It’s an animation invasion on home video this week, with clones, joes, superheroes and more arriving on DVD and Blu-ray.
Up first is Star Wars: The Clone Wars’The Complete Season One (Warner Bros., $44.98 DVD, $59.99 Blu-ray), which includes all 22 episodes of the hit animated series.
Not to be outdone in the soldiering department, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Paramount, $30.99 DVD, $37.99 two-disc DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray) leads a charge that also includes the animated classic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Season 1.2 (Vivendi, $29.99) and the more recent G.I. Joe: Resolute (Paramount, $19.99).
Mixing techniques are two releases, the live-action and animation hybrid feature film Aliens in the Attic (Fox, $29.98 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray) and Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series (Warner Bros., $12.97).
Superheroes are out in force with Wolverine & The X-Men, Vol. 3: Beginning of the End (Lionsgate, $14.98), the most-recent release of the new series, which you can catch up on in the box set Wolverine & The X-Men: Vols. 1-3 (Lionsgate, $29.98). Fans of more classic heroes will be pleased to see the release of the 1988 Ruby-Spears’ Superman series (Warner Bros., $26.99), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7 (Lionsgate, $29.99) and Zorro Generation Z: Vol. 5 (Image, $14.98).
With the holidays around the corner, animated yuletide cheer can be found on Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed In At The House Of Mouse (Disney, $26.99), the two-pack Dora the Explorer: Christmas Carol / Christmas (Paramount, $24.99), Dora the Explorer: Christmas Carol Adventure (Paramount, $19.99) and Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express (HIT, $16.98).
Jim Henson’s popular muppets The Fraggles return with Fraggle Rock: A Merry Fraggle Holiday (Lionsgate, $14.98) and Fraggle Rock: The Complete Final Season (Lionsgate, $29.98)
Anime fans will have the choice of Afro Samurai: Complete Murder Sessions (Funimation, $37.98 DVD, $54.98 Director’s Cut DVD) and Bleach Box Set 4, Part 1 (VIZ, $49.95)
And fans of the world’s favorite doll have their pick of three Barbie double packs:
Barbie as The Island Princess / Thumbelina, Barbie In The 12 Dancing Princesses / Fairytopia and Barbie Mariposa / Barbie & The Diamond Castle (Universal, $24.98 each).