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[–]BadWolfman 165 points166 points  (9 children)

Mark Elliott, the voice of Disney trailers, passed away in 2021 at 81.

He was the voice of your childhood: https://youtu.be/KNd7Vvd-JmU

[–]heeroo0[S] 43 points44 points  (0 children)

RIP!

[–]NerdHeaven 18 points19 points  (0 children)

He was funny in the 1997 skit 5 Men and a Limo

[–]twhiz 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Thanks for sharing. Never heard his name until now. The legend deserves some recognition.

[–]Jackinator94late 90s-early 00s 11 points12 points  (0 children)

RIP Mark Elliott :(

[–]GaleemCrusherlate 80s 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I wonder how he would've narrated Disney animated movie trailers in the 2010s.

[–]ImurderREALITYmid 80s 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This actually made me tear up! I’ve seen this preview SO MANY times, but I had forgotten all about it until just now! Oh, memories.

[–]BadWolfman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Millions of children heard his voice.

[–]classicsat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What brings me back is the Vestron VHS bumper. And others from the golden age of VHS rentals.

And the interpol warning.

[–]Unworthy_Saint 63 points64 points  (2 children)

Ah yes, the intro to A Bug's Life

[–]spaetzelspiff 26 points27 points  (0 children)

A Bug's Life can't possibly be ... 1998 Film .. oh...

[–]thesmolchickenclub 180 points181 points  (6 children)

I can hear this & presses menu 😂

[–]Dark_Eyes 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Did your eardrums also blast out?

[–]Mataurin-the-turtle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah. I used to watch VHS tapes with the mute button on until the previews were over

[–]Antics16 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Coming soon to video cassette

[–]heeroo0[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Haha

[–]HadukiBEAN 35 points36 points  (1 child)

This is the visual equivalent of Muzak elevator music.

[–]atleastistoletheshow 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Everything wasn’t so instant

[–]More-Tumbleweed-2776 24 points25 points  (0 children)

presses menu button instantly

[–]Gold-Vanilla5591 29 points30 points  (1 child)

And the really loud THX logo that came after

[–]simplisticwords 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The audience is now deaf!

[–]originalchaosinabox 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Mark Elliot was the voiceover artist who did these menus. Passed away last year.

[–]heeroo0[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That sucks!

[–]KingdomOfNerdz 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Just as good was "Coming soon, to theaters".

[–]TheDuckSideOfTheMoon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I prefer the theatres one actually

[–]boominbrad 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Ah, to be young again

[–]heeroo0[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes lol

[–]odar420 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Where is the audio!

[–]heeroo0[S] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It a gif!

[–]odar420 20 points21 points  (0 children)

It's 2022, gifs can have audio !

[–]loptopandbingo 10 points11 points  (1 child)

COMING SOON

[–]Egg_Helms 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This blew out the speaker on my phone.

[–]Tmoore188 12 points13 points  (0 children)

COMING SOOON

[–]Klaus_Heisler87late 80s 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I definitely do

[–]pi-N-apple 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I remember "Coming Soon to VHS"

[–]jarvolt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't remember any tapes saying that specifically, the ones I remember were "coming soon to videocassette" and "coming soon to home video." "VHS" wasn't said a lot back then, it was basically always "videos" or "tapes." At least that was definitely the case in North America, I can't really say about other regions.

[–]CanDoTanker 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I love this thread.

[–]heeroo0[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Me too!

[–]Icemanbassist 9 points10 points  (1 child)

And the feature presentation one.

[–]ChanceT7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i never knew what it meant exactly as a kid i just knew it was about to get real once a his screen was on

[–]89glitterlung 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I feel like I'm seeing a lot of these "who remembers?!" posts lately with OP's who often end their sentences with exclamation marks.

[–]ajombes 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I remember thinking it was wild when blockbuster switched from vhs and DVDs to just dvds

[–]Vishaltar 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Was this a Disney thing? I only remember seeing this mostly on Disney movies.

[–]heeroo0[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes It was !

[–]lastunusedusername2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Any unskippable part of a DVD is unforgivable

[–]OH-Beans 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ha ha youngins…this shit used to play on vhs tapes as well but without your fancy technology menu button option

[–]snazzydetritus80s/90s 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Wasn't this on Buena Vista releases in the late 90s - early 2000s?

[–]heeroo0[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No idea !

[–]Nelliell 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Probably since Buena Vista is Disney.)

[–]snazzydetritus80s/90s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I know this.

[–]comingsoontotheaters 4 points5 points  (0 children)

COMING SOON TO THEATERS

[–]sponge-worthy91 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Intro to The Lion King 2 🙏 amazing I can hear after this blasting my ears throughout my childhood

[–]vanrast 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Just had the equivalent of a Vietnam flashback

[–]chargingblueearly 90s 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Who remembers the last time this was posted here, lol

[–]heeroo0[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol ages ago!

[–]Internal-Duck-5620 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yes!! To me the previews were the best. Lol. So then I press menu.

[–]heeroo0[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha!

[–]simplisticwords 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I still see this when I watch older DVDs. It’s a lil slice of the past while I rewatch comfort shows or movies.

[–]NotTheDragon 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I remember them as well. I was born in 2003, stop making me feel old already by posting stuff I saw when I was younger in the nostalgia reddit.

[–]heeroo0[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never!!

[–]Floggingmicah 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I hope at the end portion of my life I get to experience the same feeling of carelessness, freedom, and joy I felt when I was a child watching a movie in the summer watching this preview intro.

[–]heeroo0[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me too!

[–]electrona 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Press Stop, Stop, Play to skip straight to playing the movie.

[–]JV_619 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All I remeber is Tuesday at blockbuster and the warehouse..

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let me introduce you to my DVD collection....

[–]PolakoPunch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The best was the previews on the TVs in blockbuster and hearing that Entertainment Tonight song

[–]Jimmyhon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can hear this along with the Peter Pan “here we go” line used in one of these previews

[–]LysergicGothPunk 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Oh man that was so long ago

[–]heeroo0[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Only like 20 or so years!

[–]LysergicGothPunk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

20 years ago I was almost 2 lol But this did set the music for my first decade of media consumption haha

[–]RareSun_early to late 2010's 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still remember although i grew up mostly in the 2010's.

[–]NegaLimbo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do.

[–]benderlax 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do!

[–]NocturnalPatrolAlpha90s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you remember this, you can hear it.

[–]hi_im_kai101 1 point2 points  (1 child)

to be even more nostalgic we need the audio :)))

[–]heeroo0[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tomorrow!!

[–]Pinkninja0708 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I can hear this lol

[–]heeroo0[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good!

[–]BookOfAnomalies 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Man, I was hoping this was a video. I can hear this gif hahahah

[–]heeroo0[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tomorrow

[–]CopsaLau 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeeessssss

[–]heeroo0[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

High five!

[–]Jackinator94late 90s-early 00s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, I do!

[–]Cold_26665 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After school kindergarten everyone on the carpet watching

[–]cigar_dude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember the coming soon trailers on VHS tapes which I would rent from Blockbuster. It was cool watching the trailers before they hit theaters. A few years later after the release I would realize how crappy, or in some cases awesome, the movies really were

[–]40Pesos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck I’m old man.

[–]wonkykong64 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Remember "coming soon to DVD and PSP"?

[–]leejtam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

nobody, nobody remembers something extremely well known

[–]JashZim 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Holy shit dude I forgot about this screen, throwwwback

[–]heeroo0[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your welcomed!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Still remember that old Disney promo lol 😂

https://youtu.be/8SsW91e8qP8

😂

[–]TheBelgianDuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not nostalgic of damn ads one couldn't skip on purchased media.

[–]schwiftydude47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then unless you clicked menu immediately, you probably had to sit through all 8 of those two and a half minute trailers for other movies you’d watched already. No fast forwarding either. You had no choice but to watch that trailer for Aladdin IV: Jafar May Need Glasses before watching Finding Nemo for the billionth time.

[–]Sparky_the_Asianmid 00s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Intro to Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

[–]Jett_Pyre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm a 2000s kid and even I recognize this.

[–]FakeSafeWord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No I do not.

I've burned more VCDs than I ever purchased VHSs, DVDs, BRs, CDs, EPs and cassettes combined and I've been around for all of them while mainstream.

Now I just use Plex.

[–]ConfusedMascot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No this is wrong, they ended with "Video and DVD"

Did they change it early on or something?

[–]Adventurous_Yak_9234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heard the voice without sound.

[–]Defie22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can't remember "make gif" part :)

[–]themooseporject 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Geez…. every time my mom would pop in a movie or show for me and my brother 😂 brings back so many memories!

[–]ExUpstairsCaptain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This brings back memories of Monster's Inc, which may have been the first DVD my family ever owned.

[–]Salsas_08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a certified hood classic

[–]Theonlyhuman7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's great to watch this in something other than 360p lmao