From a 62-year-old classic to a recent blockbuster about a bow-and-arrow-wielding heroine, the following new releases will bring together movie fans of all ages

By Adam Markovitz and Keith Staskiewicz
Updated November 02, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Cinderella (1950)
Hear that? That’s the sound of the Disney vault groaning open to release this Blu-ray edition of the fairy-tale classic. With new featurettes and an introduction from Walt Disney’s daughter, the upgrade fits like a glass slipper. Grab it quick before it goes back into that vault.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Muppets take on Dickens, and the result is a Christmas miracle. Even better? The Blu-ray release comes with an audio commentary from Kermit, Gonzo, and others. It would take a real Scrooge to say, ”Bah, humbug” to that.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
It’s no use trying to keep a straight face during this charmingly goofy, circus-themed threequel — or resisting the urge to try on the multicolored ‘do that comes with the special-edition ”Rainbow Wig Pack.”

A Cat in Paris (2012)
This sly, languid animated film from France was nominated for an Academy Award thanks to a unique style and a delightful story about a cat burglar who joins up with a burglar cat. Some of the themes may go over the heads of very young viewers, but the visuals alone are enough to entrance. Extras include a bonus short film.

Brave (2012)
Pixar’s arrow-slinging Princess Merida looks sharp on the Ultimate Collector’s Edition, which packs behind-the-scenes mini-docs and a bewitching new short, The Legend of Mor’du.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

  • Movie
  • PG
  • 83 minutes