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The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show: The Complete Animated Series

The Emmy-nominated Saturday morning series finally gets a complete series set thanks to the Warner Archive program. The creations of Charles Schulz dispense gentle wisdom about the harshness of life.

Brave: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Pixar’s medieval Scottish-set fairytale adventure has the required magic to cast its spell, even if it’s not quite as robust as usual from the Studio, but Disney’s disc treatment is excellent.

Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection

Disney’s three Christmas television specials come to disc together for the first time and, with a great selection of extras, make for a great stocking filler!

Bugs Bunny Superstar

Larry Jackson and Bob Clampett’s documentary tribute to Termite Terrace is a unique, one of a kind retrospective that should be on any serious cartoon buff’s shelf!

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume Two

Another excellent collection of classic Tunes swings the attention from Chuck Jones and onto his stable-mates, particularly Tex Avery and Friz Freleng, with a host of welcome old and new documentary profiles. Essential!

The Flintstones Prime-Time Specials Collection: Volume 1

These TV specials from the 1970s show that there was still life in the Flintstones franchise a decade after the original series ended. Fred and Barney fight monsters and battle each other on the ball diamond.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Third time around for one of DreamWorks’ most popular franchises and it’s back to what made the first film fun, with a fresh take, lots of comedy and heart, and a great disc presentation.

Secret Of The Wings

Tinker Bell finds family but brings danger to the fairy world. This movie carries on the strong tradition of the Tink franchise, with a good story and beautiful visuals. A 3D disc adds to the cost, but at least a fine TV special is also included.

Pete’s Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition

Disney’s live-action and animated combination is a winning family fantasy that provides classic entertainment. This new disc actually has less extras than any before, but the film itself looks great in a new transfer.

The Halloween Tree

In time for All Hallows Eve, Ray Bradbury’s tale of ghosts and magic debuts on DVD from the Warner Archive. The disc is skeleton barebones but contains enough other mummies, witches and creatures to spell a suitably spooky Halloween treat.

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery In The Mist Edition

Disney’s Blu-ray update adds nothing but an HD transfer to the Studio’s hugely entertaining 1986 adventure, which allowed the new generation of artists to flourish.

Cinderella: Diamond Edition

Walt Disney turns the classic fairytale into one of his most definitive examples of the genre, with a charming Prince, wicked Stepmother and comedy animal sidekicks complimenting the detailed animation.

Heidi’s Song

Hanna-Barbera’s animated musical take on the classic story of Heidi provides all the elements you’d expect, but with an artistry of craftsmanship rarely seen from the Studio. WB’s disc adds nothing to a lovely presentation.

Looney Tunes’ Mouse Chronicles

Three of Chuck Jones’ lesser-known Looney Tunes characters come to the fore in this very nice looking but otherwise non-too essential collection for all but the biggest fans.

Mia And The Migoo

The mystical elements turn out ot be an unncessary diversion in a story about two kids seperated from their fathers. Focus on that aspect, and the beautiful hand-drawn animation, and you will enjoy this lovely film.

The Heathcliff And Dingbat Show

A cat who creates fun for himself while annoying others, and a crew of creepy but goofy friends are a part of this 1980 Ruby-Spears show. It’s tempting to dismiss it as mediocre entertainment, but the voice cast does shine.

Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation

Exceptionally bad video and low-volume sound remove any of the fizz to be had in this classic video premiere, the 21st anniversary of which goes unmentioned or, it seems, cared about. What a shambles!

The Rescuers / The Rescuers Down Under: 35th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection

Two terrifically unique Disney adventures look perfect in HD. The extras are largely disappointing, but this set represents the best value of the Studio’s Aug. 21 releases!

Wolverine Anime

Marvel’s mutant antihero travels to Japan to save his lady love. But is the trip worthwhile? This is likely the weakest of the four Marvel Anime series, though violence-loving Wolverine fans may enjoy it.

The AristoCats: Special Edition

Disney’s jazzy classic gets the groovy hi-def treatment, baby, and these cool cats swing like never before, with stunning picture and sound and a fair mix of old and new extras. Oh, yeah!

Pocahontas: 2-Movie Collection

How about losing Pocahontas’ crucial If I Never Knew You sequence and pretty much all of the previous discs’ bonus features for its made for video sequel? Great, because that’s about all you get in this extremely disappointing set.

Blade Anime

The vampire who hunts vampires may have a lower profile than other Marvel heroes, but this is probably the strongest of the four Marvel Anime series. A solid story, gory action, original ideas, and a tour of Asia provide plenty of thrills for mature viewers.

The Tigger Movie: Bounce-a-rrrific Special Edition

Arguably the most authentic Pooh film to come along since his Many Adventures, The Tigger Movie bounces along on a wave of nostalgic charm, proving that this is what Disney does best!

Lady And The Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure

Disney’s made for video sequel is easily one of the better titles to emerge from the unit, with authentic feeling backgrounds and an old-time spirit that recalls the original film nicely.

Treasure Planet: 10th Anniversary Edition

Disney’s “tradigital” adventure represents the epitome of hand-drawn and computer animation, and even though a Visual Commentary is (kind of) missing, the set is the best presentation one could hope for!

Home On The Range

Disney’s wild Wild West comedy isn’t the layered kind of film that the 1990s renaissance was built on, but it wasn’t meant to be: Home On The Range is simply comical fun for the sake of it!

Superman Vs. The Elite

Joe Kelly’s personal diatribe against antiheroes hits more than it misses, giving us a Superman that we can believe in. The inconsistent animation undermines the effort, but the great bonus features help to save the Blu-ray.

Sealab 2020: The Complete Series

Is it as boring as it’s reputation suggests? Or is it an exciting and educational gem? Is it more SeaQuest or Jonny Quest? Read our review to find out!

John Carter (Of Mars)

Junk the clunky 3D and enjoy Andrew Stanton’s traditionally exciting adventure for what it is: a reclaiming of sci-fi ideas and concepts from 100 years ago, since borrowed for a host of “inspired”-by movies!

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero / Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm

With Christopher Nolan defining Batman for a new generation, now is a good time to revisit two of Batman’s more revered animated adventures, where we find that one fares better than the other.