More U.S. Disney videos are on the way
Disney is releasing three original made-for-video titles. MADELINE: LOST IN PARIS will appear on August 3. Featuring the voice talents of Jason Alexander, Lauren Bacall, and Christopher Plummer, the story is based on characters that first appeared in the Madeline book series by Ludwig Bemelmans. In LOST IN PARIS, Madeline and her eleven school friends get immersed in an evil plot to steal Madeline's inheritance. BELLE'S TALES OF FRIENDSHIP and HERCULES: ZERO TO HERO will both be released on August 17. BELLE'S TALES OF FRIENDSHIP, Disney's third sequel to 1992's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, features a live-action Belle and animated segments in which Belle's memories and fantasies express the theme of friends helping friends. HERCULES: ZERO TO HERO, a full-length feature, tells the story of Hercules' childhood. Disney's 1986 theatrical feature, THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE, which features mice in Sherlock Holmes-type roles, is being re-released on video on August 31. Disney's DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE, which was originally intended to be a straight-to-video release, but was released theatrically after the success of THE RUGRATS MOVIE, will finally show up on home video in the U.S. on September 17.