Archive for May, 2009

DISNEY ANIMATION COLLECTION - Volumes 4, 5, & 6

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009


 

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DISNEY ANIMATION COLLECTION VOLUME 4:

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE


Story:
Walt Disney’s Academy Award®-winning adaptation of The Tortoise And The Hare (1934; Short Subject – Cartoons) is now part of the Disney Animation Collection series on DVD! Join the excitement as unlikely competitors Max Hare and Toby Tortoise challenge each other to a foot race.  Max is so confident he will win, he takes time out to flirt with some cute bunnies, show off his skills in other sports and break for a nap.  But when he hears the crowd roar for Toby, who has slowly and steadily kept to the course, Max must make a last-minute dash for victory.  Will the ever-persistent Toby beat him across the finish line?

Bonus Shorts
• Babes In The Woods
• The Saga Of Windwagon Smith
• The Goddess Of Spring
• Toby Tortoise Returns
• Paul Bunyan

 

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DISNEY ANIMATION COLLECTION VOLUME 5:

WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Story:
Experience the magic of Wind In The Willows in this extraordinary adaptation – now part of the Disney Animation Collection series of beloved classic short films.  Join the adventures along the riverbanks as one of the most enchanting storybooks of all time comes to life with classic Disney animation.  Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad has got himself into a bit of trouble – from buying fancy new cars and dealing with some weaselly weasels! Now his beloved home, Toad Manor, is at risk of being lost.  It will take the help of his dear friends Ratty, Moley and Angus McBadger, and a promise to change his ways, for Mr. Toad to set things right.

Bonus Shorts
• The Ugly Duckling
• The Grasshopper And The Ants
• The Golden Touch
• The Robber Kitten
• The Wise Little Hen

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DISNEY ANIMATION COLLECTION VOLUME 6:

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
 
Story:
The Reluctant Dragon, a clever and entertaining short film, is now part of the Disney Animation Collection! This lighthearted story follows the adventures of a brave young boy who, emboldened by tales of brave knights, decides to pursue the horrible dragon that is terrifying the villagers.  But what he discovers is a surprisingly friendly dragon that is more interested in reciting poetry and making music than devouring fair damsels.  Will the boy be able to stop the local hero before he challenges the dragon to a fiery battle?

Bonus Shorts
• Goliath II
• Ferdinand The Bull
• Johnny Appleseed
 

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This collection of short films is awesome. There are three others that I didn’t get that I will probably purchase so that the kids can have the set. They really enjoyed these shorts and the bonus shorts as well. Some are old favorites, and some I’ve never heard of. Then again, I didn’t get out much as a kid. Regardless, the kids loved them all. It did take awhile to get them to watch, as they had not heard of the movies before. But once they did, they’ve watched them several times since. Great set.