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Walt Disney Treasures Wave 7 - 12/11/07


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#1 of 120 OFFLINE   AndrewR

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Posted March 30 2007 - 06:04 PM

That's right. You heard me! Wave SEVEN!


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03/30/2007: "Walt Disney Treasures Wave 7 Announced"

Breaking News: A seventh wave of the popular Walt Disney Treasures DVD sets has just been announced by Walt Disney Home Entertainment. The official press release follows:


Rare Gems From the Disney Vault
The Newest Additions to the Popular


Walt Disney Treasures

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Chronological Donald, Volume 3

Disneyland: Stories, Secrets, and Magic

Each 2-Disc DVD Set Includes Authenticity Certificate

And Collectible Lithograph Available in Limited Supply December 11

BURBANK, Calif., March 30, 2007 – Walt Disney Home Entertainment continues the popular Walt Disney Treasures series with three new 2-Disc DVD sets featuring rarely seen footage presented with amazing color and sound. The seventh installment of Walt Disney Treasures will be available December 11, 2007 in a limited supply just in time for the holidays.

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.

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.

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.

Each volume features noted film historian, author, and critic Leonard Maltin. Each volume is individually numbered, with an authenticity certificate, and an exclusive lithograph in the collectible, unique packaging tins and available just in time for the holidays, in a limited supply only.

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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#2 of 120 OFFLINE   Kris Z.

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Posted March 31 2007 - 12:10 AM

I stopped caring (and buying) when they stopped remastering, but good for all those who wanted to finish their collections.

#3 of 120 OFFLINE   mdnitoil

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Posted March 31 2007 - 12:41 AM

I find it interesting that both Oswald and Disneyland were originally supposed to be part of that new Legacy Line. It seems pretty obvious that Disney was indeed ready to kill Treasures and they've done a swift recovery and added some more Donald. Oh well, I'm just glad to be (hopfully) finishing the Donalds.

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Posted March 31 2007 - 02:45 AM

Oswald will be the first in this series that I won't buy. I just have zero interest in it.
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Posted March 31 2007 - 03:01 AM

Oswald is the rarest of this collection.....

These truly haven't been seen in 70 years in most cases...

So, if you collect based on the history of Disney, this is basically the volume 1 in Disney history.

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Posted March 31 2007 - 04:27 AM

For me, Oswald the Rabbit is about the only title I have any interest in. I have zero expectation that any of these will look as good as earlier waves but the rarity factor (for OTR) is pretty high.

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Posted March 31 2007 - 04:37 AM

This will be the first full wave I'll buy in years, granted the Disneyland volume is interesting. Even if the cartoons are mediocre, I've wanted to see the Oswalds.

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Posted March 31 2007 - 05:17 AM

They should have done a recall on Donald Vol. 1. Over 60% of the shorts have a digital popping sound that is irritating.

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Posted March 31 2007 - 06:10 AM

That's funny, I was just thinking this morning that Oswald may be in the next set. I'll be getting that and Donald Duck.
There still needs to be one more set though, for Chronological Donald 4, and to tie up any loose ends, like the remaining Goofy shorts & Chip & Dale, Scrooge McDuck, etc...

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Posted March 31 2007 - 08:01 AM

I will pick up all three. Disney should release the Disneyland series in Season sets. I shouldn't be hard, because they could skip the episodes of feature films and just include the intros and end credits (promoting Disney films.)

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Posted March 31 2007 - 08:43 AM

Put me down for Donald. I have never seen Oswald, but if I like the ones on the Woody Woodpecker set, I may pick up the WDT set as well.

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Posted April 01 2007 - 07:08 AM

Is it April 1st already???

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Posted April 01 2007 - 10:38 AM

So this was just one of those irritating April Fools Day announcements? I hate those. (Or is it true? If so, why is Maltin back in the project?)

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Posted April 01 2007 - 11:39 AM

I don't know why anyone thinks this is an April Fool's Day gag. The press release is dated March 30 and if that site made it up (or got suckered), it's not even that good of a joke.

I really hope that someone's life isn't pathetic enough that they need to make up fake press releases for Walt Disney Treasures Volume 7 to fool animation sites. Posted Image

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Posted April 01 2007 - 11:59 AM

Doubt it's a hoax. This was online March 31 at the latest. Hoaxes are never early Posted Image

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Posted April 01 2007 - 01:49 PM

From ultimatedisney.com, it says: "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. "

Does anyone know off-hand just how few we are talking about?

http://www.ultimated.../treasures.html

I'm getting Oswald because I love Ub Iwerks. Image's DVDs of "Cartoons That Time Forgot: The Ub Iwerks Collection" 1 & 2 are great. I'm really looking forward to this.

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Posted April 01 2007 - 01:59 PM

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Doubt it's a hoax. This was online March 31 at the latest. Hoaxes are never early
Unless it's from someone from somewhere in an earlier timezone (like New Zealand or Australia) putting an April Fools gag online on April 1, knowing it will fool those people who think "Hey, it's only March 31. I'm safe". That's the problem with April Fools jokes in the internet - you have to be careful for two days.

But I don't think this is a hoax.

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This will be the first full wave I'll buy in years, granted the Disneyland volume is interesting.
I agree. Very happy to get Donald 3, and Oswald will be fascinating, while I like the idea of a behind-the-scenes of Disneyland.

And glad that Leonard Maltin will be back, since it sounded like he would be dropped, even if the Treasures continued.
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Posted April 01 2007 - 06:14 PM

I'm glad this line is continuing but I'm not interested in any of the titles in this wave, I would have bought the Donald set but missed out on the other two volumes. I only own 4 Treasure titles so far ( Complete Pluto, vols 1 and 2, The Hardy Boys and Spin & Marty) and it looks like I might have to wait until waves 8 and 9 to get the next vols of S&M amd THB.

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Posted April 01 2007 - 06:26 PM

Hopefully the Disneyland set will include Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years, the short film with Steve Martin that is about to no longer be playing at Disneyland Park so that Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln can return. It's a good little nostalgic piece that will surely rarely ever see the light of day again if it's not included here.

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Posted April 02 2007 - 12:28 AM

The Digital Bits has posted the news as well:

http://www.thedigita...com/#mytwocents





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