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Background: The Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection began in 2000 mainly to re-release classic Disney films on VHS & DVD that never made it to the Masterpiece Collection, which had ended in 1999. Some films released on this line include Make Mine Music, Saludos Amigos and The Rescuers Down Under.

Like previous video collections, it used a custom logo for its releases, though mostly on VHS - almost all DVD releases instead used the 1991-2001 Walt Disney Home Video logo. Unlike the previously mentioned Masterpiece Collection and Classics line of releases - both of which lasted around half a decade - the Gold Classic Collection was very short-lived, ending in 2001. Some DVD's originally released on the line remain in print to this day, and still feature the print logo on their cases.

In Australia, it was known as the Walt Disney Collection.

Logo (January 11, 2000-March 20, 2001)[]

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Nicknames: "Disney Christmas", "It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas", "Boring Logo Redux", "Too Much Gold"

Logo: On a blue background filled with gold glitter effects, the gold words "WALT DiSNEY", in the corporate font, are seen. Below the words is a gold ribbon with the red words "GOLD COLLECTION", separated by a red, gold-outlined circle with the Disney castle and the word "CLASSIC" below, both etched in gold. The logo "shines", with a line sweep on the ribbon, beveled shining on the "WALT DiSNEY" text, and the glitter sparkling like stars.

FX/SFX: The glitter, the "shining".

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1991-2001 Walt Disney Home Video logo.

Availability: Very rare, as it was only used for a year during the release line's lifespan.

  • Seen on 2000-2001 VHS reissues such as Toy Story, Mulan, Alice in Wonderland, and A Bug's Life, among others. However, early prints of some of these releases may instead use the 1991-2001 WDHV logo.
  • Don't expect this logo on most Gold Classic Collection DVD's, as they used the 1991-2001 WDHV logo instead, including releases still in print.

Editor's Notes: It's essentially a flashier version of the 1991 Walt Disney Home Video logo, though it's unusual that it was only used on select VHS releases, making this logo kind of an oddity.

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