Volume 4 of the Walt Disney Animation Collection features tall tales and fables that will education and entertain kids and adults alike. The DVD includes:
The Tortoise and the Hare – This 1939 Silly Symphony animated short tells the popular tale of the race between the tortoise and the hare.
Babes in the Woods – This 1932 Silly Symphony has children and dwarves fighting against an evil with who turns children into animals. Why don’t they make stuff like this anymore?
The Goddess of Spring – This beautifully animated 1934 A Silly Symphony had the Goddess of Spring being captured by the Devil (this is high concept stuff here). With her capture, the world plunges into eternal winter.
Toby Tortoise Returns – How it all began/ Toby Tortoise and the Hare got their grudge started in the boxing ring, in this 1936 Silly Symphony.
Paul Bunyan – They don’t get much bigger then this 1958 classic about the tall lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox, Babe.
The Saga of Windwagon Smith – The 1961 animated short about the adventures of Windwagon Smith – who I had never heard of until I saw this short.
The disc has Dolby Digital Surround Sound, a 1.33:1 aspect ratio and English, French and Spanish subtitles. It is a mere $15.99, so order yours today.
Volume 2 of the Walt Disney Animation Collection features animals are under threat from other animals, several of them are from the highly regarded, but often under-viewed Silly Symphonies. The DVD includes:
Three Little Pigs – The title 1933 Silly Symphony animated short is the classic story of the “Three Little Pigs”. The pigs are menaced by the wolf and move from house to house. Will they survive? Nobody knows.
The Big Bad Wolf – In this 1934 Silly Symphony animated short the three little pigs are back in a story that involves Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wold. Can the pigs defeat their nemesis and save Little Red Riding Hood?
Three Little Wolves – This 1936 Silly Symphony has the pigs and the wolf going at it again. This time, the Big Bad Wolf is instructing his three kids in the delicate art of pig capturing.
Lambert the Sheepish Lion – Not sure why, but they showed this 1952 animated short about a lion who grows up thinking he is a lamb ever year in my elementary school. I still know the Lambert song by heart.
Chicken Little – In this 1943 short, Foxy Loxy wants a chicken dinner and uses misinformation to get what he wants. Sly fox.
Three Blind Mouseketeers – This 1936 has 3 blind mouse fighting a clever cat.
Elmer Elephant – Another 1936 Silly Symphony, this one is about an elephant who is made fun of for his trunk, but when a fire breaks out, who can save everyone?
The disc has Dolby Digital Surround Sound, a 1.33:1 aspect ratio and English, French and Spanish subtitles. It is a mere $14.99, so order yours today.