For Immediate Release
FROM THE PRODUCER OF “SHREK” and “SHREK 2”

Walt Disney Pictures Presents

VALIANT

Disney’s Fun, Animated Comedy-Adventure
Features Top Flight Bonus Bloopers and Multi-Level Game

SOARING ONTO DVD FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON DEC. 13!

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BURBANK, Calif., October 17, 2005 – Walt Disney Pictures and Vanguard Animation’s VALIANT, the wildly entertaining animated adventure of the little pigeon who becomes a hero in World War II, comes to roost on DVD on December 13, just in time for the holidays. From the producer of Shrek and Shrek 2, VALIANT delivers stunning animation, a topflight voice cast and an action-packed story loaded with laughs. It’s a soaring family comedy that truly earns its wings. Available for $29.99 (S.R.P.) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

The whole world is looking for a hero, and it's up to a little pigeon named Valiant to step up and bravely serve his country. Valiant (Ewan McGregor, “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith”) and his fine feathered friends take to the sky on a wing and a prayer and prove that it’s not your wingspan but the size of your spirit that truly counts. Together, this ragtag squadron of birdbrains engage in hilarious aerial adventures at a spitfire pace. From the first bumbling day of basic training through the final feather-raising mission, VALIANT’sflock of comical characters save the day.

Bonus features created exclusively for this DVD release include: hysterical, never-before-seen bloopers; and the “Valiant Training Challenge,” a game which takes you through 3 levels of special training to become a member of the Royal Homing Pigeon Service.

VALIANT brings together a top flight voice cast of British vocal favorites including Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais (TV’s “The Office”), Tim Curry (“The Wild Thornberrys Movie”), Jim Broadbent (“Bridget Jones’s Diary;” Oscar®-winner, Best Supporting Actor, “Iris” 2001), Hugh Laurie (TV’s “House”), legendary comedian John Cleese, John Hurt (“Hellboy”), Pip Torrens, Rik Mayall, and Olivia Williams (“The Sixth Sense”).

Story by George Webster. Screenplay by Jordan Katz, George Webster, George Melrod. Co- Producers Eric M. Bennett, Curtis Augspurger, Buckley Collum. Executive Producers Barnaby Thompson, Ralph Kamp, Neil Braun, Robert Jones, Keith Evans. Produced by John H. Williams. Directed by Gary Chapman.

STREET DATE: DECEMBER 13, 2005
Direct prebook: October 18
Distributor prebook: November 1
Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD)
Rated: “G”. Bonus material not rated or subtitled.
Bonus materials subject to change.
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
Language: English, French, Spanish audio
Subtitled in English for the hearing impaired.
Not All Technical Specifications Apply To All Elements


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Announcements for Other Disney and Buena Vista DVDs Coming Holidays 2005:
Kronk's New Groove (December 13)
"Duck Tales" and "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" Box Sets (November 8)
Disney Channel Holiday (November 1)
A Very Playhouse Disney Holiday (November 1)
The 3 Wise Men (November 1)
Sin City: Recut & Extended (December 13)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (October 25)
Sky High (November 29)
Disney Princess: A Christmas of Enchantment (November 1)
Tales From Avonlea: The Complete First Season (November 8)
Five Mile Creek: The Complete First Season (November 8)
Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition re-releases (November 29)
Walt Disney Treasures: Wave 5 (December 6)
Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 1 (December 6)
Once Upon a Mattress (December 20)
Toy Story 2: 2-Disc SE (December 26)

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Posted October 17, 2005 / Updated December 14, 2005.