When the Walt Disney Classics Collection releases a new scene, many collectors anticipate the release of an Opening Title.
The Opening Title features actual artwork from the opening credits of each film and/or animated short. They are a three-dimensional representation of the opening title sequence (made to look like a film reel). The artwork is pulled from the Disney Archives and replicated to create the opening film title as pictured in some of the opening titles featured above.
To date, with each animated short retired, the opening title was retired as well except for Trick or Treat. Not so with the film releases. Song of the South is the only film title opening title that has been retired.
I personally like the Opening Titles and when I have a film or short represented in my collection, I always pick up the opening title as well. I like them for both the beauty of the artwork depicted on the film reel and what they add to a scene.
Timeless Treasures and Modern Masterpieces films where an opening title has not been released include Mulan, Pocahontas, Fox and the Hound, Saludos Amigos, Fun and Fancy Free, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Atlantis. Live Action Films include The Reluctant Dragon and The Love Bug. A Bug's Life is the only Pixar Film that does not have an opening title. From Cartoon Classics, not withstanding those shorts with a single sculpture release, Donald Gets Drafted has been the only animated short that did not include an opening title as part of the release.
How do others view them? Are the Opening Titles part of your scene purchase or an afterthought? Are they something many feel they'll eventually pick up or typically pass on?