Blu-ray/DVD News: THOMAS & FRIENDS: KING OF THE RAILWAY-THE MOVIE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Full Steam Ahead on the Island of Sodor with Thomas and his engine friends in the all-new CG animated movie Thomas & Friends®: King of the Railway coming to Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand September 17 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. King of the Railway – The Movie introducesfour new engines and one new destination on the Island of Sodor .  New engine Stephen is based on the legendary “Stephenson’s Rocket”, one of the fastest and most advanced steam locomotives of its day. Meet the Earl of Sodor and see how Thomas and the Steam Team rely on friendship and cooperation to avoid disaster and save the day!

Nearly 40 King of the Railway themed products will launch at retail to support the movie, including toys from Fisher-Price across three track systems, books, games, apparel, an app and more, making it the biggest Thomas & Friends event of 2013 for the #1 Preschool Toy brand, and a must own for Thomas fans everywhere! Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway – The Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is loaded with special features including an all new, exclusive game, karaoke music videos and engine puzzles!The Thomas & Friends®: King of the Railway – The Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

SYNOPSIS

Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic movie!
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·       The Search for the Lost Crown Game
·       It’s Gonna Be a Great Day Karaoke Music Video
·       Searching Everywhere Karaoke Music Video
·       Working Together! Karaoke Music Video
·       Guess Who? Puzzles
MARKETING SUPPORT
King of the Railway is the biggest Thomas & Friends DVD program of the year, supported by a multi-pronged marketing campaign that includes themed toys and train sets from Fisher-Price, a related mobile and tablet app set for global release in 2013 and best-in-class partners across the globe including Mega Brands, Ravensburger, Random House and Egmont. Fisher-Price will cross-promote King of the Railway DVD content and the related toys through TV advertising and on-package promotions. A dedicatedKing of the Railway online destination on ThomasandFriends.com that is desktop, tablet and smartphone compatible will launch in July 2013. This site features an interactive map of the Island of Sodor and will introduce King of the Railway characters and destinations.  There will also be three new interactive games.  Collectible character badges will be hidden within the site and upon collection, fans will be able to share the badges on Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, there will be global Blue Carpet Premiere events held in London, Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico timed to the DVD release.
ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS
Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son nearly 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation.
Thomas & Friends is the number one preschool toy license in the US and has been the number one preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009[1]. The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas also being the number one preschool toy license in Germany and Australia, as well as the number one foreign preschool brand in China, Japan and Korea.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2013 HIT Entertainment Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry.  Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Thomas & Friends are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
Type:  Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Feature Run Time: 62 minutes
Blu-Ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS HD-Master Audio and English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD Audio Status:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends
Twitter: @TrueBlueEngine
Promotional materials provided by Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.
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