|Genre:||Musical & Performing Arts, Television|
Average review score based on 4 user reviews
Though some of this content has been issued before, there are two reasons that make this DVD presentation a worthy addition to your Disney DVD library:
1. "My Dad, Walt Disney" - In this all-too-brief interview, Diane Disney Miller shares her personal remembrances of life with her father. Included here is the most public announcement to date of the upcoming WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSUEM at the Presidio in San Francisco. While the Company may sometimes lose sight of Walt's original vision for family entertainment, Walt's own family has held fast to their faithful commitment to ensure that future generations have an opportunity to study, understand, and experience the life of Walt Disney. Diane and her family deserve every accolade that is being directed their way. Theirs is a vitally important mission; one that is a worthy tribute her father.
2. "Disneyland '59" - This long forgotten television broadcast was thought to be lost forever, but has been recently rediscovered and reissued for all to enjoy. While a portion of the "Disneyland '59 Parade" serves as a valued historical document, portions can be admittedly dull. HOWEVER... as the parade nears it's conclusion, Meredith Wilson (The Music Man) steps to the podium to lead the most spectacular rendition of "Seventy-Six Trombones" that has ever been witnessed. Time stops while we are transported over the decades, landing in 1959 only to find ourselves right at home and thrilled with the company of stirring music, celebrities, and even Walt Disney himself. It is a breathtaking moment that can soften the hardest heart. The joy on Walt Disney's face is perfectly captured, and we are allowed to experience Disneyland as it was meant to be enjoyed; led by "Your Host, Walt Disney."
Another great film to watch from the Walt Disney Treasures collection, if you love Walt Disney like so many do, you should buy and watch this film its all about him, and how he started off and got his first theme park up and running in California.
I love anything to do with Disney. It is so true that when you go to Disney World you are a child, I go every year. I am 47 years old and I act the age of my child (9year old) when I visit. Thank you.
Nice to hear from the man that made it all happen. He was so focused as to what he wanted to accomplish. It was interesting to hear the steps he took to finish the things that were in his mind.