One of the 10 best animated movies ever, "The Prince of Egypt" is now available on both video and DVD. The film features the Academy Award-winning song "When You Believe" and an impressive cast of voices that includes Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin and Martin Short.
The DreamWorks Home Entertainment movie runs 99 minutes. On video, it lists for $26.99; on DVD, it's $34.99.
Other recent releases for young viewers include Walt Disney Home Video's "Belle's Tales of Friendship" and "Hercules: Zero to Hero," $19.99 and 70 minutes each.
The Teletubbies celebrate their first year in the marketplace with the exclusive-to-video "Teletubbies Funny Day," $14.95.
Barney, that purple dinosaur, is blazing new trails for children's learning videos with "Let's Play School," a $24.99 educational DVD program that includes a 50-minute video, six-song sing-along, 32-page read-along electronic book, interactive games and seven audio tracks.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Ludwig Bemelmans's cherished Madeline books, Disney has released the new "Madeline: Lost in Paris," $22.99, 76 minutes.
Released Tuesday were Disney's "My Favorite Martian," with Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd, Daryl Hannah and Elizabeth Hurley ($22.99, 94 minutes), and "Doug's 1st Movie," from the Saturday morning ABC series ($22.99, 77 minutes). These come on the heels of Disney's
"The Great Mouse Detective," $26.99,
"Power Rangers Lost Galaxy" ($14.98, 90 minutes) is still among children's favorites.
From Anchor Bay Entertainment (1-800-745-1145) comes "10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends," 63 minutes, and for the 2-6 set, "Baby Songs, ABC, 123 Colors and Shapes" and "Baby Songs Baby's Busy Day," 32 minutes each. Each is priced at $12.98.
From Small Fry Productions (1-800-521-5311) for those 6-36 months come two "Brainy Baby" titles: "Right Brain: Developing a Child's Creative Side" and "Left Brain: Developing a Child's Analytical Side," $15.95, 32 minutes each.
"Another Great Day of Singing!" joins
"A Great Day of Singing!" by James Durst for the 2-and-up bunch, each $12.98 and 37 minutes from Sidewalk Productions (1-877-433-9255).
Television's "Jay Jay the Jet Plane" offers three volumes: "Herky Jerky," "Wing Wigglin' " and "Missing You." Each $12.95 tape is 35 minutes and features three stories and some playful songs.