Wished there were more
Diane | Pacific Northwest | 02/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Both of the MMC DVD's that have come out are not showing enough of the wonderful talents of those Mouseketeers. I don't want to see those old cartoons and old newsreels. I want to see the Mouseketeers dancing and singing. I say take those segments through the years with the Mouseketeers and compile them altogether into one nice DVD. Now that would be a treat.
I'm still waiting for the Annette Serial to come to DVD. I just bought the Spin and Marty DVD and really like it. Hope Disney does the other seasons of Spin and Marty too.
By the way Disney, when is Westard Ho The Wagons movie coming to DVD? This year is the 50th anniversary of that movie."
Robert Barker | Burbank, CA | 07/16/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't expecting color, so why does the back cover say this is in color? It doesn't mention black and white at all. I thought maybe they'd throw in the color version of the animated opening. Nope. The only thing in color are the obnoxious previews Disney puts on every product. Even the color cover with Walt and the Mouseketeers leads you to believe there might be some color. And yes, the prints are dingy. Each episode appears to clock in at a little over 20 minutes. Was something cut from each one? They didn't show as many commercials in the 50s, so I can't imagine they were this short. And it is inexplicable why they give air dates of the 1960s for three of the five shows. I believe it was off the air by 1959. Look, for this price I don't expect perfection. Notice the cover says Digitally Mastered, not Remastered. But you do kind of expect a little bit more out a Disney product. These barely rise above the level of kinescopes you have to view for a lot of 50s material. I didn't get the box set because I don't need that much, but this was a poor substitute. If you just want to show a youngster what the show was like, you know, the famous songs at the beginning and end, then this is for you. As for myself I'll be trading this in at a used place ASAP."
Do your best mouseketeers in everything that you do.
Judith Molly | Somewhere USA | 07/13/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I want to be very kind in writing this because Jimmie was kind. I don't believe that he would feel like his former employer did their very best when putting out this DVD. Let me explain why. For one thing, I was expecting the very same visual quality that we have on "The Walt Disney Treasures The Mickey Mouse Club". It's not there. If you have that DVD set you probably know how crisp everything looks. Obviously, a great deal of clean up went on with those shows. In this DVD, all five shows, at least in my opinipn look dingy and dirty. Not at all clear. The sound quality is not nearly as good as The Walt Disney Treasures. Now, pertaining to the shows that they used, if you own the ten volume VHS set that Disney put out several years ago, you already own all five of these episodes. You would think that someone would use some creativity and go way back in the vaults and use some rarities that were not within the ten volume set. It appears to me that they just grabbed what was convenient and slapped it together. I honestly don't feel like anyone who knows and loves "The Mickey Mouse Club" put this together. I feel as though someone who knows and loves money put it together. Disney, you proved within "The Walt Disney Treasures The Mickey Mouse Club" that you can do some excellent work pertaining to putting this show on DVD. Disney, were you really trying to do your best, as you did with that set, when you put this DVD together or did you just want to make a quick buck? Disney, would Walt be proud of this? He always wanted to provide the very best for people. Disney, would Jimmie be proud of this? He was always urging us to do our very best. I really wanted to be kind when I started this review. However, sometimes, telling the truth is the kindest thing to do because maybe it will persuade Disney to do their very best the next time. I hope that there is a next time with everything that I mentioned incorporated within it.It appears as if this thing was just slapped together and what a shame because that's not the legacy of Walt Disney nor would Jimmie Dodd approve because it shows that Disney was not doing its best."
Rochelle | 11/24/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know how they decided these episodes were "the best". There was only one episode that I would think qualified because it featured an introduction to a new Hardy Boys adventure. I would still buy it though because it does have a wider range of mouseketeers than the "Walt Disney Treasures Mickey Mouse Club" in which that timeframe was limited to the first week of shows when the program originally aired."