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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Toon Talk: National Treasures

The eighth wave of the Leonard Maltin hosted Walt Disney TreasuresDVDs is now available, and this latest (and possibly last) batch brings Disney fans the adventures of three very unlikely heroes. Namely, a masked hero of English folklore, an easily excitable duck and America’s sweetest of sweethearts ...

Below are some excerpts from my Toon Talk review of these new DVD releases:

The Mickey Mouse Club Presents: Annettefeatures everyone’s favorite Mouseketeer in her very own serial. From the third and final Club season, Miss Funicello stars in this quintessential “fish out of water” story as Annette McCloud, a “country bumpkin” orphan who goes to live with her citified aunt and uncle. Typical teen traumas (or as typical as 1950’s era television would allow) ensue, such as unrequited crushes, schoolroom cliques and, most shocking of all, a missing necklace that leads to all kinds of trouble for our brunette heroine ...


Maltin begins his introduction of Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marshby saying that it was one of the most requested Disney titles for release on DVD, so the show’s loyal fans must be happy that it is finally available. However, those of us (like myself) who have never seen it before and now watch it without the benefit of childhood nostalgia may wonder what all the fuss was about ...

With three previous two-disc sets, The Chronological Donaldfinally concludes with Volume 4, containing 30 cartoons from Donald’s last decade of solo shorts, 1951 to 1961. And what do you know, they saved the best for last ...

Click here to continue reading the full review at LaughingPlace.com.

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