Thomas and Friends are well, like old friends at this house. I remember watching Thomas when he was on “Shining Time Station” in my younger years, and I’m so happy that he is still around to delight my children! A brand new Blu-ray/DVD is coming out on September 17th! We were sent an early copy of this new movie (free of charge in order to facilitate this review), so I’m here today to give you the inside scoop!
It’s Full Steam Ahead on the Island of Sodor with Thomas and his engine friends in the all-new CG animated movie Thomas & Friends®: King of the Railway coming to Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand September 17 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. King of the Railway – The Movie introduces four new engines and one new destination on the Island of Sodor . New engine Stephen is based on the legendary “Stephenson’s Rocket”, one of the fastest and most advanced steam locomotives of its day. Meet the Earl of Sodor and see how Thomas and the Steam Team rely on friendship and cooperation to avoid disaster and save the day!
Nearly 40 King of the Railway themed products will launch at retail to support the movie, including toys from Fisher-Price across three track systems, books, games, apparel, an app and more, making it the biggest Thomas & Friends event of 2013 for the #1 Preschool Toy brand, and a must own for Thomas fans everywhere! Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway – The Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is loaded with special features including an all new, exclusive game, karaoke music videos and engine puzzles! The Thomas & Friends®: King of the Railway – The Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor ’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic movie!
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
· The Search for the Lost Crown Game
· It’s Gonna Be a Great Day Karaoke Music Video
· Searching Everywhere Karaoke Music Video
· Working Together! Karaoke Music Video
· Guess Who? Puzzles
What We Thought:
Maggie loves Thomas & Friends, and when she saw this new DVD, she wanted to watch it right away. I made her wait until her afternoon rest time. Normally, while her brother naps, this is her chance to watch a movie for the day while she lays on the couch. To put it simply, she loves this new movie. Maggie loves a good mystery, so when Thomas’ new friend goes missing and they had to find out what happened to him, she was totally engrossed!
I asked her what she thought when the movie was over and she said, “It was GREAT!”
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