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Walt Disney Treasures Wave VII
The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Chronological Donald, Volume 3 and Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic Walt Disney Treasures Wave VII

DVD Release Date: December 11, 2007
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Genres: Animation, Family, Kids

Runtimes:
The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: Approximately 234 minutes
Chronological Donald, Vol. 3: Approximately 263 minutes
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic: Approximately 332 minutes

BURBANK, Calif., October 31, 2007 – 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.

Bonus features include:

  • “The Hand Behind the Mouse”: Full-length documentary about legendary cartoon director/animator, Ub Iwerks. He was Walt’s first employee, as well as Oswald and Mickey’s first animator, and subsequently became one of the unsung heroes of Disney animation. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, this documentary was made by Ub’s granddaughter, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks.
  • Oswald Comes Home”: Tells how Oswald came back to the Disney studios. Features new interviews with Bob Iger, Roy Disney and Diane Disney Miller.
  • “The Work of Ub Iwerks”: Six examples of the unique creations of Ub Iwerks, before and after Oswald, are featured (a newly restored Steamboat Willie among them).

    Walt Disney Treasures Wave VII

“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.

Bonus materials include:

  • “The Many Faces of Donald Duck”: A retrospective look at Donald’s career including insight from Tony Anselmo, Disney animator and the current voice of Donald
  • “Sculpting Donald”: Well-known Disney sculptor Ruben Procopio discusses the challenges of creating a 3D model of a 2D character
  • “Donald Duck on the Mickey Mouse Club”: an Easter Egg Hunt for all 10 variations of the Donald Duck gag at the end of the popular show’s opening titles


Walt Disney Treasures Wave VII “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. Featured are:

  • “Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic”: A revealing new documentary which includes archival footage, commentary from Walt himself and new interviews
  • “People and Places: Disneyland U.S.A.”: Released just one year after the Disneyland opening, this is one of the park’s first cinematic tours presented in Cinemascope and Technicolor with a newly restored 5.1 audio track.
  • “The Golden Horseshoe Revue,” “Disneyland Goes To The Worlds Fair” and “Disneyland Around The Seasons”: three original “Disneyland TV” broadcasts
  • “Operation Disneyland”: a closed-circuit piece made for ABC TV affiliates that illustrates the gigantic challenge of the park’s 1955 opening day live broadcast This internal broadcast has never been seen by the public before.
  • ”Building Walt’s Dream: Disneyland Under Construction”: Also never-before-seen and showcasing color time-lapse footage of the construction of Disneyland. Features illuminating audio commentary from Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter.
  • “A Wonderful World of Disneyland” Trivia Game and Still Frame Gallery

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