Animated ‘Last Kids on Earth — Book Three’ Due on DVD April 18 From Distribution Solutions and NCircle

NCircle Entertainment will release Atomic Cartoons’ The Last Kids on Earth — Book Three, featuring 10 episodes of the tween series, on DVD April 18 from Distribution Solutions.

In the series, life after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan. He lives in a cool tree fort with his best friends, speeds through town playing real-life Mario Kart, has a crew of monster buddies, battles zombies regularly, and generally treats life like a video game. But then Jack’s friends make a startling discovery — they may not be the last kids on earth after all. This is great news for everyone — except Jack, who fears he’ll lose his friends and his fabulous life. It’s also hard convincing his friends everything’s great when they are being hunted by a monstrous Nightmare King and an ancient evil that won’t rest until the earth has been devoured.

The series features the voices of Nick Wolfhard (“Smiling Friends,” “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”), Montse Hernandez (“Jane the Virgin,” “Elena of Avalor”), Garland Whitt (Training DaySave the Last Dance), as well as a celebrity cast members including Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Campbell and Catherine O’Hara. 

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Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling children’s book series, the animated series won the 2020 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. 

‘Playmobil’ Movie Available on Home Video March 3

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and STX Entertainment will release the animated Playmobil: The Movie on DVD and digitally March 3.

Based on the “Playmobil” toy line of figurines with themed playsets, the film features secret agent Rex Dasher (voiced by Daniel Radcliffe) teaming with smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan) and the savvy Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) to rescue the citizens of different lands who vanish into thin air as a result of the actions of a top-secret organization.

The film grossed $1.1 million at the domestic box office.

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‘Splash and Bubbles: The Kelp Forest’ Swimming to DVD May 21 from PBS

Splash and Bubbles: The Kelp Forest, including six episodes from the series, will be available on DVD May 21 from PBS Distribution.

In “Cleaner of the Kelp,” Splash, Bubbles and Dunk meet the self-appointed Kelp Forest Ranger, Tidy, the Garibaldi fish. Then Splash and Bubbles are on seal-sitting duties with a fearless seal pup named Tyke. All are having fun in the kelp forest until Splash and Bubbles can’t find Tyke during a game of hide-and-seek. In the episode “The Kelp Needs Help,” some Asterina starfish end up in the Kelp Forest, where they don’t belong. Splash, Bubbles and Tidy must dive into action before the starfish eat all the kelp. In “Mrs. Tidy,” Tidy is expecting a new partner to arrive — a female Garibaldi fish named Neat. While Tidy stays busy cleaning the kelp forest, Splash and friends get Mrs. Tidy mixed up with another fish, one who’s not a good fit in the kelp forest. Other episodes included on the DVD are “The Seal Sitters,” “Tyke and Seek” and “Kelp Forest Keepers.”

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Episodes featured on the DVD will also be streaming on PBS Kids Prime Channel.

Animated Film ‘The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island’ Due on Disc From Shout! Factory Aug. 7

The animated feature film The Boxcar Children — Surprise Island will come out on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 7 from Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory’s Shout! Kids.

A movie adaption of the popular children’s book of the same name, The Boxcar Children — Surprise Island follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend a summer living on their grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet the mysterious Joe, who is inexplicably living on their island. The film features the voices of Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”) as James Alden, J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) as Joe, Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence) as Jesse Alden, Carter Sand (Frozen) as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham (Twilight) as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Capt. Daniel and Talitha Bateman (Love, Simon) as Violet.

The title is available for pre-order at Amazon.com or shoutfactory.com and is Dove approved for all ages.

The Boxcar Children — Surprise Island is the first of three new animated features to be adapted from the “The Boxcar Children” book series as part of a partnership between Shout! Kids and Legacy Classics.

“The Boxcar Children” series from author Gertrude Chandler Warner is one of the best-selling children’s book series of all time, which having just marked its 75th anniversary, has sold more than 70 million books worldwide.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Legacy Classics has animation and visual effects studios in Seoul, Jakarta and Bali. Founded by Dan Chuba and Mark Dippé, the company is dedicated to creating family entertainment and educational tools based on classic and award-winning children’s literature.