Friday, June 8, 2012

Zoom Into Action-Packed Fun With Your Preschool Pals AWESOME ADVENTURES: RACES, CHASES & FUN (Review and Giveaway)


Street Date: 6/12/12
DVD SRP:  $14.98

On your mark … get set … go for all new fast and furious entertainment in Awesome Adventures: Races, Chases & Fun, racing onto DVD, Digital Download and On Demand June 12, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.Zoom into action-packed fun withsix rip-roaring adventures featuring preschool favorites Thomas & Friends™, Fireman Sam™ and Bob the Builder™.  Always driving home lessons in friendship, loyalty, responsibility and teamwork, this trio takes the checkered flag every time!

Racing engines, run-away go-carts, and monster chases lead to thrills, spills and rescues! Thomas and Hiro discover there's no need for speed when trying to be a Really Useful Engine; Fireman Sam is rescue-ready when Norman and James forget to put safety first; Bob the Builder's Machine Team keep their eyes open to big adventure and big fun, putting the TEAM in teamwork and getting the job done. Get set and go with your favorite, fast friends in these six exciting adventures!

  • Thomas & Friends – "Play Time"
  • Thomas & Friends – "Hiro Helps Out"
  • Fireman Sam –"Floating Cart"
  • Fireman Sam – "When Fools Rush In"
  • Bob the Builder – "Roley's Rovers"
  • Bob the Builder – "Lofty and the Monster"

My Thoughts:

Savannah is a huge Thomas the Tank and Bob the Builder fan, so it was great to have a DVD which included both of these characters on one disc.  She has tried to watch Fireman Sam, but just can't get into it.  I even tried playing of the Fireman Sam episodes from this DVD, but she wasn't having it, and asked for Thomas.  So, unfortunately, I can't speak on the two Fireman Sam episodes.

As for the two episodes each of Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder, Savannah was in her glory watching these.  She was front and in center in the living room, sitting on her lounge chair, sipping her water and snacking on goldfish crackers.  What a life, huh?  I thought so as I watched her enjoying these short animated episodes, which lasted about 10 minutes each.  Each episode was long enough to keep her engaged and entertained.  It was hard to say which episodes of Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder she liked the most, as she couldn't stop dancing and babbling, as she watched each one.

So, if you have a Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder and/or Thomas & Friends fan in your house, this new DVD release would make a great addition to your family's DVD library.  It has kept Savannah entertained during these past few days of constant rain here on the East Coast, and will provide many more hours of enjoyment with future viewing.


Click here to pre-order a copy of this DVD from Amazon for only $11.93. 


One lucky reader will win a copy of this DVD, thanks to HIT Entertainment and Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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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.


  1. My 2 year old loves Thomas the train.

  2. I would win this for my little grandson who really loves Thomas the Tank Engine!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  3. My 3 yr old he loves Thomas! choochoo

  4. My 18 month old son and he loves Thomas

  5. I would love to win this for my nephew, and I love Bob the Builder!

    My Name: heather abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

  6. I would like this for my daughter and she likes Thomas the train!
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  7. Id win it for my nephew and he likes Bob the Builder

  8. This would be for Layne my grandson. We like Thomas!
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  9. This would be great for my great niece

  10. I want to win this for my son and our favorite is Bob the Builder.

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  11. nephew, and thomas