Thursday, September 12, 2013

Now Available Exclusively at Target -- Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard! (Review and Giveaway)

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

Available On DVD Exclusively At Target 
September 10, 2013
Available on Digital Download And Video on Demand October 8, 2013 
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment 


"Hop aboard for animal-filled adventures with everyone’s favorite engine Thomas and all his railway friends in Thomas & Friends®: Animals Aboard, arriving on DVD September 10, 2013 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Thomas & Friends®: Animals Aboard will also be available on Digital Download and Video on Demand on October 8. Featuring five wild, buzzing and furry adventures and timed to the release of the Fisher Price animal-themed toy line, this DVD will be available exclusively at Target for a limited time for a suggested retail price of $14.98. It’s full steam ahead for Thomas, Percy, Henry and the engines as they learn lessons about being kind to animals, doing good deeds and helping friends of all shapes and sizes!


All aboard as Thomas and his engine friends embark on exciting adventures with some new furry friends! Percy learns to be gentle when meeting some small forest friends and Thomas goes hog-wild trying to be Really Useful for Farmer Trotter. Henry performs a sweet deed in returning Sodor’s special songbird and Thomas must fulfill a tall order when he is asked to deliver the newest animal to Sodor’s Wildlife Center. The engines are busy as bees being Really Useful and helping animals big and small."


·         “Percy's New Friends”  

·         “Thomas and the Pigs”                     

·         “Henry's Good Deeds”                     

·         “Thomas' Tall Friend”                        

·         “Buzzy Bees”                        


·         “Determination Song” Karaoke Music Video


My Thoughts:

There is no denying that we are a house full of Thomas & Friends fans.  You will see this if you walk into my house -- just make sure to look out for trains and other track pieces, as they hurt if you step on them with bare feet. :-)  You know what I am talking about -- toys always seem like daggers when left on the floor for adults to stumble or walk over in the dark.  Thankfully this was a DVD, so no worries about foot injuries. Instead, we have been enjoying this new DVD release, which is current available exclusively at Target stores nationwide.

Thomas & Friends was one show I was surprised to see both my girls get into, as you would think a show about trains would be geared towards boys.  Every year when we attend the annual Day Out with Thomas, I love seeing other young girls getting excited for Thomas.  So, whenever there is a new DVD for this popular show, I love picking it up to share with my daughters.  And, this one is by far their favorite of recent releases, as it also contains an assortment of animals.

This DVD is 55 minutes in length, with 5 full length episodes, and will keep even the youngest of viewers excited and engaged.  We have only had this DVD for less than a week, but we have already watched it over a dozen times, both at home and in the car.  The girls, while they love Thomas, Percy and the other engines, had more fun pointing out the different animals and telling my husband and I who they were, as well as tell us what sound each makes.  I loved the first time we watched this.  My husband came upstairs into the living room after arriving home from work, as he heard a bunch of animal sounds.  He thought we gotten some unexpected guests.  Only, it was the girls overly excited about all the animals that make an appearance on this new DVD. :-)

As I am writing up this post, the girls are finishing up another viewing of this DVD before lunch.  Even though they have seen it many times so far, they still get excited for each scene, and continue to ask to see it again.  So, if you have a Thomas & Friends fan in your house, you will want to make a point to head to your local Target store to pick up this recent DVD release soon.


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Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son nearly 70 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. 

Thomas & Friends is the number one preschool toy license in the US 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.

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


  1. He loves Edward but Thomas is his favorite

  2. I like henry and Gordon, because one pulls freight cars and the other pulls coaches.

  3. Our favorite engine from the show is Gordon.