Return to Pixie Hollow for a new adventure with Tinker Bell and her friends as they take on The Pirate Fairy (Disney, $36.99 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; $29.99 DVD). The original animated feature is the first in the fairy series to tie in directly to Peter Pan, and features Mad Men star Christina Hendricks as Zarina and Thor: The Dark World’s Tom Hiddleston as a young Captain Hook. Read more about The Pirate Fairy in the new issue of Animation Magazine, available now in print or digital formats. [www.animationmagazine.net/subscribe/]
Also new is War of the Worlds: Goliath (Anderson Digital, $20.99 3-D Blu-ray and Blu-ray, $14.99 DVD), an original independent animated feature directed by Joe Pearson. The feature picks up the story from H.G. Wells’ science-fiction classic and postulates a different history of the world into the 20th century. Check out our exclusive online interview with Pearson here. [www.animationmagazine.net/features/exclusive-perseverance-earns-war-of-the-worlds-goliath-limited-theatrical-release/]
Younger viewers can pick from Franklin & Friends: Franklin’s Earth Day (Phase 4 Films, $12.99), Hot Wheels Battle Force: Season 2, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (Cinedigm Entertainment, $14.95 each) or The Swan Princess: Princess Movie Collection (Sony, $40.99).
Also, Warner Bros. has released a bunch of re-packaged animated releases starring some of its favorite characters: Batman & Friends, Bugs Bunny & Friends, Daffy Duck & Friends, Elmo & Friends, Scooby-Doo & Friends, Superman & Friends, Tom & Jerry & Friends and Tweety Pie & Friends (Warner Bros., $9.97 each).
Anime releases include: Dragon Ball Z: Season 3 (FUNimation, $44.98 Blu-ray), Third Girl With the Blue Eye: Complete Collection (Widowmaker Films, $39.99 boxed-set DVD, $49.99 set DVD) and Princess Nine: The Complete Series (Widowmaker Films, $39.99).