Don’t ever think new DVDs and Blu-rays are released just for adults. Are you forgetting the wee ones? Here’s a list of great must-see, must-own DVDs that will keep the young (and young-at-heart) quiet for a few hours.
A special delivery of traintastic fun is coming down the tracks for young trainees all across the country this season with “Delivery Dash at the Docks,” the newest release in the much-loved “Chuggington” DVD collection. The brand-new title from Anchor Bay Entertainment contains six standout episodes from the fifth season of the top-rated Disney Junior series as well as trainloads of exciting bonus features. The DVD features two new characters, Daley and Skipper Stu, and is available with a very special Daley collectible toy train from TOMY to give preschool fans and their families even more to honk their horns about. “Delivery Dash at the Docks,” dubbed by Dove.org (the long-trusted source for family-friendly media reviews) gushes: “Now this is what good children’s entertainment is about!,” moves full steam ahead to stores on February 23.
In “Delivery Dash at the Docks,” Koko is thrilled to be spending the day training with Chuggington’s new express delivery engine, Daley. Together they pick up and deliver important packages all around Chuggington, frequenting the bustling docks where Skipper Stu, Chuggington’s new Dock Master, is loading and unloading the ship. Through their engaging adventures, Koko, Skipper Stu and all the Chuggers learn the importance of patience, paying careful attention to detail and teamwork. Bonus features include printable coloring pages.
The Lion King continues to reign. Now meet Kion, second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of “The Lion Guard,” an elite team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. Follow him as he assembles a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Join them on a thrilling adventure as they use their unique abilities to defend the Pride Lands from predators and maintain balance within the Circle of Life. Bursting with humor, music, beloved characters and heart, “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” (Walt Disney Studios) is a must-own for the entire family. James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa.
Cookie Monster leads the pack in this nail-biting, cookie-munching thriller that guest stars Rachel Dratch of “Saturday Night Live” fame and celebrates the arts. “Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief” (Sesame Workshop/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) is a fun, action-packed special in which Cookie Monster explores self-regulation concepts–such as impulse control, following directions, and managing emotions.
In “Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief,” a cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Surrounded by beautiful cookie paintings, like “Girl with the Cookie Earring” and the “Muncha Lisa,” The museum is full of excitement with learning opportunities around each corner. Cookie Monster and his friends feel like they’re in a whole new world. But when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can Cookie Monster clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time, or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever? Available March 1.
Once upon a time . . . everyone knows “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but after that story ended, a remarkable friendship began. That’s the fairytale world according to Disney Junior with “Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends.” Team up with newfound best friends Goldie and Bear on seven amazing adventures as they laugh, play and learn important life lessons in the wondrous Fairy Tale Forest.
Climb a beanstalk with Jack, try on Little Red’s famous hood, outsmart the tricky Big Bad Wolf, and much more. Join Goldie and Bear–and your favorite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters–for magical, song-filled fun you’ll treasure today and ever after. Bonus! The Walt Disney Studios DVD comes with an exclusive, free Playtime Fun Activity Kit, complete with reusable stickers, games and oodles more! Available April 19.
Your favorite “Star Wars” heroes are back with five episodes that unleash the lighter side of the force in “Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales.” The fun begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire “Star Wars” saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO. It’s hilarious and playful, packed with all your favorite interlocking characters. True intergalactic thrills for the whole family! Available March 1. A free trading card set is include with each DVD.