It’s kind of a slow week on the ol’ home entertainment release calendar — unless you have been awaiting the fourth Scorpion King outing with bated breath. But there is a bright little diamond against the ho-hum rough as Cartoon Network busts out the first on-disc volume of Rebecca Sugar’s acclaimed comedy/adventure Steven Universe. The single disc “Gem Glow” DVD (SRP $14.97) will inspire you to Believe in Steven as you follow the unlikely hero on his incredible adventures with the Crystal Gems. Also included is the show’s pilot episode.
Also out January 13
DuckTales: The Movie – Treasure of the Lost Lamp DVD [Disney, $15.99]
Lots of retro Disney TV stuff out this week — include this feature length adventure that follows the wiley Scrooge McDuck and his young nephews on the trail of a legendary thief.
Gargoyles: Season 2 Vol. 2 DVD [Disney, $15.99]
Three disc set pits Goliath and his stone-countenanced cohorts against the diabolical schemes of Demona. A little slice of noirish ’90s toon goodness.
One Piece: Collection 11 DVD [FUNimation, $34.98]
Four-disc set includes a smattering of episode commentary and behind-the-scenes featurettes with English dub cast. The usual One Piece sea-faring mayhem applies with the CP9 goons, a warrior from the Island of Snipers, a foreboding fortress and a samurai frog among the Straw Hat Pirates’ encounters.
TaleSpin Volume 3 DVD [Disney, $15.99]
The final slate of episodes finally comes to disc, so it’s time to finish your collection with this three-disc set. And then you can start again when the Blu-rays start rolling out.
The Tom and Jerry Show: Funny Side Up DVD [WB, $19.97]
The sleek reinvention of the classic cat and mouse duo comes home with 13 two-parter episodes on two discs. Capers, mysteries and improbable pandemonium abound.