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Thomas & Friends: Four-Disc Adventure Pack
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What makes this season unique is the introduction of CGI effects to Thomas' world. People like Sir Topham Hatt are now animated, and each character's face is as well. The big benefit is that it creates more immersion in the setting: while the photography isn't as dynamic as it was in the early years of the show, the fact that the characters seem in action even when they're still makes the pacing seem a lot less slow than other recent episodes.
There are some drawbacks, though. Often the CGI faces fail to capture the likeness of the old molded rubber faces, which becomes distracting to those who've watched the show for years. Further, it just seems odd to have lip sync when there's only one actor (the narrator), but the recent all-CGI episodes have a larger voice cast.
The quality of the stories themselves is a mixed bag. On the one hand viewers quickly grow used to plot formulas of characters refusing help or behaving recklessly to get a job done. On the other hand, there is some innovation to be appreciated.Read more ›
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I bought this for my daughter for a new sibling gift. But it did not work!!! It says area code restriction or something. It should be mentioned!!!!Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
these are okay. didn't realize Thomas episodes were not always animatedPublished 14 months ago by Wendy
This a nice set, but be aware they are not as new as the ones shown on PBS. Each train does not have their own voice like in the show. The narrator does all the voices.Published 16 months ago by Kristen