It's hard not to give a Disney Treasures release five stars, but I just couldn't do it with this one. Yes, Walt Disney makes a wonderful show host. Yes, he's nice, friendly and cordial with the audience and his guests. Yes, there are a few cartoons within the show ("Peter & The Wolf" being the best). Yesyesyesyesyes on other arguments.....but by the 2nd disc the shows get tiresome as you watch backstage parties, singing and dancing Mousketeers and repetitive Disneyland behind-the-scenes info.
The set would've gotten five stars from me if it only contained Disc One, as it's three shows are fast-moving with many, many facets to them (even though the 90-minute episode seems to drag on as we have to sit thru an entire Disneyland parade).
The highlights of Disc 2 are the brief appearances of Guy Williams as Disney's newest addition, Zorro and Fess Parker without his Davy Crockett getup. Also the best bonus on Disc two are interviews with a few of the Grownup Mouseketeers: Tommy Cole, Don Grady (who still looks like he did on "My Three Sons!") and the GORGEOUS Cheryl Holdridge, who looks even MORE beautiful now than she did as a teenager! There are also interviews with Disney regular Tim Considine and singer Tommy Sands.
A couple of other bonuses saved Disc 2 from totally boring me: "My Dad, Walt Disney" which is an interview with Walt's daughter, Diane and the Disneyland episode titled "I Captured the King of the Leprechauns" that has clips of his film "Darby O'Gill & The Little People" (including the eerie Banshee and Death Coach scene!).
I still recommend this set for all fans of Disney and I have one last question: WHAT'S WITH TOMMY SANDS' BIZARRE HAIRSTYLE? Check it out when you buy this collection.....looks like a drunk muskrat sat on his head.