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Kids VB Purchasing Guide September-October 2009

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Sept. 15

Barbie and the Three Musketeers UNIVERSAL prebook now; DVD $19.98 Animated: Barbie and her friends have an action-filled adventure.

Go, Diego, Go!: Diego’s Arctic Rescue NICKELODEON/PARAMOUNT prebook now; DVD $16.99 Animated: Diego and Baby Jaguar visit the Arctic Wildlife Rescue Center.

Robby the Blue Koala Rides the Discovery Express PASSION RIVER prebook 8-11; DVD $19.99 Children’s: Robby the Blue Koala helps prepare children for academic success.

The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky’s the Limit FOX prebook 8-19; DVD $19.98 Children’s: In this DVD premiere movie, Strawberry and her friends try to rescue the town’s water supply.

Sept. 22

Care Bears: Bear Buddies LIONSGATE prebook 8-26; DVD $14.98 Children’s: Episodes from the Saturday morning CBS TV series, packaged with a toy teddy bear.

Doodlebops: Where’s Moe? COOKIE JAR/LIONSGATE prebook 8-26; DVD $14.98 Children’s: Doodlebops Deedee and Rooney try to find out where Moe is hiding in these four music-filled episodes.

The Mr. Men Show: Little Miss Sunshine Presents: Fun in the Sun! and Mr. Tickle Presents: Tickle Tickle Around Town SONY prebook 8-20; DVD $16.97 each Animated: Six humorous shows, grouped by similar themes.

Sept. 29

Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories! SCHOLASTIC/NEW VIDEO prebook 8-25; DVD $29.95 Animated: Celebrities narrate adaptations of some best-selling children’s books, including Curious George Rides a Bike and Corduroy.

The Wiggles: Big Big Show WARNER prebook 8-25; DVD $14.98 Children’s: The Wiggles sing some of their best-loved tunes in a live concert.

WordWorld: Lots of Letters Box Set Collection NCIRCLE prebook 9-1; DVD $22.99 Children’s: This collection includes 16 WordWorld episodes on two discs, focusing on letter recognition.

Oct. 27

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure DISNEY prebook 9-1; DVD $29.99, BD combo $39.99 Animated: Tinker Bell accidentally puts Pixie Hollow in jeopardy and must make things right in this DVD premiere movie from the Disney Fairies movie series.


Sept. 15

Astro Boy: Vols. 1-5 SONY prebook 8-13; DVD $14.94 each Anime: Episodes about the atomic-powered robot who is a reluctant superhero.

Bionicle: The Legend Reborn UNIVERSAL prebook now; DVD $19.98 Animated: Based on the Lego toys, this film follows a ruler who brings together the Glatorians and Agori to fight the evil Skrall and Bone Hunters.

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Vol. 1 CARTOON/WARNER prebook 8-11; DVD $14.97 Animated: Seafarers Flapjack, Captain K’nuckles and Bubbie the whale set out to find Candied Island in this Cartoon Network series.

Sept. 22

Gigantor: The Collection Volume 2 E1 prebook 8-18; DVD $39.98 Animated: This four-DVD set contains the final 26 episodes of the series about a young boy and his giant robot.

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins WARNER prebook 8-18; DVD $27.95, BD $35.99 Mystery: This movie tells the story of how Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma became the Mystery Inc. team.

Sept. 29

Pokémon Elements Vol. 3 and 4 VIZ/WARNER prebook 8-25; DVD $9.98 each Anime: Episodes commemorating the different types of Pokémon characters.

Oct. 6

Zorro: Generation Z Vol. 4 IMAGE prebook 9-8; DVD $14.98 Adventure: Episodes from the action-packed animated series.

Oct. 13

Bakugan Volume Five: The Game is Real CARTOON/WARNER prebook 9-8; DVD $14.97 Anime: Runo is nearly defeated by Julio, and Julie finds herself in a brawl with a childhood friend.

Kong: Return to the Jungle IMAGE prebook 9-15; DVD $9.97, BD $19.98 Children’s: Eric and Jason travel to Kong Island to protect Kong and the other inhabitants.

Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection Vol. 7 WARNER prebook 9-8; DVD $26.99 Animated: Twenty-six classic shorts featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.

Marvel Animated Features: 6 Film Gift Set LIONSGATE prebook 9-16; DVD $49.98 Animated: Collection includes Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Invincible Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Next Avengers and Hulk Vs.

Tom and Jerry’s Greatest Chases Vol. 3 WARNER prebook 9-8; DVD $14.97 Animated: Tom and Jerry take care of business in their inimitable fast and furious fashion.

Oct. 27

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Battle Dimension Box 3 VIZ/WARNER prebook 9-22; DVD $24.92 Anime: Villainy is afoot as Ash and his friends continue their journey through the Sinnoh region.

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Volume 2 and 1970s Volume 2 WARNER prebook 9-22; DVD $26.99 each Animated: These two-DVD sets feature popular Saturday morning cartoons.

Secret Saturdays: Volume Two CARTOON/WARNER prebook 8-22; DVD $14.97 Children’s: Zak Saturday and his adventurous family embark on their latest series of adventures.


Sept. 22

Tall Tales & Legends E1 prebook 8-18; DVD $24.98 Family: Shelley Duvall’s children’s series features classic American folk tales.

Sept. 29

Monsters vs. Aliens DREAMWORKS/PARAMOUNT prebook 8-18; DVD $29.99, BD $34.99 Animated: A group of monsters must combat aliens and save the world in this $197.5 million-grossing movie.

The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition WARNER prebook 8-25; DVD $24.98, UCE DVD $69.92, BD $84.99 Family: The 1939 classic stars Judy Garland as a girl who travels to a magical land.

Oct. 6

Bigfoot IMAGE prebook 9-8; DVD $14.98 Family: Legendary creature Bigfoot befriends three children in the forest.

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! Deluxe Edition WARNER prebook 9-1; BD $29.99 Family: The 1970 TV special about Horton the elephant, who discovers a tiny planet.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition DISNEY prebook 8-25; BD combo $39.99 Animated: The 1937 classic film is released on Blu-ray. The standard DVD streets Nov. 24.

Oct. 20

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory WARNER prebook 9-15; BD $34.99 Family: Based on Roald Dahl’s book, this 1971 film stars Gene Wilder as the candy man Willy Wonka.


Wubbzy on Idol

A special release from the Nick Jr. series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! will be singing on DVD soon. American Idol can step aside for an animated girl group hosting Wubb Idol. Extras on the DVD include coloring and activity sheets, music videos, games, previously unreleased footage and more. The release will be supported by a million-dollar marketing campaign generating impressions on TV and in magazines including Parents and People. Cross-promotions will run with Darling Clementines, Minute and On-Cor. —Cindy Spielvogel

Oct. 13

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubb Idol ANCHOR BAY/STARZ prebook 9-10; DVD $16.98 Children’s: Featuring Beyoncé Knowles, this film is about popular girl group The Wubb Girlz coming to host the “Wuzzleburg Idol” talent show.

A matter of Wallace & Gromit

Hit Entertainment and Lionsgate are bringing the complete collection of Wallace & Gromit stop-motion animation short films from the U.K. to stores here. They also will release newest film A Matter of Loaf and Death. The new title will be supported by a marketing campaign including sneak peeks on fan Web sites, online exclusives and other promotions. Special features on both releases will include commentaries, featurettes, a game demo, bonus episodes and more. Packaging on the four-disc set features the pair in 3D molded forms. The first three Wallace & Gromit short films were previously available on DVD from Hit, and earlier DreamWorks Animation; Hit is now the distributor, through Lionsgate, for titles from Wallace & Gromit producer Aardman Animations. Hit also has repackaged Bob the Builder: Christmas to Remember—The Movie, in which Bob teams with Elton John, who is featured in a story that centers on building a stage for a Christmas concert. The title includes two music videos, “I Can’t Get Down” and “An Apple a Day.” —C.S.

Sept. 22

Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death HIT/LIONSGATE prebook 8-16; DVD $14.98 Family: Wallace and Gromit open a new bakery business—Top Bun—but a deadly murderer is targeting all the bakers in town.

Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection HIT/LIONSGATE prebook 8-16; DVD $29.98, BD $29.99 Family: Collection of four short films includes A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death.

Oct. 13

Bob the Builder: Christmas to Remember—The Movie HIT/LIONSGATE prebook 9-16; DVD $14.98 Animated: Featuring the voice of Elton John, this release follows Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew as they prepare for a Christmas concert.

Clone Commandos storm DVD

Four episodes from the new version of the Cartoon Network series Star Wars: The Clone Wars are coming to DVD under the title Clone Commandos from Warner Home Video and Lucasfilm. The release, which includes the “Ryloth” arc, arrives Sept. 15. Clone Commandos follows the release of the first collection from Star Wars: The Clone Wars from Warner. Lucasfilm also is working on a DVD and Blu-ray set of the new series’ entire first season, expected later in the year. —C.S.

Sept. 15

Star Wars: The Clone Wars—Clone Commandos WARNER prebook 8-11; DVD $14.98 Animated: Four episodes from the Cartoon Network series about the Republic protectors who fight alongside the Jedi Knights.


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