Walt Disney Treasures: The Hardy Boys The Mickey Mouse Club 1956-1957
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The extras include the entire Mickey Mouse Club show from Oct. 1, 1956, when Considine and Kirk presented a preview of the new serial, and a short feature on how the Disney crew adapted the popular boys' books to television. Host Leonard Maltin conducts an agreeable interview with a disconcertingly aged Considine and Kirk. This Disney Treasure is a must-have for viewers who grew up during the '50s--or younger audiences who want discover the answer to the question, "Now where are those gold doubloons and pieces of eight?" (Rated G, suitable for ages 5 and older: mild violence) --Charles Solomon
- "From Dixon to Disney" featurette
- "The Hardy Boys Unmasked" featurette
- Production galleries
- Packaged in a collectible tin
- 8-page booklet with notes
- Color photo card
- Certificate of authenticity
Top Customer Reviews
The then-famous song "Gold Doubloons & Pieces of Eight" introduces you to "The Mystery Of Applegate's Treasure". A serialized story loosely based on the first Hardy Boys book "The Tower Treasure".
Tim Considine (of Spin & Marty fame) as Frank Hardy.
Tommy Kirk (Old Yeller & The Shaggy Dog) as Joe Hardy.
Purists will be disappointed that they are not getting the complete, unedited, hour-long "Mickey Mouse Club" shows that these ran in, but fans will still enjoy these re-edited episodes. However, Disney promises that the teaser episode (which was never included in the Disney Channel re-edited versions) will contain the entire hour long Mickey Mouse Club episode!
Thanks to Leonard Maltin's always superb treatment, I can say that for me, revisiting the show after more than 30 years has not been a letdown in the slightest. Sure, the story is a bit on the simplistic side, but the fine acting and ultra-atmospheric sets (often at night) take me back not only to my childhood, but to an earnest time in the US when al-Qaeda wasn't a household word. It has been more fun for me to revisit this installment in Maltin's "Walt Disney Treasures" series perhaps than any other.
The extras are fun, though I wish there were more. It's great to see Considine and Kirk reunited after 50 years and it's nice that they seem to genuinely get along so well.
I remember "Spin and Marty" which was decent (and also fun to revisit in another Maltin DVD set), but when it comes to the MMC serials, it is this one which I will always remember most fondly, and which to me holds up the best.
I love classic Disney from the 50s, 60s and 70s. This is the second episodic piece of TV done on the Mickey Mouse Club (MMC), the first was S Walt Disney Treasures - The Adventures of Spin & Marty - The Mickey Mouse Club(which is already available on a Disney Treasures DVD-see my review).
This Hardy Boys has the Disney flair and was adapted it to the small screen well. It barely dates itself, a showcase of a project well done
The masters recording of this collection are clean and crisp, cleaner than most older shows and movies I have seen lately . Disney has made sure of it being great for the treasures collection
I remember watching this and not missing a day when It was on. I like the 80's Hardy Boys too, but this one is done better.
The extra stuff on the DVD is the intro episode of the Hardy Boys from the MMC, Showing how Disney transfered the book into Disney TV show and an all new interview with the actors who played the Hardy Boys
All I hope is that Disney soon will release the second Spin & marty, Annette and Hardy Boys serials from the MMC, the rest of Swamp Fox episodes, all of Texas John Slaughter...and place their first season of Disney's Zorro from their movie club to the general public
So detect this collection for your home video library, NOW
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
Frank and Joe are looking for some excitement in their summer. They're disappointed when their dad is too busy with his own case to find a mystery for them to solve together.
But mystery seems to find them anyway. The new kid in town, Perry Robinson, is in trouble. He's spent some time in reform school and the natural suspect when tools in the neighborhood disappear. Even more mysterious is the old gold coin he's found.
The coin resurrects the rumors in town of treasure. Old Mr. Applegate is rumored to have once had a fortune in pirate gold. He claims it was stolen years ago. Is this a piece of the treasure? If so, where is the rest of it?
When wave six of the Disney Treasures was announced, this was the one I was looking forward to the most. After all, I've been a Hardy Boys fan for years. I must admit I had a hard time getting into the series. For starters, the boys were younger then I expects. I'm used to the late teens of the series and here they seemed early teens. Plus, the story starts rather slowly. However, once it got going, I enjoyed it.
This two disc set contains all 19 of the eleven minute episodes that contain the story. They are shown in their original black and white, but look and sound good for being 50 years old. Additionally, we get the entire Mickey Mouse Club episode that introduced this series. It's best to watch this last since it spoils some major events of the story. In the way of extras, we get a documentary that discusses the path it took to get the characters from the page to the small screen and a modern interview with stars Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk.
This series isn't perfect, but I enjoyed getting to watch the Disney take on these well known and loved characters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This series was great fun, and I'm glad it's available on DVD, but c'mon, Disney--there is no earthly excuse for the absurd price (currently $129) on this set. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John J. Schauer
real quality collection > I watched The Boys in 1957 and read several of the Dixon books in 1960! Incl. is the Oct. Read morePublished on December 22, 2013 by P. Silverman
This was a real trip down memory lane. I used to watch it on channel 7 back in Long Island as a kid! Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by John S.
Wave 6 ends with another Mickey Mouse Club title, this one featuring The Hardy Boys. I wasn't born early enough to have seen these shows first run, but I found it to be a good... Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by DR SHOCK
The movie was received as described. Like New. It played very well.
A classic Disney tale. A suspenseful mystery. Fun.
WONDERFUL.... just as I remembered.... nice to revisit our childhood past and share it with our children/grandchildren. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Geri L
My nine year old grand daughter could not turn it off until she had seen every single episode and then wanted to start over! Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Jeannine Trybus
If ever you wanted to feel like a kid again, then buying the Hardy Boys The Mickey Mouse Club 1956-1957 DVD is a must. The wife and I just loved it. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by john
AAAAAhh- The Hardy Boys. We used to run home from school to see the next episode. Fifty years later, the serial is still a great story to me. Top notch acting and great sets. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Whitney O. Gardiner