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Thomas & Friends - The Great Discovery [2008] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Pierce Brosnan
  • Directors: Steve Asquith
  • Writers: Sharon Miller
  • Producers: Simon Spencer
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: HiT Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct. 2008
  • Run Time: 61 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001C3NENY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,578 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Another adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, narrated by Pierce Brosnan. Thomas's discovery of the long-lost town of Great Waterton leads the Fat Controller to order its restoration. But when a new engine called Stanley arrives to help with the work, Thomas's jealousy causes him to play a trick on Stanley, that leads to him becoming lost and the centre of a search and rescue mission by the locals.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A. Ingram on 24 Sept. 2008
We took our 21mth old to see the premiere of this film on the weekend.
He was mesmorised!
The film is one hour long episode broken up by songs - it kept our toddler entertained!
It has a great story line for the older kids.
The remix of the Thomas song at the end is awesome!
Would recommend this for any avid Thomas fan - would make a great christmas present!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Robinson on 11 Nov. 2008
Having been subjected to the whole 8 series keeping the little ones occupied I was curious to see how this would work with a new voice and clearly american take on the tales.

Well the addition of Pierce Brosnan's voice as the narrator is a great choice and the story and songs kept my 23 month old captivated and happy for several hours. The songs are a change and he jiggles around to them with glee. The extras keep him entertained as well.

This makes a great gift to any thomas fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Beaumont TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 May 2014
Thomas & Friends - The Great Discovery (Classic old style Thomas)
The Great Discovery is a 2008 feature-length movie and film spin-off of the TV series, Thomas and Friends. The film is a follow up, not a direct sequel (though it does feature some of the same characters) to Thomas and the Magic Railroad and a sequel to Calling All Engines! The DVD was released on the 6 October 2008. Pierce Brosnan was featured as a guest narrator.

I didn't think I would enjoy The Great Discovery due to it having Pierce Brosnan as the narrator. But it wasn't THAT bad. It was by no means perfect as we are all used to the normal guy, but after 15mins you get used to it. Oh and as for the special Thomas - You're the Leader song at the end of the film, well it's been stuck in my head all day lol. Loved this DVD.

The main film is 1 hour long, plus Introducing Stanley, Select A Song, and Follow The Whistle as extras. The film also includes full subtitles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. E. Bell on 23 Mar. 2009
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Money well spent. My son is three and we live in Kent near a heritage railway. He loves trains in all shapes and sizes and asks for this DVD again and again. There are several short songs sung by children and there are all the familiar Thomas characters and some new ones as well (someone in marketing has clearly done their homework as presumably all these characters are now on sale in the shops!).

Watch out for the (frankly bizarre) rap version of the Thomas song at the end.
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By Nick D. on 29 Jun. 2009
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My three year old son is addicted to Thomas and friends, so buying him this new video was a no brainer. Unlike the other videos that he has, however, he has only watched this one two or three times. in other words he doesn't really like it. Several points to make:

- To be honest the story seems rather convoluted and Thomas behaves out of character. Why introduce yet another engine when the existing cast is so extensive? (HIT probably wants to tell expensive toy models)

- Pierce Brosnon was an unusual choice for the narrator, but does a fair job of telling the story.

- Visually the story is still engaging but I would like to see HIT produce a CGI version of Thomas with different actor's voices for each of the engines.

- I would like to see more of the original story brought to life and to develop the existing characters a bit more.

All in all, this is an average video not a great one. It didn't cost much, so maybe i am criticizing it for something it never set out to be. What i am saying is that you may be better of with buying some of the other series rather than this.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Albert Headlam on 3 Feb. 2009
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Purchased this DVD for my 3 year old son for Christmas who is an avid "Thomas" fan. He watches the video religiously and loves singing along to the songs in the story which are very catchy that even my 13 year old daughter is hooked on them. I found it to be a very educational and fun DVD to watch and suitable for children of any age who love Thomas the Tank Engine.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Womack on 28 Oct. 2009
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We bought this dvd for our son's birthday, he is four. We all sat down to watch this and what a shock to hear Pierce Brosnon's voice as narrator. He was so grinding and there was no expression in his voice at all. My little boy only watched it twice if that and it has gone to the bottom of the pile of Thomas dvds. I even think it put him off for a while to watch anymore Thomas. Thankfully he has got back into the old ones which are so much better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Moses on 23 Jan. 2009
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My son loves trains, loves Thomas. He has had the books read to him time and again, he has watched the videos/dvds. We got him this for Christmas and he managed half an hour before he got bored.
No emotion in the narration and a silly story line.
Living OFF Thomas's reputation and not UP to it.
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