Coming Soon...to Your Living Room: Mermaids, Cavemen and Wizards
Mermaids, Cavemen and Wizards all team up on store shelves for this week's major releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. There are a huge number of animated and VFX-driven home entertainment releases to help usher in the new fall (retail) season. Check out the new titles, below, and let us know which ones are on your wish list.
The Croods (DreamWorks Animation, Blu-Ray & DVD, Rated PG)
While the Digital HD version of “the first great animated film of 2013” has been available since September 1, the Blu-ray and DVD are chock-full of bonus material that will bring world of DreamWorks Animation’s family comedy The Croods home for the whole family to enjoy, including -- for a limited time only -- a Belt plush toy. The purchase of the Blu-ray or DVD unlocks additional content on The Croods Coloring App, which allows children to color their favorite characters and scenes from the film, add text and voice to the story, and then share their storybook on their TVs at home.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec: Director’s Cut (Shout! Factory, Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital combo pack)
Containing all the original footage included in the acclaimed French release, the director’s cut edition of The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec is brimming with heart-pounding action, breathtaking cinematography and visceral special effects. Illustrating the magical power of moviemaking, this feature delivers a wildly entertaining cinematic adventure filled with humor, incredible action, mystery and lush Parisian period details. This two-Disc Blu-ray combo pack offers original French audio track with English subtitles, as well as an English dub. Insightful bonus features take viewers behind- the-scenes as director Luc Besson and the cast share their passion in bringing this timeless tale to the screen.
One of the films credited for the “Disney Renaissance” of the 1980s and 1990s, this animated adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson tale focuses on Ariel, a mermaid who dreams of becoming human. Featuring the voices of Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll and Rene Auberjonois, this latest release is also available in a 3D Blu-Ray edition.
Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades (Shout! Factory Kids, DVD, Rated G)
Blythe and her best friends -- Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Vinnie the gecko and Minka the monkey -- are back for five more exciting adventures in the Littlest Pet Shop with Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades on DVD.