REVIEW – Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief DVD

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Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief DVD

Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief

  • DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Hit Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00CH6KVZE
  • SRP $14.98

SYNOPSIS – Cinders and Ashes! There’s trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends. Gordon and Cranky don’t want to listen to really useful advice from Paxton and Kevin. Scruff, Winston and Stafford lose track of themselves, causing confusion and delay! Sometimes engines need a little help from their friends to chuff and puff full steam ahead!

EPISODES:

  • “Gordon Runs Dry”
  • “Kevin’s Cranky Friend”
  • “Scruff’s Makeover”
  • “Wayward Winston”
  • “Steamie Stafford”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Sodor Hide & Seek Game
  • All You Need Are Friends Music Video
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

We’d seen these episodes before. And yet when I put the DVD in my son became transfixed and didn’t budge until the DVD was over. At which point he said “again?”. The Thomas & Friends show may be mainly for children ages 2-6 but we never tire of it here. My son just loves everything about it – the characters, voices, colors, sounds, everything. I like the stories too, they’re nice. The stories always have an underlying lesson to be learned and yet they never come off as preachy. They’re just plain fun. This particular DVD included a poster featuring all of the trains. My son went bananas when he saw it and we had to hang it immediately. The bonus games are also fun. My son loves them and has no problem playing them independently. Thomas and Friends: Railway Mischief is a must have for all Thomas fans.

If you could create an engine of any color for Thomas & Friends, what color would it be? I’d really like to know, please leave a comment!

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REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – Thomas And Friends: Trouble On The Tracks DVD

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Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks DVD

SYNOPSIS – Cinders and ashes…there’s trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends! The Troublesome Trucks delight in causing chaos for Thomas, as Annie, Clarabel and Toad encounter unexpected high-speed adventures. Oily Diesel gives Paxton a fright, while Salty’s spooky story has the engines running scared. All Aboard for fun and exciting escapades with Thomas & Friends!

EPISODES

  • “Thomas the Quarry Engine”
  • “Not So Slow Coaches”
  • “Flatbeds of Fear”
  • “Disappearing Diesels”
  • “Toad’s Adventure”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • The Earl’s Quiz
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

My youngest was riveted to the television while this DVD was playing. I really can’t say which was his favorite, as he was fixated, laughing and smiling through all five episodes. I got an especially big kick out of the”Flatbeds of Fear” episode, where the engines were all believing in something they’d never seen, which in the end turned out to be something entirely different. The morals to the stories are all positive – teamwork, cooperation, friendship and working hard. This DVD is a must have for all Thomas fans.

You can purchase Thomas & Friends: Trouble On The Tracks exclusively at Walmart on DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand starting April 8 2014.

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REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – Thomas & Friends: Spills & Thrills DVD @trueblueengine

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Thomas & Friends: Spills & Thrills DVD

Thomas & Friends: Spills & Thrills

  • DVD Release Date: March 4, 2014
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
  • ASIN: B00HHYF5CU
  • SRP $14.98

Thomas & Friends Spills & Thrills includes the episodes:

  • “Away From the Sea”
  • “The Smelly Kipper”
  • “No More Mr. Nice Engine”
  • “Gone Fishing”
  • “Thomas’ Shortcut”
  • “The Afternoon Tea Express”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Biff Bash Bosh Game
  • Go Go Thomas Karaoke Music Video
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

We love Thomas & Friends. It is my son’s favorite show and favorite character. This DVD was a hit, as I expected it would be. Six episodes we didn’t have made my son very happy indeed. The stories contain messages of teamwork, cooperation, friendship, being a good listener and being patient. The engines all learn that noone is better then the other and that they all have a purpose. All the engines do try to be useful, but sometimes things go awry, as is often the case in life. My favorite episode was The Smelly Kipper, where James must face the fact that he is not better then the others while he is facing his fear of the dark. This DVD is a must have for all Thomas fans.

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REVIEW AND @trueblueengine #GIVEAWAY – Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way DVD

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Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way Dvd

Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way

  • DVD Release Date: December 3, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
  • ASIN: B00FAPPQ54

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS: THE THOMAS WAY

Hop aboard for fun on Sodor as the engines find out that there is always something new to learn! While Thomas and Duck learn how to steam ahead together with a special delivery, Luke and Millie find out what it’s like to drive in each other’s tracks – literally! Percy steams straight into a lucky encounter with Bill and Ben, Caitlin gets a lesson in how things are done and Paxton works hard to recover Thomas’ lost puff. With so much activity on Sodor, it’s always important to steam ahead and remember that the best way is the Thomas Way!

Episodes Include:

  • “The Thomas Way”
  • “The Switch”
  • “Percy’s Lucky Day”
  • “Calm Down Caitlin”
  • “The Lost Puff”

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • BONUS EPISODE: Luke’s New Friend
  • Lift & Load Crane Game
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

MY THOUGHTS

This was an especially fun DVD for me to watch with my son as I hadn’t seen all of these episodes. All of the episodes are CGI. The Thomas Way is a story of how Thomas wants to have fun and do things his way instead of getting his work done, which of course leads to some further problems. The Switch is the story of Luke and Millie trading places and doing each other jobs, and realizing not everything is always what it appears to be. Percy’s Lucky Day is the story of Percy, who after a very bad day believes he has had bad luck and needs some good luck, which all made me chuckle because it reminded me of how some people have good luck charms and believe in rituals and superstitions. Calm Down Caitlin is the story of how Caitlin spends a night on Sodor, and she is so excited that she is noisy and causes lots of trouble. The fifth, The Lost Puff, was my favorite. Thomas loses his steam and Paxton tries to find ways to get him more, not realizing that steam will return once Thomas’ wet firebox dries. All of these episodes feature tales about friendship, teamwork, cooperation and listening.

The Thomas Way Coloring Sheet

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2013 HOLIDAY HIT – DVD REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – @TrueBlueEngine Thomas & Friends 3-Movie Pack

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Thomas & Friends 3-Movie Pack

Thomas & Friends 3-Movie Pack

  • DVD Release Date: October 15, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
  • ASIN: B00ECXJBYM
  • SRP $19.98

ABOUT THE THOMAS & FRIENDS 3-MOVIE PACK

Start your engines for the most-action packed movie night of the year! Thomas & Friends®: 3-Movie Pack, arriving on DVD October 15, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, is filled with rip-roaring adventures, mysteries to be solved, heroic rescues and new discoveries. Available at an incredible value of $19.98, Thomas and his engine friends deliver a trio of feature-length movies the whole family will enjoy.

The 3-DVD Movie Pack includes:

Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery – The Movie

When trouble strikes at Blue Mountain Quarry, Thomas is sent to help. There he discovers a little green engine hiding in the tunnels. Thomas is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery but discovering the truth is harder than he imagined! Will he be able to help his friend or will the little engine be sent away from Sodor forever? Find out in Thomas’ most mysterious adventure yet, a movie the whole family will love!

DVD Bonus Features

  • Blue Mountain Hide & Peep Game
  • Learn About Standard & Narrow Gauge Engines
  • Blue Mountain Mystery Karaoke Music Video
  • Working Together Karaoke Music Video

Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels – The Movie

See the Steamies and the Diesels face off in this action-packed movie adventure! There’s a fire on Sodor and two new firefighting engines – Flynn and Belle – arrive to help Thomas and Percy save the day! When Thomas starts spending all of his time with Sodor’s newest heroes, Percy is drawn to the Dieselworks, where he is made to feel special by the master of mischief himself, Diesel 10! But Percy doesn’t know that he is part of Diesel 10’s master plan to take over the Steamworks.

DVD Bonus Features

  • Fiery Flynn to the Rescue Game
  • Day of the Diesels Karaoke Music Video
  • Hear the Engines Coming Karaoke Music Video
  • Steamies & Diesels—Learn How They Work! Video

Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue – The Movie

The engines are hard at work to build a new Search and Rescue Center. When Thomas helps a friend in need, he is rewarded with an exciting trip to the mainland. Along the way, he gets lost at sea and finds himself on the mysterious Misty Island, where he meets new friends Bash, Dash and Ferdinand. Together they discover the secrets of Misty Island and help Thomas find his way home. Will Sir Topham Hatt’s search party ever find Thomas? Find out in this action-packed movie adventure the whole family will enjoy!

DVD Bonus Features

  • The Search for Thomas Game
  • Misty Island Rescue Karaoke Music Video
  • Sir Topham Hatt Karaoke Music Video

MY THOUGHTS

This 3-movie pack is perfect for Thomas fans of all ages. It contains three full-length movies. If your little conductor hasn’t seen all three, or has only seen one or two, this is a must have for your collection. My youngest son is a huge Thomas fan. Whether watching these movies with him or watching him enjoy these movies on his own, these movies just never get old, which is why they’re a holiday hit. We’ve seen each of the three many times (and reviewed them), and we love them just as much today as we did when we first saw them. Fun stories carry messages of teamwork, cooperation, friendship, hard work and doing your best carry throughout all three movies.

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A @TrueBlueEngine DVD REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – Thomas & Friends: King Of The Railway The Movie

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Thomas & Friends: King Of The Railway The Movie

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway the Movie

  • DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 62 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Lionsgate Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00DP3E2HG
  • Blu-Ray+DVD Combo Pack SRP: $24.99
  • DVD SRP $19.98

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS: KING OF THE RAILWAY MOVIE

Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic movie!

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The Search for the Lost Crown Game
  • It’s Gonna Be a Great Day Karaoke Music Video
  • Searching Everywhere Karaoke Music Video
  • Working Together! Karaoke Music Video
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

MY THOUGHTS

My youngest loves all things Thomas. This was the first time we saw this and we really enjoyed it. I really loved the way that new and old meshed together in this movie. We were introduced to some new characters, including the Earl of Sodor, two super fast engines names Connor and Caitlin, Millie the French engine, and and an old engine named Stephen who knows a lot about history. We were also introduced to new areas of the island, including the castle grounds and the abandoned mines below it. In the beginning of the movie we learn that the Earl of Sodor is returning to Sodor after a very long time away. He will be restoring the castle, and opening it for all to see. Restoring the castle will take a lot of work. As usual, our friends the engines are trying to be useful but things go a little awry and Stephen goes missing. All of the engines must work together to comb the island and find him. Once Thomas finds Stephen, he will have to work even harder to save his new friend from a certain disaster. The special features included on this DVD, especially the game and puzzles, were a big hit with my son as usual.This DVD is a must have for all Thomas & Friends fans.

Here’s the official trailer for Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway The Movie.

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DVD REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard

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Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS: ANIMALS ABOARD

All aboard as Thomas and his engine friends embark on exciting adventures with some new furry friends! Percy learns to be gentle when meeting some small forest friends and Thomas goes hog-wild trying to be Really Useful for Farmer Trotter. Henry performs a sweet deed in returning Sodor’s special songbird and Thomas must fulfill a tall order when he is asked to deliver the newest animal to Sodor’s Wildlife Center. The engines are busy as bees being Really Useful and helping animals big and small.

Episodes:

  • “Percy’s New Friends”
  • “Thomas and the Pigs”
  • “Henry’s Good Deeds”
  • “Thomas’ Tall Friend”
  • “Buzzy Bees”

Bonus Features

  • “Hear the Engines Coming” Karaoke Music Video
  • “Determination Song” Karaoke Music Video

MY THOUGHTS

My youngest son and I watched this together. Twice in a row. We love Thomas. This is a collection of some terrific episodes, all featuring different animals. As is usually the case, these episodes feature all of our favorite engines, getting into things while trying to be useful. At the end of the day the engines all try to be good friends and learn important lessons about listening, teamwork and being helpful. This DVD is a must have for all Thomas & Friends fans.

Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard is available on DVD exclusively at Target as of September 10, 2013. The SRP is $14.98. It will also be available on Digital Download and Video on Demand on October 8, 2013.

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New poster and trailer for Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD now available!

Thor The Dark World Poster

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.

“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Disney’s MUPPETS MOST WANTED – Teaser Trailer Now Available!!!

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014. For more information, visit Disney.com/Muppets, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Muppets, and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/MuppetsStudio.

PBS Debuts “Thomas & Friends” Episodes Online and New Web Content

Thomas & Friends On Pbs

This week, Thomas & Friends has joined the PBS KIDS’ online and mobile platforms. Full episodes of Thomas & Friends are now available on pbskids.org/video and on the PBS KIDS Video App so that it will be easier than ever to view the show anytime and anywhere, on computer and mobile platforms. In addition, pbskids.org now includes a new Thomas & Friends site that contains online activities and downloadable content at pbskids.org/thomasandfriends. This comes as Thomas & Friends experienced a year-on-year kids 2-5 audience increase of 32 percent in January 2013, as well as a 55 percent audience increase from two years ago (January 2011 to January 2013).*

The Thomas & Friends channel on the PBS KIDS Video Player features four full episodes that will rotate each Friday. In addition, the Thomas & Friends site contains interactive elements for kids along with companion sites filled with activities, resources, and educational content for parents and teachers. The Thomas & Friends site launches just ahead of the series move to PBS KIDS’ weekday schedule, which will take place on October 7.

Some additional information re: Thomas & Friends

· A dedicated THOMAS & FRIENDS site is now a part of the award-winning pbskids.org, which averages over 13 million unique visitors and 210 million video streams per month (Google Analytics Event Tracking Jan-Mar 2013).

· Four full episodes and two clips from each of these episodes will be available on the PBS KIDS online player and app. New episodes will rotate in each Friday. At launch, these very popular episodes will be available for viewing:

-“The Biggest Present of All”

-“Thomas Toots the Crows”

-“Muddy Matters”

-“Henry’s Happy Coal”

· The new site also includes 4 new and exclusive games and interactive activities that THOMAS & FRIENDS fans can engage in including:

-Track Builder (build a virtual track layout on the Island of Sodor)

-Steam Team Snapshots (make a picture with your favorite engine)

- Track Repair (help repair the track for the engines to move along)

- Tangled Rail Tales (put a Thomas & Friends story together)

· A parent-focused section (pbsparents.org/thomasandfriends) has also been included in the site, which provides all the information regarding the Thomas & Friends broadcast that parents might be looking for, the series’ learning goals, and family activities featuring Thomas & Friends.

· As part of the site, information will also be available to educators (www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/thomasandfriends) for the first time ever tying back to the Thomas & Friends series. Elements include age appropriate lessons plans, games, and activities.

*Source: PBS Top Rated Kids Programs and Monthly Highlights Jan 2013 and Jan 2012; Top Rated Children’s Programming Report Jan ’11.

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief DVD

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Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief DVD

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS: RAILWAY MISCHIEF

  • Available April 9, 2013 Only On DVD Exclusively At Walmart
  • DVD SRP: $14.98

It’s time to travel down the tracks with Thomas and his engine friends for mischievous adventures on the Island of Sodor in the all-new Thomas & Friends®: Railway Mischief arriving on DVD April 9, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Featuring five brand new episodes and a bonus, collectible “Calling All Engines” poster, this DVD will be available exclusively at Walmart for a limited time for a suggested retail price of $14.98. So grab your train whistles, put on your engineer’s caps and get ready for trainloads of fun with everyone’s favorite Number 1 Engine!

Cinders and Ashes! There’s trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends. Gordon and Cranky don’t want to listen to really useful advice from Paxton and Kevin. Scruff, Winston and Stafford lose track of themselves, causing confusion and delay! Sometimes engines need a little help from their friends to chuff and puff full steam ahead!

Episodes include:

  • “Gordon Runs Dry”
  • “Kevin’s Cranky Friend”
  • “Scruff’s Makeover”
  • “Wayward Winston”
  • “Steamie Stafford”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Sodor Hide & Seek Game
  • All You Need Are Friends Music Video
  • Guess Who? Puzzles: Kevin, Scruff and Gordon

MY THOUGHTS

I received a copy of Thomas & friends: Railway Mischief. We love Thomas and we were all very excited to see some episodes we hadn’t seen before. After my son and I watched this in hte living room he took it into his room and watched it again. This is a must have for all Thomas & Friends fans.

Here’s a printable coupon for $2 off the purchase of Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief.

Thomas & Friends Railway Mischief Coupon

MORE INFO

Thomas & Friends website

Thomas & Friends on Facebook

Thomas & Friends on Twitter

Thomas & Friends YouTube Channel

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