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Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red DogLet’s take a look at some new DVDs for kids, including a big red dog, a familiar boy who wouldn’t grow up, a lovable cat and mouse and more.

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Ok, here’s a rundown on new DVDs and blu-rays for kids:

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG: CELEBRATE WITH CLIFFORD. Amazingly, the big red dog has been around for 50 — yes, 50! — years. I used to love him as a kid and was happy to raise my kids with him, because you knew there was never anything inappropriate or questionable.

This DVD includes seven tales (or would that be “tails”?). Whether it’s working as a team to put on the Fall Carnival, finding the perfect gift for a birthday party, or building a float for the Birdwell Parade, Clifford and his pals – Emily, Charley, Jetta and T-Bone – discover that always following your heart and being yourself is the best way to be a BIG friend.

Released on DVD Feb. 5, 2013. Buy “Celebrate With Clifford” on Amazon.

PETER PAN: DIAMOND EDITION. Is there anyone who doesn’t love “Peter Pan”? The boy who wouldn’t grow up has a special place not only in our hearts, but also in the global lexicon. He reminds us to not lose that childlike wonder we had before all the challenges of life started bearing down as we grew into adults.

Peter Pan Diamond EditionThis new edition of James M. Barrie’s classic tale is beautifully restored with high definition sound. It’s like a brand new story all over again, complete with those familiar kids who don’t grow up, shadows that run away from their owners, pirates, a fairy named Tinkerbell, and the magic ability to fly to the “second star to the right.”

Check out a three clips from the set here!

Special Features: 

  • Blu-ray(TM) Feature Film + Bonus
  • Growing Up With Nine Old Men
  • DVD Feature Film + Bonus
  • Digital Copy Of Feature Film
  • Storybook App — Plays On iPad(TM), iPhone(TM) And iPod Touch(TM)
  • Disney Intermission — Press Pause And See What Happens!
  • Introduction By Diane Disney Miller
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene
  • Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Songs

Released on DVD/Blu-ray Feb. 5, 2013. Buy “Peter Pan (Three-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Storybook App)” on Amazon.

Tom and JerryTOM AND JERRY: PINT-SIZED PALS. Watch Tom & Jerry and the little ones Tyke Tuffy and Quacker get into mischief and hi-jinks in this fun collection of 30 classic cartoons that are fun for the entire family. Here’s the rundown:

Disc 1. Love that Pup; The Dog House; That’s My Pup; Hic-cup Pup; Pup on a Picnic; Puppy Tale; Barbecue Brawl; Endless Bummer; Little School Mouse; Robin Hoodwinked; Jungle Love; Royal Cat Nap; The Vanishing Duck; Cat Nebula; Adventures in Penguin Sitting

Disc 2: Babysitting Blues; Game Set Match; Happy Go Ducky; That’s My Mommy; Little Quacker; Southbound Duckling; Just Ducky; Cat Show Catastrophe; Kitty Foiled; Ho Ho Horrors; The Two Mouseketeers; Touche`, Pussy Cat!; Mice Follies; The Egg and Jerry; Tot Watcher

Released on DVD March 5, 2013. Buy “Tom and Jerry: Pint-Sized Pals” on Amazon.

Chuggington: Safari AdventuresCHUGGINGTON: SAFARI ADVENTURES. Honk Your Horns For The Ultimate Safari Adventure! In these six episodes — plus a bonus Badge Quest episode — Koko helps out a pack of playful squirrels, Brewster investigates banana thieves at the Safari Park, and Wilson hauls a mischievous elephant to its new home.

There’s monkey business with Zephie, a royal visitor for Mtambo and jungle camouflage, too. With good friends and helpful adults like Puffer Pete, Eddie and Dunbar, your own little trainees will learn all about problem solving, working together and being patient with the animals, in this collection of fun-filled Safari adventures. This Limited Edition set also includes a cool toy train.

Released on DVD Feb. 12, 2013. Buy “Chuggington: Safari Adventures with Train” on Amazon. 

Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the DuckDUCK DODGERS: DARK SIDE OF THE DUCK – Season One. The makers of Duck Dodgers are geniuses, because it’s one of those shows that kids love, with enough pop culture references to keep adults happy, too. The show ran for three seasons beginning in 2003 and was inspired by the 1953 Merrie Melodies cartoon “Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century” — essentially a spoof of science fiction book series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Flash Gordon.

The series stars Daffy Duck as Duck Dodgers, a hapless duck frozen for three centuries, thawed in the 24 1/2th century, and then assigned by Chief Scientist Dr. Ignatius Q “I.Q.” Hi to defend Earth from the Martians, who are ruled by the Martian Queen and protected by Martian commander X-2 (played by Marvin Martian). Duck Dodgers is an egotistical featherbrain who’s easily distractible, so it often falls to his sidekick Cadet, played by Porky Pig, to hold things together and guide the team toward successfully completing its missions.

Great for kids 7 and older, this set features excellent animation and great writing with references to lots of classic sci-fi shows, including “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” and “Green Lantern.”

Released on DVD Feb. 12, 2013. Buy “Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duck – Season 1” on Amazon.

Babar the MovieBABAR: THE MOVIE. The Amazon review for this says that if Crocodile Dundee and Indiana Jones got together to make an animated feature-length film about Babar, they might come up with this. I totally agree with that.

The tale of Babar’s first days as the boy elephant king are a wild action-adventure ride that recounts Elephantland’s victory in a war against the rhinos. Some of the action might be too intense for little ones (um, elephants are enslaved and their village is burned – yikes). But the movie also includes fun musical numbers, including one that makes fun of red tape. And of course, Babar saves the day.

Released on DVD Feb. 12, 2013. Buy “Babar The Movie” on Amazon.

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