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From Kansas To Hollywood: A Timeline Of Disney’s Silent Era, 1923-1928
“A Feather In His Collar”
A Symposium On Popular Songs With Audio Commentary By Richard Sherman
Animation Art Galleries
“This extraordinary volume of rare Disney magic showcases some fascinating characters never before seen together. From Walt’s earliest work in the 1920s to some of his most sophisticated shorts of the 1950s and ’60s, he captured the imaginations of millions plus two Academy Award® wins and eight nominations all included in this volume. Among the gems is Walt’s first hit cartoon series, 1923’s Alice’s Wonderland, which married live action and animation. And you’ll get to meet the little girl who played Alice, Virginia Davis. Other unforgettable characters, experimental shorts, and “one-shot” cartoons include Ferdinand the Bull (Academy Award® winner, Best Short, 1938), Noah’s Ark, and Paul Bunyan.”
Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities, Celebrated Shorts: 1920s – 1960s is not rated.
* Alice’s Wonderland
Like I do with most family DVDs, I sat my kids down in front of it to see what they thought. My 6 year old daughter liked them quite a bit. She viewed Alice’s Wonderland and Noah’s Ark and was entranced by both. She particularly liked the stop motion Noah’s Ark where the animals were made out of pipe cleaners, corks, pencils, and other knick knacks. It’s amazing that animation that is 85 years old can still entertain kids today.
Included among the bonus features is “A Feather In His Collar”, a WWII era cartoon where Pluto promoted donating to community chests. It’s a rare find which you probably would never see if not for this DVD set. Leonard Maltin, the host for Disney Treasures, also continues his very informative introductions and even interviews Virgina Davis, the first girl who played Alice for Walt Disney.
If you’re a fan of Disney or animation, this is a required addition to your collection. And if you’ve been collecting the Disney Treasures series, you’ll definitely want to include this.