Starring Emmy® Award Winners Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman


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BURBANK, Calif., August 12, 2005 – Celebrate the holiday season when Disney presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, based on the acclaimed Broadway musical, on DVD December 20. This lively re-telling of the fairy tale ‘The Princess And The Pea’ gets a modern twist with a high-powered cast led by legendary comedienne Carol Burnett and comedy favorite Tracey Ullman. Fantastically entertaining and enchanting, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is filled with music and dance, making it perfect for the whole family. Prior to the DVD release, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is set to premiere on the ABC Television Network this winter.

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is the hilarious musical story of romance in a fantasy kingdom. Queen Aggravain (Carol Burnett) jealously protects her son Prince Dauntless (Denis O’Hare, “21 Grams”) from marrying any eligible princess, and will not allow anyone else in the kingdom to wed until her son does. When Sir Harry (Broadway star Matthew Morrison) and Lady Larken (Zooey Deschanel, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”) learn that they are to become parents, wed or not, Sir Harry takes matters into his own hands and goes into the swamp to search for a bride for the prince. There he discovers Princess Winnifred (Tracey Ullman). The Queen is horrified and schemes to get rid of Princess “Fred,” but aided by Sir Harry and the Jester (Michael Boatman, TV’s “Spin City”), Winnifred stakes her place in the kingdom. Tom Smothers (of the famous “Smothers Brothers” comedy duo) and Edwin Hibbert (“The Lion King 1 ½”) also star. Available for $19.99 (SRP) on DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Touchstone Television.

The DVD is packed with fun bonus features including: “The Making of Once Upon A Mattress;” hilarious outtakes; and a rehearsal to film comparison.

Teleplay by Janet Brownell. Based on the Broadway Musical by Marshall Louis Barer, Dean Fuller, Jay Thompson and Mary Rodgers. Directed by Kathleen Marshall (Tony award winner, Best Choreography, Broadway’s “Wonderful Town” 2004).

STREET DATE: December 20, 2005
Direct prebook: October 25
Distributor prebook: November 8
Suggested retail price: $19.99 (DVD)
DVD aspect ratio: 1.78:1 formatted for 16x9 TV screens
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DVD Language: English audio
Rated: TV-PG

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Posted August 22, 2005 / Updated January 23, 2006.