Hopefully the MMM synopsis is a typo: a recent D23 retrospective article clearly stated the film had ten segments and actually named The Martins And The Coys title — EDIT: ah, on trying to find it I see it’s dated April 2016; I only stumbled across it recently.
We won’t know for sure until we have the discs, the same as when we were worried that Goofy wouldn’t be smoking in Amigos. We do know that it was restored with all segments intact, although that may have been a preservation master from which they could recreate the trimmed version. Just checked, and it’s still not on D+, so it *could* be the full version on disc to test the waters, and a disclaimer for streaming, or the cut version, if there's any kind of outcry, although there’s plenty more questionable content on D+ that does appear uncut with disclaimers. I have hope.
Those other new covers are kind of nice: good to see original poster art being used for Brother Bear and Hunchback (I believe I have this one as a full onesheet poster), and they are somewhat tempting even if I don’t need them, but Atlantis kills it by covering up the *front* of the Ulysses with its text box!
And, with the greatest of respect to Paige O'Hara, I can’t get excited about her B&TB art. I mean, maybe as storybook illustrations they have a certain something, given that they’re created by the voice of the heroine, but it doesn’t really sit right on the cover of an official release: there's something "almost" about her work, but doesn’t really work, like Belle's dislocated arm, or the seemingly legless Beast's slightly surreal Rodney Dangerfield expression. Rand sent me this image in an email this morning, and the Disney description is "charming", which is usually a word used, like "interesting", when the results are not quite up to scratch. As a connection between the voice and her later dabbling in art it’s the kind of thing that makes a nice promotion giveaway, but for a 30th anniversary there's still some stunning original posters that have never been used.