"M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E." Before the theme song's memorable spelling became an audio icon, before the series even aired, the Mickey Mouse Club was the most anticipated children's programming ever. This volume features the five episodes of week one of the black-and-white series that launched a television revolution. Also showcased in this volume is a wonderful tribute to the unforgettable Jimmie Dodd, the singer-actor who hosted the show. You'll also see recently discovered, never-before-seen color archival footage of the Mousketeers' very first appearance at the grand opening celebration of Disneyland. And you'll meet six original Mouseketeers in a reunion on the soundstage where they first got together in 1955. So, sit back and enjoy -- and you don't have to wait until 5:00.
Disc one includes three episodes Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, each show is in it's original 1 hour format. The disc also includes a few shorts extras, one on Jimmie Dodd and three galleries.
Disc two has the remaining two episodes to complete one week Thursday and Friday, an interview with some of the original cast and the color opening sequence round out the extras on this last installment of Wave 4. It would be nice if they released some of the newer episodes to compare how the show progressed, but at least they did releases several sets featuring some of the more memorable serials on the show. Annette, The Hardy Boys and Spin and Marty all have their own Treasures set which were released after this set. This is going to appeal to fans of the show more than Disney animation fans, but I did enjoy going back to a time when children were taught basic courtesies...something many are not today by their own parents.
This set is great for the casual fan of the show or the complete-ist who wants all the Treasures volumes. It would have been nice if they had added the color Mickey intro segments that which are available on Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume Two, but what is here looks and sounds great and will transport you back to a time long gone! M I C..K E Y.... M O U S E !