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Press Release: Disney Treasures Wave 2

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Anthony Liz, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Anthony Liz

    Anthony Liz Well-Known Member

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    BURBANK, Calif., Disney’s popular WALT DISNEY TREASURES series continues with WAVE 2, three new, separate limited edition DVD sets that collect more of Walt’s greatest wonders, never assembled or released on DVD, for fans and film-lovers everywhere. Each superb volume is hosted by noted film historian Leonard Maltin and presented in pristine color and sound. Building on the outstanding reception given the first round of “Treasures,” WALT DISNEY TREASURES: WAVE 2 presents Mickey Mouse’s amazing early black and white adventures, a complete collection of Goofy’s shorts, and many of Walt’s marvelous “behind-the-scenes” films of his studio. All three 2-disc DVD sets are chock full of supplemental features such as rare or unseen archival material, story sketch sequences, still-frame production art galleries, historical publicity and memorabilia galleries, special featurettes, and more. Available to own only on Disney DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on December 3, 2002, each of these three new DVD volumes is priced to own at $32.99 (S.R.P.).
    MICKEY MOUSE IN BLACK AND WHITE
    See the legendary first film appearances of Mickey Mouse that made him an international Before Walt’s classic animated feature films such as SNOW WHITE, before Walt’s revolutionary use of Technicolor, before the Wonderful World of Disney television show, before Disney Land 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 Audiences first saw Mickey Mouse in black and white films, and the 2-disc DVD WALT DISNEY TREASURES: WAVE 2 collection follows Mickey’s timeless adventures from his very first on-screen appearance in “Steamboat Willie” (1928) through the last of his black and white shorts, “Mickey's Service Station” (1935). “Steamboat Willie” also represents the historic Many of the famous Disney gang of animated characters made first or early appearances in Mickey's films, and the WALT DISNEY TREASURES: WAVE 2 DVDs feature the historic original appearances of Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Goofy.
    MICKEY MOUSE IN BLACK AND WHITE DISC ONE[*]Welcome and Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin[*]Short Films:
    Steamboat Willie (1928)
    The Gallopin' Gaucho (1928)
    Plane Crazy (1928)
    The Karnival Kid (1929)
    Mickey's Follies (1929)
    The Fire Fighters (1930)
    The Chain Gang (1930)
    The Gorilla Mystery (1930)
    Pioneer Days (1930)
    The Birthday Party (1931)
    Mickey Steps Out (1931)
    Blue Rhythm (1931)
    Mickey Cuts Up (1931)
    Mickey's Orphans (1931)
    The Duck Hunt (1932)
    Mickey's Revue (1932)
    Mickey's Nightmare (1932)
    The Whoopee Party (1932)
    Touchdown Mickey (1932)
    The Klondike Kid (1932)
    [*]Video Featurette: Frank, Ollie and More
    An overview of Mickey’s origins and early career features new interview footage with Frank Thomas (animator), Ollie Johnston (animator), and Mickey’s most recent “performers” Mark Henn (animator) and Andreas Deja (animator).
    [*]Story Script: “Steamboat Willie” and “Mickey Steps Out”
    Combining key staging sketches and detailed typewritten descriptions, these “Story Scripts” were the predecessor to the Storyboard.
    [*]Video Galleries: Story Sketch Sequence
    Introduction
    Blue Rhythm
    Mickey Cuts Up
    Mickey’s Orphans
    Mickey’s Nightmare
    The Whoopee Party
    Touchdown Mickey
    The Klondike Kid[/list]MICKEY MOUSE IN BLACK AND WHITE DISC TWO[*]Welcome and Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin[*]Short Films:
    Building a Building (1933)
    The Mad Doctor (1933)
    Ye Olden Days (1933)
    The Mail Pilot (1933)
    Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)
    Puppy Love (1933)
    The Pet Store (1933)
    Giantland (1933)
    Camping Out (1934)
    Gulliver Mickey (1934)
    Orphan's Benefit (1934)
    The Dognapper (1934)
    Two-Gun Mickey (1934)
    Mickey's Service Station (1935)[/list]DISC TWO SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES[*]Film Historian Leonard Maltin introduces the supplemental features.[*]Pencil Test: The Mail Pilot
    Leonard Maltin introduces this rare footage, a rough and pencil animation sequence used to review action and staging prior to final inking, painting, and photography. Showing a continuous flow of animated action, this rare footage is the only Mickey Mouse black-and-white cartoon pencil footage known to exist.
    [*]Video Galleries: Story Sketch Sequences
    Introduction
    Building a Building
    The Mad Doctor
    Puppy Love
    The Pet Store
    Giantland
    Camping Out
    Gulliver Mickey
    Orphan’s Benefit
    The Dognapper
    Two-Gun Mickey
    Mickey’s Service Station
    [*]Poster Gallery (with audio attachment)
    Through this thumbnail still gallery, viewers can see theatrical posters and special advertising art for these Mickey cartoons.[/list]THE COMPLETE GOOFYThe Complete Goofy – For the first time, the individual exploits of Disney’s beloved character are gathered together in a collection of 46 animated short subjects.
    THE COMPLETE GOOFY - DISC ONE[*]Welcome and Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin[*]Short Films:
    Goofy and Wilbur (1939)
    Goofy’s Glider (1940)
    Baggage Buster (1941)
    The Art of Skiing (1941)
    The Art of Self Defense (1941)
    How to Play Baseball (1942)
    The Olympic Champ (1942)
    How to Swim (1942)
    How to Fish (1942)
    Victory Vehicles (1943)
    How to Be a Sailor (1944)
    How to Play Golf (1944)
    How to Play Football (1944)
    Tiger Trouble (1945)
    African Diary (1945)
    Californy’er Bust (1945)
    Hockey Homicide (1945)
    Knight for a Day (1946)
    Double Dribble (1946)
    Foul Hunting (1947)
    They’re Off (1948)
    The Big Wash (1948)[/list]
    DISC ONE SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES[*]Video Featurette: The Essential Goof
    In the late 1930's animator Art Babbit authored a descriptive reference for Disney story men describing the characteristics and behavior of Goofy. In this featurette, Leonard Maltin explains the origin of this unique document, which is then read and illustrated with appropriate art and film clips.
    [*]Video Featurette: Pinto Colvig: The Man Behind the Goof
    The distinctive voice of Goofy was created by an itinerant gag man, musician, and voice actor with the unlikely name of Pinto Colvig. Leonard Maltin offers a brief biography of the legendary talent.[/list]THE COMPLETE GOOFY - DISC TWO[*]Welcome and Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin[*]Short Films:
    Tennis Racquet (1949)
    Goofy Gymnastics (1949)
    Motor Mania (1950)
    Hold That Pose (1950)
    Lion Down (1951)
    Home Made Home (1951)
    Cold War (1951)
    Tomorrow We Diet (1951)
    Get Rich Quick (1951)
    Fathers Are People (1951)
    No Smoking (1951)
    Father’s Lion (1952)
    Hello, Aloha (1952)
    Man’s Best Friend (1952)
    Two-Gun Goofy (1952)
    Teachers Are People (1952)
    Two Weeks Vacation (1952)
    How to Be a Detective (1952)
    Father’s Day Off (1953)
    For Whom the Bulls Toil (1953)
    Father’s Week End (1953)
    How to Dance (1953)
    How to Sleep (1953)
    Aquamania (1961)[/list]
    DISC TWO SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES[*]Video Featurette: A Conversation With Bill Farmer, The Voice Of Goofy
    Leonard Maltin discusses the finer points of being Goofy with the comic actor who has provided Goofy's voice since 1988, Bill Farmer.
    [*]Publicity and Memorabilia Gallery (with attached audio)
    Through this thumbnail still gallery, viewers can see a selection of theatrical posters and other memorabilia of the Goofy cartoons.
    [*]Goofy Through The Years Art Gallery (with attached audio)
    Through this thumbnail still gallery, viewers can see a selection of story drawings and background paintings from the Goofy cartoons.[/list]BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIO
    This volume goes inside the walls of the world’s most famous magic factory for an inside tour, via several “behind-the-scenes” films and television shows.
    BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIO - DISC ONE[*]Welcome and Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin[*]FEATURES AND SHORTS
    A Trip Through The Walt Disney Studio (Short, 1938)
    How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made (Short, 1939)
    The Reluctant Dragon (Feature, 1941)[/list]
    DISC ONE SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES
    [*]Video Feature: "Leonard Maltin’s Studio Tour"
    For his television programs, Walt Disney often invited viewers right onto the lot at his Studio in Burbank. In this new video element, Leonard Maltin uses Walt Disney’s own television programs to create a unique tour around the Disney Studio lot, from 1954 to today.
    [*]Behind The Boards On Baby Weems
    A look at the Seminal uniquely animated section of Disney’s The Reluctant Dragon[*]The Reluctant Dragon Gallery[*]Walt Disney Studios Gallery[/list]
    BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIO - DISC TWO[*]Welcome and Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin[*]TV EPISODES:
    The Story Of The Animated Drawing (TV Episode, 1955)
    The Plausible Impossible (TV Episode, 1956)
    Tricks of Our Trade (TV Episode, 1957)[/list]
    DISC TWO SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES[*]Film Historian Leonard Maltin provides individual introductions to each feature
    [*]Radio Program “Tour of the Disney Studio” (Audio Attachment)
    Radio Program: “Tour of the Disney Studio” (1946) from the Walt Disney Productions Sound Department.
    [*]Kem Webber Gallery
    Through this thumbnail still gallery, viewers can see behind-the-scenes photos of the Disney Studios, as well as backstage peeks at the making of each of the films and programs featured in this compilation.[/list]
    WALT DISNEY TREASURES: WAVE 2 is unrated. All bonus material is unrated and subject to change.
    Street Date: December 3
    Direct Prebook Date: October 8
    Distributor Prebook Date: October 22
    Suggested Retail Price: $32.99 per each 2-disc DVD set
    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, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.
    Santa better have me under his "nice" list [​IMG]
     
  2. Douglas R

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    Thanks Anthony. It's good to have complete details of what is on these discs. Even better than I expected - making them all must-buys for me!
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Looks like 3 more discs to add to my library.

    I was going to get the Mickey and Goofy sets from the start, but the Behind The Scenes set looks even better than I thought it would be!

    Poor Santy Claus.
     
  4. Paul Penna

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    The Mickey Mouse DVD set appears to replicate the "Mickey Mouse: The Black and White Years Volume 1" laserdisc (there never was a Volume 2) from 1993 exactly except for the addition of one cartoon: "The Karnival Kid." In other words, every title represented on the LD is represented on the DVD, plus one more.

    According to my personal cartoon database, the b/w Mickeys still not issued are (pardon the absence of articles):

    Barn Dance
    Barnyard Battle
    Barnyard Concert
    Barnyard Olympics
    Beach Party
    Cactus Kid
    Castaway
    Delivery Boy
    Fishin' Around
    Grocery Boy
    Haunted House
    Jazz Fool
    Jungle Rhythm
    Just Mickey
    Mad Dog
    Mickey in Arabia
    Mickey Plays Papa
    Mickey's Choo-Choo
    Mickey's Good Deed
    Mickey's Kangaroo
    Mickey's Man Friday
    Mickey's Mechanical Man
    Mickey's Mellerdrammer
    Mickey's Pal Pluto
    Moose Hunt
    Musical Farmer
    Opry House
    Picnic
    Plow Boy
    Shindig
    Steeple-Chase
    Trader Mickey
    Traffic Troubles
    Wayward Canary
    When the Cat's Away
    Wild Waves

    The titles of some (e.g. "Mickey's Man Friday," "Mickey in Arabia") can give some indication of the kind of problematical content which might explain their absence. Another like that is "Mickey's Mellerdrammer" which includes a performance of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (Mickey in blackface!).

    Unanswered questions include which the version of "Steamboat Willie" will be used. The one on the LD had a common cut in which Mickey plays the teats of a mama pig like a concertina. Interestingly, that version did air on the Disney Channel around 15 years ago. Also, most of the title cards on the LD versions were video recreations, as opposed to originals.

    One final note: since Goofy is in "Mickey's Mellerdrammer," "The Complete Goofy" really isn't.

    As to the question of whether I'm going to buy them all anyway, the answer is "yes."
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    Well, Disney has said they're planning to release ALL of them...so I guess this means we'll see B&W Mickey Vol. 2 (which I will buy)
     
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    I love "The Plausible Impossible", i just wish there 4 sets instead of 3, but then again, I may not have any money for these in December.
     
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    I knew I would be getting all 3 of these, but they look even better than I expected. My Xmas bonus is going almost entirely into my DVD player.
     
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    Nice information!
    I presume that they'll be encased in silver tins à la the first wave.
     
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    Any run time for The Reluctant Dragon?
    Any idea which version?
    Thanks
     
  11. Randy Korstick

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    The Reluctant Dragon is the complete theatrical version which has never been available on Home Video before. It runs 72 minutes and besides the Reluctant Dragon cartoon includes the Baby Weems cartoon and the Robert Benchley studio tour just as it originally played in theaters in 1941. I'm really looking forward to seeing it as I have only seen the 30 minute Reluctant Dragon cartoon that was released by itself on home video.
     
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    Wow. I had no idea it originally ran that long. Sounds super!

    -dave
     
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    Me want NOW!!!

    *uses hypnotic powers on an unsuspecting Internet Geekdom*

    You will purchase these sets and send them to me.

    BOOGA BOOGA
     
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    Wasn't there supposed to be a Maltin commentary during Reluctant Dragon? Did I just make that up? I thought this was mentioned. Did it get dropped?
     
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    Kurt is correct. It came in a VHS 3-pack which also included "Frank and Ollie" and "The Walt Disney Story". Having seen the theatrical version, I can saw it is GREAT!
     
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    Is there a particular reason why How To Ride A Horse and Goofy's Freeway Trouble are not being included in the Complete Goofy Set? From the list I've been going by, 48 Goofy shorts were made. They are gonna give us 46. Am I supposed to buy an accompanying VHS tape?[​IMG] Here's hoping they can fit whatever they need to (including easter eggs) to make this set really complete...
     
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    Mickey Mouse In B&W Vol 2 was released in Japan in a red box.
     

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