By now everyone probably knows the story of Bambi, especially mothers who have either read it to their child, showed the video to them on a number of media including VHS, DVD and Blu-ray and may have even saw the film on the big screen when they were a child. It’s a ladies favorite, giving them a chance to bring back memories, but especially for clearing out their tear ducts through at least 50% of the 70 minute movie. Heartwarming, heartbreaking and uplifting all rolled into one, it’s truly Disney’s best story now on a 75th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD and for the first time Digital HD box set. Read more
Topping the original, the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 turns up the action and the comedy in this science fiction action adventure. It’s been nearly 3 years since the first one hit the screen and that one was amazing, but I was extremely happy with this next chapter that blew me away. The production quality of the second even outweighs that of the first taking audiences into a future filled with aliens and fantasy all while catching up from where they left off and introducing a couple of new characters.
Whether you are an action junkie, a Marvel Comic fan or you just want to escape into another world, this film has it all. It’s a fun roller coaster ride into space. Read more
Adding another princess to their family, the movie Disney’s Moana comes to home video and it’s perfect for kids and family. The animated full feature takes place in the Pacific Islands with Fiji in mind. The heroine is a young girl who wants to save her people from becoming extinct due to lack of food. The comical musical adventure shows how courage, friendship and uniting with others can help you achieve your goal. Read more
Review by John Delia, Jr.
Have you ever wondered if fairy tales are real or if Giants actually exist? Who catches our dreams and delivers them to us or are supernatural forces out there? The BFG will have you asking yourself these interesting questions and you’ll feel like a child once more. Read more
Arriving this week to home video Zootopia should make a big splash. So far the best animated film this year and it’s perfect for everyone. The family friendly characters are cute and cuddly and you’d even give a big hug to the plushy pushy bad guys. Kids are sure to attempt to try and wear out the disc, but with summer already here, that’s a good thing. Read more
The cute, brave and cuddly animals of Disney’s Lion King take over your DVD player in Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. Fun filled for the youngsters this new adventure tells a coming of age for Simba’s growing up cub Kion. It has strong values like making the right decision, leadership, friendship, bravery and identifying the strengths of others. It plays best to boys, but the girls will have fun too because the music’s lively and Simba’s daughter Kiara has a role in the film as well. Read more
The Walt Disney Company has released a collection of animated shorts on Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack. The twelve cartoon features are some of the top selections from their Animation Studio and includes 2015’s Oscar Winner. They are family friendly, comical, heartfelt as well as inspirational and informative. Some were never released in theaters and each has a personality all its own. This collection has some of the better productions ever put together for home viewing. Read more
She’s back again! Tinker Bell arrives in a Blu-ray Combo pack with a new adventure for youngsters called Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Legend of The NeverBeast. Perfect for young girls, yet adventurous enough for boys as well. The movie features the six popular fairies from Pixie Hallow and in this story you’ll meet Nix a new Fairy and leader of the Scouts. The combo pack includes the Blu-ray, DVD and a code for a download of the film. Read more
The youngsters will have a blast watching the newest Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars now on DVD. Revitalizing the classic space adventure with their adolescent comedy, the popular television cartoon series by Disney is a hoot. And, the DVD Includes Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars full-length adventure along with five added episodes. There’s a special carbonite keychain of Perry in the box for the serious Phineas and Ferb fans and replicates Han Solo’s encrustation by Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back. Read more
FEAST will open in theaters in front of big-screen adventure BIG HERO 6 on November 7, 2014.
“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6.”
One of Disney’s funniest animated films Wreck-it Ralph comes out today in a special 4 Disc Combo Pack that includes the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. The movie features a great voice cast, excellent direction and eye-popping 3D delivery. It is one of my favorites from 2012 and almost matched Oscar winner Brave for attendance worldwide.
One of the funnier children’s animated programs on the Disney Channel is the comedy of Phineas and Ferb with their sleuth Perry the Platypus. Now on DVD, The Perry Files: Animal Agents has all the laughs on one disc from all their adventures this past season.
Join Perry the Platypus – a.k.a. Agent P – and his fellow operatives as they team up to thwart Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his dastardly “Inators.” The funny adversaries may look very different, but they are evil in their own way. But with Agent P on the job, crushing evil just got better for everyone. Read more
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (in Digital 3D)
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Read more
Here are a couple of comical shorts that are guaranteed to be played over and again by your youngsters. Released in a 2 Disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack the animated miss-adventures Prep & Landing and Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice are two holiday videos filled with unique Christmas fun for the whole family. Whimsical and wacky the elf characters are the perfect medicine that should keep your elementary school children in high spirits. Read more
Children will enjoy this wonderland romp in a frozen forest with their favorite fairy Tinker Bell. Disney’s Secret of the Wings, the newest in the Fairies collection, has been released in a Blu-ray combo pack and for the first time includes a Fairies feature on a disc in 3D.
This adventure starts in Pixie Hallow showing Tink working with her friends that are making baskets for neighboring winter fairies living in the forbidden winter woods. Curious about the winter woods, Tink volunteers to help the Animal Fairy take the rabbits to the edge of the frozen forest. There she sees the rabbits cross a mysterious gateway that changes their fir from brown to white so they can survive the cold. Read more