I had a feeling this one was going to be a different version of the Little Red Tractor DVDs I am used to, and I was right, it certainly is. For one thing, it is not an animation featuring moving characters, but animated cartoon instead. Also Stan looks totally different to the Stan we are used to, in that 'this' Stan is a much older character, all the other characters are different too, though Stumpy seemed more or less the same, though his wife totally different, much younger and not as nice, and worst thing of all, Mr. Jones was nothing whatsoever like the character we all know and love, in that 'this' one was a country type farmer with a Welsh accent, (as maybe the author originally intended, the character being named Jones and all!) and with no real characterisation to speak of, whereas the Mr Jones I love as being my favourite character, is very posh and always being a bit mingy with money and has a very definite character and very funny indeed. That said, this is still a very good dvd, if you take it like it is, a nice tractor story with some nice snow scenes and an interesting real life video of life on a farm featuring a real farmer. I had a little perusal on Amazon and found that there are quite a few VHS tapes featuring Little Red Tractor, and it looks like those are the tape versions of this cartoon version of Little Red Tractor. I would be interested in seeing more of them released onto dvd as it seems some of the others contain real life footage too, which makes a nice change.
Now, let's also have some more releases of the usual format we are used to, I am getting withdrawal sypmptons from not seeing any new stories featuring the posh Mr Jones! ;-)