Return of Jafar and King of Thieves restored for 2014 BD release

According to a member of the Ultimate Disney forum the Aladdin DTV sequels, The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves Blue-Ray releases are pushed back to a 2014 release in order too give them a proper HD restoration. I can imagine that RoJ print might be bad, the film was released on a shoe string TV budget that, afterwards, was way to low. So the production house propably didn’t spend much money on preserving the print.

But in my opinion KoF doesn’t look that bad, checkout the first few minutes in HD on Youtube. Yes the colors are bland and the image is soft but the animation is fluid and the characters look quite good. I don’t think it should be that much work to scale the film up to HD quality.

Aladdin goes High-Definition in France

While a HD release of Aladdin is still years away despite being announced as coming soon in a Blue-Ray promo last year. reports that the current subscription channel Disney Cinemagic is broadcasting in High-Definition since November 30. The site mentions films like The Wild and Cars being aired in full-HD format.
The schedule on DisneyCineMagic France lists series like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin and generally has the same series the United Kingdom DisneyCineMagic broadcasts in standard format.
The television series is currently being broadcast digital HD in France. A different site states that Disney has no plans to extend HD channel in other European countries including Netherlands and Belgium the market share is too small to run a profitable channel.