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As of today, there are only 69 days until Christmas. Yes, the Holiday Season is almost upon us, and the folks at Disney have just hit The Rock Father with details on some classic titles that will be released on Blu-ray for the very first time, each perfect for gifting or family viewing. MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL: 30th Anniversary Edition and WINNIE THE POOH: A VERY MERRY POOH YEAR (Gift of Friendship Edition) will arrive on November 5, followed by THE LITTLE MERMAID II: RETURN TO THE SEA & ARIEL’S BEGINNING on November 19. Check out full details on each, along with some additional Disney goodies below in today’s Disney Roundup…

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

WinnieThePoohAVeryMerryPoohGet ready to ring in the season with a full-length adventure straight from the heart of the Hundred Acre Wood! Join Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Roo and the whole gang in Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year – now on Blu-ray™ and Digital Copy for the very first time. Newly re-mastered in digital high definition, this sparkling holiday classic is an inspiring celebration of friendship. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but Rabbit will only discover the true spirit of the season after his pals make misguided New Year’s resolutions to change – with hilarious and heartfelt results! Featuring beloved characters, delightful songs and fun-filled bonus goodies, this special “Gift of Friendship Edition” is sure to become a shared family tradition for generations to come!

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol: 30th Anniversary Edition

Ring in the holidays with a new 30th Anniversary Special Edition of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Disney’s timeless tale sparkles like never before on Blu-ray and Digital Copy, with fully-restored classic holiday shorts, plus all-new bonus features!

MickeysChristmasCarol30thBlMake the season merry as Mickey, Goofy, Donald and all their pals star in a heartwarming retelling of Dickens’ unforgettable holiday tale. Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some wise ghosts (Goofy and Jiminy Cricket) and a bunch of newfound friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. Share this wonderful holiday treat with the whole family!

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The Little Mermaid Combo Pack:

The Little MermaidcomboThe Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
All of your favorite characters from The Little Mermaid continue their adventures in this enchanting sequel to one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Even though her parents tell her merpeople and Atlantica are just “old fish tales,” Ariel’s daughter, Melody, dreams of being part of that magical world. In an unforgettable story that will take your breath away, all the good creatures on the land and under the sea must join forces to show Melody that both her worlds can live in perfect harmony.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
One of Disney’s most beloved characters reveals the extraordinary events that led up to her transformation into a princess! Long before Ariel walked on land and into Prince Eric’s heart, she was one of seven beloved daughters of powerful King Triton. But times were troubled in the underwater kingdom – and music was banned! In this magical adventure, Ariel, her fun-loving sisters, and her loyal friends Sebastian and Flounder strive to bring music and friendship back to Atlantica. Featuring breathtaking animation – and some thrilling surprises – The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is an enchanting tale you’ll share with your family again and again!

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These releases follow the much-anticipated debut of MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, which heads home on October 29.

In other Disney news, with Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS headed back into theaters for it’s annual Halloween engagement this Friday (October 18), a rare occasion has been presented where moviegoers are being invited to “break the rules” and bring their iPad to the theater to experience the film through the new Disney Second Screen Live: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS App, available as a FREE DOWNLOAD for iOS. Check out the trailer below…


Finally, the folks at the official Fisher-Price Store are offering 15% Off Disney Preschool toys through 12am Central Time on October 18th with code SAVEDISNEY, while the Disney Store is offering 25% Off select Halloween Costumes and Accessories.

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