Join your favorite Disney pals as they celebrate some of Mickey's funniest moments in this sidesplitting collection of cartoon treasures. Mickey, Pluto, and their pals get together for hilarious adventures in this classic ... more »collection of eight short films -- including two that were nominated for Academy Awards(R)! You'll laugh out loud as they encounter a lovesick moose in "Moose Hunters," a sneaky baby seal in "Mickey And The Seal," a clever raccoon in "R'coon Dawg" and more!« less
"As another reviewer points out, all of the shorts on this DVD are on other DVD sets, notably the Walt Disney Treasures Mickey in color Vol. 1 & 2 sets. If you are a true Disney aficionado then I would highly recommend the Disney Treasures sets. That said, I'm not going to give this a poor review just because the shorts are available in another set. For the budget conscious who just wants some good, classic Mickey shorts this is a solid DVD with eight shorts made between 1937 and 1951.
"Mickey and the Seal" (1948) (6:35) Mickey unexpectedly returns from the zoo with a baby seal resulting in a very jealous Pluto.
"Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip" (1940) (7:44) - Mickey and Pluto find themselves up against Pete who won't let them on a train when they try and take a vacation.
"Moose Hunters" (1937) (8:36) - Mickey, Donald, and Goofy all go out to hunt moose and get more than they bargained for in attracting their prey.
"Mickey's Parrot" (1938) (7:39) - the killer Machine Gun Butch has escaped from Prison but it's a parrot that causes Mickey and Pluto the real terror.
"The Pointer" (1939) (8:28) - When Mickey and Pluto go hunting for a bear, Mickey mistakes Pluto for his target resulting in one angry pup!
"Magician Mickey" (1937) (7:01) - Mickey is trying to perform a magic act but Donald is in the audience heckling him.
"Tugboat Mickey" (1940) (7:16) - Mickey, Donald, and Goofy experience a whole host of problems while operating a tugboat. Hilarious slapstick!
"R'Coon Dawg" (1951) (7:05) - Mickey is second banana as Pluto attempts to catch a raccoon.
The video and audio is above average although some of the older toons do show a little bit of age and distortion. Nothing bad though. Overall these are very good but I'd still steer fans toward the Treasures editions.
Reviewed by Tim Janson"
Sure they're re-releases
Coastie | SA, TX | 02/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While these titles are all available on the Treasures disc, this is the perfect dvd to give to your children to watch vs risking damage to the "collector" dvd. My kids love the older Mickey cartoons so to invest a few dollars into this disc makes more sense than worrying about the more expensive disc getting ruined. Be glad that Disney is releasing their titles in a more affordable and accessible manner. Plus a lot of people never had the opportunity to buy the canistered dvd because of limited release and higher cost."
FUNNY CARTOONS, FUNNY SERIES
Coastie | 02/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's the way I see it. Disney comes out with a great DVD, filled with some of Mickey's and Donald's funniest moments, and everyone who owns the Treasures collections immediately complains on how there are repeats. I would like to remind them that the Treasure collection is hard to get these days, and there are those of us who don't own them! I would highly recommend this DVD, it's a great show. The menus are interactive and entertaining. Our whole family loves the two in the series. Also, its obvious that Disney is not stupid. This Funny Factory series is meant to go hand-in-hand with the Classic Cartoon Favorites series. Isn't that great news, especially for us who don't own the Treasures. Here are my personal favorites in this volume:
Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip: A classic, in which Mickey tries to sneak Pluto onto a train, only to be countered by Pete at every stop.
Mickey's Parrot: A parrot is stranded in Mickey's house just as a cereal killer escapes--creating a hilarious situation!
Magician Mickey: Mickey shows off his magic skills, sparking Donald's jealousy. A funny fight ensues."
The Truth About What Is On Walt Disney's Funny Factory With
Coastie | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This volume will be a one disc set with no introductions or bonus features. The cartoons will be Mickey and the Seal (1948), Mr. Mouse Takes A Trip (1940), Moose Hunters (1937), Mickey's Parrot (1938), The Pointer (1939), Magician Mickey (1937), Tugboat Mickey (1940) and R'Coon Dawg (1951). I have seen these shorts and they are awsome. Enjoy!"
No mouse works for america.
cartoon power | 04/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Disney sure loves to mess with us american buyers.
First they remove sports goofy in soccormania from it's extreme sports american release, and now this.
The funny factory dvds was released in most counties before we got them.
They got mickey mouse works tv cartoons.
We get the same thing we get on the classics collection, and disney treasures.
Still, these are great cartoons for anyone who missed the treasures sets.