Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines synopsis says "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!"
Thomas & Friends: Tales from the Tracks synopsis says "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!"
-After watching the second movie today we have decided these are geared more for the younger kids between ages 2-3. Declan seemed much more into these versions and the focus they had on objects and music. From Dane's mouth we were told, "These are lame". Now I have no idea where he even learned that word but he wanted Blue Mountain Mystery on after watching two of the DVDs.
-Dane said this one was all about finding your "job". He said it was kind of like in class where his friends all have different tasks each time they clean up.
-Dane mentioned this was his favorite of the four since it was all about being a train! He said everyone was helpful to each other which is "the right thing to do".
Cost: $24.98 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack or $19.98 DVD
Recommendation: Well, there isn't much to say that I didn't already mention after each DVD except for the price you do get 4 DVD's plus extra features which is a good deal. However being that Dane seemed past the appropriate age for these specific ones I'd have to say I would pass on something similar in the future. Declan on the other hand was very into each story.
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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: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
DVD Feature Running Time: 228 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital
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