Thanks for the link, Bill. I was especially intrigued by this:
A few fans have written to ask why there isn't more in the way of supplemental materials. For example, why didn't Disney include the original commercials, or copies of public service announcements Guy did as Zorro? Or a collection of still photographs, or copies of press kits, etc? The answer, as you might imagine, is a combination of money and time, or more precisely, the lack of. Some things that seem simple are often complicated. Take the original commercials, for example. Although some of them, such as the 7-Up and AC Delco ads, might have been produced for Disney, they were done under contract for the original advertisers. Who owns the rights, then? Did the original voce-over contracts allow for use on DVDs? Obviously DVDs didn't exist then and all that would need to be sorted out. That would all take time and money, and to be fair to Disney, would it help sell the additional number of DVDs required to break even on the expense? I really doubt it.
It really puts some perspective into the whole point of Treasures releases, which is to get the content out there. The special features really are just icing on the cake (which unfortunately seems to get smaller and smaller each year
). So while I'm upset that the Sing-Along song version of the Zorro thee isn't there (with a Masked-Mickey-The-Bouncing-Ball), I'm glad for the special features that *are* present.