Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color Vol 2 : 5 of 5
At long last I'm watching the latest wave of Walt Disney Treasures DVDs! These were originally scheduled for a Christmas release, then delayed until Spring, so I pre-ordered them from Amazon.com. I've been so busy lately that it's tough finding time to watch these with the attention they deserve, but I did manage to complete all the material on this wonderful continuation of Mickey's color cartoon shorts. I enjoyed seeing everything from the 40s and 50s - my favorite by far is Symphony Hour, which has some incredibly funny scenes! It was interesting to see the experimentation with "perspective ears", too (but I'm glad they didn't last!). Other shorts that I really love are The Nifty Nineties and Mickey's Delayed Date (I love seeing Mickey trying to make up after a spat with Minnie). The second disc has some longer featurettes that I've been wanting to see, including The Prince and the Pauper (which is fantastic) and the totally bizarre Runaway Brain (which I'm sure was done just because the animators wanted to draw a deranged Mickey!). The bonus material is extensive, featuring great interviews with animators and the current voices of Mickey and Minnie (who are married in real life). Combined with the original volume of Mickey's color shorts, this is simply an unbeatable set!