As announced on January 28, 1998, Melody Time was first released on VHS on June 2, 1998 for its 50th anniversary. Like the 1999 releases of Masterpiece Collection titles, remained in stock until 2000.


In the grand tradition of Walt Disney's greatest musical classics, Melody Time, Disney's 10th animated masterpiece, is high-spirited blend of music, fun and fantasy.  An adventure in animation and storytelling, this genuine Disney treasure can now be enjoyed on video for the first time ever. Melody Time is a wondrous showcase of seven classic stories, each enhanced with great music and unforgettable characters.  Donald Duck -- an all-time Disney favorite-- puts on a display of jazzy antics as the star of "Blame It On The Samba."  Music becomes a real adventure for a busy bumble bee in "Bumble Boogie."  From the mischievous young tugboat in "Little Too," to the heroes of legend and myth in "Johnny Appleseed" and "Pecos Bill," this feast for the eyes and ears entertains with wit and charm. Now in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Melody Time has been taken from the vault and beautifully restored.  a timeless addition to your Disney video collection -- your whole family can enjoy this engaging and delightful Disney classic over and over.

VHS Supplements

1998 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo

October 16, 1986

3 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars March 3, 1998
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo Q2 1998
5 Trailer for The Spirit of Mickey March 31, 1998
6 Video preview for The Black Cauldron April 7, 1998
7 Trailer for Kiki's Delivery Service

Q2 1998


Teaser trailer for The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

April 21, 1998

9 Commercial for Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra June 2, 1998
10 Feature Presentation October 25, 1994
11 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
12 THX logo February 4, 1997
13 Melody Time (restored version) July 13, 1990

On Rare Later Copies a Now Available Version of a Trailer for the Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.

Advertised on:

  1. Peter Pan (1998 VHS)
  2. That Darn Cat! (VHS/DVD)
  3. The Little Mermaid (1998 VHS)
  4. All 6 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1997-1999
  5. Schoolhouse Rock: Money Rock (1998 VHS)
  6. Lady and the Tramp (1998 VHS)
  7. 101 Dalmatians (1999 VHS)
  8. Frank and Ollie (1999 VHS)

Television broadcasts

Long before this VHS was released, Melody Time aired on the Disney Channel with no edits whatsoever from April 15 to May 20, 1989.


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