Shockingly there are a few things on here (this thing is stacked in comparison to Hercules!) though I donít know if much of it will be worthwhile to anybody, young or old.
Get Up and Dance! opens the supplements and it is a bizarre feature, a dance video featuring three children for the filmís opening number. Itís new to this release and aimed for kids, naturally, but itís such a bizarre feature and Iím at a loss as to why time and effort and money was put into it. It also runs less than 2-minutes.
Next there are 5-minutesí worth of deleted scenes. Theyíre presented as animatics or rough pencil test animations and thereís even one that has been completed. They also come with an optional commentary by one of the executive producers. It was interesting to see that they actually intended to open the film in a nod to the classic Disney pictures with a book opening and presenting the story (the commentary mentions it was actually going to be live action and they even had the book designed and built.) Past that the scenes offer nothing else of value. The commentary just explains why the scenes were cut, usually because the scenes killed the pace.
The cast commentary is a cute idea which might work for kids but will feel a bit tired for adults. Basically the voice actors are in character of Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pete and they talk over a scene early on in the film. Basically they complain about working with each other, the difficulties of the director, doing stunts, and so on. Itís cute but thankfully only runs 5-minutes. If it covered the whole film I doubt I could have made it through.
The disc then has an aggravatingly annoying Making-of that runs about 10-minutes. Itís of course an EPK piece with only a few interesting factoids, like the fact this is something thatís been in gestation for a while, possibly being something Walt Disney himself wanted to do early on. Itís an annoying set-up, though, with a ďreporterĒ working as the narrator, interviewing those involved and most of the interviews feel too phony and scripted. Otherwise it goes through the usual motions of development.
The disc then closes with another Disney Song Selection, which presents songs from the film complete with subtitles for the lyrics.
And that closes the supplements off. None of it is really worthwhile and I really have to question who it was all targeted at. 3/10