Reviews Archive

The Aristocats Blu-ray Review

The Aristocats Blu-ray is the latest 2-Disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack from Disney. As you will read in our Aristocats Blu-ray review, Disney has done well with The Aristocats, giving it true “Special Edition” treatment with a new enhanced digital restoration. More on that later. Given that The Aristocats was originally released in 1970,

Poster Art of the Disney Parks Review

Poster Art of the Disney Parks by Daniel Handke and Vanessa Hunt is the latest beautifully crafted over-sized coffee table book from Walt Disney Imagineering that lifts the curtain on an aspect of the creative group responsible for the development and design (among other things) of the Disney theme parks. Rather than creating another title as broad in

Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review

Treasure Planet was a flop at the box office, making less than $40 million in the United States despite a budget of over $140 million. Worldwide, it didn’t recoup that budget, let alone its marketing budget. Despite this, many claimed that it was a good film. It hasn’t developed anything close to a cult following,

John Carter Blu-ray/DVD Review

“I just want a period film about a period I don’t know anything about. I want it to feel like we’ve just done our martian history research really, really well.” Director Andrew Stanton made this comment in the audio commentary to the John Carter Blu-ray, and it perfectly sums up why John Carter succeeds for

Modern Family Disneyland Episode Review

I hope you all had a chance to watch Modern Family’s Disneyland episode last night. While Sarah and I watched all three days of filming in February and March, we couldn’t find ourselves in the background of any scenes. I guess there goes our chance at becoming overnight celebrity sensations! (And I’ll never get those

Disney World And Disneyland Games

Once you become a rabid Disney theme park fan, you start finding different ways to extend the magic between trips to satiate you while you’re away from the parks. For some people, this means discussion forums, podcasts, etc. For us, at various times, it has meant scrapbooking, reading Disney books, editing photos, and, as you’ll

The Muppets Blu-ray Review

The Muppets Wocka Wocka Value Pack (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy + Soundtrack Download Card) might be the most highly anticipated Blu-ray of the year for many reading this. This site is read mostly by Disney theme park fans, and many (most?) Disney theme park fans are also huge Muppets fans. I number myself among such dual

GIVEAWAY: Win ‘The Muppets’ on Blu-Ray!

Disney’s The Muppets is coming to Blu-ray on March 20, 2012, and in celebration of this glorious occasion, we’re giving away a copy to one lucky reader of DisneyTouristBlog.com, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment! If you don’t like free things, you can always pre-order a copy of  The Muppets (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy +

Earbook 2011 Review

Unofficial Walt Disney World ‘Earbook 2011: One Fan’s Review in Pictures by Kevin Yee documents all of the changes and happenings at Walt Disney World in 2011. From the addition of new attractions, like Star Tours: the Adventures Continue, to photos from small test experiences, like the Wilderness Explorers Game, ‘Earbook 2011 is a comprehensive

Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

Lady and the Tramp (Diamond Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) is the Spring 2012 release in the Disney “Diamond” line dedicated to restoring and re-releasing Disney animated classics on the Blu-ray format. It is the continuation of the Platinum line that saw many excellent DVD releases, and these spring and fall releases have become some of