Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases HAVE A LAUGH: Volumes 3 & 4 on DVD! Classic shorts featuring Mickey, Donald, Goofy & Pluto are fully restored and re-mastered! Both volumes also include brand new “Re-MICKS” features, which are comprised of modern musical hits under classic cartoon clips!
Here’s a Synopsis:
HAVE A LAUGH – Volumes 3 & 4
Just when you thought it was safe to stop laughing yourself silly, Mickey and his friends are back with more sidesplitting Have A Laugh highjinks!
Volume 3 Synopsis: Set sail for the high seas of hilarity when Mickey, Goofy and Donald go a-whaling and wind up going overboard – literally! Bark with laughter as Pluto is dogged by a pesky gopher who’s making mincemeat of Minnie’s garden. Then, have a ball with Goofy as he hits the links and – BLAM! – his “relaxing” game of golf goes outrageously awry.
Fully restored and remastered, these amazing cartoons also feature a new “Re- MICKS” – a mash-up music video of crazy cartoon clips remixed to the hit song, “I Gotta Feeling” from the Black Eyed Peas. It’s a novel approach to uproarious classic comedy that’ll make you laugh out loud. Bursting at the seams with surprises, Have a Laugh – Volume 3 will tickle your funny bone till it hurts!
Volume 4 Synopsis: Have an outrageously g’day with Mickey and Pluto when their adventure Down Under goes way over the top, thanks to a wayward boomerang and a humongous ostrich. Kick up your heels with Donald as his fireside hula dance “heats up” hilariously. Then, ride a tide of laughs with Goofy as he tries to catch a wave and – BLAM! – gets clobbered by his surfboard.
I wasn’t sure how DD was going to react to some of her farouvite Disney Characters. The tone and feeling of these classic short clips are so far from what she knows about Mickey, Goofy and Pluto. I have to admit that I enjoyed the old classics, it brought back some memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons in my jammies as a small girl.
These shows are pure entertainment, there is very little educational value (unlike what you see today with all the kids shows). I suppose once in a while it’s ok to watch a TV show for pure entertainment value – much like if we were to watch Jeopardy all day – sometimes you just have to watch reality TV. Along with the restored colour, there are also a few bonus features included in these DVD’s, which include a commentary and a instant replay of some of the episodes. Much like Wipe Out does super slow motion when someone gets smacked in the head, Have a Laugh does a “BLAM” – which is pretty much instant replay with commentary.
I think at only 2, these types of cartoon are still over DD’s head – THANK GOODNESS! She is still innocent and young and watching Goofy smack his head on a surf board isn’t entertaining just yet – however I know there will come a day when this will cause never ending bits of laughter – sigh. If your kids are old enough to appreciate this type of humor, then they are sure to enjoy the classic Mickey and Friends mini episodes (just like the ones you and I could watch for hours on end).