Disney Studios to cut up to 250 jobs from global workforce - latimes.com
Declining DVD sales are among reasons cited in the above linked LA Times article predicting imminent layoffs of about 250 people from Disney Studios. If so, shouldn't management do everything possible to raise DVD sales and perhaps save jobs?
Even execs have noted in the past that long-in-the-vault "Song of the South" (-- one of the most in-demand titles never to have been released on home video in North America, and Walt Disney's remaining unreleased animated feature "Classic" --) still has the potential to produce substantial revenues. But the company has chosen to withhold it indefinitely for subjective reasons of political correctness.
"Song of the South" is one of the few unexploited library titles in Hollywood with major sales potential. Maybe giving it a proper release on DVD and Blu-Ray could help bolster the Studio bottom line. Back in 1972, after an extended period in the vault, the film was reissued to become the highest grossing re-release up to that time (and also performed well in two subsequent reissues in 1980 and 1986).
Uncle Remus to the rescue? Isn't it worth a try?