Although it shouldn't really be a huge surprise that Disney will spare no expense, unless they can help it. Previous Disney releases are all based on recycled Material, all the Princess Stories are either episodes from the "Little Mermaid" TV series, or Jasmine themed episodes of the "Aladdin" Television series, while all the new stories are usually just scenes, either still or short moving scenes, from a movie starring that princess. Although this DVD does contain some new content, two new songs and new "Animation" it's basically all stuff that's been available previously.
The "New Animation" is hard to explain, it's stiff, repetitive, and lifeless, although some of the cahracters original voices are here, others sound horrible, the voice of Snow White sounds like Fran Drescher with her nose welded shut and singing in a room full of helium. Meanwhile, the "New Songs" are played with scenes from each princesses movie.
Stories Include "the Steadfast Tin Soldier" - taken from Fantasia 2000
"Aurora's Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy"- which just uses Aurora's dancing from "Sleeping Beauty"- over and over and over-
"Belle's Enchanted Christmas" is justa condensed version of "Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas" but leaves out the villian, and most of the storyline.
"A Merry Mermaid Christmas" just has Ariel narrating "Ariel's Undersea Christmas"- which is a story that was available in a "Storybook with Tape" set in the early nineties-
The rest of the stories are either classic Diney cartoons, or music played out with scenes from Disney films.
It's sad that Disney would trade their integrity for a quick buck out of the pockets of little girls, Dinsey and Dinsey princess fans.
I would advise that if you HAVE to see this movie, borrow it from a friend, it;s not even worht the rental money. It's sad to see so many classic Dinsey characters cheapened by such a shotty release from a company that exudes creaticity and achievement. Unless you're a die hard Princess fan, or have to have every Disney DVD out there, don't even think about wasting the money, you'll only be hugely dissapointed.