This critic, for those who might not know, is a parent and is married. It makes finding time to go through everything needed difficult at times. It also means trying to find ways to keep a child entertained quite often. Keeping a child entertained includes finding DVDs and Blu-rays that will entertain and educate at the same time.
Thankfully, that part of doing this job is not too difficult, as companies, such as Public Media Distribution, Film Movement and Shout! Factory Kids have offered again this year, plenty of options. Those options include, and are not limited to two new (and seemingly the last) Transformers Rescue Bots DVDs, two more fun-filled collections of episodes from Nature Cat and more new material from Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train.
Of course that new material is just some of the fun new fare offered for families this year. Film Movement’s release of The Railway Children live is a welcome new take on a stage presentation that also honors its literary source material, and Nickelodeon’s long-awaited Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie is a bit of a disappointment, but still worth at least one watch thanks to some major writing problems.
The top spot in this year’s Top 10 new Family DVDs/BDs list goes to the noted stage adaptation of The Railway Children. This adaptation honors its source material while also presenting a one-of-its kind stage presentation that is unlike almost anything that American audiences have ever seen from stage plays.
The number two and three spots on this year’s list go to Public Media Distribution’s two new Nature Cat DVDs, Onward & Pondward and Winter Dance Party. Each DVD’s episodes follow a specific theme while also teaching lessons that are directly linked with the themes.
Also included in this year’s list, as noted already are the new Wild Kratts DVDs and those from Transformers Rescue Bots along with the new Hey Arnold! movie, just to name a handful of titles. As always, the top 10 pics are the best while the five that follow are honorable mention titles. Without any further ado, here is Phil’s Picks 2018 Top 10 New Family DVDs & BDs list.
PHIL’S PICKS 2018 TOP 10 NEW FAMILY DVDs & BLU-RAYs
- The Railway Children
- Nature Cat: Onward & Pondward
- Nature Cat: Winter Dance Party
- Transformers Rescue Bots: Outdoor Adventures
- Transformers Rescue Bots; Team Rescue Bots
- Dinosaur Train: Making New Friends
- Wild Kratts: Adventures on the African Savannah
- Wild Kratts: Mdagascar Madness
- Littlest Pet Shop: Best Pet Friends
- Ready Jet Go!: Jet’s First Halloween
- Super Why: The Adventures of Little Bo Peep & Her Sheep
- Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday
- Hotel Transylvania 3
- Disney Pixar Short Films: Volume 3
- Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
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