'Disney's Have a Laugh, Vols. 3 & 4'
(DVD / G / 2011 / Walt Disney Video)
Overview: These new Disney compilations feature a classic series of Walt Disney animated shorts, several of which have been fully restored. Contents include, but are not limited to: Mickey's Delayed Date, Chef Donald, The Whalers, How to Play Baseball, and more.
DVD Verdict: Well now, this is what we've all been waiting for! Finally new to DVD, 'Disney's Have a Laugh, Vols. 3 & 4' is remixed, remastered, and restored! sadly only with a way too short running time of 63 minutes, 'Have A Laugh, Volumes 3 & 4, are truly vintage Disney cartoon art at is olden day finest!
Sure, basically, Disney have remastered some classic/vintage cartoons and offered shorter, faster, re-dubbed and re-scored versions alongside the old shorts. But the attention to detail missing in current animation shows in the shorts here such as, Mickey’s Delayed Date, The Whalers, Chef Donald, How to Play Baseball, and Pluto and the Gopher.
My personal fav episode is 'How to Play Baseball,' where after a while, and various questionable umpire calls, arguments abound, and the house (quite literally) comes down!
On Volume 4, in Mickey Down Under (1948), Mickey Mouse and Pluto are on a banana plantation and each gets caught up in a bit of silly trouble! Another good one is Hawaiian Holiday (1937), where Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto are enjoying a relaxing day on the beach. Mickey plays the guitar while Donald and Minnie hula dance, and Donald dances his way into a fire, setting his tail feathers ablaze!
I have to say though, after a while the "Blam!" and "Re-Micks!" shorts are a little audio/visually OTT, but who can resist classic Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto in bright vibrant colors and crisp images?! Oh, and this DVD also features a short music clip by the Jonas Brothers, so make sure you check that out!
So come one, come all and relive your childhood and not only that, but allow your kids to watch cartoons that have good morals, no blood, and no violence within them at all. What a refreshing change, yes?! This is a Full Screen presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.