FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New On DVD – Includes Collectible Storybook

Walt Disney's
TIMELESS TALES
Volume 3


On DVD January 3, 2006

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BURBANK, Calif., August 31, 2005 – Presenting Walt Disney’s TIMELESS TALES Volume Three, a new collection of favorite stories on DVD that every child will enjoy. Featuring animated gems from Disney’s first “golden age” of animation, these classic, time-honored stories are sure to delight and entertain families for years to come. These ageless stories, with strong moral themes, beautiful animation and wonderful music, are a must own for every family. Walt Disney’s TIMELESS TALES Volume Three features a collectible, full-color DVD storybook “Casey At The Bat,” and has “Parent Tips,” advice for parents on sharing with children the joy of these enduring stories. Included in TIMELESS TALES Volume Three are:

CASEY AT THE BAT
LITTLE HIAWATHA
THE WISE LITTLE HEN

(historic first appearance of Donald Duck!)
THE GOLDEN TOUCH
MORRIS THE MIDGET MOOSE
BEN AND ME

TIMELESS TALES Volume Three is available for $19.99 (SRP) on Disney DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

CASEY AT THE BAT
Here is a wonderful animated version of the famous baseball story, about a player who thinks too highly of himself. The Mudville Nine are behind in the game, but Casey, the mightiest player on the field, is due to bat in the ninth inning. Everybody thinks that Casey will win the game for his team, especially Casey. However, Casey is not only the biggest player, he’s also the most vain and over-confident one.

LITTLE HIAWATHA
This story tells of the positive consequences of a good deed. A little Indian boy wants to be a mighty hunter and goes out in the forest to prove it. But he cannot kill a bunny that crosses his path, an act which endears him to the woodland creatures who later rescue him from a grizzly bear.

THE WISE LITTLE HEN
This historic animated short features the very first appearance of Donald Duck! When a mother hen needs help planting corn and harvesting it, Donald and his friend Peter Pig decide they don’t want to work hard. The mother hen is forced to do the work herself, with the help of her chicks. When the corn is harvested and the mother hen makes delicious meals, Donald and Peter Pig find they’re not invited to dinner.

THE GOLDEN TOUCH
Directed by Walt Disney himself, this story tells about the consequences of greed. King Midas wants to amass more treasure, and a magical dwarf grants him the power to turn anything he touches into gold. But Midas finds out that he can longer eat, because when he touches his food, it turns to gold. His lesson learned, Midas gives up his golden touch and all his treasures, in exchange for a hamburger.

MORRIS THE MIDGET MOOSE
This story tells of overcoming adversity through teamwork. Morris is the laughingstock of the whole moose herd because he is very small with full-size antlers. Morris meets another outcast moose, Balsam, who is huge but has tiny antlers, and the two moose team up. With Morris on Balsam’s back, Morris uses his antlers and Balsam uses his height to beat the leader of the herd.

BEN AND ME
This is a tale of achieving great things, no matter how you start out. Amos, a poor little church mouse, comes to live with Benjamin Franklin. Through Amos’s suggestions, the Franklin stove and bifocals are invented, and the opening words of the Declaration of Independence are provided.


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STREET DATE: January 3, 2006
Direct prebook: November 8, 2005
Distributor prebook: November 22, 2005
Suggested retail price: $19.99 (DVD)
Rated: “Not rated.”
Run time: Approximately 65 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: Fullscreen
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital Surround Sound
Language: English audio, French audio

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Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites: Volumes 8 & 9 (Holiday Celebration with Mickey & Pals, Classic Holiday Stories - September 27)
"Duck Tales" and "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" Box Sets (November 8)
Five Mile Creek: The Complete First Season (November 8)
Old Yeller & Savage Sam: 2-Movie Collection (November 15)
Walt Disney Treasures: Wave 5 (December 6)
Gargoyles: Season 2 Volume 1 (December 6)
The Proud Family Movie (December 6)
Kronk's New Groove (December 13)
Once Upon a Mattress (December 20)
Walt Disney's Funny Factory: Volumes One and Two (January 17)

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Posted September 6, 2005 / Updated January 3, 2006.