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Pooh Comes Home with Heffalump

Following a moderately successful theatrical run, DisneyToon Studios’ latest trip to the Hundred Acre Woods makes its way to home video today. The new adventure starring A.A. Milne’s classic characters is accompanied by a number of special features, including interactive games and activities.

Directed by Frank Nissen (Man the Polluter), Pooh’s Heffalump Movie has young marsupial Roo strike up a friendship with Lumpy, an imaginary creature known as a Heffalump. The friendship is tested when Pooh, Tigger and the rest of the gang venture into Heffalump territory hoping to capture what they think is a fearsome nuisance. The entertaining film also aims to teach a lesson about accepting differences.

Pooh’s Heffalump Movie was written by Brian Hohlfed (Piglet’s Big Movie, A Very Merry Pooh Year) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers). Hohlfed is developing a Winnie the Pooh series for Disney Channel.

Bonus materials featured on the DVD include a Roo and Lumpy set-top hide ‘n’ seek game, a featurette titled Welcome to the Family, Lumpy, a Disney song selection, DVD-ROM printable coloring pages and a Rubledoodles recipe. The Buena Vista Home Entertainment release lists for $29.99.

Also arriving on home video today is Batman: The Animated Series–Volume Three, a four-disc set containing the final 28 episodes of the popular show. For $44.98, you also get Gotham’s New Knight, a featurette on Batgirl, and commentary on select episodes with producer Bruce Timm, writer Paul Dini (now a writer on ABC’s Lost) , director Boyd Kirkland, writer Michael Reaves and Composer Shirley Walker.

The title is part of Warner’s DC Comics Classics Collection.

There’s more superhero action with Super Friends–Volume Two, a two-disc set with 16 episodes and a Wonder Twins music video and Pajama-Rama SuperFriends Retrospective featuring filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) and other celebrities and pop culture enthusiasts reflecting on their Saturday mornings with the ’70s cartoon series. This entry in Warner’s DC Comics Classics Collection lists for $26.99.

Last but not least is SpongeBob SquarePants: Fear of the Krabby Patty, a Paramount Home Entertainment release featuring eight episodes from the popular animated Nickelodeon show, including "Fear of A Krabby Patty," the first installment of the new season. Other episodes listed are "Molting," "Argh!," "Neptune’s Spatula," "One Krab’s Trash," "I’m Your Biggest Fanatic," "Karate Choppers" and "Superfriends." Fans can pick it up for $16.99.

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