Relive the Classics with Disney Movies on DVD & Blu-ray – Review & Giveaway


Labor Day weekend typically means one thing for us – the beach. Whether it’s simply soaking up the sun, spending the day out on the water, getting up early for a morning fishing trip, or strolling along the sea line taking in that breezy, salty air, it is amazing. While I certainly love every second of all of the above, this year none of it happened. I bet you’re all scratching your heads wondering why on Earth I wouldn’t have done any of it. Well, I have two words for you – new homeowners! That’s right! We just bought our very first home! As a fixer upper, there is a ton of work that needs to be done prior to moving in and that leaves with a big dilemma. Little ones aren’t exactly the biggest helpers when it comes to cleaning, painting, remodeling and decorating. Now, considering that one of the items on our to-do list is to fence in the yard, letting the kids run amuck outside won’t exactly work. Keeping them happy in a completely empty house isn’t exactly ideal either. Thankfully, I recently had the opportunity to review a few things that solved this problem…


Disney! Yes, that’s right, Disney. Sure, actually going to Disney would be wondrous but this time around I’m just talking movies. Think about it. In an empty house that needs plenty of work, the easiest way to keep the little kids safely entertained is a movie and some comfy seats to kick back in. We have a massive collection of films to choose from but those that hold their attention are always the Disney films. Set them up with new Disney films and you’re good to go for hours! Now, “new” to me and “new” to them are two entirely different things. I’ve grown up on Disney films. I am pretty sure that I’ve seen each of them a hundred times over. My little ones on the other hand are much more familiar with today’s greats as opposed to the good ol’ classics. As much as we love the newer films, it is a lot of fun to introduce them to Mommy and Daddy’s Disney. They get to immerse themselves in the magic of older Disney films and we get to reminisce a little bit.

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With little boys, The Sword in the Stone is a wonderful film filled with loads of excitement. Magic, self-confidence, strength, weaponry… what’s not for a little boy to love? A tale now celebrating its 50th anniversary with release on DVD and Blu-ray, is the perfect addition to your collection for the mighty little boys in your life.

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The Sword in the Stone Trailer on Disney Video

Take an amazing journey with a young orphan named Wart and the extraordinary wizard Merlin. According to legend, only someone with the purest character and inner strength can pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England. Armed with newfound confidence and the power of friendship, Wart discovers his destiny and learns the best magic is the kind you find inside yourself!

Another great film for the little guys is, of course, Robin Hood. There is no better story than the whole “good guy saves the day and wins over the princess” and, with this film, you get it all on top of the fun bow-and-arrow antics. A classic for generations is now celebrating its 40th anniversary (can you believe it?!) with its new release on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Love Conquers All – Clip – Robin Hood on Disney Video

Join Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John and his hilarious band of Merry Men as they outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham. Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won’t rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne.

A great film for the entire family and a favorite of mine is Oliver and Company. This spunky little kitten goes on a wild adventure in hopes to find a home. With our own cat being a rescue from the streets, the kids have already enjoyed watching this film multiple times because, apparently, little Oliver is the friend of our cat. This, too, is being rereleased on DVD and Blu-ray in celebration of its anniversary – 25 years!

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Oliver and Company Trailer on Disney Video

In the heart of New York City, Oliver, a mischievous orphaned kitten is befriended by Dodger, a carefree pooch and his ragtag family of misfit mutts. Life gets even better for Oliver when he is adopted by a little girl named Jenny. But when tough guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart, the spirited kitten and his newfound friends discover the meaning of courage and find a home where they truly belong.

I have been watching all three of these movies for years now. The kids haven’t been too thrilled with Mom’s old school VHS versions of classic Disney films so these new releases of the movies have been wonderful. I absolutely love being able to watch and enjoy the older movies with our little ones. I also love how much they love it. These “new” (to them) films are just as good, if not better, than a brand new Disney flick in the theater. It just goes to show you that “new” isn’t always better. Now Disney, well, Disney is always the best.

Our holiday weekend working will go much smoother now that the kids will be happily entertained with their favorite “new” movies. I am so glad that Disney is now rereleasing their classic movies and was honored to have had the opportunity to check them out. The wonderful folk at Disney want you, too, to have the privilege of enjoying the classics with your own children. One lucky winner will win all THREE of the titles above!

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One (1) winner will receive the following Disney movies on DVD & Blu-ray:

  • Disney’s The Sword in the Stone
  • Disney’s Robin Hood
  • Disney’s Oliver and Company

Giveaway open to US residents only. Ends 9/22/13. ARV of $75.

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*Randi received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends September 22, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

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About Author

Randi is a stay-at-home mother to two wildly crazy little boys, in love with one hell of a great man, a hobbyist writer and, more or less, glued to her camera. In a world where making mud pies, searching for bugs and racing Matchbox cars have become her forte, her true passion can be found all around her (or attached to her hip) at any given moment - her family.


  1. There are too many to choose one I like the “best” ~ but would love to have Lion King, don’t know what happened to our copy.

  2. A Disney movie I love, from their site, is Brave! My girls and I had a mom & daughters day out and went to see Brave in the theater, so it’s special to us 🙂

  3. Kelly Nicholson on

    Visit the Disney Movies website and let me know which other movie(s) you like best.

    101 Dalmatians always a favorite

  4. Christine J S-S on

    Oh, How can you choose just 1? or 3? or 10? from 101 Dalmations to Aladdin, Goofy Movie to Alice in Wonderland, Bambi & Beauty and the Beast to Bedknob & Broomsticks, Cinderella, Cars, Bolt & Brave – George of the Jungle and the ever funny “Flubber”. Herbie the Love Bug, Hercules and Hocus Pocus and The Fox & the Hound, Swiss Family Robinson, Robinhood, Ratatouille, Pinocchio, Pocahontas, Lady the the Tramp!!!! Mary Poppins, Mulan, Oliver & Company, Toy Story (all of the of course), UP, Wall-E, Monsters Inc – Winnie-the-Pooh (that lovable bear!), in the sea… The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers, The Princess Diaries, The Santa Clause (1,2 & 3), The Rookie, DownUnder, Tarzan and Tangled, Sword & the Stone, the Lion King, The Parent Trap and The Pacifier, and so on and so on and so on!!!!

  5. I love that Cinderella has been released on Blu-ray (a year ago to which I reserved in the beginning of the year as it’s my fav movie) and I am super excited for the release of The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray in October….I am such a girl surrounded by men.

  6. I also love A Bug’s Life (forgot about that movie!) and Disneynature Oceans! Disney has such awesome titles, thanks!

  7. I haven’t seen Frozen but I would like to see it. As for favorites of mine..a few would be Dumbo, Cinderella, Beauty and Beast, Holes, John Carter, Tangled, and The Lion King. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Wow, so many great movies I grew up with! But I have to say that I definitely enjoyed Bedknobs and Broomsticks growing up.

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