Sony Pictures Animation Collection DVD
Starring James McAvoy, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Ashley Jensen, Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Terry Crews, Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Cee-Lo, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, Megan Mullally, Keegan-Michael Key, Mel Brooks, Asher Blinkoff, Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Favreau, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Sofía Vergara, Christina Ricci, J.B. Smoove, Jonathan Winters, Anton Yelchin, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Tom Kane, Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone
Directed by Sarah Smith
Collection of animated films. In 'Arthur Christmas' (2011), Christmas is looming and Santa (voice of Jim Broadbent) and his sons Steve (Hugh Laurie) and Arthur (James McAvoy) are racing against the clock to get everything ready for the big day.
Steve, being the eldest son, is next in line to take the job of Santa, while Arthur is only trusted to reply to the children's letters.
When Santa returns home after completing his 70th year of delivering billions of presents to children all around the world, elf Bryony (Ashley Jensen) notices that one present fell off the sleigh and was undelivered.
Although Santa and Steve resolve themselves to it just being an unimportant error, Arthur, remembering the present request from a letter he replied to, is determined to see that the child is not disappointed on Christmas Day. 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' (2009) tells the story of Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), a fairly unsuccessful amateur scientist who appears to have developed a device that will bring an end to world hunger.
Unfortunately, his invention, which causes food to fall like rain out of the sky, ends up causing more harm than good as his town is flooded with more food than people can eat.
Flint and weather girl Sam (Anna Faris) must try to figure out what has gone wrong and save their town from disaster.
The sequel, 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' (2013), rejoins Flint's story after he is offered employment at the Live Corp Company, a prestigious facility where the greatest minds are given free rein to pursue their ideas.
There he works with his idol Chester V (Will Forte) and his orang-utan assistant Barb (Kristen Schaal).
However, what seems an ideal life for Flint is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that his most famous invention is being used to create bizarre creatures that are half-animal and half-food, such as tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons.
Can Flint and his friends put a stop to the chaos before it's too late? 'Hotel Transylvania' (2012) tells the story of a ghoulish five-star resort for the world's most famous monsters.
Dracula (Adam Sandler) is the proprietor of Hotel Transylvania, and as he prepares to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), he invites a roster of A-list monsters, including Frankenstein (Kevin James) and Murray the Mummy (Cee-Lo), to the hotel for a party.
But when 21-year-old human, Jonathan (Andy Samberg), turns up unexpectedly, Dracula must do all he can to prevent Mavis from falling in love with him.
In the sequel, 'Hotel Transylvania 2' (2015), newly-weds Mavis and Jonathan are starting their new life as a family with their baby boy Dennis (Asher Blinkoff).
Dracula, after reluctantly accepting that his daughter had fallen in love with a human, continued his hope that his grandson would be born with natural vampiric instincts but, as the child grows, his instincts become more and more human.
Unwilling to accept that his grandson is disinclined to follow in his footsteps, Dracula enlists the help of his closest friends - and scariest monsters - to put Dennis through his paces in their very own monster boot camp.
In 'Open Season' (2006), a domesticated grizzly bear called Boog (Martin Lawrence) gets lured into leaving the creature comforts of home behind by a fast-talking mule deer named Elliott (Ashton Kutcher).
When he finds himself lost in the woods just three days before hunting season begins, Boog is forced to rough it in the great outdoors.
In 'The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists' (2012), Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) is determined to win the coveted 'Pirate of the Year' award.
He is aware, however, that he will face stiff competition from other buccaneers including Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek), but the Captain has other issues as well.
Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) is determined to capture him and hold him to account for his pirating, while the weight of history hangs over his encounter with a young man named Charles Darwin (David Tennant).
In 'The Smurfs' (2011) - using a blend of CGI animation and live action - after being chased by dark wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria), the Smurfs find themselves transported from their village in the Middle Ages to modern-day New York.
There they seek shelter in the home of Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris) and his wife Grace (Jayma Mays), but with Gargamel on the loose, the Smurfs are running out of time to get back to their village.
In the sequel, 'The Smurfs 2' (2013), when the dastardly Gargamel returns to kidnap Smurfette (Katy Perry) and steals her away to Paris, the rest of the Smurf gang team up with their human friends Patrick and Grace to try and rescue her from Gargamel's evil clutches.
However, with Smurfette the key to Gargamel's plans to transform his latest minions, the Naughties, into Smurfs, this will be no simple task - not least because Smurfette seems rather taken by the Naughties.
Finally, in 'Surf's Up' (2007), Cody Maverick (Shia LeBeouf) is a young penguin who dreams of winning the biggest penguin surfing competition of the year.
His pursuit of this goal becomes the chosen subject of a team of documentary makers who go behind the scenes of the competition to interview Cody, his friends and surfing fans along the way.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5035822577510
- Catalogue number: CDRP5775
- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
- Release date: 21/11/2016
- Genre: Action/Adventure