Disney’s villains converge on Mickey’s House of Mouse (his variety theatre). They plan totake it over, but along the way we get to see a bunch of Halloween themed cartoons. The superbanimation in the classics does tend to show up the more limited stuff in the new segments(though this is still better than the Saturday morning variety).
The soundtrack is technically fine, but you should be aware of something regarding the 5.1mix. The new segment… are in 5.1 (and are all right, especially as regards the music). The oldercartoons are, of course, mono. So be prepared for some rather noticeable shifts.
The fullscreen picture is clear and sharp with terrific colours. There is some flicker in someof the older cartoons, however. It isn’t bad, but it is there. Otherwise, a very solid transfer.
The menu has an animated intro and transitions, but the pages themselves are scored only.The extras are limited. There’s “Reel of Misfortune” — a trivia game where right answers aboutDisney villains help you across a river of lava. “Fright Delight” is a montage of clips involvingvillains and danger from Disney films. You can watch this in either the House mix (music andFX) or the Villains’ mix (FX only). Look around for the hidden villains (hint: try the posters)and you trigger little montages featuring that character.
The principle worth of this disc is its function as a collection of older cartoons. Heck, Iwould have willingly passed up on the frame narrative and just gone for more classics.
Special Features List
- Reel of Misfortune Trivia Game
- Fright Delight in House or Villains
- Hidden Villains
- DVD-ROM Weblinks