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November 3, 2009 - 30,000 tins

Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro - The Complete First Season Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro - The Complete Second Season
Zorro: The Complete First Season

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Zorro: The Complete Second Season

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Journey back to the days when California was still under Spanish rule and the struggle for power often led to rampant injustice. Now on DVD -- fans of all ages can experience Walt Disney's legendary TV series (1957-59). ZORRO stars Guy Williams (TV's LOST IN SPACE) as the masked avenger Don Diego de la Vega. Riding astride his stunning black stallion Tornado to defend the poor and oppressed, his alter ego, El Zorro ("The Fox"), expertly wields bullwhip, sword, and cunning to right every wrong as perhaps the first caped crusader -- one who inspired legions more.

Contains 39 episodes in original black & white format, two of the special one-hour episodes, individually-numbered authenticity certificate, introductions by Leonard Maltin, all-new never-before-seen bonus features, exclusive Zorro pin and lithograph.

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Continue on a heroic journey back to when California was still under Spanish rule and the struggle for power to control Alta California's vast wealth often led to rampant injustice -- and the need for the fearless hero with a flashing sword. On DVD for the first time ever, fans of all ages can experience classic episodes from the second season of Walt Disney's history-making TV series (1957-59). Guy Williams (TV's LOST IN SPACE) stars as the legendary masked avenger -- who thunders out of the night and into bold adventures to right every wrong. Carving a "Z" with his blade, this caped hero triumphs over every trap, to outwit those who would prey on the poor and powerless. From broken truces to daring duels, ride along on these eight thrilling episodes.

Contains 39 episodes in original black & white format, two of the special one-hour episodes, individually-numbered authenticity certificate, introductions by Leonard Maltin, all-new never-before-seen bonus features, exclusive Zorro pin and lithograph.

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November 11, 2008 - 39,500 tins

The Chronological Donald, Volume Four

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Dr. Syn:
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Mickey Mouse Club Presents: Annette

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Disc One
1951: Dude Duck, Corn Chips, Test Pilot Donald, Lucky Number, Out of Scale, Bee On Guard
1952: Donald Applecore, Let's Stick Together, Trick or Treat
1953: Don's Fountain of Youth, The New Neighbor, Working for Peanuts, Canvas Back Duck
From the Vault: Uncle Donald's Ants (1952), Rugged Bear (1953)
Disc Two
1954: Donald's Diary, Dragon Around, Grin and Bear It, The Flying Squirrel, Grand Canyonscope
1955: Bearly Asleep, Beezy Bear, Up A Tree
1956: Chips Ahoy, How to Have an Accident In the Home
1959: Donald in Mathmagic Land
1961: Donald and the Wheel, The Litterbug
From the Vault: Spare the Rod (1954), No Hunting (1955), How to Have An Accident at Work (1959)

Bonus Features: "Donald Goes to Press", "The Unseen Donald Duck: Trouble Shooters", Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck audio commentaries on 2 shorts, 10 Mickey Mouseworks Cartoons

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"Dr Syn, Alias the Scarecrow," which first aired as three separate episodes on Disney’s weekly TV show under the title "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh," was edited for theatrical releases in England and the U.S. This DVD set includes all three of the original TV episodes plus the theatrical version of the film that was released in England.

Bonus Material: Walt Disney TV introductions in widescreen, "Dr. Syn: The History of the Legend", "Walt Disney: From Burbank to London"

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Before she became a leading lady in Disney films and beach comedies, Annette Funicello was one of the original Mouseketeers on Walt's popular daily television series "The Mickey Mouse Club." In the third and final season of the variety program's initial run, Annette (who had previously been seen in two runs of "Spin & Marty") got a serial all her own. In all, twenty episodes of the "Annette" serial aired from February to March of 1958, paving the way for bigger things. The DVD holds those 20 original segments, plus the complete "Mickey Mouse Club" episodes that opened and closed the serial, and the featurettes "Musically Yours, Annette" and "To Annette, With Love."

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December 11, 2007 - Varying Number of Tins produced

Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic
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Announced as one of four Disney DVDs coinciding July 2005's 50th anniversary celebrations of the Anaheim theme park, this long-delayed disc slipped on and off BVHE's radar over the past two years before settling into the resurrected Treasures line. Much to the delight of Disney Parks fans, it promises a comprehensive, never-before-seen, feature-length documentary titled Disneyland: Then, Now and Forever. According to the original specs, the movie was to be accompanied by a Wonderful World of Disneyland trivia game (with beginner and advanced levels), an introduction by anniversary ambassador Julie Andrews, extended interviews with Diane Disney-Miller and Rolly Crump, thirteen Disneyland sing-along songs, the short Disneyland U.S.A. at Radio City Music Hall, and a collectable replica of the park's original E-ticket book. During the many months this titled was shelved, the Radio City Music Hall presentation surfaced (on Your Host, Walt Disney) and the sing-along numbers were released in their original format (a vanilla DVD of 1990 VHS Sing Along Songs: Disneyland Fun). It's unlikely these will still show up here and unclear what else will be added to pad this to a two-disc set from the single-disc as which it was planned. One thing certain is that the set will include both that E-ticket book replica and a lithograph of castle concept art.

Official Studio Description: Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic is a comprehensive look at the "Happiest Place on Earth." The centerpiece of this volume is a new documentary with archival footage, including Walt’s own words, as well as new interviews that reveal the magic and manpower behind one of the world’s most famous destinations.

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The most self-explanatory of the Wave 7 releases, this one will provide 30 shorts from 4 years in Donald Duck's voluminous series plus a couple of bonus features. The included lithograph is a reproduction of poster art for Inferior Decorator.

Official Studio Description: The Chronological Donald, Volume 3 features the most prolific of "Walt’s Fab Five," the short-tempered but hilarious Donald Duck in rarely seen solo shorts dating 1947 through 1950.

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In February 2006, Disney allowed sportscaster Al Michaels to exit his contract with ABC Sports and join NBC's team of sports announcers. In exchange, the Mouse reclaimed from NBC/Universal the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's very first cartoon star whose ownership went to Charles B. Mintz and Universal in 1929. Though twenty-six black and white Oswald shorts were produced under Walt Disney and his animator Ub Iwerks, few are known to survive today. Those that do live on are expected to be presented here in a highly-restored state.

Official Studio Description: Predating even Mickey Mouse, the legendary and rarely-seen Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was Walt Disney’s first big animated star, and having recently returned to the Disney fold, comes out of the vault for the first time ever on DVD. The silent shorts made from 1926 to 1927 with Walt’s personal touch, are revitalized with a brand-new score specifically made for Walt Disney Treasures, Wave VII.

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Wave 6
December 19, 2006 - 65,000 tins produced

Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies, Volume 2 (1929-1938) Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Pluto, Volume 2 (1947-1951) Walt Disney Treasures: Your Host Walt Disney, TV Memories (1956-1965) Walt Disney Treasures: The Hardy Boys, The Mickey Mouse Club (1956-1957)
More Silly Symphonies
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The Complete Pluto,
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From the beginning, Walt Disney's SILLY SYMPHONIES series was a mecca for innovation and unabashed creativity. This second volume of the revolutionary series boasts some of Disney's rarest cartoons, including over a dozen never before released on DVD or video. Among the many animation treasures celebrated here are the never-before-released "Hell's Bells" and the original unedited "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood", plus the Academy Award®-winning "Three Orphan Kittens" (Best Cartoon, 1935). Enriching the collection even further are several optional commentaries by some of the world's foremost animation and film music experts, who also take part in a lively conversation about the series that let Walt Disney push the envelope of animation art to unimaginable flights of fantasy. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

Expected to include the remaining 38 animated shorts in "Silly Symphonies" series that were not included on the first Walt Disney Treasure. A total of 75 music-oriented Silly Symphonies cartoon shorts were produced from 1929 to 1939. The first tin held 31 of these, plus six others as Easter Eggs.

Mickey's best pal Pluto continues to light up the screen as leading dog in more of his adventure-filled cartoons. Putting the spotlight on his comical antics from 1947 through 1951, this volume includes the inspired "Bone Bandit" of 1948 and the 1951 classic "Plutopia." The treats continue with three rarely-seen shorts featuring Pluto's feline nemesis Figaro, and a revealing exploration of a classic Pluto short. Plus, contemporary Disney master animators discuss their favorite Pluto moments and the art and craft behind them. It's no wonder Mickey's faithful pup became top dog around the world. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

Shorts: Figaro & Cleo (1943); Mail Dog, Pluto's Blue Note, Rescue Dog (1947); Bone Bandit, Pluto's Purchase, Cat Nap Pluto, Pluto's Fledgling (1948); Bubble Bee, Pluto's Surprise Package, Pluto's Sweater, Pueblo Pluto, Sheep Dog (1949); Camp Dog, Food for Feudin', Pests of the West, Pluto and the Gopher, Pluto's Heart Throb, Primitive Pluto, Puss Cafe, Wonder Dog (1950); Cold Storage, Plutopia, Cold Turkey (1951).

Here is a wonderful chapter in the fabled "Disneyland" TV show, hosted by Walt himself. This famous television series has something for every Disney fan. Included here is the complete Fourth Anniversary episode of Walt’s show, a wonderful surprise party by the Mouseketeers, and a 10th anniversary special program on the Disneyland Imagineers, creating some of Disneyland’s most famous attractions such as Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Programs: "Where Do Stories Come From?" (1956), "Fourth Anniversary Show" (1957), "Kodak Presents Disneyland '59" (1959), "Backstage Party" (1961), "Disneyland Tenth Anniversary Show" (1965)

Bonus Material: "Galleries", "My Dad, Walt Disney", "I Captured the King of the Leprechauns", "Disneyland U.S.A. at Radio City Music Hall", "Working with Walt"

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THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB'S magical mix of entertainment was so captivating to television's first generation of children, watching it became a daily ritual. And so the first day of the show's second season, millions thrilled to the debut of a new adventure series, THE HARDY BOYS: THE MYSTERY OF THE APPLEGATE TREASURE. All the cliff-hanging suspense unfolds right here, including the entire MICKEY MOUSE CLUB episode that introduced the series. Plus, you'll get clued in to the truth behind the novels' author Franklin W. Dixon, and you'll witness the reunion of Tim Considine (Frank Hardy) and Tommy Kirk (Joe Hardy) at the scene of the crime -- Stage 2 at the Disney Studio.

This DVD will contain the first serial, titled "The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure", which was made up of 20 installments running about 10 minutes each. The siblings returned for a second serial, "The Mystery of Ghost Farm", composed of 15 episodes that aired during the 1957-58 season.

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True-Life Adventures, Volume 1 - Wonders of the World holds the Oscar-winning 1958 feature White Wilderness; the Oscar-winning two-reel shorts Seal Island (1948), Beaver Valley (1950), and Water Birds (1952); plus Prowlers of the Everglades (1953), Mysteries of the Deep (1959) and more. Buy True-Life Adventures, Volume 1; Read our Review

True-Life Adventures, Volume 2 - Lands of Exploration contains a pair of Best Documentary Oscar winners in The Living Desert (1953) and The Vanishing Prairie (1954), in addition to the Oscar-winning short Seal Island (1948), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959), Islands of the Sea (1960), and the anthology episodes "Behind the True-Life Cameras" (1955), "The Crisler Story" (1957) and "Yellowstone Story" (1957). Buy True-Life Adventures, Volume 2; Read our Review

True-Life Adventures, Volume 3 - Creatures of the Wild boasts feature-length flicks The African Lion (1955) and Jungle Cat (1960), as well as 1952's Olympic Elk, 1953's Bear Country, the "Disneyland" installment "Cameras in Africa" (1954) and more. Buy True-Life Adventures, Volume 3; Read our Review

True-Life Adventures, Volume 4 - Nature's Mysteries serves up 1956's feature-length Secrets of Life, Nature's Half Acre (1951), and the lone True-Life Fantasy Perri (1957), as well as the anthology episodes "Searching for Nature's Mysteries" (1956) and "Adventure in Wildwood Heart" (1957). Buy True-Life Adventures, Volume 4; Read our Review

Click here to read UltimateDisney.com's Interview with Leonard Maltin, the man behind the Walt Disney Treasures

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December 6, 2005 - 125,000 tins produced

The Chronological Donald,
Volume Two

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Disney Rarities:
Celebrated Shorts: 1920s - 1960s

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The Adventures of Spin & Marty,
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Elfego Baca and The Swamp Fox:
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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 include the Academy Award®-winning short "Der Fuehrer’s Face" (Best Short Subject (Cartoon) 1943).

Shorts:
1942: The Village Smithy, Donald's Snow Fight, Donald's Garden, Donald's Gold Mine, The Vanishing Private, Sky Trooper, Bellboy Donald
1943: Der Fuehrer's Face, Donald's Tire Trouble, The Flying Jalopy, Fall Out, Fall In, The Old Army Game, Home Defense
1944: Trombone Trouble, Donald Duck and the Gorilla, Commando Duck, The Plastics Inventor, Donald's Off Day, Contrary Condor
1945: Clock Watcher, The Eyes Have It, Donald's Crime, Duck Pimples, No Sail, Cured Duck, Old Sequoia
1946: Donald's Double Trouble, Wet Paint, Dumb Bell of the Yukon, Lighthouse Keeping, Frank Duck Brings 'em Back Alive

Bonus features:
- a chat with the current voice of Donald, Tony Anselmo
- "A Day in the Life of Donald Duck": complete Disneyland episode
- "The Art and Animation of Carl Barks", new featurette on Disney's legendary Donald Duck artist
- "The Volunteer Worker", a rarely-seen vintage WWII short
- Timeline of the Walt Disney studios during World War II
- still frame art galleries

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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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Alice's Wonderland, Alice Gets in Dutch, Alice's Wild West Show, Alice in the Jungle, Alice's Egg Plant, Alice's Murderous Mystery, Alice the Whaler, Ferdinand the Bull, Chicken Little, The Pelican and the Snipe, The Truth About Mother Goose, Paul Bunyan, Noah's Ark, Goliath II, The Saga of Windwagon Smith, A Symposium on Popular Songs, Ben and Me, Football: Now and Then, Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom, Pigs is Pigs, Social Lion, A Cowboy Needs a Horse, Hooked Bear, In the Bag, Jack and Old Mac, The Story of Anyburg, U.S.A., The Brave Engineer, Morris, the Midget Moose, Lambert, the Sheepish Lion, The Little House, Adventures in Music: Melody

Bonus features:
- "Alice's Cartoon World": Leonard Maltin discusses shorts with the original Alice, Virginia Davis
- "From Kansas City to Hollywood" Walt's silent era timeline
- "A Feather in His Collar", rarely-seen Community Chest short
- Audio commentary by composer Richard Sherman on "A Symposium on Popular Songs"
- still frame galleries

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"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.

Following this popular introductory serial, the second and third Mickey Mouse Club seasons brought "Further Adventures of Spin and Marty" and "The New Adventures of Spin and Marthy" in the late 1950s, but neither of those will be presented in this set.

The Complete First Year (1955-56) contains 25 episodes: Tragedy, Perkins' Decision, The Triple R, The Misfit, White Stallion, Froggy Day, The Battle, A Surprise Decision, Homesick, Logan's Lesson, The Chase, The Secret Ride, Ride 'Em Cowboy, The Snipe Hunt, Sky Rocket's Trick, The Last Campfire, Tossing the Calf, Rope Artist, Nothing Happens on a Sunday, Perkins and the Bear, The Runaway, Haunted Valley, The Live Ghost, The Big Rodeo, Off on the Wrong Foot

Bonus features:
- the complete Mickey Mouse Club episode that introduced the serial
- Tim Considine's screen test
- "Return to the Triple R" where Considine and Stollery give an exclusive interview and tour the original ranch filming location
- "Back in the Saddle with Harry Carey Jr." interview featurette
- still frame gallery

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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.

Episodes:
Elfego Baca: Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, Four Down and Five Lives to Go, Attorney at Law (1958-59)
The Swamp Fox: Birth of the Swamp Fox, Brother Against Brother, Tory Vengeance (1959-60)

Bonus features:
- interview with Robert Loggia (Elfego Baca star)
- "Tales of Courage and Adventure" featurette on real life historical figures
- still frame galleries

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Note: A total of ten "Elfego Baca" episodes and eight "Swamp Fox" episodes were made; this set contains three of each.

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Mickey Mouse in Black & White
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The Mickey Mouse Club
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Before Walt’s classic animated feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, before Walt’s revolutionary use of Technicolor, before the Wonderful World of Disney television show, before Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts, before almost everything that Walt would build into his world-famous entertainment studio, there was a feisty, fun-loving little character that captured the world’s heart – Mickey Mouse! Here are more of the fun, action-filled black and white shorts from Mickey’s early days. Bonus materials include a featurette on ‘Mickey’s Portrait Artist’ and Disney legend, John Hench; rare Mickey collectibles and artifacts, and much more.

Picking up where "Mickey Mouse in Black and White" left off, this new collection contains the remaining 40 Mickey Mouse appearances in classic, black & white shorts.

Disc One
1928: The Barn Dance
1929: The Opry House, When the Cat's Away, Barnyard Battle, The Plow Boy, Mickey's Choo Choo, The Jazz Fool, Jungle Rhythym, Wild Waves
1930: Just Mickey, The Barnyard Concert, The Cactus Kid, The Shindig, The Picnic
1931: Traffic Troubles, The Castaway, Fishin' Around, The Barnyard Broadcast, The Beach Party
1932: The Mad Dog, Barnyard Olympics
Disc Two
1932: Musical Farmer, Trader Mickey, The Wayward Canary
1933: Mickey's Pal Pluto, Mickey's Mechanical Man
1934: Playful Pluto, Mickey's Steamroller, Mickey Plays Papa
1935: Mickey's Kangaroo
From the Vault: The Haunted House (1929), The Moose Hunt (1931), The Delivery Boy (1931), The Grocery Boy (1932), Mickey in Arabia (1932), Mickey's Good Deed (1932), Mickey's Mellerdrammer (1933), The Steeplechase (1933), Shanghaied (1934), Mickey's Man Friday (1935)

Bonus Features: Leonard Maltin introductions, "Mickey's Mania: Collecting Mickey Merchandise", "Mickey's Portrait Artist: John Hench", "Mickey's Sunday Funnies: A Virtual Comic Strip", Still Frame Galleries

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Mickey’s best friend starred in his own very popular cartoon short subjects, made during the height of the Disney Studio’s first golden age of animation. Featuring fast-paced comedy and lush animation, Pluto’s shorts easily stand on par with those of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Here are many of Pluto’s most entertaining animated shorts from the 1930’s through the 1940’s. Bonus materials include "The Story of Dogs" featurette; Pluto character designs and production art, and much more.

Volume 1 includes 28 shorts featuring Pluto, from 1930 to 1947:

Disc One
1930: The Chain Gang
1935: On Ice
1937: Pluto's Quinpuplets
1940: Bone Trouble
1941: Pluto's Playmate, Canine Caddy, Lend a Paw
1942: Pluto Junior, The Army Mascot, The Sleepwalker, T-Bone for Two, Pluto at the Zoo
Disc Two
1943: Pluto and the Armadillo, Private Pluto
1944: Springtime for Pluto, First Aiders
1945: Dog Watch, Canine Casanova, The Legend of Coyote Rock, Canine Patrol
1946: Pluto's Kid Brother, In Dutch, Squatter's Rights, The Purloined Pup,
1947: Pluto's Housewarming
From the Vault: Pantry Pirate (1940), A Gentleman's Gentleman (1941)

Bonus Features: Leonard Maltin introductions, "The Life and Times of Pluto", "Pluto 101", Pluto's Picture Book (Excerpt from "A Story of Dogs"), Pluto's Pal Fergy, Still Frame Galleries

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Rediscover one of the most popular family shows on television – the Mickey Mouse Club! A visionary show that sparked a renaissance in children’s programming, the Mickey Mouse Club has never been a part of the Treasures Collection before. Here are the famous Mouseketeers, the mouse-ear hats, the music, the skits, and more. The DVD programs are presented as the show was, with Monday’s Fun With Music Day, Tuesday’s Guest Star Day, Wednesday’s Anything Can Happen Day, Thursday’s Circus Day and Friday’s Talent Round-Up Day. Bonus materials include a retrospective with film historian Leonard Maltin and the original Mousketeers; merchandising and publicity materials, and much more.

To make up the gang of Mouseketeers, Walt Disney and his producers searched not for child actors, but for ordinary kids with a bit of flair. The original "Mickey Mouse Club" cast included leader Jimmie Dodd, Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Lonnie Burr, Tommy Cole, Annette Funicello, Darlene Gillespie, Cubby O'Brien, Karen Pendleton, Doreen Tracy, and Roy Williams (the "Big Mouseketeer").

A staple of the early years of television, "The Mickey Mouse Club" offered a variety of entertainment to its devoted audience: classic Disney cartoons, serials, guest stars, singing and dancing. This Walt Disney Treasure set presents the first five hour-long episodes of the show, from the week of October 3-7, 1955.

Disc One Programs: Fun With Music Day (Monday), Guest Star Day (Tuesday), Anything Can Happen Day (Wednesday)
Disc One Bonus: Leonard Maltin introductions, "The Leader of the Club" (Jimmie Dodd tribute), Still Frame Galleries

Disc Two Programs: Circus Day (Thursday), Talent Round-Up Day (Friday)
Disc Two Bonus: "Mouseke-Memories", "The Mousketeers at Disneyland", Opening Sequence in Color

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Mickey Mouse
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The celebration of Mickey's color capers continues in this second volume of shorts -- from "Society Dog Show" in 1939 to his last short, "The Simple Things," in 1953 -- and feature film appearances, giving you a decidedly colorful history of the most famous mouse in the world. This outstanding review of Mickey's color career spotlights some very special features, including his groundbreaking performance in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." You'll also get an inside look at Mickey's recent career through the eyes of his most recent animators, Mark Henn and Andreas Deja, and voice actors Wayne Allwine (Mickey) and Russi Taylor (Minnie). Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin. Contents include ''Tugboat Mickey,'' ''Mickey and the Seal,'' ''The Sorcerer's Apprentice,'' ''Mickey and the Beanstalk,'' ''Mickey's Christmas Carol,'' ''The Prince and the Pauper'' and ''Runaway Brain.''

Shorts:
Disc One
1939: Society Dog Show, The Pointer
1940: Tugboat Mickey, Pluto's Dream House, Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip
1941: The Little Whirlwind, The Nifty Nineties, Orphans Benefit
1942: Mickey's Birthday Party, Symphony Hour
1947: Mickey's Delayed Date
1948: Mickey Down Under, Mickey and the Seal
1951: Plutopia, R'Coon Dawg
1952: Pluto's Party, Pluto's Christmas Tree
1953: The Simple Things,
Disc Two
Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Prince and the Pauper, Runaway Brain

Bonus features:
- "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "Mickey and the Beanstalk"
- Deleted Animation from ''The Sorcerer's Apprentice''
- ''Mickey's Cartoon Comeback''
- ''The Voice Behind the Mouse''
- ''Mickey Mouse Club'' Titles in Color
- ''Mickey Meets the Maestro''
- Mouse Mania
- Mickey Cartoon Physics from ''The Plausible Impossible''
- Mickey on the Camera Stand from ''Tricks of Our Trade''
- The Making of ''Mickey's Christmas Carol''
- Publicity and Memorabilia Gallery
- Story and Background Art Gallery

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It was 1934 when the irascible Donald Duck came to life in a teeny bit of a part in "The Wise Little Hen" and proceeded to steal the show. From that point on nobody could hold him back, and the much loved cranky character went on to be the most prolific of Walt's "fabulous five." Now for the first time, you can enjoy the Donald in all of his solo starring shorts from "Donald And Pluto" in 1936 to "Chef Donald" in 1941. This volume also includes a loving tribute to the man who achieved immortality by inventing the voice of Donald Duck -- and performing as his alter ego for 50 years -- Clarence "Ducky" Nash. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

Shorts:
Disc One
The Wise Little Hen (Excerpt)
1936: Donald and Pluto
1937: Don Donald, Modern Inventions, Donald's Ostrich
1938: Self Control, Donald's Better Self, Donald's Nephews, Polar Trappers, Good Scouts, The Fox Hunt, Donald's Golf Game
1939: Donald's Lucky Day, Hockey Champ, Donald's Cousin Gus, Beach Picnic, Sea Scouts, Donald's Penguin, The Autograph Hound, Officer Duck
Disc Two
1940: The Riveter, Donald's Dog Laundry, Billposters, Mr. Duck Steps Out, Put-Put Troubles, Donald's Vacation, Window Cleaners, Fire Chief
1941: Timber, Golden Eggs, A Good Time for a Dime, Early to Bed, Truant Officer Donald, Old MacDonald Duck, Donald's Camera, Chef Donald

Bonus features:
- ''The Man Behind the Duck''
- Publicity and Memorabilia Gallery
- Story and Background Art Gallery

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On December 8, 1941, the Disney Studio was taken over by the military as part of the war effort. Making the most of the talent that hadn't shipped out yet, Walt Disney spent the next four years creating and producing training, propaganda, and educational films for the Armed Forces. In addition to these films, this extraordinary volume also includes the full-length feature "Victory Through Air Power." Released theatrically in 1943, this powerful propaganda film has never been reissued until now. You'll also see recently discovered on-the-set footage, and get rare firsthand accounts about the work and culture at the Disney Studio in interviews with Disney Legends Joe Grant, John Hench, and Roy Disney. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

Shorts:
Disc One
Donald Gets Drafted, The Army Mascot, Private Pluto, Fall Out; Fall In, The Old Army Game, Home Defense, How to be a Sailor, Commando Duck, The Vanishing Private, Sky Trooper, Victory Vehicles, Der Fuehrer's Face, Education for Death, Reason and Emotion, Thrifty Pig, Seven Wise Dwarfs, Donald's Decision, All Together, The New Spirit, The Spirit of '43, Food Will Win the War, Out of the Frying Pan and into the Firing Line, The Grain that Built a Hemisphere, Defense Against Invasion, Cleanliness Brings Health, What is Disease?, Planning for Good Eating, Chicken Little and the Winged Scourge.
Disc Two
- Four Methods of Flush Riveting, Stop that Tank, Training Film Montage
- Full-Length Feature: "Victory Through Air Power"

Bonus features:
- On the Set of ''Victory Through Air Power''
- A Conversation with Disney Legends Joe Grant, John Hench and Roy Disney
- "Victory Through Air Power" Trailer
- Production Art Galleries

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Walt Disney was a true visionary, and his most far-reaching vision examined the future. During the 1950s, his investigation into space exploration and the wondrous opportunities and challenges of space travel not only came alive in several Disneyland TV shows, but helped create strong public support for The United States space program. Go back in time to the beginning of the future and enjoy four episodes and a theatrical short that delve into the mysteries of the universe and space travel -- "Man In Space," "Man And The Moon," "Mars And Beyond," "Eyes In Outer Space," and "Our Friend The Atom." You'll also get a rare look at Walt's last film, "EPCOT," in which he reveals his concepts and plans for the Disney World and EPCOT projects. Other not-to-be-missed features include a special interview with noted futurist and author Ray Bradbury. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

Bonus features:
- ''The Optimistic Futurist''
- ''Marty Sklar, Walt and Epcot''
- Publicity Gallery
- Behind the Scenes
- Story and Background Art Gallery

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Wave 2
December 3, 2002 - 125,000 tins produced

Mickey Mouse
in Black and White

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The
Complete Goofy

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Behind the Scenes
at the Walt Disney
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Witness the birth of an American icon. This historic compilation chronicles Mickey Mouse's early career, from his landmark debut in 1928's "Steamboat Willie" to the last of his black-and-white shorts, "Mickey's Service Station," in 1935. Gain insights into Mickey's beginnings in new interviews with legendary Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. See the earliest visuals on record showing the creative birth of animation's most historically significant cartoon as well as the only black-and-white cartoon pencil footage known to exist. All of this and more is revealed in this homage to the mouse who captured the imagination of the world. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

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With a gentle, childlike innocence, Goofy has delighted audiences for 70 years. For the first time ever, celebrate Walt Disney's lumbering, lovable, and eternally loyal everyman in this retrospective of his classic animated shorts and enjoy the heydey of one of the most popular characters in cartoon history. Unlike the rest of Disney's "mouse pack," Goofy didn't become a major movie star overnight. This compilation of shorts begins with the Goof's first starring role. The volume also includes animator Art Babbitt's original descriptive reference of all things Goofy, the original voice behind the Goof, Pinto Colvig, and an exclusive interview with the current voice of Goofy, Bill Farmer. You'll also have the opportunity to see theatrical posters and other memorabilia, a selection of story drawings, and background paintings. After all, it's the Goofy thing to do. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

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Go behind the walls of The Walt Disney Studio as Walt invites you inside the world's most famous magic factory. It's not every day you'll learn tricks of the trade and satisfy your curiosity about what happens behind the scenes at the most creative bastion of family entertainment. Walt was always eager to share his secrets. In this collection you'll experience the art of classic animation, discover how your favorite animated films are created, how your favorite characters are brought to life, and you'll rediscover the 1941 feature, "The Reluctant Dragon." It's a unique and fascinating tour around the Disney studio lot that begins in 1937 and ends today. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

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Wave 1
December 4, 2001 - 150,000 tins produced

Mickey Mouse
in Living Color
(Volume 1)

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Silly Symphonies
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Disneyland USA
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Davy Crockett:
The Complete
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Celebrate Mickey Mouse's career in color cartoons with 26 original shorts released between 1935 and 1938 -- a timeless collection chronicling Mickey's first steps out of the world of black and white, ushering in a new era of animation. This classic uncensored compilation includes a wide array of special features, including an inside look at the creation of selected cartoons through pencil animation and initial audio tracks. Browse the gallery to see original concept art and theatrical posters, and enjoy an interview featurette with the animators and vintage television clips of Walt Disney himself, discussing the mouse that started it all. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

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This groundbreaking series of 31 uncensored cartoons, released between 1929 and 1939, includes six Academy Award(R) winners and provides an astonishing look inside the evolution of animation. Each boasting a unique cast of characters, these musical shorts served as Walt Disney's proving ground for emerging technology, new musical styles, and experimental forms. In addition to the cartoons themselves, join Academy Award(R)-winning composer Richard M. Sherman (MARY POPPINS) for an overview of the "Silly Symphony" series, and take a peek inside the Disney archives to view some rare and remarkable merchandise, conceptual art, and theatrical posters. Enjoy a nostalgic look back at the original musical shorts that launched a revolution in the world of animation. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

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Celebrating Walt Disney's pioneering efforts in the medium of television, DISNEYLAND USA features four vintage episodes of Walt's beloved prime-time program. Take a wonderful look back at the origins of the park, beginning with the very first episode of the DISNEYLAND TV series, as Walt Disney leads a tour of the studio and lifts the curtain on a model of the under-construction Disneyland Park. Relive the magic with hosts Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan at the live opening day celebration and follow Walt as he takes viewers on a tour of Disneyland when the lights go off. The entertainment includes Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Fess Parker, Annette Funicello, The Osmond Brothers, and many, many more friends and Disney legends. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

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Experience the hit television show that became a national sensation and made coonskin caps a staple for a generation of American youngsters. With a rifle named Old Betsy, Davy Crockett fought for justice with his own brand of homespun ingenuity. Enjoy every episode of the popular Disney television series, presented as originally broadcast, complete with introductions by Walt Disney himself. Included are interviews with series stars Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen, as well as a gallery of original artwork, advertisements, and theatrical posters. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin.

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