<center>Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts, 1920s-1960s
This fascinating volume features some of Walt’s most unique animated triumphs. Included are several of Walt’s “The Alice Comedies,” a pioneering series of early short films that combined live-action and animation. These wonderful, lesser-known unique films pre-date much of the work that would make him world-famous. Fans will enjoy the unique animation of “Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom,” which won an Academy Award® (Best Short Subject (Cartoon) 1953) and was the first cartoon produced in Cinemascope. This short film established a completely new animation style for the Studio. DISNEY RARITIES, CELEBRATED SHORTS 1920s-1960s showcases a large collection of Walt’s outstanding animated shorts that fans may not be aware of.
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Disc 1 and 2's Main Menus.
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Left: <i>Alice's Wonderland</i>, one of Walt Disney's earliest entrances into the world of animation. Right: Before Rankin and Bass became synonymous with the medium, Walt Disney dabbled in stop-motion animation with <i>Noah's Ark</i> (1959).
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Left: The tall protagonist of a tall tale: <i>Paul Bunyan</i> (1958). Right: Lambert is one sheepish lion, hence his 1952 cartoon's title <i>Lambert, the Sheepish Lion</i>.
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The Chronological Donald, Volume Two
Celebrating the career of the one of the most prolific of Walt’s “Fabulous Five” classic characters, this volume features Donald’s shorts from 1942 to 1946. These short subjects, brilliantly animated, cover the WWII years and includes the Academy Award®-winning short “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (Best Short Subject (Cartoon) 1943).
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The Disc 1 and 2 Main Menus.
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Left: A still from "Donald's Double Trouble" (1946). Right: Donald Duck in "Lighthouse Keeping" (1946).
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The Adventures of Spin & Marty
“The Adventures of Spin and Marty” ran on Walt’s original The Mickey Mouse Club television program. This beloved series follows two boys who meet at a summer boys ranch and share adventures together. Marty Markham (David Stollery) is a wealthy city kid who meets Spin Evans (Tim Considine), the most popular camper from the previous summer. The two don’t get along at first, but over twenty-five exciting episodes and many escapades, the boys become friends. The series also starred Harry Carey, Jr., Roy Barcroft and J. Pat O’Malley.
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The Disc 1 and 2 Main Menus.
Spin and Marty do the ole' cowboy thing in this publicity still.
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Elfego Baca • The Swamp Fox - Legendary Heroes
Inspired by true life heroes, these are two of Walt’s most exciting television shows, ELFEGO BACA and THE SWAMP FOX. Elfego Baca is a late-19th century gunfighter (Robert Loggia) in the old west who changes his ways to become sheriff and then a lawyer. Elfego deals with rampaging cowboys, outlaws and more in this exciting series about law and order on the frontier. The Swamp Fox stars Leslie Nielsen (who starred in the classic film “Forbidden Planet,” and would later become famous for the “Airplane” and “Naked Gun” movies) as Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. This patriot fought the British using unusual methods, and became known as “The Swamp Fox.” In this superb series, Marion matches wits with the Tories in a story of adventure and action.
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Left: Disc 1 Main Menu (The "Elfego Baca" Disc). Right: The Disc 2 Main Menu ("The Swamp Fox").
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Left: Robert Loggia (in bed) is the renegade-turned-lawman Elfego Baca. Right: Annette Funicello (far left) plays Chiquita, part of Elfego Baca's New Mexican world.
Before he was Lt. Frank Drebin, Leslie Nielsen portrayed Revolutionary War general Francis Marion.
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<u>More on <b>The Walt Disney Treasures</b></u>
• <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10788">Wave 5 WD Treasures Press Release</a>
• <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/treasures.html">UD's Guide to Walt Disney Treasures</a>
• <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/directtovideo.htm#wdt">WD Treasures Table on Direct-to-Video Page</a>