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OT: One Timers - The Disney DVDs and CDs that you play once.

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Bill, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Bill

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    As I entertain the idea of forking over $25. for Oswald, fully knowing that I'll watch it ONE time, I was curious what other DVDs or CDs everyone else has bought that are "one-timers"...other than "Enchanted".

    To get the ball rolling...I'd have to put the True Life Adventures sets near the top of the list of DVDs. I had to have them...haven't watched one complete set yet. I would probably add "The Hardy Boys" to the list...I enjoyed it, but having to sit through the credits and the recap EACH time makes it unbearable. They should have had a "play all" option that edited out everything but the story. Of course...now that I think about it...other than the Disneyland sets...will I watch ANY of the Treasures series again?

    As for the CDs...and I hate to admit this...I haven't listened to many of the classic soundtrack series collection more than once. Every once in a while, when the mood strikes, I'll pop "Peter Pan" or "The Jungle Book" in...but when was the last time you listened to all of "Dumbo"? or "Lady and the Tramp"?

    Off the top of my head, I would add the "O, Mickey, Where Art Thou?" CD, "Atlantis", and "Donald's Wacky Kingdom"

    I know I'm not alone here...dig deep...
     
  2. X-S Tech

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    The Muppet Red and Green Christmas album stands out in my mind. Only listened to it once- I probably will try it again next year, but for now I'm done.
     
  3. makeminemusic

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    Hmm...My family has bought most of the DVDs and I have yet to see a few of them for the first time, much less a second. Still have not watched Treasure Planet, The Dark Crystal, or Hercules (I have listened to the soundtrack and will again :)). Of the ones I have watched, the Alladin "made for DVD" follow on I saw once and it was enough. Cannot think of any others that I have already seen. I suppose if I do not think I want to see it again, I will propably not buy it.
     
  4. David S.

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    Dumbo is actually the Disney film soundtrack I listen to the most, being as it's my favorite "Animated Classic" story-wise AND musically.

    I love how the score is very addictive and upbeat; I guess I just really enjoy circus flavored music. I love all the songs, too - from the catchy Casey Jr., the trippy Pink Elephants on Parade, to of course the beautiful Baby Mine.

    And I was blown away by the CD production and how clean it sounded; and how the score and songs flowed seemlessly into each other.

    Dumbo is the first "Classic Soundtrack Series" soundtrack I bought and the one that made me want to collect all the others. In fact it is what made me look for info about those wonderful CDs online to see if there were other people who appreciated them as much as me, and it is how I discovered this forum circa 1996 or 1997! So it has significance on that level, too, as being a starting point for collecting individual Disney film soundtracks on CD beyond the various compilations I started with, like Legacy In Song.

    If I ever met Randy, then, there are 2 things I'd ask him to sign - the Musical History of Disneyland set and my Dumbo soundtrack ;)

    Lady And the Tramp is a favorite as well. I love the songs, and am a big fan of Oliver Wallace's scores.

    To answer your question, I don't own any DVDs or CDs I haven't played a lot - but that's only because I don't really "blind buy" anything. I have the vast majority of the Walt-era output on VHS tape, either store-bought "official" releases or taped off the Disney channel - and I've only upgraded to DVD the stuff I know I'll watch and enjoy a lot. I don't have a DVD copy of Bon Voyage, for example... (probably my least favorite Walt-era Film)

    I guess I'm more a "fan" than a "collector".

    Having said that, I'll probabably pick up the Oswald set. I find the Disney shorts I've seen (the character shorts, Silly Symphonies, and "special" shorts found on "Disney Rarities") DO have repeat value for me - I find the trick (for me) is to try not to watch the whole sets at once, but rather a little at a time, like a short or two before watching a completely unrelated feature...
     
  5. Gurgitoy2

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    I'm in the same boat as you, Bill. I think I wanted those "Legacy" DVD's for the sake of owning something that may not surface again. I have also yet to watch an entire DVD. I did watch Perri, and maybe one or two others, but yeah, they really take a specific mood to be in to watch them. I am buying Oswald for the same thing. I'm sure I'll watch it at least once, but it's hard to go back. However, I can say that some of the old b&w Mickey shorts, as well as the Silly Symphonies have been watch more than once, for reference. Sometimes, if I read something in a book or online that refers to an old short, I'll pop it in and watch it. However, there are still quite a few of my DVD's I've only watched once.

    CD's are the same thing. Sometimes I'll buy something based on hopeful feelings about it being good (and not being able to listen to it beforehand). There are a few Japanese albums that I've done that with, like the "Disney March" CD's. They seemed to have park tracks, but they're all done in a midi march style...so, no, those don't get listened to. I also agree with X-S Tech about the Muppet Red & Green Christmas CD. I don't like listening to that one because I can't get used to the "new" Muppet voices...especially the guy who does Miss Piggy & Fozzie. I'll stick to the John Denver Muppet Christmas CD instead...There are many others I've only listened to once or twice, but with a collection approaching 600 it's hard to listen to everything...or even want to listen to everything. I've definately stopped buying any old thing. Although, I do have to say that Donald's Wacky Kingdom is a strange, guilty pleasure...I've listened to that one many times. Maybe because it's "wacky"??
     
  6. X-S Tech

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    Frank Oz does his characters once in a while, but less and less. They've got someone else who regularly does Grover and Bert on Sesame Street and also Piggy and Fozzie. Actually the Frank Oz replacement is the only "new Muppet" voice that doesn't totally irritate me.
     
  7. Gurgitoy2

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    X-S, it's funny, I feel the opposite. The Frank Oz replacement is the one I can't stand. Although Kermit is not so great either. I've also noticed that the puppetry is not as good in any "new" Muppet material either. It's like they've lost all that came before and are just doing standard stuff. I guess with where they've come from, and the legacy they've had, it's hard to see them go back to not being able to sync mouth movement with speech...
     
  8. merlinjones

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    I have watched or listened to the classic Walt Disney era DVDs and CD soundtracks quite a bit - - and the classic Disneyland/Vista LP reissues constantly.

    The Treasures DVDs are constantly in use for reference or pleasure viewing, as there is so much material there. Played especially are the Disneyland and Tomorrowland sets, the special shorts, the WWII shorts, the black and whie Mickeys, and any episodes of Wonderful World of Color. Also all the classic Walt animated and live-action features are watched regularly - - especially Sleeping Beauty, Alice, Peter Pan, Dumbo, Mary Poppins, Swiss Family Robinson, Pollyanna, Parent Trap, Summer Magic, Babes in Toyland, Thomasina, Darby O Gill, Ichabod, Three Caballeros, etc.

    The DVD/CDs that get very little repeat play in my house are the recent "neo-classics" and other films from the Roger Rabbit forward era -- Mermaid, Beauty and Aladdin are certainly watched once in a while - but nothing that came after Aladdin ever. While there may be some appeal initially, a lot of those films just haven't proven to last while the Walt classics still please and inspire. So I'd rather buy the true classics.

    The Disneyland Forever and Wonderland system CDs of classic music have been the most well received Disney merchandise in my household in the last decade. I wish there were more. Annette is always a joy!
     
  9. X-S Tech

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    I've watched Cars, Ratatouille, and Monsters once. Nemo about twice (the subs made me appreciate it a bit more). Not that I don't appreciate these movies but like Merlinjones said, they just don't have a high repeatability factor.

    As for the treasures, there are some I've never watched. Still haven't watched any of the Plutos, or Mickey in Black and White, or Spin and Marty (though I taped "Spin and Marty" the movie ((all the episodes edited together)) from Disney Channel years ago so I kinda have it memorized). Surprisingly I've only watched Disneyland 59 from the Walt Treasures set once. This was one that I thought I'd watch over and over. Not yet I guess.


    *Edit:Oooh ooh! Can I just freeze my retire my account with this post?!! As of this moment I have 1313 posts.
     
  10. almandot

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    i just don't watch a lot of DVDs. I try not to buy too many because I know this pretty well but I buy some nonetheless. CDs however I will listen to repeatedly, probably just the nature of the computer addict world.
     
  11. daliseurat

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    I definitely have many DVD's and soundtracks I may play once. And some I haven't watched at all. I sometimes wonder if I've wasted my money. But, as a person with a COLLECTORS mentality, I am happy just to own them. I have a need to be ABLE to watch these whenever the mood strikes. And the Treasures series is something I've watched once. Some more, but I know I will want t see them again and if I didn't own them, i might never see them again. Also, just in case I want to expose someone who has never seen this material, I can.

    Now f I could get my money back on all the video games I bought years ago and played for an hour never to play 'em again, I'd be happy!
     
  12. BLM07

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    How about the "no-timers"? I've never seen any high school musical anything.

    Personally, if I buy it, I know I like it, so I've listened to it plenty of times. Then again, there are plenty of things I've downloaded but haven't listened to.
     
  13. musicrazy

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    I like my Disney DVD's. It's the theater of old in my living room. My favs run from the feature cartoons to the live action films of the 40's-60's. I would watch these more, but the ones with the multiple layers seem to stall or vary in reliabilty from player to player. I have gotton rid of more than one DVD player because of this, at first one movie plays OK, then it has flaws. I took back Swiss Family Robinson to Best Buy to exchange 4 times because it stalled at one point or another in each new copy. My copy of the Hardy Boys was a total thrill at first and I planned to show it to friends, now I can't remove the subtitles for the hearing impaired.
    I very much for this reason prefer the discs with just the movie, in one language if possible even only two languages not too bad. [Sword in the Stone, Pinocchio, Summer Magic]. If the good (they are) commentaries are available I wouldn't squelch if it were on a separate disc.
     

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