Children’s Animated DVDs: Classic Family Viewing

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Christmas can be a busy time for adults, but not always for children who don’t have the urgent tasks of cooking, buying presents, entertaining relatives and decorating the house. Luckily, this year there’s a great selection of animated cheap DVDs for all ages, so a group of visiting cousins of all ages can enjoy some of the season’s best films and get out from under their parents’ feet as well.

For the youngsters, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2, the Squeakquel, sees the return of the naughty, furry brothers, Alvin, Theodore and Simon. They’re up to their usual hijinks, enrolling in a school with their cool cousin, Toby, dealing with peer pressure, sports and girls, or ahem, “Chipettes”. Of course they become rock stars in the local talent show, but it’s not without its challenges…

Yogi Bear is another children’s classic about a picnic-basket-stealing bear that mixes animation with live action and is set in the eponymous Jellystone Park. When Yogi discovers that the greedy Mayor Brown has put the park up for sale, he teams up with his well-meaning side-kick Boo Boo and their old enemy, Ranger Smith, and start a campaign to keep the park open.

Beauty and the Beast is a beautifully animated fairy tale with a famous musical score with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. It’s the story of Belle who is not your archetypal princess but a headstrong, book-loving young woman who dreams of one day escaping her hometown. When her father is captured by a beast in the woods, she goes to rescue him and agrees to stay with the beast in exchange for her father’s life. Getting to know the beast, however, a softer side emerges; reminding Belle that beauty is more than skin deep.

For teens, the Adventures of Tintin: the Secret of the Unicorn is based on the well-known comic series by the Belgian artist Georges Remi who is better known as Hergé. The film is a creative partnership from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, resulting in an impressive animation that renders the world of the pen with detail and texture. The young reporter, Tintin, and his friend Captain Haddock, set off to find treasure on a sunken ship that had once been commanded by an ancestor of Haddock’s, when they encounter someone else who’s in search of the treasure.

Snatch a few moments’ peace this Christmas with cheap animated DVDs, which are available for family viewing, and in addition to some of the latest releases, you can buy classic children’s releases as well. Browse a bargain chart of DVDs and have a relaxing holiday.

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This article was published on 2012/01/10