A vast collection of cartoons celebrating Mickey's career in film and his evolution since 1939 as Disney's most notable character. Showing Mickey in the last part of his career and seeing him through the eyes of his animators and voice actors. Disc 1 includes 18 short films from 1939-1953 including the beloved performance "Tugboat Mickey" and the hilarious "Mickey and the Seal". Bonus features include The Sorcerer's Apprentice, the famous scene from "Fantasia", deleted animation from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" done in pencil drawing and "Mickey and the Beanstalk" featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy. Disc 2 features 2 theatrical featurettes: "Mickey's Christmas Carol", based on the Charles Dickens story and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1983 and "The Prince and the Pauper" created in 1990 in which Mickey plays a dual role. Also featured is one short subject, nominated for an Oscar in 1995 for Best Short Subject; "Runaway Brain" in its DVD debut, a comedy with a horror movie
theme with Kelsey Grammar as the mad scientist. Bonus features include "Mickey's Cartoon Comeback", showing the facility that stores the archives, the Animation Research Library, the newest animators, 2 new artists who participated in Mickey's comeback, "The Voice Behind The Mouse", "Mouse Mania", a must see short subject in stop motion commissioned for Mickey's 50th birthday as a tribute to Mickey, "Mickey Cartoon Physics from 'Plausible Impossible'" in which what seems like impossible cartoon action is seen as plausible by the viewer and the basic principles of animation are explained, "Mickey on the Camera Stand", a 1957 TV show using visual examples to illustrate depth and dimension of animated cartoons explained by Mickey, "Micky Meets the Maestro", "The Making of Mickey's Christmas Carol", Colour Titles From the Mickey Mouse Club, Publicity and Memorabilia Gallery and Story and Background Art Gallery. Number of copies released: 175,000. Total
Running Time: Approx. 5 hours 45 minutes.