Welcome to MovieWeb's daily DVD announcement column, The Daily Spin.

Everyday at 9:00AM PST we compile a list of titles which have been recently announced by the studios and have been given or rumored with a release date. Click a title below to see the full press release info attached to the release.

Enjoy and stay tuned to MovieWeb for the latest home video announcements, 9:00AM PST, on the dot, Monday through Friday.

January 3rd

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Fighter navigator Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) wants out of the Navy: he was looking for something more than boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But, when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert (Gene Hackman) finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.

Technical Specs

Audio: English: 5.1 Surround & DTS

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

January 31st

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A young female medical missionary assists villagers in South America who are being forced to work on a coca farm. Her father sends her ex-boyfriend, a pilot, to convince her to return home. But she refuses to leave until all of the villagers have been rescued from the clutches of the Narco-terrorists.

Technical Specs

Language: English

Audio: Stereo 2.0

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Runtime: 82 minutes

Rating: Not Rated

December 6th

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The Proud Family Movie

Almost 16 year old Penny Proud feels that her parents, especially her dad Oscar, still treat her like a child. Not only did they tell her she can’t be a dancer in the upcoming hip-hop half-time show, they are making her go on a boring “family vacation” to a tropical island. What Penny and her family don’t know is that the vacation is actually a ruse to lure the Proud family into the clutches of Dr. Carver so he can steal Oscar’s newest hot-sauce recipe!

DVD Features

-Never Before Seen Extended Alternate Ending

-Proud Family Shorties Fun animated shorts from the TV series!

-Music Video “Enjoy Yourself”

-Penny’s Driver’s Ed Game - Help Penny pass her Driver’s Education test! Maneuver her car around town while avoiding obstacles. Her driving instructor will try to put you through your paces!

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The Chronological Donald, Volume Two, 1942-1946

Celebrating the career of the one of the most prolific of Walt’s “Fabulous Five” classic characters, this volume features Donald’s shorts from 1942 to 1946. These short subjects, brilliantly animated, cover the WWII years and includes the Academy Award®-winning short “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (Best Short Subject (Cartoon) 1943).

DVD Features

-A chat with the current voice of Donald

-A complete episode of the vintage Disneyland TV show -- “A Day In The Life of Donald Duck”

-“The Art and Animation of Carl Barks” a new featurette about Disney’s legendary Donald Duck artist

-“The Volunteer Worker,” a rarely-seen vintage WWII short starring Donald

-A timeline of the Walt Disney Studios during the World War II years 1941-1945

-Donald-themed still frame art galleries

-Introductions by Leonard Maltin

Technical Specs

Rating: Unrated

Aspect ratio: Various / Presentation Size: Full Frame

(Not all technical specifications apply to all elements)

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The Adventures of Spin and Marty, The Mickey Mouse Club

“The Adventures of Spin and Marty” ran on Walt’s original The Mickey Mouse Club television program. This beloved series follows two boys (David Stollery and Tim Considine) who meet at a summer boys ranch and share adventures together. Marty (Stollery) is a wealthy city kid who meets Spin (Considine), the most popular camper from the previous summer. The two don’t get along at first, but over twenty-five exciting episodes and many escapades, the boys become friends. The series also starred Harry Carey, Jr., Roy Barcroft and J. Pat O’Malley.

DVD Features

-Includes the complete episode of the Mickey Mouse Club that first introduced the series,

-Tim Considine’s original screen test

-“Return To The Triple R” where Tim Considine and David Stollery give an exclusive interview and tour the location that was the original “Triple R Ranch” filming site

-“Back In The Saddle With Harry Carey Jr.” where the actor reminisces with Leonard Maltin

-Gallery of still frame images from the “Spin and Marty” series

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Disney Rarities, Celebrated Shorts 1920s-1960s

This fascinating volume features some of Walt’s most unique animated triumphs. Included are several of Walt’s “The Alice Comedies,” a pioneering series of early short films that combined live-action and animation. These wonderful, lesser-known unique films pre-date much of the work that would make him world-famous. “Alice’s Wonderland” is one of Walt’s very first films.

DVD Features

-“Alice’s Cartoon World” in which Leonard Maltin discusses Disney’s historic “Alice” shorts with Virginia Davis who played the original Alice when she was 4-years old

-“From Kansas City to Hollywood” – a timeline of Walt’s silent era

-“A Feather In His Collar” a rarely seen short supporting the Community Chest

-Audio Commentary for “A Symposium On Popular Songs” by composer Richard Sherman, and still frame galleries

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Elfego Baca and The Swamp Fox, Legendary Heroes

Inspired by true life heroes, these are two of Walt’s most exciting television shows, ELFEGO BACA and THE SWAMP FOX. Elfego Baca is a gunfighter (Robert Loggia) in the old west who changes his ways to become sheriff and then a lawyer. Elfego deals with rampaging cowboys, outlaws and more in this exciting series about law and order on the frontier.

DVD Features

-Interview with Robert Loggia, star of “Elfego Baca”

-“Tales of Courage and Adventure” a featurette that examines the origins of these historical figures and the fascinating story of their lives

-Still frame galleries from these TV shows, and more...

February 21st

Fred Astaire becomes both the benefactor and suitor of Leslie Caron in this charming story of a playboy who falls under the spell of a beautiful French orphan. While traveling through France, Jervis Pendleton lll (Astaire) anonymously sponsors an 18-year-old girl named Julie (Caron), whom he sends to college in America. Two years later they finally meet face to face and start to fall in love. But complications arise and their happiness is threatened when Jervis embarks on a noble yet misguided attempt to do "the right thing" about their age difference.

DVD Features

-Commentary by Film Historian Ken Barnes and Ava Astaire McKenzie

-Movietone News with Optional commentary by Film Historian Ken Barnes and Ava Astaire McKenzie

-Daddy Longlegs London Premiere

-Photo Gallery

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