New & re-release of Disney Christmas Favorites.
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 08/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"VOLUME 9: CLASSIC HOLIDAY STORIES
THE SMALL ONE (special 1978): First Time on DVD! Not yet announced for any Disney Treasures releases so this may be it.
A young boy in ancient times brings his donkey to market. He meets a kindly man named Joseph who
brings the donkey to his wife, Mary.
PLUTO'S CHRISTMAS TREE (Mickey, Pluto Chip & Dale 1952): Previously released on the Mickey Mouse In Living Color Volume 2 Tin DVD.
Mickey and Pluto chop down a Christmas tree that is actually the home of Chip and Dale. Once inside
Mickey's house, Chip and Dale have a ball with their new Christmas tree home.
MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL (Mickey & the whole gang 1983): Previously released on the Mickey Mouse In Living Color Volume 2 Tin DVD.
Charles Dickens's famous story is retold with Mickey as Bob Cratchit, Uncle Scrooge as Ebenezer
Scrooge, Goofy as Jacob Marley's ghost, and Donald as nephew Fred.
3 Classic Disney holiday specials, but DVD quality leaves so
Doctor Trance | MA, United States | 10/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Two of these stories, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and Pluto's Christmas Tree were featured in the Mickey In Color tin Volume 2. The only new one was Small One, which I had in VHS form for many years, and always thought it was a Disney short classic, so I decided to purchase this set. Unforutnately, the colors on the DVD version are no where near as vivid as my old video copy. There is tons of artifacting through all 3 shorts, but at least the other 2 are very colorful and vibrant.
It is still a recommended collection, as the two Christmas shorts featured in the Mickey tin had to be accessed through several chapter menus to get them to play. For a child, it would be hard to pick them out of the tin set if they wanted to watch them, so now it is much easier for them to see all 3 of these Xmas classics in one easy step. It's too bad the colors are muted on Small One."
A disappointment for those looking for an original version
A. Hirst | USA | 11/25/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The overall DVD is good. But it was a disappointment to find that "The Small One" was edited and of course it is never marked anywhere on the DVD box that it was. For those looking for an original version of this great classic you will need to look elsewhere. Not only did the editors change the words of the song "Clink clink clank clank" (I assume to be more "politically correct")but they completely removed the entire "Small One For Sale" song and segment. I don't understand why people just can't leave things alone the way the movie was originally created."
Includes the Best Christmas Story Ever: "The Small One"!
Oscar Saborío | San José, Costa Rica | 06/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Small One" has become a Christmas favorite for quite a few years now for people all around the world.
It captures the spirit of the Holiday season, with one of the most beautiful stories to ever come out from Disney animation.
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it!
Add to that the fact that this DVD features "Mickey's Christmas Carol", and you get a must-have!
Also included: "Pluto's Christmas Tree"."