Vintage Mickey Leads DVD Charge

This weeks’ home video release slate offers a number of collectibles for the Disney fan, including Vintage Mickey, a feature-length compilation of classic black-and-white shorts starring the squeaky-voiced toon icon. Also hitting shelves today are two compilations of Mickey Mouse Club installments and the third season of [adult swim]’s Sealab 2021.

Vintage Mickey offers nine cartoons including Steamboat Willie, which marked Mickey’s screen debut. Also included are Plane Crazy, The Karnival Kid, The Birthday Party, The Castaway, Mickey’s Orphans, Mickey’s Revue, Building a Building and Mickey’s Streamroller. The Buena Vista Home Entertainment release lists for $19.99.

After rediscovering early adventures of Disney’s "leader of the band," fans can take a walk down memory lane with The Best of the Original Mickey Mouse Club. The release features five episodes from the original 1957-1964 series. For the younger generation, there’s also Mickey Mouse Club: The Best of Britney, Justin and Christina. This set of installments spotlights appearances by Mouseketeers Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera before they were headline-grabbing pop-stars. The Buena Vista releases eah retail for $14.99.

Sealab 2021: Season Three comes home as a two-disc set containing 13 episodes of the Cartoon Network’s irreverent, late-night cartoon series. There are even two never-before-seen installments titled "Dearly Beloved" and "Quinmas." Other extras include commentary on select episodes, an interview with the writers and the voice actor behind the Stormy character, the original pitch, the show’s rejected “Gert Pilot” and something called “Kitty Fun-Fun.” The Warner Home Video release lists for $29.98.

Finally, fans of schlockmiester Charles Band and his Full Moon Prods. will want to check out When Puppets and Dolls Attack. The Goldhil Ent. release is a compilation of clips from such B-movie favorites as Demonic Toys, Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, Ragdoll, Blood Dolls and the long-running Puppet Master film series. Included are stop-motion animation shots by late, great animator Dave Allen. The behind-the-scenes "Videozone" featurettes released with each of the individual films are also available on the disc, which sells for $14.94.