Thursday, December 1, 2011

Must See DVDs: Race to the Rescue With Thomas and His New Fire Engine Friend Flynn In The All-New THOMAS & FRIENDS™: RESCUE ON THE RAILS (Available on Dec. 6, 2011)

Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand December 6, 2011 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Street Date: 12/6/11

DVD SRP: $14.98


Come aboard for edge-of-your-seat-excitement as Thomas and his new fire engine friend, Flynn, race to the rescue on the Island of Sodor in the all-new Thomas & Friends™: Rescue on the Rails coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 6, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Enjoy new adventures with Thomas and his engine friends in four heroic tales featuring stunning CG animation and never-before-seen content!

Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.


Ready to Rescue! The Sodor Search and Rescue Team is racing to the rescue -- Bertie's stuck on Shake Shake Bridge, Gordon's derailed and Thomas' firebox is on fire! In these exciting episodes, your favorite engines brave the rails to rescue their friends. Discover that being heroic is more than having speed and strength; it's about teamwork and a big heart – which puts every Really Useful Engine on the right track.

Episodes include:

  • “Fiery Flynn”
  • “James to the Rescue”
  • “Edward the Hero”
  • “Stop That Bus!”

Who's Pulling Into The Station? Game
“Thomas, You're The Leader” Karaoke Music Video


Bonus Episode: Buzzy Bees

Fire Engine Flynn was introduced in “Day of the Diesels,” already a popular character among children, and he is featured on seven toy SKUs, and four books. Fisher-Price will have significant TV advertising supporting their new toy "Cranky and Flynn Save the Day," generating major awareness for the new character- Fire Engine Flynn!


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

Thomas & Friends is the number one preschool toy property in the UK, a position it has held for the past 11 years. It remained the number one preschool toy license in the US for 10 straight years and has been the number one preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009. The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas also being the number one preschool toy license in Germany and Australia, as well as the number one foreign preschool brand in China, Japan and Korea.

(SOURCE: AC Nielsen, 1/1/10-12/31/10). Each DVD release is consistently ranked in the Top 10 new releases for Children's Non-Theatrical (source Nielsen) and many have received significant awards and recognition from organizations such as Parents' Choice and KIDS FIRST!


Title Copyright: © 2011 HIT Entertainment Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Thomas & Friends are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Full Screen
DVD Running Time: 50 minutes
VOD Running Time: 60 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Twitter: @TrueBlueEngine

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