Stuart Little, Land Before Time Sequels On Video

Sony Pictures’ family film Stuart Little 2 tops this week’s slate of home video releases, which also includes The Land Before Time: Journey to Big Water, the latest in the successful direct-to-video franchise.

After failing to match the tremendous success of its predecessor at the box office this past summer, Stuart Little 2 makes it way to VHS and special edition DVD today. The title should do brisk business given the character’s popularity among kids and an A-list voice cast that includes Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, James Woods and Melanie Griffith. Like the first film, this sequel is a blend of CG and live action.

DVD bonus features include an interactive “Show and Tell” activity, the featurettes A Touch of Evil and Life in the Fast Lane, Stuart Little’s Big Adventures read-a-long, Circle of Friends game, Stuart Little 2: the Playstation game, filmmaker’s commentary, Celine Dion’s I’m Alive music video, trailers and filmographies.

In addition to providing a link to the film’s official website, the DVD-ROM function also lets viewers record their own voices to re-voice scenes from the movie. Kids can also read along with Stuart Little’s Soccer Season and play the “roof skate” level of the Stuart Little 2 game from Infogrames.

Released by Columbia TriStar Home Ent., the Stuart Little 2 special edition DVD is priced at $27.96, with VHS priced at $24.96 SLP. Also available are DVD and VHS two-packs featuring Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2. The VHS two-pack features clamshell packaging and is priced at $36.95. The DVD two-pack includes the Stuart Little Deluxe Edition DVD and Stuart Little 2 DVD for $42.95.

The Land Before Time: Journey to Big Water DVD also comes packed with special interactive features. Coloring pages, games and sing-alongs should keep youngsters entertained for hours on end. The title lists for $19.98 VHS and $24.98 DVD.