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New on DVD: Cartoon pups star in ‘Paw Patrol’


An animated movie best suited for younger audiences tops the DVD releases for the week of Nov. 2.

“Paw Patrol: The Movie”: The rescue dogs of the Nickelodeon children’s cartoon venture to Adventure City in their first feature film, hoping to thwart the plans of the nefarious mayor.

“Slightly stepped up from common TV animation for kids, the look of ‘Paw Patrol’ is below the standard detail, texture, artistic use of color and daring design of today’s theatrical 3D computer visuals,” Los Angeles Times critic Michael Ordoña writes in his review. However, he notes, “the show is presumably popular, so there’s probably a 3- to 6-year-old audience for this out there. Accompanying adults, though, are in for a ruff time.”

Also new on DVD

“Pig”: Nicolas Cage stars as a chef-turned-reclusive truffle hunter who must return to his former life in the city when his beloved foraging pig is stolen.

“Nine Days”: A man interviews five unborn souls to determine which should be given a chance at life on Earth.

“Come True”: Sci-fi horror film about a teen runaway who agrees to participate in a sleep study that descends into a nightmare.

“The Crown: Season 4”: Olivia Colman returns as Queen Elizabeth II as this Netflix drama about the life and reign of the longtime British monarch continues.

“Kung Fu: The Complete First Season”: This CW reboot of the 1970s show stars Olivia Liang as a young Chinese American woman who uses her martial arts training to protect her community from crime and corruption.

“Mom: Season 8”: The final season of the CBS sitcom finds Allison Janney’s character adjusting to life without her daughter in the house.

“The Banishing”: This horror film set in the 1930s finds a young reverend and his family moving into the most haunted house in England.

“Zone 414”: This sci-fi thriller stars Guy Pearce as a private eye hired by an eccentric and powerful businessman to find his missing daughter.

“Star Trek: Discovery: Seasons 1-3”: Set includes all 42 episodes of the Paramount+ series and over eight hours of special features, including cast and crew interviews, featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, audio commentaries and more.