Lionsgate’s Latest Literary/Cinematic Adaptation Leads Phil’s Picks 2016 Top 10 New Family DVDs/BDs List

Courtesy: Lionsgate Premium

Courtesy: Lionsgate Premium

The realm of family entertainment is as vast when it comes to DVDs and Blu-rays as it is in terms of musical offerings.  That’s a powerful statement. And it has proven true once again this year.  Between PBS Kids, Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory, and other outlets, the number of family friendly offerings released this year has been impressive to say the least.

The content contained therein has been just as impressive as the DVDs and BDs themselves.  It is really what makes them so impressive.  From education to entertainment, this year’s crop of new family offerings has been quite balanced.  That balance has made choosing just a select list of the year’s best anything but easy.  Keeping that in mind, this critic has assembled a list of the year’s top new family DVDs and Blu-rays, which is presented here.  Topping this year’s list is a new offering from Lionsgate titled based on an equally well-known children’s novel.  Also included in this list are the 9th season of Curious George, a small handful of new titles from PBS Kids and a number of titles from Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory.

As with each Phil’s Picks list, this list features the Top 10 new titles in the list plus five honorable mention titles for a total of 15 titles.  Without any further ado, here for you is Phil’s Picks Top 10 New Family DVDs and Blu-rays.




  1. The Great Gilly Hopkins


  1. Zootopia


  1. Curious George Season 9


  1. Goosebumps


  1. Ice Age: Collision Course


  1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Goes To The Doctor


  1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel’s Winter Wonderland


  1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Goes Camping


  1. Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes of Tech


  1. Transformers Rescue Bots: Adventures In Time and Space


  1. Transformers Recue Bots: Bots Battle for Justice


  1. Pound Puppies: Showstopping Pups


  1. Pound Puppies: A Rare Pair


  1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Super Daniel


  1. WordWorld: It’s Time For School




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