a Building (1933), Funny Little Bunnies (1934), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), Ferdinand the Bull (1938) and Goliath II (1960)
  • 260: Life with Mickey! (1985)
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition II series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Shanghaied (1934), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Mickey's Circus (1936), Mickey Down Under (1948) and R'Coon Dawg (1951)
  • 261: From Pluto With Love
    Note: Part of the Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Edition II series
    Note: Contains the cartoons Pluto's Playmate (1941), T-Bone for Two (1942), Rescue Dog (1947), Pluto's Surprise Package (1949), Sheep Dog (1949), Cold Turkey (1951) and Plutopia (1951)
  • 299: Smoke (1970)
  • 318: The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue
  • 340: Zorro and the Mystery of Don Cabrillo (1985)
    Note: Volume 3 of the Zorro home video series. Contains three episodes from the TV series.
  • 341: Return to Oz (1985)
  • 342: The Small One (1985)
    Note: Contains the cartoons The Small One (1978), Feliz Navidad (1974), Arctic Antics (1930) and Winter (1930)
    Note: Feliz Navidad is an excerpt from The Three Caballeros.
  • 355: Sammy the Way-Out Seal (1962)
  • 358: The Mickey Mouse Club: Volume 5, featuring "Mousekartoons" (1985)
    Note: Contains three half-hour episodes of the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show.
  • 703: Mousercise (1985)
  • 709: Black Arrow (1984)
  • 736: Too Smart for Strangers (1985)
    Note: A special educational direct-to-video program.

     1986 
  • 365: Silly Symphonies: Fanciful Fables (1986)
    Note: Volume 13 of the Cartoon Classics series.
    Note: Contains the cartoons The Merry Dwarfs (1929), Playful Pan (1930), Babes in the Woods (1932), Father Noah's Ark (1933), The Goddess of Spring (1934) and Little Hiawatha (1937)
  • 366: Silly Symphonies: Animal Tales (1986)
    Note: Volume 14 of the Cartoon Classics series.
    Note: Contains the cartoons Monkey Melodies (1930), The Spider and the Fly (1931), Peculiar Penguins (1934), Cock o' the Walk (1935), More Kittens (1936) and Elmer Elephant (1936)
  • 475: One Magic Christmas (1985)
  • 476: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
    Note: Part of the Walt Disney Classics series.
    Note: Presented in Hi-Fi Stereo
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