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Mickey Mouse In Living Color Vol. 2: Walt Disney Treasures - Walt Disney Treasures Limited Edition Tin (1995)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Wayne Allwine
Bill Farmer
Arthur Burghardt
Tony Anselmo
Charles Adler
Frank Welker
Elvia Allman
Tim Eyster
Rocky Krakoff
Roy Dotrice
Movie Details
Genre Animation
Director George Scribner; Bill Roberts
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 345 mins
Country USA
Color Color
By 1939, when the earliest films in this collection were made, Mickey Mouse was the most famous cartoon character in the world. The unsuccessful hunter in "The Pointer" (1939) and the irrepressible magician in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (1940) rank among his finest performances. In both films, he sparkles with vitality. But as Mickey grew more popular, more restrictions were placed on what he could do, and the character grew dull. Those restrictions become obvious when the viewer compares these films with the shorts on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color. In "Mickey's Birthday Party" (1942), he clowns and stumbles through a comic dance routine, but it feels like he's working for the laughs. In 1936, when a more impish Mickey danced with a deck of cards in "Thru the Mirror," the fun came from the stylish grace of his movements: That Mickey didn't need to mug for the camera. In the later films, Mickey serves as a genial straight man, with Pluto and other side characters supplying the comedy.

A new generation of animators faced the same problems and restrictions when they tried to revive the character in "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (1983) and "The Prince and the Pauper" (1990). The extras include some deleted animation from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and the five opening sequences from the "Mickey Mouse Club" (1955), the last time Walt Disney provided the character's voice. (Rated G, suitable for all ages: minor cartoon violence, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 138
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Limited Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 786936224788
Release Date 5/18/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Deleted Animation From The Sorcerer's Apprentice
"Mickey's Cartoon Comeback"
"The Voice Behind The Mouse"
Mickey Mouse Club Titles In Color
"Mickey Meets The Maestro"
Mouse Mania
Mickey Cartoon Physics From Plausible Impossible
Mickey On The Camera Stand From Tricks Of Our Trade
"The Making Of Mickey's Christmas Carol"
Publicity And Memorabilia Gallery
Story And Background Art Gallery