The All-Stars of Sum­mer

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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]

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