WDSHE Press Release - coming 5/12 ('Hatching Pete/Dadnapped Double Feature', 'The Tortoise And The Hare', 'Wind In The Willows', 'The Reluctant Dragon')

Hatching Pete/Dadnapped Double Feature DVD Boxart Tortoise And The Hare DVD Boxart Wind In The Willows DVD Boxart The Reluctant Dragon DVD Boxart

New Releases Streeting 5/12 ('Hatching Pete/Dadnapped Double Feature', 'The Tortoise And The Hare', 'Wind In The Willows', 'The Reluctant Dragon')

Please note the latest press releases from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment:

- Hatching Pete/Dadnapped Double Feature (Street Date: 5/12)
- The Tortoise And The Hare (Street Date: 5/12)
- Wind In The Willows (Street Date: 5/12)
- The Reluctant Dragon (Street Date: 5/12)

HATCHING PETE/DADNAPPED DOUBLE FEATURE - Fans get double the laughter and two times the fun when Disney Channel Original Movies Dadnapped and Hatching Pete arrive on DVD on May 12, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, two full-length movies featuring some of the network's favorite young stars come together in a single disc for one low price! Dadnapped and Hatching Pete will provide viewers with hours of wholesome, hilarious entertainment, as well as a bevy of exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else.

Top-flight Disney Channel talent shines in a pair of the network's signature productions as Emily Osment, star of the hit Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana, and David Henrie of Wizards of Waverly Place headline Dadnapped, an action-packed, thrill-a-minute comedy. Then a pair of tween faves rules the roost when Jason Dolley, of Cory in the House and Minutemen, and Mitchell Musso, of Hannah Montana, star in the screwball comedy Hatching Pete, a tale of fame, friendship and "fowl" play.

In Dadnapped, fourteen year-old Melissa (Emily Osment) is struggling with a unique kind of sibling rivalry. To get her father Neil's (George Newburn) attention, she has to compete with teenage spy Tripp Zoome, the main character in her father's best selling novels. Her dad spends so much time on his imaginary son's exciting missions that even Melissa's special daughter-dad vacation gets interrupted by a promotional event for Neil's newest book. But when Neil is abducted by overzealous fanboys and falls into the clutches of a pair of sinister brothers, the fictional Tripp can't save him and Melissa will have to try to channel her "inner Zoome" to rescue her dad.

A bashful high school student finds fames as a high-flying poultry impersonator in Hatching Pete. Pete's (Jason Dolley) best friend Poole (Mitchel Musso) wants to keep up his family's longstanding tradition of playing their high school mascot, the Chicken, but Poole is allergic to the costume. Pete agrees to stand in for his pal, but only on the condition that his identity remains a secret. The anonymity of the Chicken suit gives Pete the freedom he's always dreamed of and a whole new personality emerges. His unexpectedly outrageous antics make the Chicken an instant celebrity— except no one knows it's Pete. As Poole reaps the benefits of his pal's talent, Pete must decide if it's time to reveal that he's the man behind the beak.

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE – Walt Disney's Academy Award®-winning adaptation of The Tortoise And The Hare (1934; Short Subject – Cartoons) is now part of the Disney Animation Collection series on DVD! Join the excitement as unlikely competitors Max Hare and Toby Tortoise challenge each other to a foot race. Max is so confident he will win, he takes time out to flirt with some cute bunnies, show off his skills in other sports and break for a nap. But when he hears the crowd roar for Toby, who has slowly and steadily kept to the course, Max must make a last-minute dash for victory. Will the ever-persistent Toby beat him across the finish line?

WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Experience the magic of Wind In The Willows in this extraordinary adaptation – now part of the Disney Animation Collection series of beloved classic short films. Join the adventures along the riverbanks as one of the most enchanting storybooks of all time comes to life with classic Disney animation. Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad has got himself into a bit of trouble – from buying fancy new cars and dealing with some weaselly weasels! Now his beloved home, Toad Manor, is at risk of being lost. It will take the help of his dear friends Ratty, Moley and Angus McBadger, and a promise to change his ways, for Mr. Toad to set things right.

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON - The Reluctant Dragon, a clever and entertaining short film, is now part of the Disney Animation Collection! This lighthearted story follows the adventures of a brave young boy who, emboldened by tales of brave knights, decides to pursue the horrible dragon that is terrifying the villagers. But what he discovers is a surprisingly friendly dragon that is more interested in reciting poetry and making music than devouring fair damsels. Will the boy be able to stop the local hero before he challenges the dragon to a fiery battle?

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