The All-Stars of Summer
Here’s something to get your whiskers twitching: After winning major props from critics and stampeding through the global box office ($970+ million to-date), Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s modern, mammalian crime-caper arrives on disc and digital this month. The film stars Ginnifer Goodwin as a new bunny on the Zooto-
Critics’ darlings and box-office hits dominate new home releases. By Mercedes Milligan.
pia police beat and Jason Bateman as the smooth-talking fox con-artist she teams up with to crack an unsolved case — and uncover a plot to turn the city’s species against each other.
The Digital HD, Blu-ray combo and BD 3D ($39.99) releases are packed with bonus features, including seven deleted scenes, music video for Shakira’s “Try Everything” and several informative featurettes: tions, Anomalisa received a slew of awards and nods from festivals and critics’ groups around the world and made Top 10 yearly film lists from New York Times, the AP, Hollywood Reporter and others.
Featuring the voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan, the story centers on an author named Michael who travels to Cincinnati for a con- street urchin Kyuta, who stumbles into a magical alternate world. He’s taken on as an apprentice by the gruff warrior beast Kumatetsu, and over the years their bickering turns into a strong father-son bond. But this relationship is tested by a darkness which threatens both their worlds.
The DVD and BD combo ($34.98) include extra trailers (woohoo), but if you want more Hosoda goodness, FUNimation is re- ther and travels to a secret panda paradise. When the supernatural Kai begins wreaking havoc in China, Po (Jack Black) must train up an unlikely band of new Kung Fu Pandas.
The A- list voicers for the Furious Five return for the sequel, which welcomes Bryan Cranston ( Li), J. K. Simmons ( Kai) and Kate Hudson ( Mei Mei) to the cast. DVD bonus features include Panda Paws: A Mei Mei Mini Movie, Every- body Loves a Panda Party sing- along, Make a Panda Party Paper Pal craft activity, Play Like a Panda ( starring real baby pandas), The Origin of “Skadoosh” and Gallery of Epic Artfulness. Exclusive to the BD set ($ 36.99) are Po’s Posters of Awesomeness and deleted scenes, or Faux Paws. For black and white furballs, these are some colorful characters.
[Release date: June 28]