Paramount is looking to liven up the Fourth Quarter DVD release slate this year.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, "Paramount Home Entertainment is taking early aim at the sparsely populated fourth quarter by announcing an Oct. 17 release date for Over The Hedge.

This will mark the first animated DVD release of a DreamWorks Animation title since the studio was acquired by Paramount back in February. Universal had been releasing DreamWorks content up until May 31.

The Over The Hedge DVD will come with a special "hibernating content feature," that will give consumers the ability to "unlock additional bonus materials, already loaded onto the disc, after Nov. 28 by accessing a Web site and typing in a code."

Evan Jacobs