This review tells you where to find all the EASTER EGGS! (hidden DVD features)
Finally released on home video in their original glory is Mickey Mouse in Living Color, with the complete cartoons from 1935-1938. They are uncut, which mean yes, they are finally politcally incorect. (HOORAY!!!) Well, the set is, like the rest, in a limited numbered tin, with a postcard size lithograph of the movie poster for The Band Concert, and a program booklet, which lists the cartoons, features, and a letter from the host, Leonard Maltin.
Both disc share the same intro. On disc one we have every starring cartoon for 1935 and 1938.
The Band Concert: Mickey Leads and outdoor band in a rousing rendition of William Tells Overture with Donald leading them astray with his fludte playing of Turkey in the Straw.
Mickey's Garden: Mickey and pluto protect their vegetable garden from bugs.
UNCENSORED: Bugs get drunk from Mickey's insecticide.
On Ice: On a frozen lake, Minnie looks on a Mickey Outskates Brian Boitano, along with antic of Donald, Goofy, and Pluto.
UNCENSORED: Goofy uses chewing tobacco to catch the fish.
Pluto's Judgement Day: After Mickey chastises Pluto for chasing cats, the dog has a nightmare in a feline hell on trial for his crimes.
UNCENSORED: Cats in black face sing of Pluto's misdeeds.
Mickey's Fire Brigade: Mickey Donald and Goofy try to rescue Clarabel Cow from her her burning house.
Thru the Mirror: After falling asleep, Mickey dreams of actually going thru the mirror.
Mickey's Circus: Mickey and Donald are the main events of this circus for orphans
UNCENSORED: Donald Brandishes a rifle against his out-of-control seal act.
Mickey's Elephant: Mickey receives as a gift Bobo the Elephant, a playmate for Pluto, but turns out to be a disaster.
Mickey's Grand Opera: Mickey is the orchestra leader in an opera starring Clara Cluck and Donald Duck.
Mickey's Polo Team: Mickey's team of cartoon characters play polo against a team of famous Hollywood actors.
Alpine Climbers: Mickey Donald and Goofy get into trouble when they try their hand at mountain climbing.
UNCENSORED: Pluto gets drunk with a Saint Bernard.
Moving Day: Mickey and Donald enlist Goofy's aid when they are evicted from their hose by Sheriff Pete.
UNCENSORED: Pete lights a match for his cigar off of Donald's beak. Then deposits the spent match into Donald's beak.
Mickey's Rival: Miceky's romantic picnic is intterupted by Mortimer Mouse, resembling Walt.
Orphan's Picnic: Mickey and Donald take a group of orphans out for a picnic.
Bonuses on disc 1:
Pencil Tests: In 1935, there is a pencil test set. There is an intro by leonard, then you can play pencil tests for On Ice, Mickey's Fire Brigade, and Pluto's Judgement Day. You can use the angle button to toggle between pencil and finished color.
EASTER EGG! On Mickey's head on the main menu, Walt talks about the history of Mickey.
Parade of Award Nominees: A cartoon made for the 1932, academy awards featuring the stars nominated. It was Mickey's first appearance in full color.
Then we have disc 2. Here are more cartoons from 1937 and 1938, complete and uncensored.
Hawaiian Holiday: The fab five are all together on the beaches of Hawaii
Moose Hunters: Donald and Goofy try to lure a moose by dressing up as a female of the species.
The Worm Turns: Mickey shows heretofore unseen mad scientist tenedencies when he concots a potion that turns the meek against their opressors.
UNCENSORED: Dogcatcher Pete threaten's to blow Pluto's head off with a shotgun.
Magician Mickey: Mickey has to deal with a heckling Donald During his Magic Act.
UNCENSORED: Donald pulls a pistol on Mickey and stagehand Goofy.
Mickey's Amateurs: Mickey hosts and amateur contest featuring the whole gang.
UNCENSORED: Donald Pulls a Machine Gun on the audience.
Clock Cleaners: Mickey, Donald and Goofy have the perilous job of cleaning a giant, big ben typebe clock.
Lonesome Ghosts: Mickey, Donald and Goofy as... GHOSTBUSTERS!
Mickey's Parrot: Mickey and Pluto mistake a parrot for an escaped convict hiding in their house
UNCENSORED: Mickey's Got a Gun
Boat Builders: Mickey and Donald and Goofy put together a do-it-yourself boat kit.
The Whalers: Mickey, Donald, and Goofy set out on the open sea to harpoon a whale
UNCENSORED: Did I mention they are out to harpoon a whale?
Mickey's Trailer: Mickey, Donald, and Goofy travel the coutnryside withe their gadget filled trailer.
Brave Little Tailor: Mickey stars in a fairy tale as the title character and sets out to kill a giant.
UNCENSORED: The giant rolls and smokes a hay cig.
EASTER EGG! On the main menu, go to Mickey's Head to see a cartoon made for the 1939 New York World's Fair for Nabisco called Mickey's Surprise Party.
Mickey Mouse in Living Color Featurette: Leonard Maltin returns for a brief recap of Walt's career, including clip from some black and white shorts.
Gallery: A gallery showcasing pencil art, promotional arwork, posters, and production photos.
That is the second disc of the second set of Wave 1. Continue on to see Davy Crockett.
See you there!
This dvd is the one I watch when I've had a bad day or when I'm really tired and I don't want to think!
This is perfect to have on hand when kids come over - I don't have any kids of my own - I can put this on and they will watch it and there's no super scary stuff, just good clean fun.
I love Finding Nemo and The Lion King but it scares some kids which I totally understand!
I have also found that alot of the adults usually end up having desert and coffee in the TV room cause they want to watch Mickey too.
Never underestimate the power of the mouse!