Jedi Knights, pandas, and giant robots all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Jedi Knights, pandas, and giant robots all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. Check out the new titles, below, and let us know which ones are on your wish list.
Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales (Disney, DVD)Disney Channel's Popular Animated TV Series, Gravity Falls, arrives on Disney DVD in Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales. In this animated adventure comedy riddled with mystery, twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel are sent to spend their summer vacation with their great uncle. Upon arrival, their great uncle, also known as Grunkle Stan, enlists the siblings' help in running The Mystery Shack, a fun tourist trap he owns that overcharges unsuspecting customers. While Dipper has a hard time getting used to his new surroundings, Mabel's upbeat optimism comes in handy in her quest to find true love. When Dipper stumbles upon an elusive book, he discovers that it is the key to unlocking the town's mysterious secrets, and the brother and sister duo soon realize they must rely on one another to navigate the unfamiliar place. The DVD includes over two hours of adventures and a free exclusive Mystery Book: Journal #3.
Kung Fu Panda – Legends of Awesomeness: The Scorpion's Sting(Dreamworks Animation, DVD)The animated series based on the hit DreamWorks films continue the adventures of Po and the Furious Five as they battle villains and get entangled in comedic situations. Featuring the voice talents of Mick Wingert, Lucy Liu, and Kari Wahlgren; this DVD-only release features seven episodes of the series.
Lost and Found (eOne, DVD)Lost and Found, the deeply-heartwarming and critically-acclaimed animated film slated to air as a holiday special on Nick Jr. later this year, arrives in the U.S. for the first time ever. Based on the internationally best-selling children’s book by award-winning author, Oliver Jeffers, the standout production was adapted and directed by Philip Hunt and features endearing narration by Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Gangs of New York, Moulin Rouge), stunning CGI animation from Studio AKA, and a charming musical score by esteemed composer Max Richter (Shutter Island).Originally inspired by the real-life story of a little boy in Belfast, Ireland, who somehow managed to sneak a penguin out of the zoo during a class trip and all the way home to his bathtub before anyone noticed, Lost and Found tells the unforgettable story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep.
Pacific Rim (Blu-ray/DVD/VOD, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)Monsters and robots go head to head in the action-packed spectacle Pacific Rim. Directed by Oscar nominee Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Pacific Rim follows a team of unlikely fighters who unite for a final attempt to save humanity from terrifying monsters that emerged from the sea. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Fifth Season Warner Home Video, DVD & Blu-Ray)The fifth season of the computer-animated Clone Wars series continues to tell the tales of the Clone Wars that began with Attack of the Clones and concluded in Revenge of the Sith. Featuring the voice talents of James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker, this set includes all 20 episodes of the show's 5th season. A collector's set featuring all five seasons is releasing the same day.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.