Original animated video features make their mark this week with a pair of sequels: Open Season 3 (Sony, $28.95 DVD, $34.95 DVD/Blu-ray), a sequel to the 2006 theatrical release and the 2008 home-video sequel. This edition sees Boog and Elliot join a Russian circus, courtesy of writer David I. Stern and director Cody Cameron.
Gamers in particular will take note of Dead Space: Aftermath (Anchor Bay Entertainment, $26.98 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray), which ties into the simultaneous release of the game Dead Space 2, from Visceral Games and Electronic Arts. Aftermath is directed by Mike Disa and written by Brandon Auman.
The Mystery Machine has been refurbished and rebooted for a new generation, and fans can finally bring home the fun with Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc.: Season 1 Vol. 1 (Warner Bros., $14.97).
From the anime side of the world comes Pokemon Elements Collection: Part 2 (VIZ Media, $29.92) and Naruto Shippuden: Box Set 5 (VIZ Media, $49.95).
Kids will get a kick out of Shaun the Sheep: Spring Shena-a-anigans (HIT Entertainment, $14.98) and Veggie Tales: Happy Together (Vivendi, $14.97).
Fans of vintage animation will be anxious to take home She-Ra: The Complete Series (Vivendi, $99.99), collecting the classic 1980s spinoff from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Also out this week is Red (Summit Entertainment, $29.99 DVD, $30.49 Blu-ray, $34.99 Special Edition Blu-ray), a live-action adaptation of the Wildstorm comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.