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Our streaming film catalog continues to grow, and now has over 11,000 titles. Here are just a small handful of the newly-added feature films, television series, and documentaries. Be sure to click on the link to the Marketplace cart for these and 200 of the newest titles, including many classic children’s films, documentaries, educational titles, and more.

 

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Feature Films

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Cinedigm – Children’s

Ma and Emmet Otter have little other than each other and Christmas is coming. Can they win $50 in a music contest? Who can resist Jim Henson’s creations?

 

Guido
Vision Films – Comedy Thriller

An Iraqui hit man, accompanied by his blackmailing landlady, must transport a corpse across the US with the FBI, mobsters, and a killer on his trail.

 

The Hairy Tooth Fairy
Vision Films – Children’s

Lucia loses a tooth, and her dad tells her the story of the Hairy Tooth Fairy—a mouse named Perez, who collects kids’ teeth and polishes them into pearls. But when Perez is captured by bandits, Lucia and her cousin must rescue him.

 

Reefer Madness
Cinedigm – Cult Film

First produced in the 1930s by a church group as an “educational” film for parents to help them warn their children away from marijuana, the film shows high school students lured into experimenting with cannabis and experiencing a hit-and-run accident, manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, and a descent into madness. While it shows up on many lists of the worst films ever, Reefer Madness became a cult comedy in the 1970s.

 

The Understudy
Starz Digital Media – Dark Comedy

Rebecca thinks she’s landed her dream job when she’s hired to help manage diva Simone who is starring in a Broadway play, but she finds herself scrubbing floors. When she accidentally pushes Simone down the stairs and kills her, she takes over her role and a star is born. But then they bring in an even bigger diva. Could Rebecca kill her too?

 

War of the Buttons
Starz Digital Media – Drama

A pre-teen boy in WWII Occupied France enjoys leading “wars” between different rival kids’ gangs, but when he falls for a Jewish girl in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, he must unite the gangs to help protect her.

 

TV

Astro Boy
Starz Digital Media – Animated

Astro Boy was a Japanese manga series written between 1952 and 1968 under the name The Mighty Atom. It was made into an animated Japanese TV series embodying the aesthetic later known as anime. We have 104 episodes about the robot boy, for $2.99 each.

 

Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock
Cinedigm

Fraggle Rock was a hit series in the 1980s. Henson himself described it as a high-energy, raucous musical romp with lots of silliness. We have all 96 episodes—each only $1.98. Click on the title link above, then click on the Fraggle Rock series entry to see all of them.

 

The Prime Radicals
GAPC Entertainment

This series was a children’s educational television series which showed how math could be applied in everyday life. We’ve linked here to Season 1, Episode 1, which premiered in 2011 in Canada, but we have all 52 episodes of the first two seasons.

 

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss
Cinedigm – Children’s

This television series ran for two seasons in the late 90s, and combined stories from Dr. Seuss with live action puppets from Jim Henson. We have all 40 episodes, again, for only $1.98 each.

 

Documentary and Instructional

 

Comedy Warriors
Vision Films – Comedy

Take four top comedians as coaches—Zach Galifianakis, Bob Saget, B.J. Novak, and Lewis Black—and add five wounded veterans who explore their ability to heal by developing comedy routines based on their experiences, and you end up with a hilarious and uplifting film.

 

Elvis Presley, From the Beginning to the End
Total Content Digital – Biography

Using rare footage and photographs, this is a full biography of the life of Elvis. Includes interviews with musicians and music historians.

 

The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers
Total Content Digital – History, Religion

Were the Founding Fathers of the United States really Christians as is often said? This documentary explores the religious beliefs of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and George Washington.

 

The Human Family Tree
National Geographic – Science

A team of scientists swabs the cheeks of 200 random people on a busy street in New York City, then uses genetic testing to show that we are all cousins in the family of man.

 

Whales in Crisis
National Geographic

An intimate look at four kinds of whales—pilots, humpbacks, bowheads, and orcas—through the eyes of the humans battling to keep them safe.

 

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