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<I>Lion King 1-1/2</I> Sales Top 6 Million Units

1 Mar, 2004 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) said sales of The Lion King 1-1/2, the direct-to-video (DTV) prequel to The Lion King II,” have topped 6 million units since its release Feb. 10.

The tally, which is about 50 percent of what Lion King II has sold since its retail release Oct. 27, 1998, makes 1-1/2 BVHE's best-selling home release in 2004, according to company executives.

1-1/2 now ranks among The Walt Disney's Co.'s Top 10 DTV animated sellers, including Cinderella II (5.9 million units), Pooh's Grand Adventure (5.8 million), Pocahontas II (4.5 million), and Stitch! The Movie, with 4.1 million units, according to Video Store Magazine Market Research.

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