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|Thomas Friends High Speed Adventures|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Join Thomas & Friends? as they speed through the Island of Sodor in these six spectacular stories of fun and adventure. Capture the spirit of 'steamwork' as Thomas learns to share his workload, rescues the water works, and... more »
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Review from www.firrkids.com
www.firrkids.com | 05/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think you just can't go wrong with Thomas & Friends. The programs always contain positive messages, they are wholesome in nature and yet still exciting enough for children to enjoy. There are always great lessons in that the characters make the same types of mistakes that everyone is prone to make. We see the consequences from being in a hurry or just plain fooling around, becoming jealous of others or lying to cover up mistakes.
These episodes feature the new CG animation, which means better facial expressions for the trains and townspeople. As always, the same great life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation are most certainly included.
In Thomas and the Billboard, Thomas becomes upset when he is inadvertently excluded from a photo taken of all the trains. Although it was a genuine mistake by the photographer, Thomas heatedly blames another train, which causes a whole new set of problems.
Steady Eddie refers to Edward, one of the older and most reliable trains. Because of his reputation, Steady Eddie is given the special job of delivering valuable cargo. He feels proud of his status and takes an alternate route where more people can admire him, instead of taking the directed path and gets himself into hot water.
Rosie's Carnival Special: Rosie is specially requested by Sir Topham Hatt to be one of two trains to transport the Carnival Special. Rosie is greedy and wants to do it alone, which causes an accident. She realizes that working together as a team can be very rewarding.
These are three of the six episodes on the disc. Also included are Mountain Marvel, Henry Gets it Wrong and Don't Go Back. Each one has its own valuable lesson which kids will benefit from, and plenty of action in the train yard they will enjoy.
New "animation" ruins the atmosphere-hard for autistic kids
Mom, homeschooler, small business o | Arlington, Ohio USA | 05/27/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My son has loved Thomas since he was 2. He has mild autism. Kids love Thomas-not just for the characters-but because it is predictable in setting and style. Yet new stories make it fresh each time. The new animation makes their mouths move like Jay Jay the Jet Plane-not like Shrek. The original Thomas stories were grounded in music and a great narrator's voice telling the story. It is too bad they have once again "fixed" something that was not broken. I wish they would stop trying to take things over the top. Our kids don't need it. I agree with the other reviewer who gave it one star. My son got very upset and demanded that we turn it off. He now suspects every Thomas DVD I bring home and we have to make sure its the "old" Thomas. Too bad they sold Thomas to a bigger company. It will never be the same again."
Love the new Thomas series
Alana | Los Altos, US, Canada | 04/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a new series where Thomas and every characters are animated. It's pretty neat to see them animated and move more than just their eyes and their mouth expressions. PBS started playing these episodes and I'm glad they are finally out on DVD for when we travel. My 4 year old LOVES Thomas and I have to admit I was pretty excited when these episodes came out on tv too."
My Preschool Class Loves this movie
Glenn | California | 09/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this movie for my 3 year old son. At first he was not happy about "talking thomas" and wanted to watch an old Thomas movie. The next day he asked to watch "talking thomas" and enjoys watching it every time now.
I am also a preschool teacher, and for a special treat on Fridays we watch a movie. I brought in this movie to watch, every single boy I have LOVED it and always ask me if we can watch "Talking Thomas" for movie day.