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The Animation Lover’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

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The Animation Lover’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Wascally wabbits and gnomes from My Hero,
 
Robots and cop pups and a pottery Grogu,
Books, discs and sweaters, a Doc doll who sings,
These are a few of our favorite things! 

Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection Collector's Gift Set

Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection Collector’s Gift Set

Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection Collector’s Gift Set

Three-disc collection features 60 theatrical shorts, 10 episodes of Looney Tunes Cartoons, new What’s Up Doc-umentary and collectible Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure. [Warner Bros., $75]

Weathering With You Collector's Edition

Weathering With You Collector’s Edition

Weathering with You 4K Collector’s Edition 

Makoto Shinkai’s latest magnificent feature gets the deluxe treatment! In addition to an exclusive feature-length making of documentary, this ray of sunshine set includes soundtrack CD, 104-page book, mini poster and decal. [GKIDS/Shout!, $80]

My Hero Academia Movie Bundle + Garden Gnomes

My Hero Academia Movie Bundle + Garden Gnomes

My Hero Academia Movie Bundle + Garden Gnomes 

Your garden has never been safer, with gnomified Deku and Bakugo here to protect your perimeter while you enjoy the smash-hit movies Two Heroes and Heroes Rising on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital! [Funimation, $100]

PAW Patrol: Pup-Tastic! Limited Edition

PAW Patrol: Pup-Tastic! Limited Edition

PAW Patrol: Pup-Tastic! Limited Edition

Kiddos will love this collection of eight puptacular rescue adventures in a LE box shaped like Marshall’s fire truck! Includes first-time DVD release Robo Dog Rescues. [Nickelodeon, $50]

The Orange Years

The Orange Years

The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

This crowdfunded documentary chronicles the rise of Nickelodeon, with the actors, writers and creators from all the golden age Nick shows that shaped your lives: It’s wild. It’s crazy. It changed the world! [Gravitas Ventures, $20 BD / $12 DVD]

The Disney Princess

The Disney Princess

The Disney Princess: A Celebration of Art & Creativity

From film historian Charles Solomon, discover how each princess from Snow White to Moana came to be through behind-the-scenes stories, photos and stunning art from the Disney archive. Features 200+ images and never-before-seen concept art! [Chronicle Books, $50]

WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel

WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel

Wolfwalkers: The Graphic Novel

An enchanting adaptation of the critically acclaimed movie by Samuel Sattin, featuring intro and exclusive art from co-creator Tomm Moore and co-art director Maria Pareja. Reading level 8-12 years old. [Little, Brown; $25 hardcover / $15 paperback]

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol: The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol: The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol: The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special

Veteran animation director/producer Darrell Van Citters delivers a meticulously researched, delightfully engaging story about the 1962 classic with dozens of artworks, rare photographs and the insights of artists who brought it to screen. [Darrell Van Citters, $50]

The Legend of Zelda - Legendary Edition Box Set

The Legend of Zelda – Legendary Edition Box Set

The Legend of Zelda – Legendary Edition Box Set

Five best-selling volumes of Link’s manga adventures to save Hyrule in exclusive hardcover editions, plus an exclusive, new poster drawn by artist Akira Himekawa — all in a charming treasure chest with opening sound effects! [VIZ, $125]

Soul

Soul

Soul, a Little Golden Book

A sweetly illustrated retelling of Pixar’s animated journey from jazzy New York City to the cosmi realms. Perfect for readers ages 2-5 and collectors of all ages! [Golden/Disney, $5]

Doc McStuffins 'Wash Your Hands' Singing Doll

Doc McStuffins ‘Wash Your Hands’ Singing Doll

Doc McStuffins ‘Wash Your Hands’ Singing Doll

Nominated for the 2021 Toy of the Year Awards, the 11.5″ Doc comes with an interactive stethoscope, doctor’s bag, thermometer, otoscope and facemask, and sings the popular hygiene tune from the Peabody-winning series. Disney and Just Play marked the doll’s launch with a donation to Feeding America. Suitable for ages 3+. [Just Play, $25]

Rick and Morty Butter Robot

Rick and Morty Butter Robot

Rick and Morty Butter Robot

Adult Swim and Digital Dream Labs have brought everyone’s favorite existential kitchen gadget to life, with a complex “emotion engine,” selectable control modes, motion, interactions and text-to-voice. Join the club, pal. [TheButterRobot.com, $147]

Trolls World Tour LEGO Volcano Rock City

Trolls World Tour LEGO Volcano Rock City

LEGO Trolls World Tour Volcano Rock City Concert

Recreate the DreamWorks movie’s musical melting pot finale with this radical set, including Queen Barb, Poppy and Branch minifigs. LEGO released several new Trolls World Tour sets for the holidays, so get shoppin’! [Target/mass, $40]

HipDot X SpongeBob Best Friends Mask

HipDot X SpongeBob Best Friends Mask

HipDot X SpongeBob Best Friends Mask

Animators have been busier than ever this year with the high demand for WFH-compatible content. Treat your BFFs to some much needed self care and/or hysterical laughter with these skin-soothing SpongeBob and Patrick sheet masks. Cruelty free & vegan! [HipDot, $20 per 4-pack]

The Child Chia Pet

The Child Chia Pet

The Child Chia Pet

For anyone on your list who hasn’t canceled The Mandalorian’s adorable little puppet for his egg-eating crimes, this handmade decorative planter is a great way to celebrate their inner geek and bring some easy to maintain greenery into their life. [Mass/specialty retailers, $20]

Praxinoscope

Praxinoscope

Praxinoscope Animation Spinner

The ultimate desktop toy for animation history buffs, this mini motion-picture machine is modeled on Émile Reynaud’s 1877 invention and comes with 19 different strips (you can also make your own). [Uncommon Goods, $95]

Funko POP! AWESOM-O

Funko POP! AWESOM-O

Funko POP! AWESOM-O

There may be more Funko vinyl figures, keychains, plushies and other toys than there are stars in the sky at this point, repping a plethora of brands and fandoms! We’re partial to this sweet South Park memory, but you’ll find something for anyone in their online store. [Funko, $11]

Totoro sweater

Totoro sweater

My Neighbor Totoro Holiday Sweater

Keep your loved ones cozy and protected by Studio Ghibli’s beloved forest troll in this Nordic-influenced neutral perfect for any wardrobe, whether you can leave the house or not. [BoxLunch.com, $60

Friendly Swede Stylus

Friendly Swede Stylus

Capacitive 4-in-1 Stylus

Designed to be compatible with any capacitive touch screen device, the adjustable-length stylus comes with four interchangeable tips — Precision Disc, Microfiber, Ballpoint and Brush — which store in the pen body. Great for jotting notes, doodling or letting off some creative steam on a small screen on those days when your desk is just … so far from your bed. [The Friendly Swede, $27]

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