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Disney Treasures 4

2 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Mickey and Friends

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Packaged in their by-now familiar metal boxes, this latest batch of "Disney Treasures" box sets is perhaps the least exciting so far. Topping off the new batch is a second set of black-and-white Mickey Mouse cartoons ranging from 1928 to 1935 ( Mickey Mouse in Black and White - Volume Two), though none of the individual titles jump out as anything exceptional. We also get The Complete Pluto - Volume One in which Mickey's canine pal takes the lead. Usually he ends up tangling with a bug or a garden hose or something silly while Mickey is off doing something else. The disc contains a few theories as to why Pluto was always just a dog and not a talking animal with human traits, like Goofy. Finally, there is the first week of the "Mickey Mouse Club" TV show ( The Mickey Mouse Club: October 3, 1955 - October 7, 1955), running just over five hours.

January 6, 2005

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