Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thomas & Friends: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set {Review}

Thomas & Friends logoWith the arrival of the model train show in town here recently, I think the mention of trains, trains, trains has been increased nearly everywhere I go. Are there kids, particularly little boys, who don't love trains? If so, they must not live in my neighborhood.

There's just something about the massive size, the rumbling down the tracks, and, of course, the trademark choo-choo! that kids know and adore. Combine that with the friendly, intelligent wit of one of the characters that has entertained children for decades with his imaginative tales and adventures, and there's just no beating the allure of Thomas & Friends.

This universally-loved train and his friends have proven that once again with the release of Thomas & Friends: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set.

Created by a father for his son over 65 years ago, today Thomas the Tank Engine is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story and they are able to embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation.

In this all-new adventure, the diesels are moving full steam ahead with the ultimate Thomas & Friends: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set available today, February 21, 2012. This new release from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment and is sure to have young fans cheering for more and parents appreciating the value of the complete set.

This trio of fantastic Thomas movie adventures will bring young fans on a variety of tales and fun. From meeting a new engine from far away to discovering a new town on the Island of Sodor to seeing how the engines learn to work together, this is one set that works individually or as an entertaining way to settle in for family movie night.
  • Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails – Follow Thomas as he discovers Hiro, an abandoned engine from a faraway land. Fearing that Hiro will be scrapped, Thomas enlists the help of many friends, but mishaps, mistakes and one boastful engine could foil their rescue plans.
  • Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery – Sodor Day is coming all the engines are busy preparing. When Thomas gets lost in the mountains, he discovers the old town of Great Waterton! Soon the whole island is buzzing with the news of Thomas' discovery and restoring the old town in time for the big day.
  • Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines – Summertime is a busy time on the Island of Sodor. When the Steam engines and Diesels can’t get along and not work is getting done, the engines are in a terrible mess. Will the new airport be ready in time? Will the bridge get built? Can the engines save the day? Find out in Calling All Engines!
Each of these DVDs also include fun bonus features such as games, music videos, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes looks, sing-alongs, read-alongs and more!

Retailing for $19.98 (only $17.99 on Amazon), that's a great value for Thomas & Friends: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set due to all three of the DVDs that you get for one low price. You end up with 183 minutes of train-related entertainment that is sure to be an instant favorite for any child that loves Thomas. After 65 years, this is one train that just can't go wrong!

You can find out much more about Thomas the Train (as well as games, videos, activities and more) on the Thomas & Friends website as well as on Facebook.

(Other than the Thomas & Friends: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set that I received from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment to facilitate my review, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of these DVDs.)


Jenny said...

I remember the Thomas days. My nephew loved him, so Abby would watch it also. I always found the shows so relaxing! LOL!