FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
<b><center>DISNEY PRESENTS THE ENCHANTING MUSICAL
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
<i><u>Starring Emmy® Award Winners Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman
ON DVD DECEMBER 20</b></i></u></center>
BURBANK, Calif., August 12, 2005 – Celebrate the holiday season when Disney presents <b>ONCE UPON
A MATTRESS</b>, based on the acclaimed Broadway musical, on DVD December 20. This lively re-telling
of the fairy tale ‘The Princess And The Pea’ gets a modern twist with a high-powered cast led by
legendary comedienne Carol Burnett and comedy favorite Tracey Ullman. Fantastically entertaining and
enchanting, <b>ONCE UPON A MATTRESS</b> is filled with music and dance, making it perfect for the whole
family. Prior to the DVD release, <b>ONCE UPON A MATTRESS</b> is set to premiere on the ABC Television
Network this winter.
<b>ONCE UPON A MATTRESS</b> is the hilarious musical story of romance in a fantasy kingdom. Queen
Aggravain (Carol Burnett) jealously protects her son Prince Dauntless (Denis O’Hare, “<i>21 Grams</i>”) from
marrying any eligible princess, and will not allow anyone else in the kingdom to wed until her son does.
When Sir Harry (Broadway star Matthew Morrison) and Lady Larken (Zooey Deschanel, “<i>The
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy</i>”) learn that they are to become parents, wed or not, Sir Harry takes
matters into his own hands and goes into the swamp to search for a bride for the prince. There he
discovers Princess Winnifred (Tracey Ullman). The Queen is horrified and schemes to get rid of
Princess “Fred,” but aided by Sir Harry and the Jester (Michael Boatman, TV’S “<i>Spin City</i>”), Winnifred
stakes her place in the kingdom. Tom Smothers (of the famous “Smothers Brothers” comedy duo) and
Edwin Hibbert (“<i>The Lion King 1 ½</i>”) also star. Available for $19.99 (SRP) on DVD from Walt Disney
Home Entertainment and Touchstone Television.
The DVD is packed with fun bonus features including: “The Making of Once Upon A Mattress;” hilarious
outtakes; and a rehearsal to film comparison.
Teleplay by Janet Brownell. Based on the Broadway Musical by Marshall Louis Barer, Dean Fuller, Jay
Thompson and Mary Rodgers. Directed by Kathleen Marshall (Tony award winner, Best Choreography,
Broadway’s “<i>Wonderful Town</i>” 2004).
<b><u>STREET DATE: December 20, 2005</b></u>
<u>Direct prebook</u>: October 25
<u>Distributor prebook</u>: November 8
<u>Suggested retail price</u>: $19.99 (DVD)
<u>DVD aspect ratio</u>: 1.78:1 formatted for 16x9 TV screens
<u>DVD Sound</u>: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
<u>DVD Language</u>: English audio,
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