Special Island of Sodor Map Included In All-New Collectible “Thomas & Friends: Let’s Explore 4-DVD Set” Available November 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Explore With Thomas and His Engine Friends in This Collectible 4-DVD Set That Includes A Special Map Of Sodor Thomas Fans Are Sure To Love!

THOMAS & FRIENDS®: 
LET’S EXPLORE WITH THOMAS 4-DVD SET
Available On DVD November 6, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 




Street Date: 11/6/12

DVD SRP:  $24.98


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Preschool favorite Thomas the Tank Engine® and his engine friends on the Island of Sodorare celebrating new friends, exciting discoveries and thrilling adventures in an all-new collection, Thomas & Friends®: Let’s Explore With Thomas 4-DVD Set, available on November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. This is Thomas & Friends first DVD set to include a collectible map of Sodor so that little engineers can track the engines as they travel around the island. Filled with loads of bonus content, the Thomas & Friends®: Let’s Explore With Thomas 4-DVD Set is available for the suggested retail price of $24.98.

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. 

Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines! Synopsis

Summertime is always beautiful on the Island of Sodor. It is a busy time for all of the engines…but when the Steam engines and Diesels can’t get along, and no work is getting done, the engines are in a terrible mess! Will the new airport be ready in time? Will the bridge get built? Can the engines save the day? Find out in Calling All Engines!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Calling All Engines! Game

Read-Along, Songs & More!

Thomas & Friends: Come Ride the Rails Synopsis

Come ride the rails to fun and adventure with Thomas and the other “Really Useful Engines” as they make tracks to great destinations!  Molly is the new engine on Sodor—will she find the perfect job? Gordon learns a lesson in respect and Emily wants to be Queen for a day. Will Thomas and Percy finish their work in time to see a very special bird? Join the fun and excitement in Come Ride the Rails!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       4 Games, Gordon’s Photo Gallery& More!

Thomas & Friends: Tales from the Tracks Synopsis

Join Thomas for a birthday picnic, discover a ghost engine that’s not what it seems and learn the legend of a very special lamp with Peter Sam! Then try and keep up with James, listen to Rusty’s beautiful music and make tracks as Thomas tries his best. There’s excitement around every bend in Tales from the Tracks!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       3 Games, Read-Along, Songs & More!

Thomas & Friends: It’s Great to Be an Engine! Synopsis

Every season on the Island of Sodor brings new opportunities for adventure and discovery. Will Emily get the timber to Farmer McColl in time to save the baby calves? Will Toby muster enough confidence to push Gordon up a hill? Share in these timeless stories, and you’ll see why It’s Great to Be an Engine!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

·       3 Games, Read-Along & More!

 


ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS

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 UKfor the past 12 years, and also holds the number one preschool toy license in the UK, Germany and Australia.


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2012 HIT Entertainment Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry.  Thomas the Tank Engine& Friends and Thomas & Friends are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited.  Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. 

Type:  TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5

Closed Captioned: English

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

DVD Feature Running Time: 228 minutes

DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

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