Two giants of animation and visual-effects stomp their way home today with major releases for Godzilla and the kids of South Park.
South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season (Paramount, $42.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD) collects all 10 episodes of the season, the highlight of which is the three-part “Black Friday” storyline in which the kids prepare for all-out war to get the video game console of their choice.
The summer hit Godzilla (Warner Bros., $44.95 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; $39.98 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; $28.98 DVD) arrives with plenty of special features, including a look into the massive cover-up to keep the existence of the city-smashing monster secret from the public.
Kid-friendly releases include the long-awaited late-1980s series Denver the Last Dinosaur: The Complete Collection (VCI Entertainment, $59.98 DVD), Ella the Elephant: The Magic of Friendship (Warner Bros., $14.98 DVD), Barbie and The Secret Door (Universal, $26.98 Blu-ray, $19.98 DVD), Pac-Man & The Ghostly Adventures: Berry Scary Night (Phase 4 Films, $12.99 DVD), Slugterra: Return of the Elementals (Shout! Factory, $14.97), Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best Friends (Fox, $14.98 DVD), Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters (Warner Bros., $14.97 DVD) and Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave — The Movie (Universal, $26.98 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; $19.98 DVD).
Also out this week is Marvel Knights: Eternals (Shout! Factory, $14.97), the most-recent motion-comic adaptation, this time delving into the Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. storyline.
Anime fans can check out the HD arrival of Dragon Ball Z: Season 7 (FUNimation, $44.98 Blu-ray) and Ranma 1/2: Set 3 (VIZ Media, $54.97 Blu-ray, $44.82 DVD).