4 new to DVD cartoons & 4 re-issues. Still worth getting!
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 01/18/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Cartoon Classics VOLUME 11: BEST PALS DONALD AND DAISY
This release features four cartoons that have never been issued to DVD, but three are announced for this Dec.11 2007's "Disney Treasures: Chronological Donald volume 3" . All are classic Donald Duck cartoons worth getting this DVD for!
Regardless of the duplication, I thoroughly enjoyed watching this DVD. DONALD'S DIARY (which sounds like a cheater cartoon but isn't) is my favorite. It has a stylized, almost UPA, look but still uses full animation. Donald's nightmare of marriage is a good show closer to this Donald & Daisy set. Even though DONALD'S DIARY will probably not be on a Disney Treasures DVD set until 2008 or later, it looks restored.
My only complaint (aside from the repetition of cartoons from other DVD releases) is that 10 Daisy cartoons were produced, so why only include 8 in her DVD set? Remember, DVDs can hold up to 3 hours of program without losing quality to compression artifacting, Disney is giving us less than one hour here!
Here is what you do get:
MR. DUCK STEPS OUT (1940 - previously released on "Disney Treasures: Donald volume 1" DVD Tin AND the "Mickey & Minnie's Sweetheart Stories" DVD.)
Donald heads out to court Daisy, but his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie find devious ways to sabotage Donald's big date.
CURED DUCK (1945 - previously released on "Disney Treasures: Donald volume 2" DVD Tin.)
Daisy, fed up with Donald's temper, makes Donald take lessons to cure it with the aid of an `insult machine.' Donald is cured, but when he laughs at Daisy's hat, it's Daisy who gets hot under the collar.
DONALD'S DOUBLE TROUBLE (1946 - previously released on "Disney Treasures: Donald volume 2" DVD Tin AND the "Mickey & Minnie's Sweetheart Stories" DVD.)
Donald meets his double and decides to use him to win back Daisy. But the trick backfires when the double falls in love with Daisy himself.
SLEEPY TIME DONALD (1947 - NEW TO DVD, but announced for this Dec.11 2007's "Disney Treasures: Chronological Donald volume 3")
Donald sleepwalks to Daisy's house, and Daisy is kind enough to steer him back to his own bed. Later, when Donald tells Daisy that she's the one walking in her sleep, the two get into a funny argument.
CRAZY OVER DAISY (1950 - NEW TO DVD, but announced for this Dec.11 2007's "Disney Treasures: Chronological Donald volume 3")
Chip `N Dale make mischievous trouble for Donald while he's riding his bike. Donald tries to get even, but is frustrated when Daisy takes the chipmunks' side.
DONALD'S DREAM VOICE (1948 - NEW TO DVD, but announced for this Dec.11 2007's "Disney Treasures: Chronological Donald volume 3")
Donald wants to improve his speaking voice, and buys miraculous voice pills that increase his vocal range. Donald manages to lose all the pills, including his last one that accidentally drops into the mouth of a cow.
DONALD'S CRIME (1945 - previously released on "Disney Treasures: Donald volume 2" DVD Tin.)
Donald is broke, and when he gets a date with Daisy, he breaks into his nephews' piggy bank out of desperation. His conscience gets the best of him, however, and Donald finds a job to pay back Huey, Dewey and Louie.
DONALD'S DIARY - (1954 - NEW TO DVD! No announcements for other releases yet.)
Daisy almost succeeds in getting Donald to say "I do" and settle down in marriage. But Donald gets cold feet when he thinks about the worst that could happen to a married duck, and he runs away.
Classic Donald & Daisy
Wonderous Thoughts | Waco, TX (Or more commonly known: Wakko, TX) | 04/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With the criticism of the "Cartoon Classic Favorites" collection being redudent of the "Walt Disney Treasures", I can tell with this fourth wave of the series that Disney has begun to hear the voices and offer a bit more of the cartoons that have not yet been seen. While all of these Donald cartoons will probably be completely released in the "Walt Disney Treasures", for only $9.99 to $14.99 (depending on how much you pay at whatever merchandise you end up buying these DVDs from), they are worth the investment with this wave (Volume 10 through 12) to tie you over until what may be some years yet for all the Donald cartoons to be released in the "Walt Diseny Treasures" series.
Yes, I have all the "so far" released DVDs of both the "Walt Disney Treasures" and the "Cartoon Classic Favorites". For an avid classic disney collector, I feel that both of these collections are worth the money, both only these two collections. If you're serious about disney and the classic disney entertainment, I recommend both of these collections to the consumer.
Four of these Donald and Daisy cartoons have not been seen before on DVD. The other four have, but they are among the very best Donald cartoons ever made. With that being said, I can assure that this DVD features only some of the best and rariest Donald cartoons that DVD has to offer so far. A few of these cartoons I have not seen since I was about six years old (twenty years ago). "Donald's Diary" was bit of a surprise as I have forgotten about this cartoon, but noticed that it sticks out from the normal Donald routine and places Donald more in the image of the typical young fellow of the time in love. This has got to be one of my favorite Donald cartoons and I was happy to see this on DVD.
I have to admit I was a little sceptical about buying these DVDs and even more so this wave due to the overwhelming duplication in the past. However, the cartoons on these discs are becoming more and more of the popular ones and of the rariest ones, as well. If you have not bought any of the discs from the "Classic Cartoon Favorites" collection, this latest wave of DVDs will be one everyone surely will enjoy. The "Best Pals" edition of this series (Volumes 10 through 12) are well worth the investment this time around."