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'Air Bud' kicks off new kid DVDs

Here are some kids DVDs that have crossed our desk recently.

"Air Bud: Golden Receiver Special Edition" (Disney, 90 minutes, Feb. 2 release, rated G, $29.99)

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Disney releases a family film with the fun-loving golden retrievers of "Air Bud" fame, although this time, the sport is football. When his teenage owner becomes a quarterback, Buddy joins the team.

Extras: The Buddies Sports Channel — Buddy and the rest of the Buddies, including B-Dawg, Mudbud, Buddha and Rosebud, offers Sports Channel play-by-play of the football career of their dad, Air Bud; Air Bud sports whistle while supplies last.

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Bow-tique" (Disney, 96 minutes, Feb. 9 release, $19.99)

For the first time, Minnie stars in a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in this DVD with four Minnie-theme stories. There's also a never--before-seen episode: "Minnie's Pajama Party."

Two episodes have an interactive game using the remote control with multiple play levels. Selections include a "Glow-Bow," a bow that changes color with every mood; a "Grow-Bow," a bow that grows to tremendous size by just adding water; flying "Butterfly-Bows" and a "Photo-Bow" that snaps instant pictures.

Extras: Interactive game, Minnie magnet frame

"Colors Are Fun!" (Lionsgate, 53 minutes, Feb. 9 release, $14.98)

Join Barney, Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine as they discover all the colors in the rainbow. A bonus episode of Fifi and the Flowertots' "Blueberry Surprise" will show the true colors of friendship and fun.

Extras: Coloring sheets of all the characters

"Shaun the Sheep" (Lionsgate, 40 minutes, Feb. 16 release, $14.98)

From the Oscar-winning creators of "Wallace & Gromit" comes a new tale of sheep-herding mayhem. Follow Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard buddies as they take on the naughty pigs next door.

Extras: Sing-along with Shaun and mini making of "Shaun the Sheep"

"Little Einsteins: Animal Expedition" (Disney, 96 minutes, Feb. 9 release, $19.99)

Leo, Annie, June, Quincy and Rocket embark on a trip around the world, discovering exotic animals in four adventurous episodes that take them everywhere from the Great Lakes to the Great Barrier Reef.

Extras: The animal crane game — an interactive game that utilizes animal knowledge and musical instruments

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