Walt Disney Treasures / The Mickey Mouse Club : 4 of 5
I got so many DVDs for Christmas that it's taking me quite a while to get through all these cool sets (especially since I try to keep my Netflix quotient up)! These DVDs contain the first week (five shows) of the original Mickey Mouse Club from 1955, and the shows are so much fun to watch. I love how each day had a different theme (like Fun with Music Day, Anything Can Happen Day, and even Circus Day), and I could definitely see how it could make the show something you just couldn't miss, especially if it was your favorite day! Although the actual commercials aren't included, there are short 10-second mentions of product sponsors which are really cool (I wonder what Sugar Jets tasted like?). There are some segments with the famous Wally Boag (from the early days of the Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland), but I didn't think he was that funny. The bonus features include interviews with surviving Mouseketeers, of course, filmed on the real Disney sound stage in front of the actual curtain from the show. There's also some cool color footage of the Mouseketeers at Disneyland's opening day, plus a color version of the opening animation that was never shown on TV. It was really nice watching these talented kids dance and sing, then hearing Jimmy tell everyone to help wash the dishes that night. Now I want to watch the second week!