It's an exciting new year, and as always, there is a lot in store for kids and families in the world of entertainment. Sadly, January 2013's got nothing in the way of family theatrical releases, but those will come soon, I promise. In the mean time, check out what's in store as far as Blu-ray/DVD releases, new TV shows, and fun specials for kids.
New TV Shows
- Sofia the First: premieres Friday, January 11 on Disney Channel (9:30-10:00 a.m., ET/PT) and Disney Junior (5:30-6:00 p.m., ET/PT)
Kids' TV Specials
A brand-new Dora the Explorer prime-time special, “Dora Rocks!” premieres Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
DVD Release Highlights
- Tiny Toons Adventures 3
- Pajanimals: Pajanimals Playdate
- Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Best Of Widget
- Nickelodeon: Let's Learn ABCs
- Nickelodeon: Let's Learn 123s
- Kaboom: Best Friends Forever
- Thomas & Friends: Muddy Matters
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay
- Amazing World of Gumball - The Mystery
- VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another
- The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures
- Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea
- Leapfrog: Magnificent Museum of Opposite Words
- Leapfrog: Adventures in Shapeville Park
- Young Justice Invasion Destiny Calling: Season 2
- Cat in the Hat: Thumps & Jumps
- Iron Man Armored Adventures: Season 2, Volume 3
- Hotel Transylvania
- Madly Madagascar
- Nickelodeon Favorites: Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West!
- Scholastic: Stone Soup... and other stories from the Asian Tradition
- Scholastic: Stories About African American Heritage featuring March On!