Bundles of Joy
IThis month’s discs are a heart-warming and heart-pumping mix: and more. By Mercedes Milligan.
llumination’s international smash-hit family comedy (the No. 3 top-grossing flick of the year so far) comes home this month for a nominal adoption fee. Featuring the voices of comedians Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart in their animated mov- ie debuts, Chris Renaud’s urban animal adventure centers on a pampered terrier and his unruly new canine “roommate” as they get lost in New York City, scrapping with alley cats and making a pact with a maniacal expet bunny.
Available on DVD, Digital, Blu-ray ($34.98), Blu-ray 3D and 4K ($44.98), the home release boasts when top delivery stork Junior (Andy Samberg) accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, he and his human friend Tulip (Katie Crown) embark on a mad race to drop the unauthorized bundle of joy with a family before the boss finds out.
The voice cast also boasts Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Danny Trejo, and Keegan-Michael Key and teenage Avatar Korra’s quest to discover her true self and bring balance to the world of water, fire, air and earth make up 52 incredible element-bending episodes, produced by Nickelodeon.
The DVD set includes special features, episode and scene explorations, and commentary. But we highly recommend the Limited Edition Blu- Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation, the modern surveillance state, and the artistic lives of dogs — with an elegy for Anderson’s beloved pup, Lolabelle, at its heart. The dreamlike visuals are complemented by wry narration by Anderson and a free-form score of her own composition.
Also available on Blu-ray ($39.95), the filmmaker-approved special features include a new conversation between Anderson and co-producer Jake Perlin, footage from Anderson’s 2016 Concert for Dogs, deleted scenes, Lolabelle’s video Christmas card, trailer, and an essay by film critic Glenn Kenny.
[Release date: Dec. 6]