As previously announced, "Unstable Fables: Tortoise Vs. Hare", the second film in the Jim Henson Company's "Unstable Fables" series, will be released on DVD on September 9, 2008. The film puts a modern twist on the classic Tortoise and the Hare story with help from a voice cast that includes Jay Leno, Danny Glover, Vivica A. Fox, Keke Palmer and Drake Bell.
The movie fast-forwards 15 years beyond the original fabled race to reveal that the rivalry between the tortoise and the hare. Ready for a rematch, Murray Hare (Jay Leno) and his unwilling son Butch (Drake Bell) challenge Walter Tortoise (Danny Glover) and his daughter Crystal (Keke Palmer) to face off in the Mount Impossible Nature Adventure Race. However this time they learn a whole new lesson - that some things are more important than competition.
The hilarious and heartwarming film shows that some things are more important than competition. Aside from the 80-minute widescreen feature-length film, the DVD also comes loaded with exclusive bonus material including a special tutorial on how to draw the characters from the movie, as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the voice recording sessions and a Sneak Peek at the next "Unstable Fable". Carrying a suggested retail price under $19.97, the film is already available to pre-order.
The third installment in the "Unstable Fable" series, "The Goldilocks and the Three Bears Show", is planned for release in spring 2009. The film will feature an all-star vocal cast - including Tom Arnold, Brooke Shields, and Jamie Lynn Spears. I will be sure to keep you posted as more information on releases in this exciting series becomes available.
"Tortoise vs. Hare" DVD Bonus Features:
- How to Draw a Character with Director Howard E. Baker
- The Voices of "Tortoise vs. Hare"
- A Sneak Peek at the Next Unstable Fable