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Author:  Luke [ Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Timeless Tales: Volumes One and Two DVD Press Release

<center><b><u>New on DVD - Collectible Storybook Included In Each Volume</u>

Walt Disney's
TIMELESS TALES
Volumes One & Two

<u>On DVD August 16</u></center></b>

BURBANK, Calif., July 29, 2005 – Presenting <b>Walt Disney’s TIMELESS TALES Volumes One and
Two</b>, two new collections of favorite stories on DVD that every child will enjoy. These classic, timehonored
stories, carefully chosen from the Disney vault, are sure to delight and entertain your child for
years to come. With beautiful animation, unforgettable music and ageless themes about liking yourself
for who you are and the value of preparing for the future, each <b>TIMELESS TALES</b> volume is a must own
for every family. Each volume is available for $19.99 (SRP) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

<b>Walt Disney’s TIMELESS TALES Volumes One and Two</b> both feature a collectible, full-color DVD
storybook. Volume One has a storybook of Walt Disney’s “The Prince and the Pauper.” Volume Two
has a storybook of Walt Disney’s “The Wind In The Willows.” Each volume also has “Parent Tips,”
advice for parents on sharing with children the joy of the enduring stories of TIMELESS TALES.

<center><b><u>VOLUME ONE:</b></u></center>

<b><u>The Prince And The Pauper</b></u> – Mickey, Donald and Goofy star in the classic animated story of mistaken
identities.

<b><u>The Three Little Pigs</b></u> – This milestone of Disney animation features the now-famous song “Who’s Afraid
of the Big Bad Wolf?” and won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short, 1933.

<b><u>The Tortoise And The Hare</b></u> – Disney’s animated version of the famous fable won an Academy Award®
for Best Animated Short, 1935.

<b><u>The Grasshopper and the Ants</b></u> – In this animated treat, a lazy grasshopper prefers to sing and dance
rather than forage like his friends the ants. When winter comes, the ants save the grasshopper in return for
musical entertainment. The film introduced the now-classic song “The World Owes Me A Living.”

<b><u>The Pied Piper</b></u> – An animated version of the legendary fable. When the Pied Piper lures the rats from
Hamelin Town but is not paid in gold, he leads the children of the town away to the magical Garden of
Happiness.

<font size="4"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007Z9QZS/thehomeimprovemz"><img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/t-v/ttales1.jpg">
Order <b>Timeless Tales: Volume 1</b> from Amazon.com</a>

<a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/timelesstales-v1.html">Read our <b>Timeless Tales: Volume 1</b> DVD Review</a></font>

<center><b><u>VOLUME TWO:</b></u></center>

<b><u>The Wind In The Willows</b></u> – Mr. Toad’s mania for motorcars lands him in jail, and drives his dear friends
Moley, Rat and Angus MacBadger into a panic. This delightful fantasy, one of the most famous in
children’s literature, is set in storybook England. It features outstanding animation from the first “Golden
Age” of the Disney Studio.

<b><u>The Ugly Duckling</b></u> – A little duckling is initially shunned by his family but wins out in the end, in this
animated version of the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen.

<b><u>Ferdinand The Bull</b></u> – Ferdinand is a fearsome-looking bull who actually just wants to take time to smell
the flowers. Not even a matador and the bullring can make him change his mind. This film won the
Academy Award® for Best Animated Short, 1938. Walt Disney himself is caricatured among the
characters at the bullfight.

<b><u>The Country Cousin</b></u> –When Abner, a mouse from Podunk, visits his big city cousin Monty, he learns that
the city may not be the best place for him. This film won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short,
1936.

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Order <b>Timeless Tales: Volume 2</b> from Amazon.com</a>

<a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/timelesstales-v2.html">Read our <b>Timeless Tales: Volume 2</b> DVD Review</a></font>

<b><u>STREET DATE: AUGUST 16, 2005</b></u>

<b><u>Volume One:</b></u>
<u>Suggested retail price</u>: $19.99 (DVD)
<u>Rated</u>: “G”
<u>Run Time</u>: Approximately 58 minutes
<u>DVD aspect ratio</u>: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3
<u>DVD Sound</u>: Dolby® Digital Surround Sound
<u>Language</u>: English audio, French audio

<b><u>Volume One:</b></u>
<u>Suggested retail price</u>: $19.99 (DVD)
<u>Rated</u>: “G”
<u>Run Time</u>: Approximately 60 minutes
<u>DVD aspect ratio</u>: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3
<u>DVD Sound</u>: Dolby® Digital Surround Sound
<u>Language</u>: English audio, French audio

Author:  chaychay102royal [ Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:00 pm ]
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So it's basically the most popular shorts put together in two volumes. Interesting, but I don't think I'll buy it.

Thanks, Luke.

Author:  MinnieMe [ Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:09 pm ]
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Thanks Luke! I'm so excited for these!!! :pink:

Author:  MickeyMousePal [ Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:58 pm ]
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No double dipping for me I already have all the Walt Disney Treasures. :D

Author:  Timon/Pumbaa fan [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:48 am ]
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I won't be gettin these because I already have the best ones! :wink:

Author:  DreamerQ18 [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:30 am ]
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For some reason I never really got into the Disney Treasuers I dont know why I just didn't. So I am defintley looking forward to both these DVDs and I'll be buying them both. :) Thanks for posting the information Luke.

Author:  Lightyear [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:48 am ]
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I'll be pick'n them up for collecting reasons.. I do like the cover art tho.

Author:  Siren [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:01 pm ]
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No Goliath II or Lambert the Sheepish Lion? :(

I might get the second one though

Author:  Zoltack [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:13 pm ]
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$20 bucks for each, huh man I need to get a job.:) But they look like great movies. I didn't know that some of them one the Academy Award, that's really interesting I guess they're very good cartoons.

Author:  Roklie [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:48 pm ]
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Those were released in Finland a while ago and they're very cheap, but I don't think I'm buying them as long as the treasures include the same shorts as these. I see those good for them who don't really care for Treasures and for collectors of course, the covers are actually quite tempting to be honest.

Author:  Tony [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:10 pm ]
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Siren wrote:
No Goliath II or Lambert the Sheepish Lion? :(

I might get the second one though


You probably already know that Lambert the Sheepish Lion is on the "Melody Time" DVD..... Hopefully Goliath II will be in the Treasures this December. I LOVE Goliath II, so I am really crossing my fingers.

Author:  Mr. Toad [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:27 pm ]
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What the hell is that Ugly Duck doing in front of me on the cover?

Author:  Siren [ Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:06 pm ]
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Actually, no I didn't. I haven't actively been searching for them though. Must buy Melody Time.

LLLLLLLLLLLLLambert! I love that one.

And I miss Goliath the II. I use to have a little porcelain elephant when I was a kid that was the size of a dime. He was my Goliath II and I lost him and haven't been very lucky since :(

;)

Author:  anywhere_but_here [ Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:37 am ]
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The Country Cousin, The Prince And The Pauper, The Three Little Pigs! :o
Wonderful! I'll surely buy these!

Author:  rs_milo_whatever [ Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:37 am ]
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i want to buy this dvd(s) but i don't know if i'm going to have money by then (lots of movies i'm going to buy) :P

Author:  bd3 [ Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Another wave of Disney DVD's in the cartoon compalation cann

This is "Another wave of Disney DVD's in the cartoon compalation cannon hence, the title of my review. Its not for me and like the "Classic Cartoon Favorites" they are double dipped. Furthermore, the cartoons that are new to DVD will be on the Treasures eventually. Besides, this series aims at young kids with the themes of liking yourself for who you are and the value of preparing for the future ETC. Overall, this series will be great for the small frys but teens, adults, and collectors might want to stay away from them.

Author:  orestes. [ Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another wave of Disney DVD's in the cartoon compalation

bd3 wrote:
This is "Another wave of Disney DVD's in the cartoon compalation cannon hence, the title of my review. Its not for me and like the "Classic Cartoon Favorites" they are double dipped. Furthermore, the cartoons that are new to DVD will be on the Treasures eventually. Besides, this series aims at young kids with the themes of liking yourself for who you are and the value of preparing for the future ETC. Overall, this series will be great for the small frys but teens, adults, and collectors might want to stay away from them.


...unless you are a completist. :roll: (which I partly am... but still have yet to buy 'em.)

Author:  Wonderlicious [ Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:30 am ]
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Can I ask two questions to do with the Timeless Tales Vol 2 set?

1. Where was Ferdinand the Bull originally censored? I understand that it has some disturbing elements (the bullfighting, silly :P) and that the short is set in Spain, so did they edit for reasons related to violence and/or racism?

2. Is The Wind in the Willows short simply plucked out of Ichabod and Mr Toad? What I mean is the short not having a title card saying "The Wind in the Willows" and a bit of editing at the end to disguise that Ichabod's tale wasn't next to be told. I remember that our video of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow had seperate title cards to the anthology feature and skipped the little talky transition from Mr Toad's tale highlighting American legends, so I was wondering if something similar happened for The Wind in the Willows on the Timeless Tales DVD.

Thanks!

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