Disney's Indian Productions ONCE UPON A WARRIOR & ZOKKOMON Land On US DVD

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Disney's Indian Productions ONCE UPON A WARRIOR & ZOKKOMON Land On US DVD
We've been eagerly watching as Disney made it's first foray into film production in South Asia, and now the fruits of those labors are available on US DVD. 

Of the three films produced by Disney over the last couple of years, two really caught our attention, Once Upon a Warrior and the kids superhero film, Zokkomon.  First up for me is Once Upon A Warrior (Anaganaga O Dheerudu), a Telugu fantasy feature that looked really spectacular from the trailers but seemed to fizzle a bit at the box office.  Regardless of the numbers, I'm still pretty excited to see it, and hope to have a review of the US disc here very soon.  Next up is Zokkomon, the superhero film starring Darsheel Safary and Anupam Kher.  We've posted teasers of both, but haven't been lucky enough to get to see the completed films yet, that will change very soon and we'll bring our verdict to you here.

In the meantime, check the press release below for details on these titles and the Rishi Kapoor comedy, Do Dooni Chaar:

The Walt Disney Studios Unveils A Trio of Indian Films for North America

BURBANK, CA -- The Walt Disney Studios is proud to announce the North American release of three films from India, Do Dooni Chaar, Once Upon A Warrior and Zokkomon, releasing on July 26.   The movies will be released simultaneously on DVD, video-on-demand, and digital download and will be featured on iTunes - all on the same day.

Designed to expand the entertainment options of diverse cultural groups in North America, the movies feature some of the most recognizable local talent from India.  Disney was involved in production of each film which will be released in their local language and subtitled in English.

About the films:


DO DOONI CHAAR is a heart-warming comedy about the dreams and challenges of a middle-class family who take a chaotic journey to fulfill their dream of owning a car and discover the true meaning of family along the way.  The film was written and directed by Habib Faisal (co-writer of "Salaam Namaste") and features Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Aditi Vasudev, Archit Krishna, Akhilendra Mishra, Natasha Rastogi, Supriya Shukla, Mohit Chaddha and Avtar Sahni. It won India's prestigious National Award for Best Hindi Film of the Year as well as the Best Actor Award from the 2011 New York Indian Film Festival for Rishi Kapoor.

Format: DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand
Run Time: 111 minutes 
Languages: Hindi (subtitled in English)
Website: www.Disney.com/DoDooniChaar


As the first ever Disney Telugu fantasy adventure, ONCE UPON A WARRIOR is about a swashbuckling warrior on an epic quest to save a mystical young girl from a wicked Queen in the ultimate battle between good and evil.  In the tradition of "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Prince of Persia," the film features an all-star cast including Siddharth, Shruti Haasan and Lakshmi Manchu. The background score is from Salim-Sulaiman and the Music Directors are Koti, Mickey J. Mayer,  Salim-Sulaiman and M.M. Keeravani.  The film is produced by Prasad Devinini, Prakash Kovelamudi and Written & Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi.  K. Raghavendra Rao who has over 100 Telugu films among his credits, is also a producer.

Format: DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand
Run Time: 133 minutes
Languages: Telugu (subtitled in English)
Website: www.Disney.com/OnceUponAWarrior

Zokkomon is a thrilling Hindi action adventure film about an ordinary boy who overcomes extraordinary challenges to become a magical hero.  The film had its World Premiere at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles and a limited theatrical release.  Featuring well-known Indian stars Darsheel Safary and Anupam Kher ("Bend it Like Beckham") the film features music by India's most popular trio, Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

Format: DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand
Run Time: 108 minutes 
Languages: Hindi (subtitled in English)
Release Date: July 26, 2011


About The Walt Disney Studios:

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!  For more information, please visit www.disney.com . 

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