Walt: The Man Behind The Myth (2001)
Celebrate the centenary of the man whose name became synonymous with family entertainment Walt Disney with this biographical documentary narrated by Dick Van Dyke. Follow Disney's lifelong love of cartooning, and see how a mouse named Mickey led to the building of a film empire, through rare home movies, reminiscences by family and colleagues, and interviews with Ray Bradbury, Dean Jones, Chuck Jones, Leonard Maltin and many others. 86 min.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Two of literature's unlikeliest heroes had their stories told in cartoon form in this Disney double bill. Bing Crosby narrates Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," as colonial schoolteacher Ichabod Crane has a nocturnal encounter with the Headless Horseman, while the car-loving Toad of Toad Hall makes life crazy for Ratty, Mole and Badger in an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, narrated by Basil Rathbone. English, Spanish and French soundtracks; bonus cartoon Lonesome Ghosts; game; scene access. 68 min.
Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Walt Disney's fanciful adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Follow young Alice down the rabbit role into Wonderland, where strange and funny characters like the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and Tweedledum and Tweedledee dwell. 'Tis brillig! 75 min.
The Disney crew worked for four years to animate Felix Salten's woodland tale, resulting in some of the studio's most memorable characters (young fawn Bambi and pals Thumper and Flower) and unforgettable moments (the death of Bambi's mother and the forest fire). Bambi's rise to king of the forest makes for classic family fare. Two-disc set. 70 min.
Timeless music and marvelous Disney animation bring to life the fairy tale classic of poor "Cinderelly," her fairy godmother, Prince Charming, lovable mice Gus and Jaq, her scheming stepsisters, the lavish ball, the glass slipper, and the ultimate midnight curfew. Features the voice talents of Ilene Woods, Verna Felton, James MacDonald. Songs include The Work Song, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo. 76 min.
A magical Walt Disney tale about a shy, floppy-eared circus elephant who gets lessons in confidence from his rodent pal, Timothy the Mouse, and some tips in aerodynamics from four conniving crows. Songs include Pink Elephants on Parade and Baby of Mine. 64 min.
Fun And Fancy Free (1947)
Jiminy Cricket is your host for this Disney feature made up of two animated stories. Bongo, narrated by Dinah Shore, follows a runaway circus bear who escapes into the forest and looks for acceptance from his ursine comrades. Next, some magic beans send Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy up into the clouds for an encounter with a shape-changing giant named Willie in Mickey and the Beanstalk, introduced by Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Also English, Spanish and French soundtracks; "making of" featurette; trivia game; scene access. 73 min.
The Jungle Book (40th Anniversary Edition) (1967)
The last cartoon feature overseen by Walt Disney himself, this animated adaptation of the Kipling classic follows young man-cub Mowgli and his animal friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on their adventures in the Indian jungle. Voices by Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders; songs include The Bare Necessities, I Wanna Be Like You. 78 min.
Lady And The Tramp (1955)
The doggone funniest love story you'll ever see, this charming Disney animated feature follows the rocky romance between a proper cocker spaniel and a streetwise mutt from opposite sides of the tracks. Features the voice talents of Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Stan Freberg, and Alan Reed. Songs include Bella Notte, He's a Tramp, We Are Siamese. 76 min.
Make Mine Music (1946)
Originally conceived as a contemporary counterpart to "Fantasia," the Disney animators covered an array of musical and artistic styles with this feature-length compilation. Among the highlights are The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met, with Nelson Eddy performing as Willie, the operatic whale; Jerry Colonna telling the story of Casey at the Bat; a surreal interpretation of Benny Goodman's After You're Gone; the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf; and more. English and Spanish soundtracks; bonus shorts The Band Concert (1935), Farmyard Symphony (1938) and Music Land (1935). 75 min.
Melody Time (1948)
The last of Walt Disney's '40s "musical vignette" features, this wonderful mix of animated and live-action sequences includes Roy Rogers and The Sons of The Pioneers relating the story of Pecos Bill; The Andrews Sisters singing about Little Toot the tugboat; Dennis Day as the voice of Johnny Appleseed; Donald Duck and his Three Caballeros compadres in Blame It on the Samba, and much more. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks; bonus cartoons Casey Bats Again, Lambert the Sheepish Lion and Donald Applecore. 75 min.
Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas (1999)
Celebrate the holidays with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and other favorite Disney characters with this heartwarming feature-length cartoon that features the gang sharing their favorite Christmas memories. 70 min.
Peter Pan (1953)
J.M. Barrie's boy who wouldn't grow up takes to the skies in the beloved Disney cartoon feature. Join Peter, Tinker Bell and the Darling children on a fun-filled trip to Never Land, where wicked Captain Hook and an always-hungry crocodile lie in wait. Never Smile at a Crocodile and You Can Fly are among the songs. 77 min.
Pete's Dragon (1977)
An orphan boy befriends a comical, sometimes invisible dragon, but greedy villains want the beast for themselves. Wonderful musical fantasy from Disney blends live-action and animation. Mickey Rooney, Helen Reddy, Sean Marshall and Charlie Callas, as the dragon's voice, star. 128 min.
Robin Hood (Most Wanted Edition) (1973)
He swings through the forest, robbing the rich to help the poor, but now he's a fox! What's more, Little John's a bear, Friar Tuck's a badger, and evil Prince John's a lion. Disney's thrilling animated version of the timeless legend features the voices of Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov, Terry-Thomas and Phil Harris. 83 min.
Saludos Amigos (1943)
Made to bolster wartime relations between the U.S. and South America, this unusual mix of travelogue and cartoons follows Walt Disney and his staff on a south-of-the-border tour. Animated sequences that complement their stops feature Goofy as an Argentinean gaucho, Donald Duck fishing at Bolivia's Lake Titicaca and meeting Brazilian parrot Joe Carioca, and a brave little mail plane named Pedro crossing the Andes. English and Spanish soundtracks; featurette; theatrical trailer; scene access. 75 min.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Follow the adventures of young would-be knight Wart and his tutor, the slightly muddled mage Merlin, in this delightful Disney animated feature. See a wizard's feud between Merlin and the Mad Madam Mim, a thrilling jousting contest and the magical sword embedded in a stone. 79 min. DVD adds: English, Spanish and French soundtracks; deleted song; art gallery; bonus shorts A Knight for a Day (1946), Brave Little Tailor (1938); sing-along songs; TV program.
The Three Caballeros (1945)
Donald Duck joins his two South-of-the-Border friends, Jose Carioca and Panchito, in this classic mixture of live-action and animation. Highlight is the pinata sequence, in which Donald takes a magic serape ride through Mexico. Also includes the classic shorts "Don's Fountain of Youth" and "Pueblo Pluto." English, French, and Spanish soundtracks; bonus shorts Don's Fountain of Youth (1953), Pueblo Pluto (1949); theatrical trailer. 71 min.
Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse In Black And White, Vol. 2 (1928-1935)
Forty more early shorts starring Disney's signature character are featured in this two-disc compilation. Includes When the Cat's Away (1929), The Plow Boy (1929), Wild Waves (1929), Beach Party (1931), The Castaway (1931), Delivery Boy (1931), Shanghaied (1934), Mickey's Man Friday (1935), and many more. 5 1/2 hrs. total.