Episodes: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars
Having a five month old daughter, I have to admit that I am familiar with the Chuggington brand name. She is not old enough yet to completely go nuts for it but she surely love the colors and music from this series. I have to admit it is definitely entertaining and cute to say the least. The episodes are also very short running 15 minutes, so it is not too overwhelming. With the holiday season right around the corner, this DVD release focusing on the show’s winter adventures. There are six very cute and very chilly episodes included within “Icy Escapades”. I would highly recommend this release for all parents with kids.
Offical Premise: In this traintastic collection of winter adventures, the crew takes to the tracks as snow and ice cover Chuggington! When the rails become frozen, it’s up to Wilson, Koko, and Brewster to save the day and keep the town moving! With help from their fellow Chuggers, the trainees get rescued from a blizzard, dig their way out of snow drifts, and even take to the skies when the wintery winds lift Hodge from the rails! Share in the journey as the trainees learn important lessons like teamwork and problem-solving, while discovering there’s snow-place like Chuggington!
For a kids DVD, usually the episodes are enough since they will most likely just be put on loop for the kids to watch over and over and over. But this release actually includes some decent bonus features for the kiddies. There is a bonus Badge Quest episode called “Honk Your Horns”. There is a cute little featurette called “The Chugger Spotlight: Speedy, Frostini”. Lastly there are various coloring and activity sheets to print for kids via the your DVD-ROM drive. I look forward to future episodic releases of this series for sure.