SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- The holidays are made for spending time with our loved ones . Here are some family-friendly gifting options.
- Recent family friendly DVD and Blu-ray releases include The Addams Family '90s movies double feature, "The Angry Birds Movie 2," the live-action Dora the Explorer adventure "Dora and the Lost City of Gold," "Shrek: The Ultimate Collection" featuring five films, ten shorts and five television episodes, the 25th anniversary of "The Swan Princess" and the new gorgeous 4K release of "The Wizard of Oz."
- It's hard to believe, but "Sesame Street" has been on air for 50 years. To celebrate Shout! Factory has released "Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting" a two disc collection of five hours of classic footage from the television series we all grew up with.
- Out of Print Clothing has a selection of Sesame Street themed wearables.
- All three seasons of the original Scooby-Doo series, "Scooby-Doo Where Are You!" have been released in a limited edition box set shaped like a haunted house.
- Funko has a variety of Scooby-Doo themed toys including this Spooky Space Kook.
- "The Dark Crystal" was a strange, wonderful world created by Jim Henson. In 2019, Netflix revived Henson's vision with "The Dark Crystal" Age of Resistance," a fascinating prequel series that further explored the world of Thra and its inhabitants. To celebrate the franchise's return Funko released a variety of "Age of Resistance" POP! and action figures.
- Insight Editions also produced "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Inside the Epic Return to Thra,"a beautiful book that takes readers deeper into the creative process behind the elaborate puppets and intricate sets.
- Those looking to relive or to pass along some of their childhood favorites like the recent re-releases of "Shazam! The Complete Series," "Teen Titans: The Complete Series," "Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s Vol. 1," "SilverHawks: Season 1, Volume 1," "Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series" and "The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series" or "Voltron: Defender of the Universe - The Complete Original Series."
How to Train Your Dragon
- The cinematic How to Train Your Dragon trilogy came to a close with "The Hidden World," but there fandom continues with toys like DreamWorks Dragons: Hatching Baby Toothless and the DreamWorks Dagons: Baby Dragon Plush series.
- Build-A-Bear has a variety of How to Train Your Dragon options including Toothless and Light Fury plush dragons.
Spirit Riding Free
- Based on the 2002 film "Spirit: The Stallion of the Cimarron," "Spirit: Riding Free" is an animated series on Netflix that follows the adventures of Fortuna "Lucky" Esperanza Navarro Prescott, a city girl relocated to the country who bonds with a wild mustang. Just Play offer a variety of Spirit collectible dolls and horses including Bebe and her horse Sarge.
- Playmobil offers numerous building sets based on the Spirit franchise.
- Those who prefer physical DVDs to digital, there are two sets available: "Spirit: Riding Free - Seasons 1-4" and "Spirit: Riding Free - Seasons 5-8."
Spirit Riding Free
- Young readers will enjoy Little, Brown and Company's Spirit Riding Free books "Merry Christmas!" an "Lucky's Guide to Wintertime Whimsy"
- There may not be a new Minions film, but Flex Watches offers a trilogy of Minions themed watches (along with a very cool line of Star Wars watches).
The Secret Life of Pets
- I was pleasantly surprised by "The Secret Life of Pets 2," a rare sequel that is better than the original. Outside of the 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases Universal offers numerous toy options including a small plush collection.
- With "Trolls World Tour" set to hit theaters in April 2020, its the perfect time to revisit the original film on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD or digital.
- Those looking for some Troll inspired holiday cheer should consider Big Golden Book "Trolls Holiday."
- While you revisiting the original film, you might also want to consider the spin-off series "Trolls: The Beat Goes On!," an animated series available on DVD and streaming on Netflix.
- Hasbro also offers a gaggle of Troll toys including "Trolls Popstar Poppy," a sing-a-long doll that plays a ukulele and sings "Trolls Just Want to Have Fun."
Sh-Ra and the Princesses of Power
- Once upon a time She-Ra was toy maker Mattel's attempt to make the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise appealing to young girls. These days, She-Ra is the flagship character as she and her Princesses of Power have their own rebooted animated series on Netflix while He-Man has yet to be updated (Kevin Smith has something in the works). You can revisit the original series with "She-Ra: Princess of Power - The Complete Original Series" or pick up the first three seasons of "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" on DVD.
- Seeing as She-Ra's o rigins are in toy sales, it makes sense that Mattel would offer a handful of She-Ra figures including "Battle Armor She-Ra & Swift Wind."
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