‘Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Collection’ Due on DVD Sept. 19 From NCircle and Distribution Solutions

The animated Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Collection will be released on DVD Sept. 19 from NCircle Entertainment and Distribution Solutions.

In the series based on the popular Sega video game character, Sonic (voiced by Jaleel White, “Family Matters”) is back on Planet Mobius, using his supersonic speed and teenage irreverence to thwart the comedically despicable Dr. Robotnik. Sonic’s idolizing little buddy, Tails, tags along on every fast-action, gag-driven adventure. 

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The series also stars Charlie Adler (“Transformers,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”), Bradley Pierce (Beauty and the Beast 1991, “The Busy World of Richard Scarry,” Jumanji), Jim Cummings (Aladdin 1992, Winnie the Pooh, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) and Christine Cavanaugh (Babe, “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Rugrats”).

‘Barbie: It Takes Two — The Music of Friendship’ Due on DVD May 16

NCircle Entertainment and Distribution Solutions will release Mattel’s animated Barbie: It Takes Two — The Music of Friendship, with seven episodes, on DVD May 16. 

Featuring Barbie “Malibu” Roberts and Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts from the series “Barbie It Takes Two,” the program follows Barbie and Barbie as they attend a year of performing arts high school in NYC, set out to record a music demo, and take odd jobs to pay for it all — while exploring the Big Apple and traveling back to Malibu often to visit family and friends. Filled with stories of friendship, family, passion and perseverance, the series follows this iconic duo as they work hard and have fun chasing their dreams. This new series also features new characters, new settings and new songs.

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The cast includes America Young as the voice of Barbie “Malibu” Roberts, Tatiana Varris as the voice of Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts, Nicolas Roye as the voice of Rafa, and Kirsten Day as the voice of Skipper. 

Kidvid Title ‘The Last Kids on Earth — Book Two’ Due on DVD Feb. 28

NCircle Entertainment will release Atomic Cartoons’ The Last Kids on Earth — Book Two, featuring 10 episodes of the tween series, on DVD Feb. 28 from Distribution Solutions.

In the series, the zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies — but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose? Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb.

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 Day, Save the Last Dance), as well as a celebrity cast members including Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Campbell and Catherine O’Hara. 

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. 

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‘Gigantosaurus Season 2 — We’re in This Together!’ Headed to DVD Nov. 15 From NCircle and Distribution Solutions

NCircle Entertainment and Distribution Solutions will release season two of Cyber Group Studios’ animated “Gigantosaurus” on DVD Nov. 15. Gigantosaurus Season 2: We’re in This Together! features 90 minutes and eight episodes.

In season two, four little dino heroes — Rocky, Tiny, Bill and Mazu — are as brave and inseparable as ever and are off on new adventures in Cretacia. Whether running, flying or singing, the four friends explore brand-new corners of their land and make cool discoveries as they seek to learn the secrets of their new and mysterious friend Gigantosaurus, the biggest and fiercest dinosaur of all the dinos in Cretacia. Through great adventures and belly laughs alike, Rocky, Tiny, Bill and Mazu overcome all sorts of fears and obstacles.

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The animated series features the voices of Dylan Schombing (“Pup Academy,” “Watchman”), Nahanni Mitchell (“The Powerpuff Girls,” “Dragon Prince”), Nicholas Holmes (“Batwoman,” “Arrow”) and Heather Doerksen (Pacific Rim, The Cabin in the Woods). 

The children’s entertainment brand “Gigantosaurus” spans not only books and DVDs, but also toys and video games.

The U.K.’s first Gigantosaurus Land will open in 2024.

Animated ‘The Last Kids on Earth — Book One’ Due on DVD and Digital Nov. 8 From NCircle and Distribution Solutions

NCircle Entertainment and Distribution Solutions will release Atomic Cartoons’ The Last Kids on Earth — Book One on digital and DVD Nov. 8.

Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling children’s book line, the animated series launches on DVD with a 66-minute special episode that won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. The release includes the bonus episode “Happy Apocalypse to You.”

The hugely popular tween 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 Day, Save the Last Dance), as well as a celebrity cast that includes Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Campbell and Catherine O’Hara. 

In the series, ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, 13-year-old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house. He’s armed it to the teeth with catapults, crossbows and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of snacks scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine-Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. 

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So he builds a team: his genius best friend Quint; the reformed middle school bully Dirk; lone wolf survivor June Del Toro; and Jack’s loyal pet monster Rover. With their help, Jack plans to slay Blarg and achieve the ultimate feat of apocalyptic success.

 A 10-episode Book Two DVD and a 10-episode Book Three DVD will be released in the first quarter of 2023.

 

Mattel Feature ‘Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams’ Headed to Digital and DVD May 10 From NCircle and Distribution Solutions

Mattel’s animated feature Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams will be released on digital and DVD May 10 from NCircle Entertainment and Distribution Solutions.

Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams takes the cultural icon across the country to New York City as Barbie enrolls in a highly competitive summer program at the Handler School for Performing Arts where she meets a fellow student named Barbie Roberts. They become fast friends and quickly adopt nicknames inspired by their beloved hometowns, Malibu and Brooklyn, for their many new friends to distinguish them when together. The film includes all-new music.

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The cast includes America Young (Barbie Dreamhouse Adventure) as the voice of Barbie “Malibu” Roberts, Amber May as the voice of Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts, Greg Chun (“Star Wars: Visions”) as the voice of George Roberts, Kirsten Day (“Gossip Girl”) as the voice of Skipper, and Emma Adele Galvin (“Blue Bloods”) as the voice of Daisy.  

 

‘Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1’ Due on DVD and Digital Nov. 16 From NCircle and Distribution Solutions

The children’s title Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1 will be released on DVD and digital Nov. 16 from NCircle Entertainment and Distribution Solutions.

Viewers peek into the everyday life of Barbie in this animated series and join her as she embarks on adventures with her family and friends — including Ken. From fun road trips to sister shenanigans, Barbie discovers that with a little bit of help and a whole lot of laughter you can be anything.

The series features the voice of America Day as Barbie and Kirsten Day as Skipper.

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Holiday Film ‘Piney: The Lonesome Pine’ Due on DVD and Digitally Nov. 2

The holiday film Piney: The Lonesome Pine will be available digitally and on DVD Nov. 2 from NCircle Entertainment and Mill Creek Entertainment.

The animated film follows a 5-year-old Welsh girl named Georgie who gets to grow her very own pine tree, Piney, on her Grandpa Sid’s Christmas tree farm. Four years later, the day finally arrives for Piney to become what he was planted to be. He’s ready to be dressed up in baubles and bows and have bright shining lights from his head to his toes. Excited to take Piney into her home, Georgie discovers that Piney has accidentally been removed from the farm with a shipment of other trees. Georgie’s best friend, Jackster the dog, leads Piney on a journey across the countryside to try to get back home before Christmas Eve, while Georgie and Grandpa Sid frantically search for them.

Piney features the voices of Jonathan Pryce (Tomorrow Never Dies, The Two Popes, The Wife) who received a 2021 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End, Hot Fuzz), Jason Anthony (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, “Star Trek: Discovery”), Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey,” “East Is East”) and Parminder Nagra (“The Blacklist,” “ER,” Bend It Like Beckham).

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The DVD comes with bonus features including the trailer, “The Making of Piney: The Lonesome Pine,” “Behind-the-Scenes at Abbey Road Studios,” and a behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast and crew.

Mattel Inks Disc, Digital Distribution Deals With NCircle and Mill Creek Entertainment

NCircle Entertainment and Mill Creek Entertainment Aug. 31 announced separate multiyear physical and digital distribution agreements with Mattel. Under the pacts, NCircle Entertainment and Mill Creek Entertainment will distribute series based on Mattel brands such as Barbie, Thomas & Friends and Masters of the Universe on DVD at retail stores across the U.S. and Canada, as well as digital sellthrough and VOD.

The deal includes Barbie Dreamtopia Special, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures (seasons 1 and 2), Barbie Princess Adventure, Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday, and Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams; Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go (seasons 25 and 26, and corresponding specials), produced in 2D animation; Masters of the Universe: Revelation; and the pending CG series He-Man.

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“Our primary focus is on entertainment that is accessible and relevant for young children,” Mary Flynn, VP of sales, content and acquisitions for NCircle, said in a statement.

“This collaboration continues to enhance our ability to serve consumers and the retail community with strong content slates in the years to come,” added Jeff Hayne, SVP of acquisitions and production for Mill Creek.

Debuting this year: Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures (season 1), available Nov. 16 on DVD digital, and Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go, available Dec. 7 on DVD.

‘Sonic Boom’ Season One Available on Blu-ray From NCircle and Mill Creek

In time for the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary, Sonic Boom: The Complete Season 1 is available on Blu-ray Disc from Mill Creek Entertainment and NCircle Entertainment.

In the TV series, the anthropomorphic blue hedgehog Sonic (along with friends Tails, Knuckles and Sticks, as well as frenemy Doctor Eggman and Buster, a slime-belching robot dog) boosts, spins and peels out through a dystopian future.

The series, based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game that debuted 23 years earlier, aired from 2014 to 2017.

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