23rd March: New on DVD for Families

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Each week we tell you about our favourite new DVD releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

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We kick things off with the FILMCLUB Film of the Week!

FILMCLUB DVD Film of The Week:

Puss in Boots (2011, PG)

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Director: Chris Miller

Cast: Antonio Banderas (voice); Salma Hayek (voice); Zach Galifianakis (voice); Billy Bob Thornton (voice)

After playing second fiddle to a green ogre and a donkey, Shrek charmer Puss in Boots finally gets his own spin-off adventure.

A fast-paced and inventive story, this Zorro-style animation looks at how the swashbuckling, outlaw moggy became a fairytale legend. Funny references to other movies and hilarious voices add to the fun, as Puss joins feline friend Kitty Softpaws and his childhood pal Humpty Dumpty on a mission to steal magic beans from the evil Jack and Jill.

If you liked the Shrek movies then you will almost certainly love this as Puss comes centre stage with all the fun that we have come to expect from him.

Plenty of jokes that both kids and the grown ups will enjoy make this an ideal family film to pick up on DVD for those rainy days.

Like this? Then also try these great films: Shrek (2001, U); The Ugly Duckling and Me (2006, U); Chicken Little (2005, U); Hoodwinked (2005, U); Happily N’Ever After (2006, U)

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Each week we look at the DVD releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

Happy Feet 2 (2011, U)

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Director: George Miller

Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Alecia “Pink” Moore, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Common, Hank Azaria

Our penguin hero Mumble (Elijah Wood) is now a father with an awkward son of his own to parent, Latin loverman Ramon (Robin Williams) has competition in the form of an exotic flying penguin, and somewhere deep in the Antarctic Ocean, two tiny krill are having a big chat about the world around them.

All these things seem less important as some dramatic climate change hits which gives everyone some much more immediate concerns. There’s a moral here. In fact there are several: the importance of accepting your limitations, the power of team work and looking after the environment.

As well as this there is everything you would expect from a Happy Feet film, fancy footwork and amazing spectacle.  At a time when everyone’s talking about hand-drawn animation, Happy Feet Two is a reminder of what computer animation can really do. Overall it’s fun but a bit predictable and certainly not as good as the original Happy Feet.

Like this? Then also try these great films: March of the Penguins (2005, U), Happy Feet (2006, U), Arctic Tale (2007, U), Toy Story (1995, PG), Ferngully (1992, U)

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