Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Now Available on DVD -- A Chuggington Film -- Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair (Review)

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for… “Chuggington™”!

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Brand-New ‘Chuggington’ DVD,
‘Wilson and the Ice cream fair,’
IS Sweet treat FOR fans everywhere 

Preschoolers Coast-to-Coast to Get ‘on Track’ for Cool Learning Adventures With Latest ‘Chuggington’ Release from Anchor Bay Entertainment – May 15, 2012

Families nationwide will “scream” for joy when “Wilson And The Ice Cream Fair,” the newest DVD in the award-winning hit Chuggington DVD series from Anchor Bay Entertainment, pulls out of the roundhouse and into retail nationwide, May 15, 2012.  The charming new compilation for preschoolers and families is set to satisfy everyone’s appetite for fun and adventure with adorable, age-appropriate escapades to engage and enchant young viewers.
“‘Wilson And The Ice Cream Fair’ is an irresistible new title filled with positive messages for preschoolers and we’re very excited to give fans the opportunity to enjoy this delightful collection of favorite ‘Chuggington’ episodes – just in time to celebrate the start of summer,” said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing, Anchor Bay Entertainment. 

A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV series from Ludorum that reinforces early social readiness skills to help young trainees ride the rails of life, “Chuggington” airs daily on Disney Junior, Disney Channel’s programming block for kids ages 2-7 and their families. 

The all-new episodic collection stars brave trainee Wilson, who takes to the rails with lots to do: he must make a special delivery to the ice cream fair, help Frostini create a new flavor for the mayor’s banquet and, somehow, help prevent a massive ice cream meltdown on the hottest day of the year!  The non-stop fun continues when Wilson and friends Brewster and Koko visit the Chuggington ice cream factory, assist with a brave rescue at the Safari Park and embark on an exciting journey to the ice caves.  Alongside helpful chuggers like Old Puffer Pete, and Mtambo, the young trainees – both on screen and at home! – discover important lessons about responsibility, cooperation, paying attention, overcoming fear and more!

And to “sweeten the deal,” two new promotional campaigns set to celebrate the release of “Wilson And The Ice Cream Fair” are sure to be the “cherry on top” for “Chuggington” fans!   Starting in May 2012, LUIGI’S® Real Italian Ice packages will feature a coupon for $2 off on the purchase price of the new title or any other “Chuggington” DVD.  In addition, consumers who purchase a “Chuggington” DVD and any Joy Cone brand 42 count Mini-Cups or 18 count Color Cups from May 1 to October 30, 2012, will be entitled to receive a FREE Frostini die-cast train from TOMY (shipping and handling charges apply).

Chuggington” has quickly become a global sensation since its debut in September 2008 in the U.K.  The show has been licensed to more than 175 territories worldwide and has established ratings records in several key international markets, including the U.K., Germany, France and Australia.  The series made its stateside debut in January 2010.  In September, Disney Junior acquired all U.S. television rights to the property for Season Three.  Disney Channel is currently available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes.


My Thoughts:

If you follow my blog, then you know that Savannah loves the hit animated series, Chuggington.  We have had the opportunity to review a few of these DVDs, thanks to the kind folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment.  And, this past week, Savannah and I had the opportunity to watch this new release in the series.  And, as a special treat, I surprised Savannah with her favorite yogurt ice cream bar, to enjoy while we watched the 6 Chuggington episodes, which centered around everybody's favorite treat -- ice cream.  Chuggington fans will enjoy this new release, and will find themselves rooting Wilson on as he tries to prevent an ice cream meltdown.  With summer right around the corner, this is the perfect DVD to share with you little ones.  

I have said this before, but I love how this hit series teaches children lessons, as well as emphasizes the importance of teamwork or friendship.  Even though there are 6 full-length episodes on this DVD, they are short enough to keep a toddler or young child's attention, and can be split up. We ended up watching 3 episodes in one sitting, as Savannah can't get enough of her Chuggington friends.  And, then, over the weekend, she finished watching the remaining episodes with Daddy.  

If you haven't seen an episode of Chuggington, you really should watch one.  I love that I don't have to screen the content of this animated series, and can feel comfortable with Savannah viewing it.  Who knows, your family may become Chuggington fans like my family and so many others are?

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Click here to buy this DVD and other Chuggington films in the series, from Amazon.

About “Chuggington
Chuggington” is a CGI-animated series as well as a fully-immersive interactive website.  The series follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko, trainee engines, each with their own unique personality and learning style.  The series is set in a world much like our own with cities, villages and diverse cultures and geography.  Entertainment and enjoyment are at the heart of “Chuggington,” but embedded within each story are important educational and developmental messages centered on learning and social-emotional development.  The property was conceived to seamlessly integrate television, books and interactive.  Further information is available at

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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