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Best of the Mickey Mouse Club

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Jeff Swearingen, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Jeff Swearingen

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    Although these episodes seem to be edited down from their hour format - I'm pretty pleased with this disc considering the $9.99 price I paid for it. BTW this is in reference to the B&W Mickey Mouse Club disc, not the Britney version. The content - while not being as extensive as the Treasures disc set - is highly entertaining - especially the Firehouse 5 dixieland segments on Anything Can Happen Day. Worth checking into.
     
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    I enjoyed seeing The Hardy Boys segment again. But, all it did was whet my appetite for more. I hope that Disney will one day collect the series in a Treasures collection like they are doing this next go-round with Spin & Marty. I always liked Spin & Marty, but for me, The Hardy Boys were the real deal![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    When Disney cable channel was a premium channel, I subscribed to it just to see the episodes of the original Mickey Mouse Club. I will probably pick up this disc, but would definitely like to see one with Spin & Marty. Since my name is Marty, I remember enjoying that series when it first aired. As a matter of fact, I recall fond memories of coming home after to school to watch the original MMC.
     
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    So is this just and edited down cheap reissue of last year's Treasure release or are the episodes different?
     
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    They are different episodes. The Treasures release was the complete first week.
     
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    Actually, the shows may be edited, but the originals were a half hour, not an hour. Only the first two seasons (1955-57) of "The Mickey Mouse Club" were an hour; starting with the 1957-58 season, the show was a half hour.

    What confuses me about this set is that one of the shows is given a date of 1964. All my references tell me the original series ran from 1955-59 on the network and entered syndication in 1962 (when I believe the original hour shows were cut up into half hours.) Is the 1964 show a syndicated version of an hour show? Or what is it?
     
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    So the content is COMPLETELY different?
     
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    Yes, Marco. The Disney Treasures set includes the first five (one-hour) episodes of the series in their entirety along with a few bonus features. None of that material is repeated on this new disc.
     
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    Joe, I do not know if this is a package typo or rather a syndication air date. It (like all of the other episodes on this disc) is a half-hour program and the end credits for this particular episode show a 1957 copyright. The episode itself is pretty standard fare. It starts with the Mousketeer (Anything Can Happen Day) musical open, followed by 3 special guests who perform song and dance numbers (including the presentation of Mousketeer Ears), next up Annette hosts a "Hawaiian Adventure" newsreel and the show wraps with the traditional close.
     
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    Thanks for the info, Gary. I'm afraid the dates given for the shows make little sense. I don't think Annette was still doing "The Mickey Mouse Club" as late as 1964! She'd have been 22 -- a little old for a Mouseketeer! [​IMG]
     
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    I enjoyed this release, too. I'd been meaning to pick up the Treasures release, and hadn't gotten around to it, but this really made me want to get it. I wish Disney would release season box sets.
     
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    What cartoon shorts are featured on this disc?

    Thanks.
     

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