For over 50 years, children around the world have been blessed with the magic and spirit of Disney. With its’ first motion picture animated film, Snow White, Disney became an instant success, creating joyous characters and plots that children will remember forever.
I have been trying to collect classic Disney animations for DD. Fortunately, I found a number of bilingual (Chinese/English) or trilingual (Mandarin/Cantonese/English) Disney DVDs with concealed subtitles in Chinese and English. All the menu options are in English and Chinese, making it really handy to use.
The image data was recovered digitally, making the video quality of the DVD amazingly fine (thinking about a lot of these cartoons were made more than 50 years ago). Thus the DVD itself is a classic collection.
Here is the list of bilingual (Chinese/English) or trilingual (Mandarin/Cantonese/English) DVDs I collected so far:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: No film in history has captured the world’s imagination like Walt Disney’s first full-length animated masterpiece: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Join the beautiful princess Snow White as she escapes her jealous stepmother, the queen, and befriends a lovable group of dwarfs. But when she falls under the queen’s wicked spell, only true loves kiss can save her!
Pinocchio: Based on the Collodi tale about a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy, Pinocchio is among the most magical, mythical, and frightening films to come from the studio in its long history. A number of scenes make permanent impressions on young minds (just ask Steven Spielberg, who quoted the film more than once in Close Encounters of the Third Kind), and the songs (“When You Wish upon a Star”) can’t be beat.
Dumbo: With high-flying entertainment and messages about friendship, acceptance, courage, and believing in yourself, Walt Disney’s Dumbo is “a timeless classic for children of all ages. You’ll love all the daring adventure, colorful characters, award-winning music, and a circus tent full of fun bonus features!
The Three Caballeros: The ever-popular and excitable Donald Duck stars in one of his greatest adventures — a dazzling blend of live action and classic Disney animation bursting with south of the border sights and sounds! When Donald receives a magical collection of gifts from his Latin American friends, they become his passport to a fantastic musical journey with Joe Carioca and Panchito, the charro rooster. With these experts to guide him, Donald hops, skips, and jumps his way through every splash of local color — each stop full of surprises and sensational songs!
Bambi: The forest comes alive with Bambi, the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story that has thrilled and entertained generations of fans. Featuring breathtakingly beautiful artwork and Academy Award(R)- nominated music (1942, Best Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture and Best Song, “Love Is A Song”) Bambi’s story unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns valuable lessons about friendship, love, and the miracle of life.
Cinderella: The most celebrated of all the Disney classics, Cinderella, is also known as one of Walt Disney’s all-time favorite films. Cinderella has enchanted generations with its spellbinding story, charming music, and endearing characters that live in your heart forever. The beloved fairy tale becomes pure Disney magic as beautiful Cinderella shares her dreams of romance and a better life with the lovable mice Gus and Jaq.
Alice in Wonderland: Experience the magic, fun, and adventure of Alice in Wonderland like never before in this new digitally restored DVD edition. Join Alice as she falls into the madcap world of Wonderland and meets extraordinary characters. And the fun continues with new bonus features including the Virtual Wonderland Party, the newly discovered Cheshire Cat song “I’m Odd,” Mickey’s “Thru the Mirror” animated short, plus sing-along songs. Your family will want to experience this timeless Disney masterpiece again and again!
Peter Pan: Let your dreams take flight with Walt Disney’s original classic. Peter Pan soars to new heights in the magical DVD with an all-new digital restoration. Fantastic adventures await Wendy and her brothers when Peter Pan, the hero of their stories, whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell past “the second star to the right and straight on till morning,” they explore the island and Peter’s secret hideout with the rambunctious Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook!
Lady and the Tramp: Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, filled with memorable music and purebred fun, now shines like never before with an all-new digital restoration!
Sleeping Beauty: Awaken your senses to the majesty of Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney’s classic fairy tale. See more than you’ve ever seen before through the magic of state-of-the-art technology, and experience this groundbreaking film restored beyond its original brilliance, in the way Walt envisioned it pristine, beautiful, utterly breathtaking. Sleeping Beauty will transform your home into a fantastic world your family will want to experience again and again.
The Sword in the Stone: Embark on an adventure-filled quest for an unlikely hero! According to legend, only someone with honor, decency and inner strength can claim the throne of England by pulling out the enchanted sword that lies locked in a massive stone. Many brave knights have tried, so it seems impossible that a young apprentice known as Wart could succeed. But with the guidance of the wizard Merlin, help from some hilarious friends and true strength of character, Wart just might become England s greatest king. The Sword in the Stone DVD is a magical experience your whole family will want to share again and again!
I think these Disney movie DVDs are the best gifts I can present to my children to learn languages and morals, develop children’s reasoning, logic and imaginative skills, and have fun at the same time; DD really enjoys watching them over and over. And these Disney movies are the best way to beat my stress too.
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