Friday, May 9, 2014

Now Available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment -- Chuggington: Explorer Koko DVD -- Review and #Giveaway (Valued over $120)

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



"Bet you can’t catch Koko! Young trainees and families from coast-to-coast will honk their horns for Koko when she takes the spotlight in “Explorer Koko,” the latest action packed Chuggington” DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Featuring six engaging episodes that help preschoolers tackle everyday challenges and learn important life lessons, the exciting all-new collection puts wheels to the rails at retail on May 6, 2014.


In Explorer Koko ($14.98), everyone’s best friend Koko is chosen to carry the King of Buffertonia and his dignitaries on a special tour of Chuggington. The new release also follows Koko as she gets hooked on a computer game trying to beat Hodge’s high score and finds herself in a heap of trouble when her net shooter fails on the tracks! In these six fast-paced and fun-filled episodes, Brewster, Wilson and Koko discover the importance of teamwork, leadership and more. The new DVD also comes complete with Chugger Spotlights, a bonus Badge Quest Episode and adorable coloring sheets!

·         Explorer Koko
·         “Runaway Koko
·         “Fearless Wilson”
·         Koko’s Game”
·         “Hodge’s Secret”
·         “Inspector Emery”

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Badge Quest Episode: “Knowing Where You Are”
  • Character Montages: Irving and Chatsworth
·         Coloring and Activity Sheets

A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV show from Ludorum that reinforces early social readiness skills, “Chuggington” airs daily on Disney Junior and weekdays on Disney Channel. The series made its Season 4 debut on Disney Junior in October 2013 with the first-ever prime-time “Chuggington” special, “Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue.”

Chuggington” has 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.

Explorer Koko
Street Date:                  May 6, 2014   
Pre-Book:                    April 9, 2014  
DVD Catalog #:           DV61831        
DVD UPC #:                01313261831980
Audio:                         Surround 2.0
Retail Price:                 $14.98
Genre:                          Children’s
Rating:                         Not Rated
Run Time:                    64 minutes
Year:                            2013

My Thoughts:

Guess who was excited to see this new Chuggington DVD release?  This girl....

Yes, that is Savannah, who went as Koko this past Halloween, and continues to wear the costume around the house...usually when watching Chuggington on Disney each morning, or one of her many DVD's which we have from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Just like previous Chuggington DVD releases, this one did not disappoint.  Filled with 6-traintastic episodes that center around Koko, Savannah was in heaven, as she sat down to watch this new release, over and over again.  I lost count of how many times we have watched this DVD since receiving a couple of weeks ago, but I know it is more than a dozen times. :-)

And, when I asked Savannah to help me with the review or share her thoughts on the episodes, she was at a loss for words. Everything was amazing, and she loved how the episodes centered around her favorite trainee.  She did say she wished there were more episodes to watch. :-)

If you have a preschooler or toddler who loves trains, then you will want to check out Chuggington, which airs daily on Disney and Disney Junior.  Both boys and girls enjoy this animated series, which follows Koko, Brewster and Wilson as trainees learning the ropes.  By completing different tasks and working together as a team, they not only learn to be better trainees and trains down the road, but strengthen their friendship bond.  I, too, am a fan of the show, and especially love the catchy theme song.  As we wait for other Chuggington DVD releases from Anchor Bay Entertainment, we will continue to watch this and the other DVDs in our growing collection.


I am so excited about this giveaway as I was contacted the other day and asked to add another prize to the giveaway.  Instead of just giving one lucky reader the new Chuggington: Explorer Koko DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Frostini collectible train, the folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment also threw in the TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway Koko’s Safari Set, which retails for $98.00 on  

With this traintastic set, kids will take Koko on adventures through the safari tree tunnel as she delivers food to her animal friends. The complete 37-piece railway from TOMY can be arranged in two different ways – allowing for endless hours of playtime fun! – and includes one Koko train, cargo car, animal house, giraffe, elephant, cargo bin, safari gate, risers, and more! 

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the Chuggington: Explorer Koko DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment that I sent your way! As an added bonus, we would like to offer you a TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway Koko’s Safari Set to include in your reader giveaway along with the DVD and Frostini collectible train.

I wish I could win this train set for the girls as they would love to add to their Chuggington railway sets.  But, I am excited to be able to offer my readers a chance to win this sweet Chuggington prize pack to enjoy with their kids.  

To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Note: *Each household is only eligible to win 3 TOMY product prize packages, via blog reviews and giveaways, each calendar year. Only one entrant per household per giveaway. If you have won the same product prize package on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.*

Good luck!

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About “Chuggington
Chuggington is a contemporary, action-based, energetic and vibrant CGI series for children ages 2-5. The series follows the adventures of three young trainees – Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko – as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. Along the way, and with help and support from a strong community of engines and people, they learn positive values and new skills that empower them to become the best trainees they can be. Further information is available

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company.  Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.  Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,

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

1 comment :

  1. I am so excited about this Giveaway!! My Son is 3 and he LOVES Chuggington, he would be so happy if I won this for him :) Thanks for the chance!!