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Movie sequels: The waiting is the hardest part

For fans of some old movies dreaming of a ''Part Deux,'' patience was a virtue

Better really late than never. Disney recently announced plans to release a direct-to-DVD sequel to Bambi in February 2006, a good 64 years after the release of the 1942 original. But Bambi II isn't Hollywood's first much-delayed sequel. In celebration, EW has charted several prominent sequel gaps, from the painfully long — at least for fans — to the ridiculously short.

25 YEARS
THE HUSTLER (1961)
THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986)

23 YEARS
PSYCHO (1960)
PSYCHO II (1983)

19 YEARS
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)
TEXASVILLE (1990)

16 YEARS
CHINATOWN (1974)
THE TWO JAKES (1990)

6 MONTHS
THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003)
THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (2003)

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints