5.0 out of 5 stars Mickey Mouse in Living Color: A Great Collection
Walt Disney Treasures Review 2 of 11.
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...
Published on July 13 2004 by Milan Brandon
3.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done
A well-done set. Some of the source material is less than stellar, though, especially The Brave Little Tailor, in which one very important sequence contains enough dirt and dust to become a genuine distraction.
I just can't say that I am all that fond of this collection. I am glad to be able to add wonderful films like The Band Concert and Lonesome Ghosts to my...
Published on Feb 11 2002 by Tom From NY
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5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best Disney dvd release,
This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)This has to be the best of Disney's dvd releases, along with the others of the WALT DISNEY TREASURES collection.
What Disney needs to do now is release the black and white Mickey's, as they did a few years ago on laserdisc. It also wouldn't hurt to provide a supplemental disc of Disney's pre-Mickey shorts. What about Donald and Goofy? Over 400 shorts were produced by the Disney studios, lets hope we see more.
Hats off to Disney for this series.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best,
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This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)This a a great work of animation. Everyone is having a lot of fun and the artists are at their peak.The chairs dance, the radio joins in, and Mickey out-does Fred Astair, dancing on a top hat with a match for his cane.
(The software that comes with this DVD did not work on our XP computer, but alternative software from the computer manufacturer should be fine.)
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but a few flaws...,
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This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)First the good:
This is by far the best compilation of Mickey shorts available to the public to date. Disney produced 87 Mickey shorts in the 30's - by far the most prolific period of Mickey Mouse Cartoons (there were only 120 made from 1928 to 1953). 27 of these shorts are contained on this disc, which constitutes more than half of the color Mickeys made. He was already a sensation before he went to color; these shorts firmly established him as an American icon. To the animation fan, it can be argued that this disc contains some of the best cartoon "acting" of the golden age of animation. By no means should a serious fan avoid this disc.
The not so good:
These shorts have not been remastered. I'm not even sure they come from the best available print. Some of these shorts have looked better on the "Ink and Paint Club." The cartoons in this package contain flaws that some could consider unacceptable, or at least annoying - colors going out of register (albeit probably not noticeable to the casual viewer), a few sound problems (rare, but a bit annoying), dust and dirt. Watch the "Brave Little Tailor" in the scene where Mickey kills the seven flies. The amount of film debris present is alarming - it almost looks like it's snowing. Some have said that the recent remastering of Snow White has resulted in an ultra-clean presentation that takes away from the period animation. Well...this disc certainly doesn't present THAT dilemma. It's not unacceptable as the good far outweighs the bad. But I would have thought Disney to spend a bit more time on presenting the best possible versions of these pieces.
An absolute must for the animation collector. Concerning the comments about the mastering - it's highly unlikely that Disney will remaster these shorts in another package. Grab it while it's available as this is supposedly a limited release of 150,000 copies....
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney Presentation at its best!,
This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)Before Disney started changing stuff to avoid negative publicity (Pirates @ Disneyland, The cover of Mermaid, The pollin in Alladin, etc) they would go all out to please people and sell there products. This set is a great example of this. The packaging and presentation is truly unique and the quality is first class. I love the fact that none of these 4 Treasure dvds were altered from the originals. I hope Disney takes a hint from the success they will see from these dvds and start leaving things as we remember them.
We have all seen the cartoons. Old or young we know them, we have statues of them, snow globes, beanies or whatever it is you collect. These are what started the legend! The grainy, crude, sometimes hard to follow animation backed by 26 great short storys. These cartoons are classics, made when storys had to be great because visuals were new and experimantal to say the least. I didnt care to watch these as a young child because of my short attention span and visual oriented mind. I was to worried about Atari and Intellivision but now I have grown up and I love the nestalgia of the things I love. I grew up with movies like Beuty and the Beast, Alladin, etc. The visuals now are incredible! But it all starts some where. That starting point (for color) was here! I love this stuff! I cant wait to see what follows!
5.0 out of 5 stars Experimental Animation History.,
This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)In a hasty response to the DVD market's longing for 'uncut' versions of features, Disney has set to please. With the Gold Collection DVDs classics like Make Mine Music, Melody Time and others had scenes deleted or elements removed - such as the cigarette in the parrot's beak in The Three Amigos and Saludos Amigos.
The TREASURES COLLECTION provides pure unedited Disney folly - many of which served as experimental tests for the effects used in the following feature films they were to make. With releases like this there's hope that censored Disney material may make the shelves in the future.
In light of these movements, we all cross our fingers once more for the DVD release of 'Song of the South'.
In summary, these DVDs are great for Disney collectors or those with an eye for animation history - but younger audiences may be disappointed by the lack-lustre compared with Disney's more recent Tarzan, Toy Story or even House of Mouse creations.
I personally cannot wait for December 4th!
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Disney film buffs,
This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)To be young and innocent in the golden age of animation. Even growing up later than that, you can still capture the magic of it with Mickey Mouse in Living Color. Share the animation that made innocent fun great, with your kids! I hope they release a similar Donald Duck DVD set And Goofy DVD set as well!
5.0 out of 5 stars It All Began with a Mouse,
This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)In the words of Walt Disney, "It all began with a mouse." Always known for the best in wholesome entertainment Walt Disney's Micket Mouse in Living Color DVD presents the best that Disney has to offer. A collection of Mickey and his friends with perfect picture and great sound is perfect to watch when you want to share a special moment with your child or just watch and remember the special times you spent with Mickey when you were growing up. Even today I can't watch Mickey without remembering all the times I spent at Disneyworld with family and friends. A special DVD for everyone who has a special place in their hearts for Mickey and all the gang at Walt Disney.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disney is too mainstream....,
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This review is from: Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] (DVD)The Mouse, I think, is the most over-rated cartoon ever created. He's nothing but a nice, one dimensional boy scott, who talks like a girl. These shows were supposed to reflect mainstream America, but I think they catter more to the rich and the establishment view of things. Which does not know what it's doing.
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Mickey Mouse in Living Color [Import] by Wilfred Jackson (DVD - 2001)