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Toon Talk: Lion King II: Simba's Pride (Special Edition)
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The Toon Talk Top 10 - Fathers and Daughters:

Simba and Kiara are not the only Disney dads and daughters with special bonds:

  1. Mitch Evers, Sharon McKendrick and Susan Evers (Brian Keith, Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills) in The Parent Trap (1961).
  2. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle and Miss Cordelia “Cordy? Biddle (Fred MacMurray and Lesley Ann Warren) in The Happiest Millionaire (1967).
  3. Hiram Flaversham and Olivia Flaversham (Alan Young and Susanne Pollatschek) in The Great Mouse Detective (1986).
  4. King Triton and Princess Ariel (Kenneth Mars and Jodi Benson) in The Little Mermaid (1989).
  5. Maurice and Belle (Rex Everhart and Paige O’Hara) in Beauty and the Beast (1991).
  6. George Banks and Annie Banks (Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams) in Father of the Bride (1991).
  7. The Sultan of Agrabah and Princess Jasmine (Douglas Seale and Linda Larkin) in Aladdin (1992).
  8. Chief Powhatan and Pocahontas (Russell Means and Irene Bedard) in Pocahontas (1995).
  9. Fa Zhou and Fa Mulan (Soon-Tek Oh and Ming-Na Wen) in Mulan (1998).
  10. Professor Porter and Jane Porter (Nigel Hawthorne and Minnie Driver) in Tarzan (1999).

Coming Soon in Toon Talk:

  • The wait’s over, ’cause the cows are comin’ home on September 14th with the DVD debut of Home on the Range.
  • An all-star cast, including Will Smith, Renee Zellweger and Robert De Niro, are featured in DreamWorks’ latest animated adventure comedy, Shark Tale, opening October 1st.
  • Start rubbing that magic lamp now:  Aladdin is making its long-awaited DVD debut in a special two-disc Platinum Edition, available October 5th.

And Coming Soon from Buena Vista Home Video:

September 7th:

  • Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen star in the Davy Crockett - 50th Anniversary Double Feature, including the feature versions of Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates.
  • More Disney Princess fun with three new DVD titles to add to your little princess’s video library: Disney Princess Sing Along Songs, Disney Princess Stories: A Gift from the Heart and Disney’s Princess Party.
  • More classics and other favorites from the vaults, including Robert Stevenson’s The Island at the Top of the World (starring David Hartman and Mako), Ken Annakin’s The Third Man on the Mountain (Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro and Herbert Lom), Norman Foster’s adaptation of Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates, One Little Indian (James Garner, Vera Miles and Pat Hingle), The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (Elliott Gould, Genevieve Bujold, Ricky Schroder and Vincent Gardenia), Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (starring Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin and Pocahontas herself Irene Bedard), S.E. Hinton’s Tex (Matt Dillon, Jennifer Tilly, Ben Johnson and Emilio Estevez) and Carroll Ballard’s Oscar-nominated Never Cry Wolf (Charles Martin Smith and Brian Dennehy).
  • Just in time for early Christmas shopping, two yuletide favorites: The Christmas Star (starring Edward Asner) and One Magic Christmas (Harry Dean Stanton and Mary Steenburgen).
  • Straight from the TV screen … back to your TV screen via DVD: the exciting third season of ABC’s Alias, starring Jennifer Garner and Victor Garber; The Bear in the Big Blue House and volumes two and three of Power Rangers: Dino Thunder.
  • And finally, two recent theatrical releases making their DVD debuts: Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl starring Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler and Jennifer Lopez; and the Coen Brothers’ remake of The Ladykillers, starring Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans and J.K. Simmons.

September 21st:

  • Two popular televisions series find more season collections on DVD: Felicity: Season 3 and Popular: Season 1.

September 28th:

  • Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, Jason Patric and Patrick Wilson star in John Lee Hancock’s epic telling of the final days of The Alamo, making its DVD debut.

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-- Posted August 30, 2004

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