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BURBANK, Calif., September 29, 2005 – Gold for the one who proves his courage… Frankincense for the one who learns to be humble… Myrrh for the one who follows his heart… the celebration of the Three Kings is one of the oldest and most important in Christian history. Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Arenas Entertainment present THE 3 WISE MEN, the animated adventures of the Three Kings who are guided by the Star of Bethlehem toward the birth place of Baby Jesus. This wonderful family film is available for the first time on DVD.
Martin Sheen (TV’s “The West Wing”), Emilio Estevez (“The War At Home”), Gold & Platinum recording artist Lupillo Rivera, Latin Grammy® Award winner and Christian recording artist Marcos Witt, world-wide Spanish-language television and recording star Jose Luis Rodriguez (“El Puma”), Mexican television star Kuno Becker, Grammy® Award nominee and Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez, and popular Latino theater troupe Culture Clash are the English language vocal talents for the film. Mexican television star Angélica Vale joins many of the cast for the Spanish language version of the film, available on the same DVD.
Richly animated by Animagicstudio, the film’s principle animators are veterans of Walt Disney Pictures’ animated hits “Fantasia 2000,” “Hercules” and “Tarzan.” THE 3 WISE MEN is available November 1 for $19.99 (SRP) on DVD.
Long ago in a faraway land, three wise men—Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar—embarked on an extraordinary adventure. Their task: retrieve the Royal Gifts designated for the King of Kings before the tyrannical ruler Herod takes them for himself!
With a mysterious map and bright new star as their only guides, the brave trio traverses the desert. Soon they are joined by new friends, Tobias, a handsome soldier, and Sarah, a beautiful, rebel warrior—who quickly develop a playful yet fierce rivalry. What this traveling “family” doesn’t know is that Herod’s evil counselor, Belial, is also secretly among them, conjuring deadly scorpions, vicious wolves, and even a giant dragon to destroy them!
To survive and face the challenges at hand, they must draw from each of their personal strengths and skills. Only then do they triumph—gifts in hand! And those are not the only rewards for through this journey Tobias and Sarah come to realize their true love for one another. And for courageously retrieving the gifts, the Three Wise Men receive a truly magical reward: for one day each year—January 6th, the twelfth day of Christmas—they are granted the power to make children’s wishes come true. Their grand adventure proves that, with a little friendship, goodwill and perseverance, anything is possible!
Millions of people from around the world commemorate the day on which the Three Wise Men brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Baby Jesus. The Three Kings, Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, followed a bright star to Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of the Destined King. This traditional Christian holiday is known as Three Kings Day, or Dia De Los Reyes, and the Feast of the Epiphany. Celebrated January 6th, Three Kings Day is also the Twelfth Day of Christmas – a tradition widely celebrated by the famous carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2005
Direct prebook: September 6
Distributor prebook: September 20
Suggested retail price: $ 19.99 (SRP) on DVD.
Rated: Not rated.
Feature Run time: Approximately 76 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.77:1, enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Language: English audio; Spanish audio
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Posted October 1, 2005 / Updated November 2, 2005.