Anaheim, CA-During an emergency press conference held today inside one of the vessels from the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage attraction, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced that the upcoming Disney/Pixar release, The Lion King 4: The Little Merlion Meets Buzz Lightyear, will be released straight-to-video.
"We at Disney feel that this movie is too good, and too important, to be wasted on a theatrical release," Iger explained. "Bringing the entire family to a movie is pretty expensive so going directly to the DVD format for distribution will allow for more people to experience this powerful story of sacrifice and redemption."
Critics across the country are in agreement that The Lion King 4: The Little Merlion Meets Buzz Lightyear might just be the best Disney movie to be released since the January 2008 direct-to-video releases of Tron 2.0 and Bambi Reloaded. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said that "The Lion King 4: The Little Merlion Meets Buzz Lightyear is the best movie of the year so far, maybe ever, and will lead even the hardest heart to believe again in the magic of movies."