Thursday, 11 September 2014

Thursday's Thought: Disney DVDs

Apologies in advance, as this is more of a Thursday Ramble than a thought. In fact, it could possibly be a Thursday Story That I Find Funny That Probably Isn't, but that just doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely. Nor do I want to make a new banner for that.

I promise there's a point to all of this, if you can make it to the end. The other day, I was feeling either unwell or grumpy, and all I wanted to do was watch my favourite Disney movie, Lilo & Stitch. I knew I must have it on DVD somewhere, but alas, whether it got lost in last year's move or whether it's still at my parents house (could it be old enough to have been on VHS?), it wasn't on my bookshelf. Great.

Cue a trip to our local shopping centre the next day, which is fairly large actually. Not quite as big as Birmingham's Bullring, but not far off. There were a good few shops I could check to find the DVD I was looking for. Well, HMV, a shop which specialises in films & music, didn't have it. Oh, they had Lilo & Stitch 2, some sort of Christmas Special and probably another 3 Lilo & Stitch variations which I'd never even heard of, but not the original.

I didn't even want to ask for fear of coming across as the crazy lady hunting down a children's film. It might have been better if I had a child with me, but all I had was a very bored fiancé. We tried another shop which only sells second hand copies of DVDs and CDs, and I hear a very excited shout of 'I've found it!' from across the room. He's found it, but it wasn't quite what I wanted. Thanks to the power of Google, this is what the case looked like:

See the spine? There's no number on it. All of my other DVDs have a number on, and eventually I would love to collect them all. It was only up until this point that I realised not every Disney DVD has the number on them. As you can imagine, I had a very disgruntled fiancé after I announced I couldn't buy this version. I had to give up.

Ironically enough, as soon as we got home, I put Netflix on to find that they had added a new film that day. Lilo & Stitch. Can you believe it? Well, at least I finally got to watch it! 

One week later, I was doing my food shopping at the local supermarket, and lo and behold, they were doing an offer on Disney DVDs. Two for £8.00, what a bargain! They even had Lilo & Stitch, and what was that I saw? It had the number! Queue lots of excitement, the throwing down of my basket, and a text to Jenna, because she absolutely had to know what I had just found.

Oh and yes, that's A Bugs Life in my basket too. I loved that film when I was younger.

So now here lies my point, sort of. Do you collect Disney DVDs too? And if you do, are you fussed by the numbers?

Sorry, I'll resume blogging with purpose tomorrow.


  1. I never realized they had numbers, I don't any of the ones I have do, but I am trying to collect them now that I have a son.

    1. Oh that's such a good idea! I wish I had an excuse like that to collect them, haha!
      - Allie

    2. If it helps Brittani, neither did I and I am a ridiculous Disney fan. I'm terrified to check my collection now because i'll probably have to replace a load of them because they don't have numbers :-/

      - Jenna