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SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE - Out Now on DVD!
Discover the origins of Kung Fu Panda’s unforgettable menagerie of martial arts masters in SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA), revealed as a single DVD for the first time ever from Paramount Home Entertainment on March 24, 2009, following its broadcast debut on NBC on February 26. This delightful adventure won four prestigious Annie Awards for Best Character Animation, Character Design, Music and Production Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form, following the path of Kung Fu Panda, which took home an astounding 10 awards, including animation’s highest honor, Best Animated Feature. SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE once again features the voices of Jack Black as the heroic and beloved Kung Fu-practicing panda, Po, and Dustin Hoffman as his teacher, Master Shifu, a role that won him an Annie Award for Voice Acting. The SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE single-disc DVD arrives just in time for Easter gift giving and packs a punch with interactive bonus features that add to the awesomeness of this hilarious animated adventure.
With more of the action, humor and Kung Fu Panda characters that charmed moviegoers worldwide, SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE delves into the history of the fearless defenders of the Valley of Peace as they perform thrilling feats of bravery in exciting exploits that also deliver heartwarming life lessons. This time, Dragon Warrior Po faces what may be his greatest challenge: teaching a class of beginning Kung Fu students. Drawing on his encyclopedic Kung Fu fan-boy knowledge, Po captivates his rambunctious young scholars with the early tales of Monkey, Tigress, Mantis, Viper and Crane, revealing how they unlocked important teachings about the art and ideals of Kung Fu, including patience, courage, confidence, discipline and compassion.
Review: This is a great companion to the Kung Fu Panda Movie in which it touches briefly on each character and how they learned an important life quality to help them master the art of Kung Fu. The short feature is partially in 3-D animation, but switches back and forth to the 2-D animation when Po tells the stories to his bunny students. I thought it made it more interesting to watch and liked the contrast of the different styles of art. The bonus features which are included in the single disc include fun interactive activities like learning some Kung Fu moves, an insight to the Chinese Zodiac, learning a Panda dance, how to draw the Kung Fu Panda characters from an expert, and some activities you can do on your PC, which I couldn’t access because I’m on a Mac. Although this DVD feature is short at only 22 minutes, if you’re a fan of the Kung Fu Panda movie I think this is worth checking out and there’s enough bonus features to make it worthwhile for kids who like to draw or learn new moves.
The Mighty B! We got the Bee - Out Now!
To be a bee, or to be the bee: that is the question. But not for Bessie Higgenbottom. This determined, imaginative, and compassionate gal just wants to grow up to be a hero (of the super kind). And for this dedicated member of Honeybee troop #828, that means becoming the mighty bee!
In this buzz-worthy collection of hilarious episodes, get stung by the laughing bee while you catch Bessie rockin’ out, goin’ overboard on the party circuit, bravin’ the great outdoors, and more.
- Behind The Mighty B!: Meet the Creators and Cast
- ”Bat Mitzvah Crashers” Original Animatic
- “Running with the Rainbow Unicorn” Karaoke Music Video
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: Senior Year on DVD and Blu-ray Today!
America’s favorite Wildcats (Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman) are back! HSM 3 is packed with new music and exhilarating dance numbers. Bonus material includes deleted scenes, bloopers, a sing along and much more! HSM Remix Edition is on Blu-ray for the first time bringing the fresh young cast to an all new level of musical magic! Bonus material includes a Dance-Along featurette, a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood premiere and more
Amidst a basketball championship, prom and the big spring musical featuring all the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment count, as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. Reprising their roles as fellow Wildcats and devoted friends, from the first two Disney Channel Original Movies, are Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Casey Stroh, Bart Johnson and Alyson Reed. Plus, meet the new crew of sophomore Wildcats (Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, and Jemma McKenzie-Brown) who get into the act!
The 1-disc DVD version of High School Musical 3: Senior Year includes the theatrical version of the movie plus:
• Cast Goodbyes
The 2-disc Extended Edition DVD, showcases the extended version of the film, plus:
• Cast Goodbyes
• Sing Along Feature
• Deleted Scenes
• It’s All in the Dress
• Night of Nights
• DisneyFile digital copy of the extended movie
The 3-disc Blu-ray Deluxe Extended Edition includes the extended version of the film, plus:
• All of the bonus features from the DVD (above) including the DisneyFile digital copy of the
extended movie, plus exclusive bonus features:
• New Cast Profiles
• Senior Awards
• BD Live Experience (US only)
• This deluxe set also includes a DVD copy of the extended movie.
We were able to review the The 2-disc Extended Edition DVD and thought it was quite a great package. It comes with it’s own Digital copy that you can transfer to your computer and then upload to a portable device such as an ipod. This is a nice family safe movie in the same tradition as the first 2, although we thought the music wasn’t quite as catchy as the first High School Musical movie. We like how although this movie is about teens it stays safe with no swearing or violence and the romances do not progress to anything more than hand-holding and a sweet kiss. We suggest checking out the 2-disc Extended version for the bonus features which is set up like a high school yearbook. The Blu-ray disc has additional features that we have not reviewed, but also might be worth checking out if you have a Blu-ray player.
OLIVER & COMPANY: 20th Anniversary Edition is on DVD!
Fall in love with Oliver & Company’s adorable gang of animal outcasts all over again on February 3, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Disney’s 27th full-length animated film celebrates its 20th anniversary in a special edition DVD with enough fun and laughter for the
whole family. Brilliant animation, a fantastic soundtrack and the amazing voice talents of Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Huey Lewis, put Oliver & Company on track to win the hearts of a whole new generation. The 20th Anniversary Edition comes with animated shorts, behind–the-scenes featurettes and an all-new game that the parents and kids will love to play together.
Inspired by the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, the film boasts a lovable cast of characters and five infectious original songs from top-tier contemporary talents including Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Huey Lewis and Barry Manilow. Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition is filled with hilarious animal antics and high-energy adventures as one clever kitten leads a pack of resourceful pups against a would-be kidnapper!
This timeless classic lights up the screen with a story of courage and heart, friendship and loyalty and a songbook filled with unforgettable tunes.
Games & Activities
• All-New Game
• The Making of Oliver & Company
• Puss Café – A delightful animated short starring Disney favorite Pluto and friends
• The History of Animals in Disney Films – A Disney animated featurette
• Return of a Classic – A look at the 1996 theatrical re-release of Oliver & Company
• Lend a Paw— Pluto rescues a kitten and saves the day in an Academy Award® (1941 Short
Subject -Cartoon) winning animated short.
Disney Space Buddies Out Today on DVD and Blu-Ray!
Packed with more tail-wagging fun -than ever before, the Buddies’ greatest adventure yet takes them to the final frontier- outer space! The adorable and inquisitive Golden Retriever puppies accidently blast off to the moon, and they return with help from Spudnick, a friendly bull terrier, and Gravity (voiced by Amy Sedaris), a resourceful ferret. Out of this world bonus features include doggie bloopers and a brand new music video from Disney Channel star Alyson Stoner and much more!
The DVD BONUS FEATURES include Buddy Bloopers,, “Dancing in the Moonlight”,, DisneyPedia: The Buddies Guide To Space Travel, Buddy Facts.
The BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES include everything on the DVD Bonus features and much more like online activities, Buddy Finder - a scavenger hunt, and Movie Mail in which Blu-ray owners will be able to record a personalized video message of themselves, superimpose that capture onto one of many pre-selected clips of the movie, and send it off to a friend, colleague, or relative. This specific feature enables Space Buddies Bluray Disc owner to personalize a very special greeting as never before.
In this Disney straight to DVD release the talking Golden Retrievers are back and on an adventure to outer space. The movie really appeals to younger kids and families, but even my 10 year old son enjoyed watching this film. Just like in Snow Buddies the puppies mirror their child owners personalities and luckily haven’t grown up so they are still adorably cute. Obviously the story is unbelievable that puppies would actually end up on a spaceship, but when you have talking dogs what would you expect? With that said it has enough cute factor, simple story line for kids to follow, and humor to keep kids entertained. You can count on this movie being safe for young kids to watch although there are some instances of teasing, disrespect, and dog farting jokes. The main message my boys got from this movie was to be brave and loyal.
Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and The 3 Bears
Not too hot, not too cold, but just right! This classic fairytale gets a modern makeover in the upcoming release of the CGI animation, GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS. Once again, the highly respected Jim Henson Company, Prana Animation Studios and Flame Ventures, produce another hilarious addition for the charming “Unstable Fables” collection. Brought to you by Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, this revamped children’s classic will be debuting on DVD December 16th.
UNSTABLE FABLES: GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS meets up with the famous porridge-lover as a spoiled television star. In order to bump up her career, she and the Bears agree to star in a reality television show which puts them live in front of the world 24/7 as they live in a house together. The house faces struggles as they have to find a way to peacefully co-exist in order to boost ratings and get Goldilocks’ career back on track.
This hilarious and touching tale is perfect for the entire family. Featuring the voices of Golden Globe nominee* Brooke Shields (“Lipstick Jungle,” “Hannah Montana”), Tom Arnold (“Chasing Christmas”) and Jamie Lynn Spears (“Zoey 101”), UNSTABLE FABLES: GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARSis yet another instant classic for The Jim Henson Company.
The DVD features exclusive bonus materials including a special tutorial on how to draw a character from the movie, as well as an exclusive behind the scenes look at the animation process, voice recordings and more!
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who out on DVD Today!
Fox Home Entertainment has released the hilarious and heartwarming animated tale DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! on DVD! Charming and eco-friendly, this fantastic film stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell, and the DVD is literally packed with special features for the whole family.
Just In Time For Holiday Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who is available on Two-Disc Special Edition, Single Disc, Digital Copy And Blu-ray.
Pached’ With Extras Including Exclusive Featurettes But Wait, There’s More, the Fun Doesn’t Stop Yet The All-New Ice Age Short “Surviving Sid” and Other Great Bonuses, Entertaining Families and Kids.
THE LONGSHOTS on DVD is now on Shelves.
Based on the real life story of Pop Warner’s first female quarterback, THE LONGSHOTS follows Jasmine Plummer’s journey from misfit to football hero under the coaching of her uncle, former high school football star Curtis Plummer. Blowing away the skeptics and the competition alike with her skills on the gridiron, Jasmine takes control and leads her team to the league’s Super Bowl.
Starring Ice Cube (Are We There Yet?, Barbershop) as Curtis Plummer and rising star Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee, Madea’s Family Renunion ) as Jasmine Plummer, this film is a must-see for the family!
When Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down on his luck former high school football star, takes the only job he can find – babysitting his misfit niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer), he discovers that she has the skills that once made him a great quarterback. The only place these two opposites get along is on the field, so Curtis is determined to turn Jasmine into the star of the local team, The Minden Browns, and get his own stride back by becoming the coach. The boys on the team don’t want her but when she shows them she’s got skills, she turns their whole world upside down.
On 11/25 Paramount Home Entertainment released wrapped and ready DVDs in retail stores near you!
The wrapped and ready titles include Kung Fu Panda, Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man. Get ready for some very convenient holiday shopping!