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Minions, Fraggles, Teen Titans and more topline this week’s Family Media Releases

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When it comes to new releases, there’s definitely an increase when you hit the beginning of March – as that two month post-Christmas lull is broken and the new titles really start flowing. It’s like a switch has been flipped, and this first Tuesday of March 2014 is no exception. While there’s no really BIG family title hitting the streets this week, there’s some really cool reissues like AN AMERICAN TAIL and HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS. PBS KIDS fans will find new releases from familiar characters like SID THE SCIENCE KID and THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, while Nickelodeon has a new DORA THE EXPLORER title, and some classic MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN arrive. Check out some highlights for what’s new this week below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER:

New Releases for March 4, 2014:

51ZTHn3HAkL. AA160 AN AMERICAN TAIL (Universal)

From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment comes the story of a courageous little mouse named Fievel, one of the most endearing animated characters ever created. Journeying by ship from Russia to turn-of-the-century America, Fievel is lost at sea during a ferocious storm. Washing ashore in New York Harbor, Fievel braves the perils and wonders of a strange new world in a thrilling quest to find his family. Filled with humor, adventure and action, this heartwarming tale is fun for the entire family!


Join the Cat in the Hat on a trip into space- and learn why the cosmos are such a cool place! Visit each of the planets, the sun and the stars. The red one near Earth? It’s the planet called Mars! Learn why day turns to night thanks to our friend, the sun. And why balls hit on the moon are always a home run!


Get ready to explore Wonderland with Dora and Boots! When Dora’s kitties run through a magic mirror, Dora becomes Dora in Wonderland in this double-length special based on the classic tale. Plus, become a book explorer with Dora as she journeys into classic stories in a bonus episode never before released on DVD!


Harry and the Hendersons takes adventure to new heights in this big-laughs, big-hearted, big-footed comedy for the whole family! A chance car accident introduces the Hendersons to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster and quickly becomes a true friend to the family. They’re soon in a race against the clock to return “Harry” to his natural environment before the authorities capture him. The fur will fly in this feel-good romp – an Oscar winner for Best Makeup – the whole family will enjoy again and again!


7 mini-movies starring your favorite characters from Despicable Me, HOP, and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax come together for the first time ever in one exciting collection! Get busy with the Minions, hop along with Phil and Carlos, and explore nature with The Lorax in these hilarious crowd-pleasing adventures. It’s animated fun the whole family can enjoy again and again!

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Classic Media)

Join Mr. Peabody & Sherman as they travel through time in the WABAC (pronounced “way-back”) machine–saving history’s great American Legends from obscurity and ensuring the accuracy of our past. This Volume 1-American Legends DVD includes ten Peabody and Sherman Improbable Histories: Annie Oakley; James McNeill Whistler; The Texas Rangers; The Wright Brothers; Buffalo Bill; Calamity Jane; Daniel Boone; Paul Revere; George Armstrong Custer; The Pony Express

61B7tw04uvL. AA160 TEEN TITANS GO! MISSION TO MISBEHAVE Season One, Part One (Warner)

Featuring the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures, Teen Titans Go! Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the superhero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The series stars the principal voice cast from the original Teen Titans, and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

sidSID THE SCIENCE KID: WHAT IS A RAINBOW? (NCircle Entertainment)

After a rainstorm, the sun comes out and Sid spots a big rainbow in the sky. He races inside to tell his parents, but by the time he brings them outside to see it, the rainbow is gone. Sid and his friends investigate rainbows at school where they discover that rainbows can only form when light passes through water droplets.


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The Island of Sodor is always bustling with activity, yet when the engines try to be “Really Useful” they often find themselves in some messy muddles! James tries to prove he’s not afraid of the dark, or too vain to haul smelly fish, but when he pulls the nighttime Kipper Express he gets more than he bargained for! Stephen’s need for speed and Salty’s need to impress sends them both into some sticky, slippery situations. Hiro shows Diesel that nice engines do finish first and Sir Topham Hatt shows you can’t cry over spilled milk… twice! It’s full steam ahead for “Spills & Thrills” on Sodor.

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