We recently reviewed two new Thomas and Friends DVDs.
First was ‘Trouble on the Tracks’ – a 70 minute tale with all the characters the kids know and love. In this story The Troublesome Trucks cause problems for Thomas, as Annie, Clarabel and Toad encounter unexpected high-speed adventures. Diesel gives Paxton a fright, and Salty’s spooky story has the engines running scared. James runs into trouble with some slip coaches and Percy ends up scared and alone in an old mine.
Next was the complete 16th series (on DVD for the first time). You get all 20 episodes together covering a variety of stories. We had Sodor filled with the sound of music when a famous composer visits the island. Thomas becomes a scarecrow for the day, Percy falls foul of one of Salty’s tales and Charlie combines his love for snow and jokes. The engines welcome Stafford to Sodor, celebrate The Fat Controller’s birthday and, when a photographer visits the island, a certain blue train tries to appear in as many photos as possible.
Thomas and Friends is good clean fun for younger children and as we’re firm fans in this house (we have the books and lots of the trains) think they are money well spent.
Thomas and Friends: Trouble on the Tracks – £9/70 minutes. Available now
Thomas and Friends The Complete Series 16 – £12.99/200 minutes. Out May 25 2015