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:: Walt Disney Treasures - Silly Symphonies

The Disney folks have packed two entire DVDs with some of their best cartoons, dating from the late twenties to the late thirties, the studio's golden age of animated short subjects. They are a part of a series Disney called back then the “Silly Symphonies” because they were all built around musical scores, and they had no continuing central character like Mickey or Goofy or Donald.

Each “Silly Symphony” was unique, a little world of its own, although there is some small overlap in the “Three Little Pigs,” “The Big Bad Wolf,” and “The Three Little Wolves.” The “Symphonies” were quite an original idea for their time, an idea that Uncle Walt would later develop into his celebrated full-length feature, "Fantasia

Together, the discs contain about five hours of material, so you more than get your money's worth.

Respected film historian Leonard Maltin also introduces his favourite shorts highlighting their influence on later animations and cartoons. Extras will include a look into the Disney archives, as well as a look at rare merchandise and theatrical posters. It will also include an overview from Academy Award winning composer Richard M Sherman.

DVD Extras

Featurette: Silly Symphonies Souvenirs
Featurette: The Song Of The Silly Symphonies
Introduction: Leonard Maltin (Film Historian)
Easter Egg: 6 - Walt Disney Intros
Gallery: 119 images
Introduction: Leomard Maltins Picks
Main Menu Introduction
Menu Audio
Collector Card