Leading the new year’s first slate of animated home video arrivals are a pair of releases featuring vintage cartoons from the Disney vault and the mind of Dr. Seuss. Fans eager for a trip down memory lane can now pick up Walt Disney’s Timeless Tales: Vol. 3 and Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing.
The third installment of Timeless Tales offers such “golden age” Disney toons as Casey at the Bat (1946), Little Hiawatha (1937), The Golden Touch (1935), Morris the Midget Moose (1950), Ben and Me (1952) and The Wise Little Hen (1934), featuring with the first appearance by Donald Duck. The Buena Vista Home Entertainment release also includes a collectible storybook of Casey at the Bat and lists for $19.99.
Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing features four animated shorts including the 1951 Oscar-winning film that introduced audiences to the little boy who communicates with sound effects. Based on a Dr. Seuss book, the original Gerald McBoing Boing has been remastered in high-definition, along with Gerald McBoing Boing’s Symphony (1953), How Now Boing Boing (1954) and Gerald McBoing Boing On Planet Moo (1956). Released by Sony, the disc carries a suggested retail price of $14.95.