Our Christmas home entertainment gift guide has a number of fine family films on Blu-ray and DVD for the holidays including some old favorites. The selection has something for everyone including dad and mom. Most are already in stores and for a few you’ll just have to wait until early December.
The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection includes “The Santa Clause” (first time on Blu-ray), “The Santa Clause 2” (10th Anniversary Edition, first time on Blu-ray) and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (Blu-ray).
Have three times the fun as you celebrate the season with the complete Santa Clause trilogy – now available for the first time on Blu-ray in one spectacular box set! Superstar comedian Tim Allen delivers the perfect gift as he stars as the big man, himself, in three warm and wonderful movies about discovering the true magic of Christmas. See how it all began with Disney’s original classic, and hop on Santa’s sleigh for an exciting ride filled with belly laughs and family fun.
Christmas gets a little nuttier when Scott Calvin unknowingly inherits the role of the legendary St. Nick. His ordinary life snowballs into a hysterical series of outrageous events as he fills out his Santa suit, meets the future Mrs. Claus and faces his ultimate test against the mischievous Jack Frost. With a blizzard of bonus features and three magical movies, this three-disc box set is hours of holiday entertainment your whole family will enjoy again and again.
PREP & LANDING and PREP & LANDING: Naughty vs. Nice (2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD) (Rated: TVG) Now available in stores. Both films in a box set.
PREP & LANDING
On Christmas Eve, a high-tech team of elves from an elite unit known as ‘Prep & Landing’ ensures homes around the world are prepared for Santa’s visit. But when two hilarious little elves face unexpected challenges and are pushed to their limits, it’ll take a great big effort to save the season. Enjoy a heartwarming holiday classic sure to make everyone’s Christmas list!
PREP & LANDING: Naughty vs. Nice
The outrageous yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue in this totally tinsel adventure that reminds us there’s room for everyone on the ‘nice’ list. Santa’s stealthiest little elves must race to recover classified North Pole technology, which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking naughty kid, in an effort to stop Christmas from descending into chaos. Bring the family together for a comical adventure that puts the Ho, Ho, Ho in your Holidays!
BRAVE (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy) (Rated: PG) Now available in stores.
Disney•Pixar proudly announces the Blu-ray™ hi-def, Digital and On-Demand debut of “Brave,” the year’s #1 animated movie and Pixar Animation Studio’s 13th consecutive hit, on November 13, 2012. A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of “Brave” includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more.
PIXAR SHORT FILMS COLLECTION: Volume 2 (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital) (Rated: PG) Now Available in stores.
From Disney•Pixar, the Award-winning studio behind ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Up’ and ‘WALL•E,’ comes a new collection of short films. Experience the revolutionary animation and unforgettable characters with 12 short films together for the very first time. This must-own collection also features seven rarely screened student films from directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter. Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on November 13, “Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2” will delight audiences of all ages.
SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital) (Not Yet Rated) Now available in stores.
From the creators of the #1 live-action, direct-to-video Disney Buddies franchise, comes “SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS,” an all-new heartwarming and hilarious adventure starring a brand new litter of the most adorable talking Great Pyrenees pups! Premiering on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on November 20, 2012, “SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS” is the perfect film for the entire family to enjoy this coming Holiday Season!
CINDERELLA II: DREAMS COME TRUE and CINDERELLA III: A Twist In Time (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital) (Rated: G) Now available in stores. (Both films in a box set)
The fairytale story of Disney’s beloved Princess Cinderella continues in a 2-Movie Collection Special Edition of Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist In Time for the first time in Blu-ray™! Your favorite characters return with double the magic and more memorable music. Share this perfect holiday gift with the princess in your life before it returns to the Disney Vault.
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Special Edition
As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella quickly learns that life at the Palace—and her royal responsibilities are more challenging than she had imagined. In three heartwarming tales, Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother to help as she brings her own grace and charm to her regal role and discovers that being true to yourself is the best way to make your dreams come true.
Cinderella III: A Twist In Time Special Edition
Princess Cinderella is living a charmingly perfect life until her stepmother gets her hands on Fairy Godmother’s magic wand. With a wicked spell that turns back the clock, she erases the Prince’s memories of the girl he met at the ball and shatters Cinderella’s happily ever after! Jaq and Gus scurry to save the day before time runs out. But was it all really just a dream in Cinderella’s heart, or will true love triumph over all?
Available 12/4 FINDING NEMO (Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & Digital) (Rated: G)
Disney•Pixar’s ?Finding Nemo? dives back into homes this coming holiday in breathtaking Blu-ray™. The must-?sea,? must-own Oscar®-winning underwater adventure—featuring the unforgettable Marlin, his forgetful friend Dory and the lovable young Nemo—swims into living rooms for the first time ever in high-definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Digital platforms on December 4, 2012.
Available 12/11 BABES IN TOYLAND (Blu-ray) (Rated: G)
Tom the Piper’s Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary’s sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby. The sheep are stolen, but Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby’s henchmen, double-cross him by selling Tom to a band of gypsies instead, leaving Tom with the opportunity to escape and make his way with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland.