Movie Review by Debbie Winkler
Series: Classic Cartoon Favorites #7
Release Date: 31 May 2005
Length: 60 minutes
Movie Rating: Not Rated
View Format: DVD
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“In this collection of wacky animated classics from the golden age of Walt Disney Studios, the world’s most beloved cartoon characters gear up for some outdoor adventure. Join Mickey, Goofy and Donald Duck for thrills, spills and laughs in comical escapades that include “Mickey’s Trailer,” “No Sail,” “Good Scouts,” “Hello Aloha,” “Old Sequoia,” “How to Ride a Horse,” “Trailer Horn” and “Two Weeks Vacation.”” — Netflix.com
“Mickey’s Trailer” – This is one of my favorite cartoons as it is really fun and creative. Mickey, Donald & Goofy are traveling in a trailer that does just about everything. Rooms switch over into new rooms, furniture pops out of the floor and the three friends cook breakfast, gather free stuff from outside, eat, take baths, and make their way down the mountain. Silly and cute with plenty of laughs, this cartoon is always a crowd pleaser.
“No Sail” – Donald & Goofy go sailing, but don’t bring enough nickels to keep the sail up & end up stranded in the middle of the ocean!
“Good Scouts” – Donald takes his 3 nephews camping in Yellowstone Park. He is the scout master and tries to teach Huey, Dewey and Louie about marching, chopping firewood, tying knots, first aid, and more, but everything backfires on him! Who is the teacher and who is the student here?
“Hello Aloha” – Goofy is burned out at work and dreams of going on vacation. He finally takes his vacation time and heads off to Hawaii. There, he is lulled by the soothing ocean waves, succored by the delicious, free fruit & other food, and has a fun time with the local natives.
“Old Sequoia” – Ranger Donald is supposed to protect a giant sequoia at all costs. So when a pair of industrious beavers move into his area, he has his hands full trying to protect the huge tree! Disney fans will recognize that the beavers sound a lot like Chip ‘n Dale – and get pretty much the same results!
“How to Ride a Horse” – Goofy tries to learn how to ride a horse and participate in a foxhunt.
“Trailer Horn” – Chip & Dale discover some stranger footprints in the forest and follow them to Donald’s trailer & car. There, Dale discovers that Donald’s car has a horn that is absolutely perfect for bouncing on! Donald doesn’t like the noise, so he kicks Chip & Dale out of his campsite. The chipmunks get revenge, then it is Donald’s turn – and the battle is on!
“Two Weeks Vacation” – Goofy is thrilled to go on vacation, but he has a hard time getting started. He gets stuck behind a wide-load trailer, gets a flat tire, has to stop at an auto repair shop, gets turned down by a picky hitchhiker, is caught in a rainstorm in his convertible, and finds that he never even really makes it to his vacation plans!
I have to say that this is my favorite DVD in the Classic Cartoon Favorites collection. I enjoyed every cartoon and they were all funny and memorable. Most of them are the “newer” Disney cartoons so there are no really old ones on this DVD like the other ones. I loved “Mickey’s Trailer,” laughed a lot during “No Sail,” remembered my brothers working on their merit badges in “Good Scouts,” dreamed of going to Hawaii in “Hello Aloha,” had flashbacks to my childhood when we used to go camping all the time and saw the giant trees while watching “Old Sequoia,” enjoyed the classic styling and vocal talents in “How to Ride a Horse,” delighted in the childlike glee that Chip & Dale had in “Trailer Horn,” and empathized with Goofy in “Two Weeks Vacation” as I recalled my drive to work every morning. Each cartoon evoked a particular memory and made my enjoyment that much deeper while watching these cartoons. If your children enjoy Disney cartoons, this particular DVD is a must watch – definitely the best in the series!
These cartoons contain some mild cartoon violence and a scene with people drinking (you can just see their silhouettes and hear the sounds). Recommended for viewers of all ages.