The Little Mermaid went back into the Disney Vault with Peter Pan in 2009. They do this to certain films and its sequels only as a tradition. Newer copies are NOT sold in stores so Amazon and other websites does this practace until its rerelease.
I don't know if you've already bought it or not, but you might want to hold off until early 2013. They're planning a 3d theater run and will probably bring out a new blu ray set shortly after like they did with beauty and the beast.
I will be VERY mad if this is the case, but I was on the Blu-Ray.com board and there is a person that seems to think that PETER PAN is going to be the Diamond Edition in Fall 2013. D: This person seems to think that because the Peter Pan and Aladdin trailers are "classified" on the link that is there. I did a search and The Little Mermaid is not there. But seriously, if this is the case, I want it in 2013. I would suggest calling/e-mailing Disney and request it for Fall 2013. That's what I did. I know there is a lot more demand for Mermaid than Peter Pan, and it wouldn't be fair to us Mermaid fans anyway, seeing as Peter Pan came out AFTER TLM on Platinum Edition DVDs.
http://www.bbfc.co.uk/ATCVF024100/ This is the Peter Pan trailer classification.
1. You do realize that January/February 2013 is before Fall 2013, right? 2. Disney does occasionally vault their movies, which they have every right to do. 3. It's just a movie. I mean, I love this movie and it's my favorite Disney movie, but I'm not going to be "VERY mad" if they don't succomb to my demands of releasing it from the vault...seriously, take a chill pill LOL
1.Uhh, the spring Diamond Edition for 2013 is Aladdin. Peter Pan is a Diamond Edition, so it would be in the Fall 2013 slot. They only release 2 Diamonds a year. 2. And of course they vault their movies, but you honestly don't think it's stupid they do so? The majority of people do. 3. Considering Mermaid's your favorite Disney movie, I'd think you'd want it sooner rather than later on Blu. It's also mine, and I would like it in Fall 2013, especially since it's due for it to be released. 4. Learn to spell "succumb".
And besides, I honestly don't get that on your earlier post, you said you HATE they vault their movies, but now you're acting like I'm dumb for being upset about that?
LOL I do hate that they vault their movies, but not enough to send emails about it :-P And honestly, I don't care if I get the Diamond edition or not, I just want to watch the movie--hence the Jan/Feb 2013 release date that I looked up yesterday. As for succumb, I was typing on my phone and my thumbs have a habit of hitting all of the letters at once. Anyway, it boils down to "I hate that they vault their movies, I love Mermaid, and I'll take it in whatever DVD/Blu format I can get so long as it's not $50" hehe :-)
It actually costs a lot to remaster and restore a movie to bluray quality. If you don't want it to look terrible, you have to put time and effort in, and that's what Disney does. As for Little mermaid, it comes to theatres in 3D in fall 3013, and to bluray around then. I won't go for a 3D version because i can't see 3D anyway. So I don't buy a 3D tv, obviously.