Walt Disney Home Entertainment continues its esteemed Walt Disney Treasures series with Wave VII — three new 2-Disc DVD volumes available December 11, 2007 in a limited supply, just in time for the holidays and in honor of Walt’s birthday. Each volume, with material all new to DVD, is hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin; each is individually numbered, with an authenticity certificate, and each includes an exclusive lithograph. Adding to the value is the collectible packaging. The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will be housed in a handsome gold tin; Chronological Donald, Volume 3 and Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic in distinctive silver tins.
The Adventures of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit
This double disc set features the legendary and rarely-seen Oswald, Walt Disney’s first big animated star (predating Mickey Mouse), who recently returned home to the Walt Disney Company. Produced from 1926 to 1928 with Walt’s personal touch, this collection of some of these silent shorts are revitalized with brand-new musical scores by well-known silent film accompanist and composer Robert Israel . Several of the shorts offer audio commentary from Animation Film Historians Leonard Maltin, Mark Kausler and Jerry Beck.
“Chronological Donald, Volume 3”
Features the most prolific character of “Walt’s Fab Five,” the short-tempered but hilarious Donald Duck in 31 solo shorts from 1947 through 1950.
“Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic”
This comprehensive look at the “Happiest Place on Earth” features never-before-seen documentaries and featurettes that show the creativity and magic behind one of the world’s most famous and beloved destinations. The set will also include a vintage collectible of one of the original Disneyland Theme Park tickets.
Note: Episode 21 of the WDW News Today Podcast will have a full review of all 3 of these DVD sets.