(L to R) Margo (MIRANDA COSGROVE), Edith (DANA GAIER) and Agnes (NEV SCHARREL) in the 2017 animated film DESPICABLE ME 3, directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda.
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DVDs: Minions. Wonder Woman. What more do you want?

What fantabulous gifts will the elf on your DVD shelf be bringing your loved ones this year? Oh, the popcorn-chomping suspense! Scanning the categories and hot new releases, we wonder — could it possibly be:

FAMILY

DESPICABLE ME 3

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Steve Carell’s work on “Despicable Me” has always reminded us a little of Peter Sellers, between reformed baddie Gru’s nonsensical accent and his animated bumbling. Carell reinforces the impression here, Sellers-esquely tackling dual roles as both Gru and his long-lost twin. The Minions get up to more mischief in a new bonus short. (Universal, $29.98, Blu-ray, $34.98; Dec. 5)

LEAP!

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In this dance-filled animated feature, Elle Fanning voices an orphan girl who dreams of joining the Paris Opera Ballet. And your aspiring prima ballerina thinks “The Nutcracker” has some spectacular scenery. (Lionsgate, $29.95, Blu-ray, $39.99; Nov. 21)

TROLLS HOLIDAY

“Can’t stop the feeling” is right: Anna Kendrick’s Poppy and Justin Timberlake’s Branch are back in a new half-hour adventure, seeing to it that their ogre nemeses don’t forget to celebrate the season. (Universal, $14.98; Nov. 28)

Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), a frontrunner in the next generation of racers, posts speeds that even Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) in the 2017 animated film CARS 3, directed by Brian Fee. ©2016 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. (c) 2016 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
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CARS 3

Owen Wilson’s Lightning McQueen takes one more lap around the Pixar track. Includes a new short featuring demolition-derby school bus Miss Fritter (Lea DeLaria). Pixar’s first title to be released in 4K Ultra HD, for you grown-ups who like your family viewing all souped up. (Disney, $29.99, Blu-ray, $39.99; 4K, $44.99; available now)

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE

The toy-brick animated aesthetic remains as visually addictive as ever in the LEGO franchise’s latest feature. Dave Franco plays a teenage super-ninja stigmatized at school by being the son of a Vader-y villain (Justin Theroux). Jackie Chan does voice work and a live-action segment as ninja master. Easier on holiday-bleary parental eyes than a LEGO assembly manual, that’s for sure. (Warner, $28.95, Blu-ray, $35.99; Dec. 19)

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JUMANJI

If the kids seem pumped up for the new Dwayne Johnson version of Chris Van Allsburg’s living-game tale, maybe they’d also go for this 4K reissue of the Robin Williams version — sort of the vintage Nintendo to Johnson’s PlayStation. (Sony, $30.99; Dec. 5)

ACTION

Gal Gadot in the 2017 film WONDER WOMAN, directed by Patty Jenkins.
Gal Gadot in “ WONDER WOMAN”
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WONDER WOMAN

Sorry, Thor, but Gal Gadot’s perfectly cast turn as DC’s warrior princess remains the genre’s biggest and best surprise this year. (Here’s hoping she sticks with the role, and that those rumors about her departure are just that.) For those with fanboys or fangirls eager to retrace the whole buildup to “Justice League,” “Wonder Woman” is available in a four-movie bundle with “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman,” and “Suicide Squad.” (Warner, $28.95, Blu-ray $35.99, bundle $77.02; available now)

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Much as we enjoyed both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as old Webhead, we’ll concede that “old” sometimes felt like the operative word. Credit Tom Holland with giving his incarnation a truly youthful vibe — meaning that the movie, like the holidays, is really all about the kids. Available in an exclusive Spidey mask case. (Sony, $17.94, Blu-ray, $22.99; with mask packaging $45.99; available now)

GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS

Have a hardcore hockey fan on your list? The millennial demographic’s answer to “Slap Shot” gets an encore, as Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel hit the ice for a sequel to their cult fave. (Momentum Pictures, $13.99, Blu-ray, $15.49; available now)

DRAMA, ETC.

Tom Hardy in the 2017 film DUNKIRK, directed by Christopher Nolan.
Tom Hardy in “Dunkirk.”
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DUNKIRK

Christopher Nolan’s immersive WWII epic is essential viewing for the history buff on your list. Think of its portrait of heroic perseverance as a cinematic complement to the bittersweetness of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” (Warner, $28.95, Blu-ray, $35.99; Dec. 19)

TWIN PEAKS: A LIMITED EVENT SERIES

Grab a slice of cherry pie from the holiday dessert sideboard, stoke the yuletide fire in celebration of Log Lady, and cozy up with David Lynch’s long-awaited sequel series. Expansive extras include five hours of production documentary material, the show’s 2017 Comic-Con panel, and much more. (Paramount, $63.98, Blu-ray, $64.99; Dec. 5)

THE FALL: SERIES 3

Itching for that new season of “The X-Files” and, yes, more Christian Grey? Fill the time with the finale of Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan’s addictively dark BBC psychological thriller, also available as part of a complete collection set. And the same Anglophile distributor caters to fans of “Murder on the Orient Express” with a slew of Agatha Christie reissues, including a 2010 “Express” retelling featuring David Morrissey, Jessica Chastain, and Hugh Bonneville. (Acorn Media, $39.99 Blu-ray or DVD; Nov. 21)

(Left to Right) Kelly Bishop, Lauren Graham, and Alexis Bledel in the Netflix original series released in 2016 "Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life." 25Gilmore
(Left to Right) Kelly Bishop, Lauren Graham, and Alexis Bledel in "Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life."
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GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE

It’s not as trippy as a return to Twin Peaks, maybe, but there’s plenty of fun and juicy intrigue in heading back to Stars Hollow to catch up with Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as decade-older Lorelai and Rory. (Warner, $24.98; Nov. 28)

Tom Russo can be reached at trusso2222@gmail.com.

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