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The Transformers: The Complete First Season (25th Anniversary Edition)

Transformers divided into Autobots and Decepticons battle for the planet Cybertron but wake up millions of years later on the planet Earth. There, the Decepticons vow to deplete the planet of its energy in order to return to Cybertron and win the war. The Autobots align with the humans to prevent the Decepticons from destroying the planet and humans in the process.


The Jetsons: Season Two, Volume One

After twenty-two years, The Jetsons returned to television with a second season in 1985. These twenty-one episodes feature the space-age family in exciting new adventures.


Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Volume Two: Bump in the Night

Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang return with episodes 5-8 from the first season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Bump in the Night includes the episodes Decoy for a Dognapper, What the Hex Going On?, Never Ape an Ape Man, and Foul Play in Funland.


X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume 2

In 17 classic episodes from the show’s second and third seasons, X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume 2, the X-Men take part in classic adventures straight from the pages of the comic books. These include trips to the Savage Land, through time in Time Fugitives, and to space in the Phoenix Saga.


Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword

Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang travel to Japan for their latest adventure. There, they explore the delicate relationship between modern Japanese culture and ancient Japan.


X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume 1

In these 16 classic episodes from X-Men: The Animated Series, the X-Men encounter new enemies and old foes in their quest for peaceful coexistence with mankind.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A Galaxy Divided

The Star Wars saga continues with The Clone Wars, the latest chapter in the Skywalker family saga. In the first four episodes of the series, Anakin continues to fight for the Republic against Count Dooku and his droid army of Separatists.


Schoolhouse Rock! Earth

The makers of the original Schoolhouse Rock series return with all new material for a new generation. Focusing on songs about conservation and the environment, the aim is to promote awareness about our planet so that it is conserved for new generations.


A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete 2nd, 3rd & 4th Seasons

Scooby-Doo and the rest of the gang return for the final three seasons of one of the most popular revivals of the classic series in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. In seventeen episodes, the gang solve mysteries, find clues, and unmask villains in hilarious adventures.


The Smurfs, Vol. 1: True Blue Friends

In five classic episodes from the beginning of the show’s second season, the Smurfs face-off against new villains and participate in exciting adventures. The popular show returns to DVD in a new kid-friendly, single disc release for more casual fans of the show.


Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic

In an alternate version of the eighties in New York City, Nixon is serving his fifth term as president, America has won the war in Vietnam, the Cold War is at its most heated, costumed vigilantes have been outlawed, and a former vigilante, named Comedian, has been found murdered outside his apartment. In this world, another costumed vigilante named Rorschach investigates the murder while trying to convince his former colleagues that there is a wide conspiracy against them.


Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Mystery Of The Easter Chipmunk

The Mystery of the Easter Chipmunk was originally a Direct-to-Video release back in 1995. Now it has been reissued on DVD just in time for a new-found interest in Alvin and his chipmunk brothers. In this DVD, the Chipmunks participate in one Easter-related adventure, and four others from the 80s TV show.


Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Six

Tom and Jerry return for the sixth and final volume of their latest incarnation – Tom and Jerry Tales. In these fifteen cartoons, the duo travels around the world and back in time, singing and dancing their way through new hilarious adventures.


The Great Polar Bear Adventure

A Polar Bear tries to teach her two cubs about life in the Arctic and the new challenges they face due to the interference of man.


Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald Volume Four

The thirty-one shorts highlighted on this disc pick up where the last Chronological Donald left off. We start in 1951 and end in 1961, completing the final decade of Donald’s theatrical solo shorts. The previous collection of shorts already began to see Donald’s transition from the barnyard to the suburbs. In the fifties, this was finally sealed with Donald becoming a suburban everyman with a job and hobbies and living with everyday frustrations of home and family life. In some of these shorts Donald is even married and has a family.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Two-Disc Special Edition)

The Clone Wars were a series of battles that took place between separatist star systems and the Galactic Republic. The Separatists (under the name of Confederation of Independent Systems) use battle droids to wage war against the Republic who eventually fights back with an army of cloned soldiers led by Jedi generals. The beginning of the war can be found in the film Attack of the Clones while the grand finale of the war takes place in Revenge of the Sith. This would put this latest film as well as the new TV show between Episodes 2 and 3 of the Star Wars saga.


Casper and Wendy’s Ghostly Adventures

Casper and Wendy’s Ghostly Adventures comes with fourteen different adventures. While the title includes Wendy’s name, this is really Casper’s collection. The DVD spans eleven years between 1951 and 1962, although the fourteen cartoons are not in chronological order. However, they can be categorized into three different themes: Casper looking for a friend, Casper and Friends (the story usually focusing on the friends rather than on Casper), and Casper’s adventures (although usually still looking for a friend).


Schoolhouse Rock!: The Election Collection

Schoolhouse Rock is re-released in a limited edition covering the American political process just in time for the Presidential Campaign of 2008. Who will run the White House for the next four years, Republicans or Democrats? We will not know until November, but the 15 shorts included in this edition cover many of the major issues in a way that even children can understand them.


She-Ra: Princess of Power – Season One, Volume One

Adora, formerly a Force Captain for the evil Horde, fights for freedom and liberty in the mystical land of Etheria. With the magical Sword of Protection, she invokes the power of Castle Greyskull and becomes She-Ra, Princess of Power!


Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition

Disney’s version of Robin Hood features animals in the roles of the popular characters from the popular English outlaw that steals from the rich and gives to the poor.


Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies

The second and final volume of Silly Symphonies released in Disney’s popular Walt Disney Treasures line includes over 5 hours of classic Disney shorts.


Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Animated Series

Nostalgia rules again in this fine BCI release.


2006: A Year In Review

We review 2006 in the Wide Wide World of Toons, when six non-American films made their North American debuts, representing the rising number of foreign studios investing in animation.


Invader Zim: House Box Complete Set

An alien race sends one of their own down to Earth to conquer the entire human race. Fortunately for the human race, they send Zim who, together with his robot GIR, attempts to overcome scary Chihuahuas, mall security, Earth holidays, school, meat, and of course, his own incompetence.


The Best of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe is set in the far-off planet of Eternia where the only one who can stop the forces of evil from conquering the planet is a hero named He-Man, the powerful alter-ego of Prince Adam of Eternia who transforms into He-Man by evoking the Power of Greyskull.


Gargoyles: The Complete First Season

Gargoyles premiered on October 1994, as part of the syndicated Disney Afternoon block, with a five-part episode arc entitled Awakening. These episodes told the story of how the gargoyles lived in their old world of Scotland, and about how they were transplanted to downtown Manhattan. The first five episodes, with their action and mythology-packed storylines, created a world where gargoyles came out at night to defend their castle. The story featured six living gargoyles that sleep as statues during the day, and were awakened at sunset. A new breed of superheroes was created and the gargoyles later would come to see all of Manhattan as their home and castle.


Aladdin: Platinum Edition

A poor young man named Aladdin gets involved in a plot to steal a mysterious lamp from a mystical cave and in the process finds a Genie, gets three wishes, and finds true love.


Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrowland: Disney In Space And Beyond

Featuring segments from Disney’s Tomorrowland television show, this two-disc set showcases Walt Disney’s vision for the future and the world of tomorrow.


The Jetsons: The Complete First Season

The Jetsons are a classic Space Age family – George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Rosie, and Astro – and they have finally arrived on DVD with the original 24 episodes from the show’s classic first season.


A Bug’s Life: Collector’s Edition

Pixar’s second animated feature is an exciting adventure story with beautiful designs, and memorable characters. It also is a great uplifting tale about rising up to one’s potential and working together.



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