Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper

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  • 2009
  • 3 Seasons

Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper is a collection of animated shorts that were first released in 1990 by Walt Disney Home Video. This volume comprises various animated adaptations of the classic Mark Twain story, 'The Prince and the Pauper'. The film is a blend of drama, comedy, and adventure, and is aimed at children and adults alike. The volume also includes some special features that showcase the history of animation and the production processes that went into making these beloved films.

The first short in the volume is 'The Prince and the Pauper', which is based on Twain's original story. It tells the tale of Prince Edward and Tom Canty, a pauper who happened to look like him. The two switch places for a day but end up living each other's lives for longer than they anticipated. The film also features several popular Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck. This short was first released in 1990 and is approximately 25 minutes long.

The second short is 'A Knight for a Day' from the 1946 film 'Make Mine Music'. In this film, a group of small-town musicians joins a medieval jousting tournament and hilarity ensues. The music is also an important part of this film's appeal.

The next short is 'Ye Olden Days' from the 1933 film 'The Three Little Pigs'. This is a classic retelling of the Three Little Pigs story, set in medieval times. The film's villain, the Big Bad Wolf, is reimagined as a prince in disguise, and the pigs must outsmart him to save their homes. This short is approximately 9 minutes long.

The fourth film in the series is 'Mickey's Surprise Party' from the 1939 film 'The Mickey Mouse Club'. This film stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, who are all preparing for Minnie Mouse's birthday. However, the trio ends up getting into all sorts of mischief as they try to prepare for the party, resulting in chaos and hilarity.

The final film in the collection is 'The Goddess of Spring' from the 1934 film 'The Goddess of Spring'. This film is a surreal retelling of the myth of Persephone, with a modern twist. The story follows the goddess of spring, who falls in love with a mortal man. However, tragedy strikes when he is turned into a flower, and she must choose between her love for him and her duties as a goddess.

Overall, Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper is a delightful collection of classic Disney films, showcasing the best of the studio's animation and storytelling. Each of the shorts has its unique style and charm, and the collection as a whole will appeal to both children and adults. The special features in the volume provide an excellent insight into the creative and technical processes that went into making these beloved animated classics.

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Ye Olden Days
6. Ye Olden Days
Minnie is locked in a tower when she refuses to marry Dippy Dog (Goofy), chosen by her father. Mickey, a wandering minstrel, rescues Minnie and wins a joust with the prince in order to marry her.
A Knight for a Day
5. A Knight for a Day
In a jousting tournament, a sqire accidentally is put in a knight's place an beats all the contestants. Winning the hand of the Princess Esmerelda. Goofy plays all the parts.
Old King Cole
4. Old King Cole
King Cole's ball at the castle is attended by the many characters of Mother Goose, emerging from the pages of a large book. As the party comes to an end, the characters refuse to get back into the book.
Pied Piper
3. Pied Piper
When the Pied Pieper lures the rats from Hamelin Town but is not paid in gold by the mayor as promisd, he lures all the children of the town to the magical Garden of Happiness on a mountain to punish the parents.
Prince & the Pauper
2. Prince & the Pauper
Mickey plays the dual roles of the impoverished lad and the prince who discovers they look exactly alike -- and suggests they change places for a day.
Play All Five: Vol.3
1. Play All Five: Vol.3
This fanciful Disney collection includes The Prince and the Pauper, The Pied Piper, Old King Cole, Ye Olden Days and A Knight for the Day.
  • Premiere Date
    June 7, 2009