4 new-to-DVD toons & 4 re-issues.
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 11/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like most of these single disc mini compilations of Disney Cartoons you get only 8 cartoons, half of which have already been released on DVD. Most of the other half will be released on December 11 2007 as a Disney Treasure DVD. At $14.99 it is no bargain for a DVD less than an hour long, this is the equivilant of spending $30 for a short feature or $45 for a regular feature with extras.
The picture quality is excellent with supurb colors and sharp picture. Purists may complain about the white dust on the animation cells that is usually taken out on the Disney Treasures DVD releases, but this is the way they were shown in the theaters 50 or so years ago. The audio is crisp and flawless in its original mono mix.
The following 4 titles are NEW to DVD and won't be released on a Disney Treasures Tin DVD until Christmas 2007 or later.
STRAIGHT SHOOTERS (1947) - Donald runs a shooting gallery at a fair and tries to take advantage of Huey, Dewey & Louie. But he has meet his match. *** Announced to be on the December 11 2007 DISNEY TREASURES CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD 3 DVD release ***
SOUPS ON (1948) - Donald tries to get Huey, Dewey & Louie to eat their food. *** Announced to be on the December 11 2007 DISNEY TREASURES CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD 3 DVD release ***
LION AROUND (1950) - The boys dress up as a lion to steal a pie from Donald's cabin. Then a real lion shows up, but Donald thinks it is the boys. *** Announced to be on the December 11 2007 DISNEY TREASURES CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD 3 DVD release ***
LUCKY NUMBER (1951) - Donald has the winning sweapstakes ticket & doesn't know it, the boys try to get it cash it in for him but don't have gas money for their car. Huey, Dewey & Louie appear more as older teenagers to make them driving age. Possibly the only Disney characters to grow up.
The following 4 titles have been released on DVD before, but you may not have those DVDs.
DONALD'S NEPHEWS (1938) previously released on "DISNEY TREASURES: CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD VOLUME 1".
SEA SCOUTS (1939) previously released on "DISNEY TREASURES: CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD VOLUME 1".
DONALD'S OFF DAY (1944) previously released on "DISNEY TREASURES: CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD VOLUME 2".
DON'S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (1953) previously released as an extra on the "THREE CABALLEROS" DVD.
Sadly, there are still 3 Huey, Dewey & Louie cartoons not available on DVD and they could have been included here instead of the 4 re-issues.
The bottom line is that this is a fun, good looking DVD. But it is too short and half of it is duplication. If you don't mind paying $14.99 for 25 minutes of new cartoons than will most likely be released next year on a larger cartoon collection, then this is worth getting. I bought it."