Young hockey fans will be thrilled by this 2002 collection that includes the trio of charming and funny Disney movies about a misfit hockey team. The first puck-hitting film in the bunch, "Mighty Ducks" is a crowd-pleaser for its you-believe-in-miracles plot. The sequel features the players pitted against international opponents, and "D3: The Mighty Ducks" finds the ill-fated team on thin ice when they are challenged by a varsity team. The casts include Emilio Estevez and Joshua Jackson.
Slap Shot meets "The Bad News Bears" in "The Mighty Ducks" (1992), the surprise hit comedy with Emilio Estevez as a cynical lawyer who's given community service after a driving violation. His duty: coach an inept pee-wee ice hockey team. Along the way, players and coach learn some valuable lessons about winning. Lane Smith, Joss Ackland co-star. Then, the ragtag bunch of rink rejects who skated their way to a championship and coach Estevez are back for all-new ice-capades, as the Ducks represent the U.S. in the Junior Goodwill Games hockey event and take on a polished squad from Iceland, in "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994). Michael Tucker, Kathryn Erbe. And, in "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (1996), the Ducks travel to an exclusive academy for some further education and a chance to flex their hockey muscles. But they find lots of roadblocks in their way, from the strong-armed tactics of the varsity team to a replacement for their coach (Estevez). With Jeffrey Nordling, David Selby. 5 1/4 hrs. total on three discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.