Tad: The Lost Explorer [Vivendi Ent., $14.93]
Last year, this inventive Spanish CG adventure took Spain’s major awards events by storm (including the coveted Goyas) and earned a nomination for the Annecy Cristal. Now the English-language version of Enrique Gato’s animated adventure comes home on DVD and Blu-ray 3D combo pack ($19.97) thanks to Vivendi.
The film’s hero, Tad, is a humble Chicago construction worker who dreams of being a world famous archeologist like his hero, Max Mordon. When he’s mistaken for a real professor, he journeys to Peru to team up with Prof. Levrof and his daughter Sara to help unravel the mystery of the Lost City of Paititi—while evading the machinations of the evil Kopponen and his shadowy Odysseus corporation. We’d take this Iberian spoof over Shia Labeouf’s take on Indiana Jones any day. [Release date: January 14]