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DavidH
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posted 07-16-2003 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to DVDFile.com, on Dec. 2, 2003, Disney is releasing, as part of its Walt Disney Treasures series of DVDs, "Walt Disney's Tomorrowland," which is "a compilation of the 'Disneyland' TV episodes that focused on outer space and space travel, six in all."

Does anybody know if this would be the Disney shows which featured Wernher von Braun?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-16-2003 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless Disney is planning two space-related DVD releases, then it seems "Tomorrowland" will include the von Braun specials.

On March 31, Bill Hunt with TheDigitalBits.com published the following:

We've gotten some interesting info on this year's potential slate of Walt Disney Treasures DVDs. Word from Leonard Maltin himself is that Disney in Outer Space is among the titles in the works, which would include all three of the classic Ward Kimball/Werner von Braun TV collaborations (Man in Space, Tomorrow the Moon and Mars and Beyond). Additional extras on the disc would include the 1959 satellite short Eyes in Outer Space.

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posted 07-16-2003 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollo11lem5   Click Here to Email apollo11lem5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that is great news indeed and about time. I have been able to tape "Man In Space" and "Mars and Beyond" off of the Disney Channel but "Man and The Moon" has totally evaded me!

I can hardly wait for this fantastic series to come to DVD! Bring on von Braun and von Drake!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-11-2003 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per today's front page update:
On Dec. 2 [2003], Buena Vista Home Entertainment will release "Walt's Tomorrowland", a two-disc DVD set comprising four Disney telecasts produced in cooperation with Wernher von Braun ("Man In Space," "Man And The Moon," "Mars And Beyond," and "Eyes In Outer Space"). Also included is the theatrical short "Our Friend The Atom", an interview with futurist and author Ray Bradbury, and Walt's last film, "EPCOT". Featuring introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin, the collection will come packaged in a limited edition tin and include a collectible lithograph.

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posted 09-11-2003 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful! And thanks for the head's-up Robert, I just pre-ordered mine on Amazon.

Dennis Beatty
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posted 12-17-2003 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis Beatty   Click Here to Email Dennis Beatty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had rushed down to my local retailer on December 2 only to find that they did not have the DVD in stock. Apparently, the date has been postponed, as Amazon now shows May 4 as the release date.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-17-2003 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dennis, sorry you didn't see the note posted earlier before you ran out:
November 15, 2003 / 1:25 p.m. ET
Tomorrowland delayed: The DVD release of the four Disney telecasts produced in collaboration with Wernher von Braun, previously announced for December 2, has been delayed until May 18, 2004. "Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond", part of the Walt Disney Treasures series, was postponed due to production issues, reports DVD news source TheDigitalBits.com.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 05-18-2004 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Disney DVDs are stocked on the shelves. I bought two copies of "Tomorrowland." The DVDs come in a nice metal box. There are 105,000 sets in the series.

I put the "Man in Space" DVD on my computer at lunch. Disney was a true futurist. He pulled in experts like von Braun and Willy Ley. The show provided wonderful basic information on space travel that a country new to the theory of man in space needed to understand in the 1950's. Heck, it still holds up today.

Jake
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posted 05-19-2004 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This DVD is great! Heard about it's release on cS yesterday morning and by last night I was watching it! Love this website.

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