Walt Disney's Legacy Collection / True Life Adventures Vol 1 : 4 of 5
I always get plenty of Disney DVDs for Christmas, so this year I received the first wave of the new Walt Disney's Legacy Collection - four DVD sets of the fantastic True Life Adventures! I've always loved these films, and I've been looking forward to their release for quite a while. I remember seeing some of these in grade school, and if you had told me then that I would watching these at home someday, I never would have believed it! This new collection has some nice innovative packaging, with a small "film reel canister" to hold the DVDs and an outer plastic package to hold the canister. Roy Disney does the main introduction, as well as some bonus material interviews and spots at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This first set includes four official True Life Adventures: White Wilderness (with the infamous lemings scene), Beaver Valley, Water Birds, and Prowlers of the Everglades. I watched two of these with Dad over the holidays, and we really enjoyed seeing them together. I love the narration by Winston Hibler - he wins Nerd of the Century when you see him, but his voice is perfect. The musical scoring is also fantastic, since these movies were scored exactly like an aninmated short, with tons of synchronization and humor. The time really flew by watching these films, and I'm really looking forward to enjoying the next three DVD sets!