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SEPTEMBER 1-15, 2003: NEWS ARCHIVES
September 14, 2003 - February 10 has been set as the release date for The Lion King 1 1/2. Here is Disney's studio description of the product, thanks to Jake:
Hilarity reigns in this all-new movie starring Timon and his windy pal Pumbaa -- and featuring the new song "That's All I Need"! Now, in THE LION KING 1 1/2, see how things really happened -- according to their perspective -- in this rip-roaringly funny story within the story of THE LION KING. Find out the truth about some "passed" events -- such as when King Mufasa introduced his young heir to the animal kingdom. Let's just say there was something behind that dramatic moment when all the animals bowed to their new ruler! In this all-new comedy-adventure, Timon and Pumbaa reveal the true hullabaloo behind their departures from their meerkat and warthog 'hoods. Tag along as the two buddies from the brush search for their dream home, share their joys and trials as they raise young Simba using the "Hakuna Matata" philosophy, then cheer them on as they help Simba save the Serengeti and reclaim his place atop Pride Rock. Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and the original voice cast return for this all-new hysterical musical tale -- and meet colorful new characters like Timon's Ma and Uncle Max! Get ready for some king-sized fun with Timon and Pumbaa, the greatest unsung heroes of the savanna. They were there . . . and they ain't LION!
September 13, 2003 - Disney has decided to squeeze the DVD release of its Freaky Friday remake to the week before Christmas. No word yet on extras, or specs for the remake, other than that it will be released in widescreen. (Street date: December 16, SRP $29.99) Here is the cover art and a link to pre-order:
Also, we've added a Holes DVD review.
September 11, 2003 - "But I don't want to be a pirate!" Pirates of the Caribbean DVD menus
September 10, 2003 - Added Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl DVD cover art.
September 9, 2003 - Updated the FAQs to note the DVDs that will go out of print next January.
September 7, 2003 - We're now approaching 40 reviews - read our latest scintillating piece as The Rocketeer is reviewed. More importantly, as promised, we have our Second Contest, a screencap-identification one where you can win the free Disney DVD of your choice. Check it out.
September 4, 2003 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl has been officially announced as a 2-Disc release coming December 2, 2003. Check out the full press release. Plus, our friendly neighborhood MickeyMouseBoy has a thorough review with screencaps of Tuesday's 2-Disc Special Edition Sleeping Beauty DVD set. (Check it out.)
September 2, 2003 - September is here - schools re-open, leaves will change colors, and a whole bunch of DVDs will be released. Today, there were 10 (ten!) Disney-related DVDs released (full list), which you may or may not be having an easier time finding in stores. Next week brings one of the most highly-anticipated US DVD debuts, Sleeping Beauty. To those of you just discovering the site, welcome and remember to bookmark! Oh yeah, and Eloise at the Plaza and Music Man DVD covers added to the Upcoming Art gallery.
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