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Walt Disney’s
Volumes One And Two

On DVD May 16, 2006

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BURBANK, Calif., February 13, 2006 – BURBANK, Calif., February 13, 2006 – Presenting WALT DISNEY’S IT’S A SMALL WORLD OF FUN, a fun-filled new DVD collection with two volumes of Disney animated short films. Starring Mickey, Goofy, Pluto and friends, each volume features entertaining adventures that are themed to different countries from around the world. From the U.S.A. to Europe to Australia and across the globe, these charming stories are as varied and wonderful as the countries that inspired them. WALT DISNEY’S IT’S A SMALL WORLD OF FUN features Disney’s FastPlay™, the family-friendly, exclusive patent-pending technology that puts viewers in control of their viewing preferences. With Disney’s Fastplay™ viewers simply put in the disc, relax, and the DVD automatically navigates for them.

Volume One
This superb volume includes “The Flying Gauchito” (South America), “In Dutch” (Holland), “Goliath II” (India), “Mickey Down Under” (Australia), “African Diary” (Africa) and “A Cowboy Needs A Horse” (U.S.A.). Fans will also discover “Grievance Of A Starmaker,” a special animated short that has not been seen before outside of Japan. Following a Japanese story competition, the Disney Studio turned the winning story into an animated short. “Grievance Of A Starmaker” makes its English-language debut in this volume.

Volume Two
This excellent volume includes “Pedro” (South America), “The Olympic Champ” (Greece), “The Brave Little Tailor” (Great Britain) and “Susie, The Little Blue Coupe” (U.S.A.). Also releasing on DVD for the very first time are “Peter And The Wolf” (Russia) and “Crazy With The Heat” (Middle East.)

Each of these winning volumes are available for $14.99 (SRP) on Disney DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.


The Flying Gauchito (previously made available on The Three Caballeros)
A young Gauchito finds a very special horse which can fly. When he enters the horse in a race, he hides the horse’s wings, but the pair can’t keep their secret for long.

In Dutch (previously made available on Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Pluto, Volume 1)
Pluto and his pal Dinah fool villagers in Holland with a false flood alarm, but when the dike does begin to leak, it is up to Pluto to get help while Dinah plugs the leak with her paw. Because he’s already ‘cried wolf’ once, it’s hard for Pluto to get anyone to believe him.

Goliath II (previously made available on Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities)
Goliath is the gigantic king of the elephants, but his son, poor ‘Goliath II,’ is only 5 inches tall, the runt of the herd. When a mouse attacks the herd and frightens all the other elephants away, Goliath II bravely battles the mouse, and discovers he’s the elephant with the biggest heart.

Mickey Down Under (previously made available on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume 2)
In Australia, Mickey discovers the egg of an emu, but unfortunately the emu parent shows up and chases Mickey. There’s also funny business with Pluto and a boomerang.

African Diary (previously made available on Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Goofy)
Goofy leads a safari into the wild interior of Africa. He goes big game hunting, but a rhino turns the tables on him.

A Cowboy Needs A Horse (previously made available on Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities)
A little boy dreams of being a big cowboy and going on adventures way out west.

Grievance Of A Starmaker (not available on any other Disney DVDs)
This is the story of Yasu, a little boy who one night notices that the stars are missing. Yasu climbs up to a small shop in the sky run by Mr. Hoshi, where the stars are made. He discovers that Mr. Hoshi has hidden away the stars because he’s disturbed by all the pollution that people have caused, which has dirtied the stars. When Yasu promises to clean the stars, Mr. Hoshi promises to not hide them away again, which leads to a bright future for everyone.

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Pedro (previously made available on Saludos Amigos)
Papa Plane and Mama Plane ferry mail over the Andes mountains, but one day both Mama and Papa Plane get sick and can’t go. Little Pedro is called on, and despite a big condor, a bigger mountain and a very big storm, Pedro saves the day.

The Olympic Champ (previously made available on Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Goofy)
Goofy gives his own hilarious history of the Olympics in this comical look at the famous sporting event. Goofy demonstrates, as only he can, hurdles, pole vaulting, discus, javelin throwing and more.

Peter And The Wolf (previously made available on Make Mine Music)
The tale of Peter and the Wolf is told with superb Disney animation and musical accompaniment. Peter goes hunting for a large wolf with a duck, cat and a bird, but the wolf turns out to be a lot harder to catch than Peter first realized.

The Brave Little Tailor (previously made available on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color and The Sword in the Stone)
In medieval times Mickey plays a little tailor who is mistaken for a giant killer. The king appoints Mickey to destroy a nearby giant, with the prize being the hand of the fair princess Minnie. Mickey has to use his brains to outwit the giant’s brawn.

Crazy With The Heat (not available on any other Disney DVDs)
Donald and Goofy run out of gas while traveling through the desert, and start to see mirages.

Susie, The Little Blue Coupe (previously made available as bonus feature on The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad and The Love Bug)
Susie, in an auto showroom, is bought by a man who takes good care of her but as time passes she grows older and her owner trades her in. She has a succession of unfortunate owners who mistreat her, and just as she is about to be abandoned in a junkyard, an eager young man buys here, tinkers with her, and soon has her running again.

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Direct prebook: March 21
Distributor prebook: April 4
Suggested retail price: $14.99 for each volume.
Rated: “Not rated”
Run Time: Volume One: Volume One Approximately 54 minutes
Volume Two Approximately 56 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: Each volume: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital
Language: English audio, French audio (Volume Two only)

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

Some information in this press release adapted from Disney A-Z by Dave Smith, Hyperion Press.

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Posted February 16, 2006 / Updated May 16, 2006.