Thursday, July 5, 2012

Coming Soon to DVD -- Thomas & Friends®: Schoolhouse Delivery (Review)

Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
Thomas & Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery ~ Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

 July 10, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 

Street Date: 7/10/12

DVD SRP:  $14.98
Thomas and his engine friends are taking you right to the head of the class in the all-new, release Thomas & Friends®: Schoolhouse Delivery, available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand July 10, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Get ready to learn about loyalty, friendship and fun with the engines on Sodor with special deliveries and new adventures on the tracks.

For over 65 years, the award-winning Thomas & Friends has taught timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting generations of children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.                                                         


School’s in session and there are important lessons to be learned on the Island of Sodor. Diesel gets a hero’s welcome when he makes a Really Useful delivery to the schoolhouse. Percy gets a lesson in responsibility after he runs into trouble trying to be like the bigger engines! Henry gets trained in how to handle health and safety emergencies; while Hiro teaches Thomas about his happy homeland. Join the Steam Team for a bright journey to the Head of the Class!

Episodes include:
·                             “Diesel’s Special Delivery”
·                             “Being Percy”
·                             “Henry’s Health and Safety”
·                             “Happy Hiro”

·                             “Guess Who?” Puzzles 
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 friends invite 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. 

For the 11th consecutive year, Thomas & Friends® was the number one license in the preschool toys category in the United States, according to The NPD Group, Inc. Thomas & Friends also holds the #1 spot for overall top preschool property in the US, and it was a top 10 property in the entire toy industry for 2011.  The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas ranking as the top toy property in the UK for the past 12 years, and also holds the number one preschool toy license in the UK, Germany and Australia.


Type:  TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
DVD Feature Running Time: 48 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital


My Thoughts:

Every time Savannah sees Thomas the Tank appear on the television, she begins to say "Choo Choo."  You really have to see her reacting to this popular children's series, as it is quite funny, and cute at the same time.  When she is done saying "Choo Choo," she begins to dance -- well actually sways side to side, as she gets into the catchy theme song.  I can't begin that Thomas the Tank has been around for 65 years.  Yes, you read that right - it was created by a father for his son over 65 years ago, and has since had a successful run on television for 11 consecutive years.  Savannah has been watching it for over a year now, and can't get enough of Thomas.  When she is not watching Thomas and his friends on television, she entertains herself with storybooks and iPad apps.  And, as part of her birthday gift this month, she will enjoy another Day Out with Thomas.  We went last summer to the event at Edaville in Carver, MA.  This year, she will go with Nana and Papa as Thomas arrives in North Conway, NH this upcoming weekend.  

So, in anticipation for her upcoming Day Out with Thomas, Savannah has been watching this DVD, which contains four popular Thomas and Friends episode.  Don't ask Savannah to choose a favorite, as she will tell you she likes them all. :-)  If you have a Thomas and Friends fan in your house, this DVD is must have for your collection.  


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

1 comment :

  1. My grandson loved watching Thomas He is growing out of it a bit now but.he loved it