Mickey's Christmas Carol 30th Anniversary - Special Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
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However, what makes this blu ray for me are the shorts included, whose restoration look very good. It's very hard to find these shorts outside of trying to track down the out of print Disney Treasures or Classic Cartoon Favorites DVDs. There is also a Disney Christmas Carol sing-along included in the features.
The shorts are:
Yodelberg (all-new Minnie and Mickey)
The Hockey Champ (Donald and his nephews)
Pluto's Christmas Tree (Pluto and Chip & Dale)
The Art of Skiing (Goofy)
Corn Chips (Donald and Chip & Dale)
So if you're buying this for the first time on disc format then it's worth your money, but if you already have it on DVD then you can skip it if you don't care about the shorts. The digital restoration isn't as good as the Diamond Edition series, as you would expect, but it's clean and bright, and your kids will love being introduced to this classic!
One major disappointment - aside from the price: this is easily a $14.99 Blu-ray - although not really that surprising, was the omission of the original making-of documentary that is also available on the same Walt Disney Treasures DVD mentioned above. Was it too much for them to restore that special in HD?
The other shorts are fine, especially the classic Pluto's Christmas Tree, which is also now in HD. But I REALLY wish Disney would do on Blu-ray what they did on VHS back in the 80s and put out a full "Walt Disney Christmas" with all the Christmas short films on one collection.
Needless to say that Disney has once again opted to release it in 16x9 only (1,78:1), cutting a big portion of the top and the bottom of the frame. The framing is even tighter than the DVD's.
The audio is Dolby Digital 2.0.
You can read a professional review here
It goes into detail concerning the transfer's shortcomings and problems.
NOT RECOMMENDED (terrible picture -blurred and cropped, lossy audio, high price)
If, like me, you love this movie to bits and want to add it to your collection, I advise you to contact Disney customer service and explain why you aren't buying this Blu-ray. Otherwise they'll just claim that customers don't like it enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful product! Mickey's Christmas Carol has been a holiday tradition for years in my family. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
A classic from my childhood and my wife's favorite Christmas movie. Still good after all these years. The extra included shorts are also great!Published 12 days ago by Andrew Neeld
Great way to entertain and introduce children with Charles Dickens' Christmas CarolPublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was different, I think they cut some stuff out! I have seen this several times and this just isn't right???Published 16 days ago by K. Krishak
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The extra cartoons featured on the blu ray include the Mickey Mouse 2013 short "Yodelberg", Donald Duck in "The Hockey Champ", Pluto's Christmas Tree, Goofy in "The Art of Skiing" and Donald Duck again in "Corn Chips".
Oct 28, 2013 by Lee Majors | See all 2 posts
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