Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Just in Time for the Holidays for Dinosaur Train Fans -- "Dinosaurs in the Snow DVD + Figure Gift Set -- Now Available in Stores (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Gift Set from Popular PBS KIDS Series Available from PBS Distribution October 28th

We celebrated yet another Halloween with Savannah dressing up as Tiny for one of the Halloween parties she was invited to.  She has been wearing this same costume for the past two years, and loves it!  

Shh, don't tell Savannah but Bella was enjoying dressing up as Tiny when she was at preschool last week...

Not only is Tiny Savannah's favorite character, but she can't get enough of this show, and will watch reruns over and over again, without ever getting bored.  Sound like your child?  If they are fans of Dinosaur Train, then they will love this new holiday gift set, which hit stores shelves on October 28th.  While this DVD released previously (last year if I recall), this is the first time it is being sold as a gift set, with a cute Buddy figurine, for fans of the show to play with.  

As soon as Bella saw the Buddy figurine, she called first dips on it.  Savannah didn't mind, as she was just eager to get her hands on this DVD and take the wrapper off so that we could watch it. And, that we did -- that day and almost every day since.  :-)

This DVD is filled with 8 fun-filled full length episodes featuring your favorite Pteranodon family, as they hop on and off the Dinosaur Train and enjoy places like the North Pole.  In addition to visiting the North Pole, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don also celebrate their mom's favorite holiday, the Winter Solstice and help to host a block party for new neighbors.  With over 120 minutes of content, this new release is sure to keep Dinosaur Train fans happy for quite some time, this upcoming holiday season.   

 More about this DVD + Figurine Gift Set:

"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing the new holiday gift set “DINOSAURS IN THE SNOW DVD + FIGURINE” on October 28. The perfect present for any DINOSAUR TRAIN fan, this new gift set includes the DVD “Dinosaurs in the Snow,” featuring eight adventures, and a figurine of everyone’s favorite “buddy,” Buddy! Produced by The Jim Henson Company, DINOSAUR TRAIN airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

DINOSAUR TRAIN embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills. Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes, and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history, and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs and has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods. The Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.

DINOSAURS IN THE SNOW DVD + FIGURINE” gift set will be available on October 28, 2014. The DVD has a run time of approximately 120 minutes. The gift set SRP is $14.99. In addition to featuring the eight fun-filled learning adventures below, this DVD also includes special features – an interactive game, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and information for parents."

Dinosaurs in the Snow
Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole – where it’s cooler, and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.

Cretaceous Conifers
The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom’s favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.

Night Train
Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.

Fossil Fred
Buddy, Tiny and Don play “detective” and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

King Cryolophosaurus
Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.

Dinosaur Block Party
The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures. The different species all join together to fly, dive, fish, race and especially, to rock the block!

Surprise Party
Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!

Flowers for Mom
The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee.


About Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Train is produced by The Jim Henson Company and, co-produced with Singapore animation company Sparky Animation, with the participation and assistance of the Singapore Media Development Authority.  The Jim Henson Company oversees all ancillary exploitation of the property, including licensing and merchandising. PBS handles DVD Distribution to domestic consumer and education markets.


PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs.  Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer-and mobile-device-based browsers.  For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/ or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About the Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and Pajanimals as well as the new series Doozers, a CG animated preschool series. Features include The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and the upcoming Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day and television productions include Fraggle Rock the sci-fi cult series Farscape, and the reality competition Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilitie. The Jim Henson Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring “Puppet-Up! - Uncensored,” a live puppet improvisational show. 

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS-branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS Distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms including internet and mobile devices.

Street Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Children’s
DVD Run Time: Approximately 120 Minutes
SRP: $14.99
Format: DVD + Figurine

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This one looks super cute we love dinos. This would be a great one for Christmas thanks for sharing.
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