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Classic shorts, presentation not as irritating as you may think. Un-missable
on 24 August 2010
Suppose you don't have Disney channel for your junior clone, or you just want to re-live your own early years, these are genuinely sidesplitting cartoons of a type too sadly lost to political correctness.
Since the 1990's media culture has weaned - with some justification - young ones away from the violence of guns and fighting. Fair enough when you see some of the appalling beat-em-up toys you can buy for corn-fed tots in the US-of-A. But it's gone too far. Far too far and if you are truly irritated by the overly sensitive syrupy mush that is the entire starring cast of the Night Garden, then this is the perfect riposte. Good old fashioned rotteness at some other poor souls expense, that is painfully funny.
Laugh without mercy or justification, poke fun at the hapless and weak and feel no guilt afterwards.
This the good honest fun that folk one time came home to after they'd finished building the world.
The collection charts DD's earliest outings chronologically and in all guises and pseudonyms.
Much has been fairly said of The Commentary - which is simply too anal and is pitched at the level anorak suited buffs would demand at a Disney convention lecture. It is wholly unecessary and jarrs obliquely with the thickly splashed slapstick of the 'toons, but mercifully (depending on how your DVD player navigates) quickly rolls by without disturbing the entertainment.
Easily the best of Disney "short" stars at his best. If you get a chance to play infront of virgin-eyes watch the reaction of tots who've never seen DD before. Well over an hour of animated gold.