Walt Disney Treasures - Wave 3 in May
Walt Disney Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Walt Disney Treasures Wave 3 for 18th May 2004. Delayed from their original December 2003 release date this third wave features four new, separate limited-series DVD sets that collect more of Walt’s greatest wonders - uncut, uncensored, and never assembled or released on DVD. Each superb volume is fully restored, hosted by noted film historian Leonard Maltin and presented in pristine colour and sound.
In Walt Disney On The Front Lines the Disney Studio’s rare and historic World War II-themed productions, including recently declassified military training films and the feature-length film Victory Through Air Power, are collected together for the first time. Mickey Mouse In Living Color (Volume Two) covers Mickey’s great short films from 1939 to 1995. The Chronological Donald presents a first-ever compilation of Donald Duck’s shorts from 1936 to 1941. Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland presents Walt’s historic TV shows on outer space and space travel.
Each of these amazing, 2 disc DVD volumes comes in a collectible tin, with an exclusive lithograph and individually numbered authenticity certificate included. These outstanding sets are chock-full of supplemental features such as rare or unseen archival material, story sketch sequences, still-frame production art galleries, historical publicity and memorabilia galleries, artist interviews and more. Available for a limited time only on Disney DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on May 18, 2004, each of these four new DVD volumes is priced to own at $32.99 (S.R.P.).
Individual summaries, cover and label art follows...
Walt Disney On The Front Lines - For the first time ever, Disney’s historic war effort productions are available on DVD. This stunning collection features 32 short subjects very rarely seen for over 50 years, as well as the full-length feature film Victory Through Air Power (the 60th Anniversary of its Theatrical release), never before released on DVD. This must-own collection includes recently declassified material and rare training, propaganda and educational films created during the period beginning December 8, 1941 when the Disney Studios were dedicated to the patriotic cause of winning World War II.
Bonus material highlights on the Walt Disney On The Front Lines 2-disc DVD set include:
The Chronological Donald (Volume One) - Celebrating the career of the most prolific of Walt’s Fabulous Five classic characters, this volume features Donald’s shorts from his first appearance in The Wise Little Hen in 1934 to Chef Donald in 1941.
Bonus material highlights for The Chronological Donald (Volume One) on 2-disc DVD include:
Mickey Mouse In Living Color (Volume Two) - Celebrating Mickey’s career in film, this volume includes 21 animated short subjects and covers Mickey’s cartoons from 1939 to 1995. This wonderful trove of fun includes some of Mickey Mouse’s most beloved performances in Tugboat Mickey, Mickey And The Seal, Mickey And The Beanstalk, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Prince And The Pauper and Runaway Brain.
Bonus material highlights on the Mickey Mouse In Living Color (Volume Two) 2-disc DVD set include:
Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland - Walt Disney’s vision of space exploration comes alive in this compilation of six Disneyland TV shows about outer space and the opportunities and challenges of space travel. These shows were not only vital to the young United States space program, but also helped to build strong public support for the government’s space plans. In this volume, Walt Disney also explains his concepts and plans for the Walt Disney World and EPCOT projects.
Bonus material highlights for Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland on 2-disc DVD include: