DVD Review: “Thomas & Friends – The Greatest Stories” (& Giveaway Ends 6/30)


Thomas & Friends:  The Greatest Stories

DVD Release Date: June 1, 2010
From: Lionsgate / HIT Entertainment
Run Time: 158 minutes
ABOUT:
Inspiring young engineers with timeless tales of discovery, friendship and cooperation, everyone’s favorite #1 blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends celebrate 65 years of great destinations with a fully-loaded 2-disc DVD set, sure to become a collectible fan favorite.  The all-new DVD features 20 favorite episodes, including the first ever Thomas & Friends episode and features the voice talent of George Carlin, Ringo Starr, Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon as narrators. The DVD is full of fun including a “Create Your Own Thomas Story” DVD-Rom game where children can place themselves right in the Island of Sodor with their name and favorite things!  Including five games, a Thomas Trivia Game, four music videos, four sing-alongs, and an enhanced read-along, this is a must-own DVD for any Thomas & Friends fan!
Special consideration was given to all of the stories selected for the DVD including newly remastered episodes, some of the most popular stories from the book series and the first introduction of Thomas’ favorite friends, James, Percy and more!  Featuring beautiful O-card packaging, the DVD release delivers on the core brand values of friendship and adventure!
Episodes:
  • Thomas Gets Tricked
  • Edward Helps Out
  • Diesel’s Devious Deed
  • Percy’s Ghost Trick
  • Thomas, Percy & the Dragon
  • Trust Thomas
  • Henry & the Elephant
  • Cranky Bugs
  • Snow Engine
  • Thomas Saves the Day
  • Edward the Great
  • James Gets a New Coat
  • Thomas to the Rescue
  • Thomas and the Birthday Picnic
  • Emily Knows Best
  • Percy and the Carnival
  • Thomas and the Birthday Mail
  • Sir Handel in Charge
  • Skarloey Storms Through
  • Duncan Does It All
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
  • “Create Your Own Thomas Story” DVD-Rom: In this game, you can be part of the story! This customizable feature integrates a child’s name and favorite things woven into their very own printable Thomas tale!  It also features Thomas coloring pages and wallpaper.
  • “How Did Thomas Meet His Friends?” Trivia Game: Guess which one of Thomas’ best engine friends are described with several clues.
  • Storybook Adventure Game: Help Thomas travel over the Island of Sodor by passing five different challenge games.
  • Thomas Save the Day Enhanced Read-Along with Four Sing-Along Karaoke Videos
  • Four Music Videos
 
MY THOUGHTS:
So my 3 year old didn’t really like Thomas until this past Christmas so he hasn’t really seen many of the older episodes.  I think this DVD is great because it includes not only the first Thomas episode ever, but also all the best episodes ever.  It stars all the famous trains, narrators, and music!  My sons really got a kick out of watching this DVD because there are just so many episodes to watch that it was like a Thomas marathon for them.  I do like too that they seemed to enhance all the old episodes so they look crisper and brighter.  They are not CGI animation like the newer Thomas DVDs but these are all the classic episodes perfect for any Thomas fan new or old.  This DVD is especially great for those without many Thomas DVDs because it features so much!  Even all the bonus content rocks!  Definitely worth buying!
BUY IT: You can buy “Thomas & Friends – The Greatest Stories” wherever DVDs are sold or check it out at Amazon.for $13.49 with Free Shipping over $25.  (Awesome price for how many episodes you get!)
GIVEAWAY: (1) winner will receive “Thomas & Friends – The Greatest Stories” 2-Disc DVD Set
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