Thomas & Friends: 10 Years Of Thomas TV-G CC

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All aboard for non-stop excitement with Thomas!

Starring:
Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon
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1 hour, 1 minute

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Genres Kids & Family
Director David Mitton
Starring Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon
Supporting actors Keith Wickham, Ben Small, Kerry Shale, Martin Sherman, Matt Wilkinson, William Hope, Alec Baldwin, Teresa Gallagher, George Carlin, Mark Moraghan, Ringo Starr, Jules de Jongh, Glenn Wrage, David Bedella, Steven Kynman, Togo Igawa, Jonathan Broadbent, Rupert Degas
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating TV-G
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By J. Levie on September 13, 2005
Format: DVD
This DVD is the "Commemorative Collector's Edition" of the *10 Years of Thomas & Friends* video that was released in 1999, and comes with a wooden Alfie vehicle by Learning Curve. It includes footage of the "A Day Out with Thomas" event held at the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, during which children selected their favorite episodes for inclusion in the video.

Since the episodes contained in this DVD have been reviewed pretty thoroughly for the VHS version, I won't comment too much on them.

Both the image and sound quality on the DVD transfer are fairly good. The DVD programming, however, leaves something to be desired. You cannot skip the logos and ads at the beginning of the DVD, nor forward through Sir Topham Hatt's introduction to the DVD features--at least, not on my DVD player (I was able to skip and fast forward using WinDVD on the PC).

The "Bonus Features" are rather unexceptional. The "Build an Engine" game is best suited for young preschoolers: you add parts to Thomas, James, or Toby. The "Sing-Along" doesn't display the song lyrics, like on the "Best of..." DVDs, so singing along can be a challenge if you don't know all the words. The "Read-Along" story seems to be a scanned version of the storybook, and not very interactive, except for clicking on the arrows. The "Character Gallery" consists of brief bios of 16 engines, plus Sir Topham Hatt. And as for the link to the official Thomas website, well, you don't need this DVD to visit the site.

Many reviews for the VHS version denigrate the footage from "A Day Out with Thomas," but I actually enjoyed the footage of the Strasburg Railroad and life-sized Thomas. The interviews with children and parents, though, did grow tiresome after a few viewings.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Heather L. Parisi on January 23, 2006
Format: DVD
First of all, let me say that I love Thomas the Tank Engine. My 6-year-old son has loved Thomas for 3+ years running and I am very grateful for all the good times the three of us have had. That having been said, this is a compilation VHS. You will not find any new stories on this one. However, it is worth viewing (and getting, if you don't have a big collection) if you have children. We got this as a gift from friends, so having duplicates of the stories was not a big problem with us. Interspersed between the stories is what seems to be an advertisement for the "Day Out With Thomas." It is interesting to watch, but is not informative for one actually thinking about participating in one of the programs.

ABOUT THE STORIES:

The 10 stories (4 more than the usual offering) featured on the video are as follows:

Thomas & Bertie's Great Race: This is one of the formative Thomas stories and is a welcome addition to anyone's collection. This particular episode is referenced in several subsequent episodes.

Old Iron: This is a charming story where Edward saves the day. However, this one is frequently recycled on Thomas' compilations. We already have it on at least 3 videos.

The Trouble With Mud: Fans of Gordon the Big Blue Engine will appreciate this one. It is included on the Best of Gordon video as well.

Terence the Tractor: This is another story which is essential to Thomas lore. Terence and his funny caterpillars save the day when Thomas get stuck in the snow. The song "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover" is based on this one.

Percy's Ghostly Trick: This is a cute little story where Percy gets to play a little trick on Thomas.

Mavis: This story features the lovely little diesel as well as an always-lovable Toby.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Love VINE VOICE on June 23, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My son has several of the Thomas DVDs, and while he's just as content to watch any of them, this is his favorite. The episodes with Bertie and Terrance are great. Overall, a wonderful collection of earlier Thomas narrated by George Carlin. The interviews with kids are cute and provide more than just the usual shots of various engines. I find this DVD better than the "Best of" engines ones because of the variety. Plus, my son has no clear favorite and enjoys watching them all.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Adams on March 19, 2006
Format: DVD
My son really liked this as it shows some scenes from Thomas' Day Out which he could relate to having been before.

The footage is mixed in with Thomas episodes and interviews. The brief interview sections did'nt really hold his attention but the rest is really good.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gadgester HALL OF FAME on September 26, 2008
Format: DVD
There are ten Thomas & Friends episodes on this 60-minute DVD. These are not just Thomas stories, but a mixture of episodes supposedly picked by children who went to the A Day With Thomas event in Penn. at some point. Preceding each story is a 40-second or so clip from the event, with parents and children commenting on the TV series. You cannot skip these with the skip button; you can fast-forward, but that's a hassle, isn't it? This is why some customers are understandably upset.

But my two-year-old actually likes the footage from the event -- set to his favorite T&F songs -- more than the stories themselves. Most of his favorite episodes are not here, so he ends up only watching the event footage and clapping every time he sees the mock-up Thomas train with all the happy children onboard.

If you own few other Thomas videos, I think this is a decent value, with ten episodes that more or less represent the T&F series. That is, pretty much every episode finds the engines "cross" -- I'm starting to get real sick of that word!
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