Dear Disney Vault: I Hate You.

First of all, thanks so much to everyone who’s following me over here from the Trendy Tike blog! Again, I just want to express that I really feel like I have more to say than just tips and tricks about kid’s fashion. Of course I will continue that stuff on here too…how could I resist? BUT I want to be able to be myself and not feel like it’s inappropriate for a kid-centric blog, ya know? Because for anyone who knows me personally, you know I’m a bit of a straight-forward, potty-mouthed, open-about-everything type person. Oh yeah. So if you’re looking for a “picture perfect” lady, alas, that is not me.

So moving on to this post: Am I the only one who friggin’ hates the Disney Vault? It’s particularly annoying because my favorites are still locked away…every 10 years or so they re-release the classics? Laaaame. But I’m super excited because they’re releasing Cinderella on October 2nd! It’s my favorite next to The Little Mermaid…we’re saving a gift certificate that McKenzie got for her birthday to buy it. I vividly remember making a fort out of table/chairs/blankets and watching it in my living room as a child. Maybe I’ll re-create that for Kenzers. We shall see. It’s just such a happy story. Those bitchy step-sisters definitely get what’s coming to them.

And truthfully, I know if I really wanted to I could stream them, buy some on eBay, or get a VHS and play them…but it’s not the same. I suppose it’s a good marketing plan and what-not, but it sucks! Urgh. Dear Disney Vault, I hate you. A lot.

Oh, and what’s up with the re-releasing in 3D in theaters? Don’t get me wrong, I love to see them again on the big screen, but am I seriously the only one who hates 3D movies? McKenzie won’t even keep the glasses on if we go, and then I worry about it hurting her eyes. And it kinda gives me a headache. Fortunately, the theater near us also always offers the movies in 2D as well (which is cheaper too, so that’s a plus), so we just see that. Do they offer 2D everywhere when 3D re-releases? I have no clue. Damn you Disney.

But yeah, thanks for sticking around folks. And “follow” along if you haven’t already, either by email or by “liking” Life So Lovely on Facebook! ;)

Liz @ TheLambentLife - September 14, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Yes! My daughter is 3 and is currently obsessed with The Little Mermaid. She saw it when we were visiting her grandparents (who owned it on VHS – can you even buy a VCR anymore?!) and is practically salivating to see it again. I tried getting it from the library but I guess every other 3-year-old in the county loved it too since it was too scratched to play. Will it ever be released again?

Nicole - September 14, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Apparently it was released in 2006…dang! So it probably won’t be out for awhile. Boo. But after trolling some forums, I happened upon half.com (an eBay company) which sells them new and factory sealed for very cheap. Legal? I don’t know…but it works! Here’s the site: http://product.half.ebay.com/The-Little-Mermaid-DVD-2006-2-Disc-Set-Platinum-Edition/53039031&tg=info#moredetails

Elizabeth Ihde - September 14, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Hey Nikki,
Just wanted to say no, you are not the only person that hates 3D. I can’t watch 3D, it makes me nauseous, really sick, and definitely ruins a movie for me. I really don’t understand why anyone would want to watch a movie with stuff jumping off the screen at them. Also, even though I don’t have kiddo’s of my own, I’m enjoying both your blogs. Good job!

Nicole - September 14, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Thanks so much Beth! And yeah, 3D movies…urgh, they make me sick too. It just throws me off.

Luis Puyol - July 9, 2015 - 12:01 am

I hate the Voult. i been trying to find the movies i loved when i was a kid to my little daugther but its been in vane. Disney has to be Joy, have to be magic for the kids,no cold numbers. But the dont want our kids to have the pleasure to enjoy these great films.

They no better than the big cold companies. Im starting to hate them.