Summer is officially here, and before long, fall will be here, too. With the return of fall also comes the start of the annual holiday season, Halloween. Most people refuse to accept that the holiday season starts with Halloween, but it does. In anticipation of Halloween’s return, PBS Distribution has two DVDs on the way — the brand new DVD Ready, Jet Go!: Jet’s First Halloween and the re-issue of the classic Garfield Halloween special, Garfield’s Halloween Adventure.
The lead episode in this season follows Jet’s friends — Sydney, Sean and Mindy — as they help him experience and enjoy his first ever Halloween, from carving a jack-o-lantern to trick or treating to even a haunted house of sorts. In return, Mindy gets to fly by the red moon, something she had wanted to do for a long time. Celery even takes the kids into space to see a lunar eclipse along the way.
For all of the fun that everyone has during the night, there is one problem that the kids face: Mitchell Petersen. Mitchell is determined to find out what is going on with the Propulsion family, so the kids have to deal with him while keeping the family’s secret and trying to enjoy the night. This story is divided into two segments to add to the enjoyment. It isn’t the only story included in the disc. Two more episodes are included as bonuses.
The first episode — “Diggin’ Earth'” — is a familiar story that finds Jet and company wanting to dig to the center of the earth after reading a story in a comic book about just that. Yes, it’s another take of Jules Verne’s timeless story Journey To The Center of the Earth. When the kids find out the reality of their effort, they still work to be the first kids to dig the farthest into the earth.
The second bonus episode — “Mindy’s Mystery” — is a botany lesson of sorts. It follows Mindy, Jet and company as they try to track down a sweet aroma that’s keeping Mindy awake. The source of the smell is a surprise to everyone, and leads to the botany lesson in question.
Ready, Jet, Go!: Jet’s First Halloween runs 80 minutes and will retail for MSRP of $6.99. It can be pre-ordered online now direct via PBS’ online store. More information on this DVD is available along with lots of Ready, Jet, Go! activities, printables and more at:
Also set for release August 28 from PBS Distribution is a re-issue of the timeless Garfield Halloween special, Garfield’s Halloween Adventure. The special was most recently re-issued as part of Anderson Digital’s Garfield holiday collection in 2015. This time it is being released by itself as PBS Distribution released the collection’s other two holiday specials together on DVD in 2017.
Garfield’s Halloween Adventure follows everyone’s favorite feisty feline as he recruits his k-9 pal Odie to help him get lots of candy on Halloween. The duo ends up at an old deserted house that turns out to not be as deserted as they thought. The special will have the fur…er….hair standing up on the backs of viewers’ necks, It may be a little too spooky for some younger audiences, though older kids might find it spooky fun.
Garfield’s Halloween Adventure will retail for MSRP of $6.99 and can be pre-ordered online via PBS’ online store.
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