Item description for Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends - Hooray for Thomas (W/Toy) by NESTFamily...
You're invited to the celebration on the Island of Sodor! There are new stories and fun adventures around every bend. Watch as Thomas wins a medal for saving the day. Will Edward rescue the brass band in time? Can Peter Sam help find a new refreshment
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Format: Animated, Color, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: Unrated
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Running Time: 67.00 minutes
Record Label Starz / Anchor Bay
Format Animated / Color / DVD / Full Screen /
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Publisher Nest Family Entertainment
ISBN 0012316385 ISBN13 0013131305692 UPC 013131305692
Reviews - What do customers think about Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends - Hooray for Thomas (W/Toy)?
Well worth a few bucks Nov 30, 1999
This DVD contains six episodes from Series 7 of Thomas and Friends. However, the music in them has been redone by the current composer, probably because the old composers took the rights to their music with them when they left. I much prefer the original music, but this new music isn't too bad.
Michael Brandon narrates this DVD, and he narrates it rather well. However, once again he is rather here and there when it comes to voice consistency; and some of his character voices are a bit iffy (Bertie has a Cockney accent that gives Dick Van Dyke's a run for its money when it comes to poor quality; Rusty sounds like a thug; Rheneas sounds like he has a cold; Skarloey sounds a tad too young for an engine his age; Rheneas's driver sounds like a robot; and Peter Sam's driver sounds like he's falling asleep). His emotions and enthusiasm can't be faulted, but I do wish he would choose his voice for each character and stick with it.
As for the episodes themselves..."Hooray for Thomas" and "Edward's Brass Band" are really good. "The Refreshment Lady's Stand," "The Grand Opening" and "Best Dressed Engine" aren't too bad either. "Rheneas and the Roller Coaster" is the poorest episode on the DVD...completely unrealistic and poorly directed.
All in all this is a good way to spend a few dollars.
Narrator is hard to follow Nov 30, 1999
my 1 year old loves the Ringo Narrations, he will not watch this one with this Narrator. The Narrator is all over the place, and his voices are dumb. I cant even watch it because it makes me go insane. I love the Ringo ones and so does my 1 year old. This DVD is going right up on Ebay.
A Whole New Thomas Nov 30, 1999
Before I begin,let me say that the review "I Don't Know" is not telling the truth. The studio of HIT Entertainment should keep the music the way it is now. Besides,the word screw(The verb,not the noun)is not appropriate to say.
Anyway,the new Thomas music is great because it looks like a new season 7 show of "Thomas & Friends",even though it's not. The new DVD "Percy Saves The Day" has the same music of this one. The realeased date will be July 26 2005. I'll be buying it to put with this one.
Speaking of cutting... Nov 30, 1999
Well, I'll be happy to buy myself a second computer if I have ý50 pounds or something like that... I will be putting games on there and do some tpying.
Well, looks like Thomas is back with more action! Michael Brandon does the narrator... (well, I wish I could speak like Michael Brandon; if I speak like him, they wouldn't understand. It's like shouting, but it's not!) I need your help to do this review, if you please!
There's a reason: you must insert this DVD-ROM inside the computer, and you choose Region 1. After that, it will be fixed to Region 2 only!
Thank you for your help!
Brandon's narration prevents 4 stars Nov 30, 1999
This DVD would have been so much more enjoyable had there been another narrator apart from Michael Brandon. His voices are what really let him down this time around. Not only is he totally inconsistent with them, but he chooses unsuitable voices for nearly all the characters. Rusty sounds like a raving madman, Rheneas sounds stuffed up, and Edward and Skarloey's voices are too high-pitched. And he also tries a bit too hard with the minor characters, giving them voices that are completely weird and wacky (if you listen to his voice for Rheneas's driver, you'll see what I mean). Brandon also sounds really amateur; there are numerous scenes in "Edward's Brass Band" where his narration is out of sync with the on-screen action, and at one point in "Rheneas and the Roller Coaster" he rushes through his narration to try and keep up with what's happening on screen.
The music on this DVD is also somewhat half-hearted (the original music worked so well, why couldn't they have stayed with it?). However, the music video at the end ("The Red Balloon" is truly beautiful...the last moments always bring a tear to my eye. At least they included something from the original composers on here!
The episodes on this DVD are all well-written and fairly original (I especially like "Edward's Brass Band"), so it is a great pity that they are spoiled by Brandon's shoddy narration and below-average music. Young children might like it, but this shouldn't be on your "must-have DVDs" list.