As you may remember the Little Man is a bit of a Thomas the Tank Engine nut so the opportunity to review a copy of the brand new movie 'Day of the Diesels' before it is released to the general public was one not to be missed!
Percy is feeling a little left out as Thomas spends more time with two new engines Belle and Flynn the Fire Engine. When the devious Diesel suggests to Percy that he knows someone who would love to be his friend Percy makes the decision to puff to the diesel works and meet this new friend for himself...
'Day of the Diesels' is an action-packed adventure as the Diesels and the Steamies face off on the Island of Sodor, and introduces several new characters as well as all the familiar faces. Important lessons about friendship and the value of working together are dealt with in a way that even a three year old can understand.
To say the Little Man loves this movie would be an understatement! He has watched it at least once a day, nearly every day since we received our review copy. At 60mins running time I was unsure he'd stick out the whole movie in one sitting but he is happy to have it on whilst playing with his own Thomas train set, and now he knows the story, is happily captivated for most of the movie.
The extras on the DVD include an informative little introduction to Steam and Diesel engines, showing how they work and how to tell the difference. Two songs from the movie - 'Day of the Diesels' and 'Hear the Engines coming' - are featured with karaoke style lyrics across the bottom of the screen for a Thomas sing-along session, should you feel inclined! (We have listened to these so many times now that Little Man no longer needs the word prompts, even if he could read them!!)
As ever, there is plenty of merchandise available to tie-in too, including storybooks, activity books and play sets. So that's Christmas sorted then!
'Day of the Diesels' is currently showing in selected cinemas across the country ahead of it's release on DVD and Blue Ray on September 26th 2011
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