Thomas & Friends: ‘Wobbly Wheels & Whistles’ – New DVD out 31st January

The nation’s favourite little blue engine has bridges to cross and tracks to uncover in the exciting new adventures featured in brand new DVD Thomas & Friends: ‘Wobbly Wheels & Whistles'.

Press Release from HIT Entertainment

Jump on board with Thomas for a wonderfully wobbly and wheel spinning good time! The nation’s favourite little blue engine has bridges to cross and tracks to uncover in the exciting new adventures featured in brand new DVD Thomas & Friends: ‘Wobbly Wheels & Whistles’, set for release on Monday 31st January with a RRP of £12.99.

Featuring four fun-filled adventures, ‘Wobbly Wheels and Whistles’ promises to be a wheely good watch and introduces the new character Scruff the Scruncher.

In Toby and the Whistling Woods, Toby needs Thomas and James’ help to see that the Whistling Woods aren’t scary.  Victor’s willingness to please puts him in a tricky position when he bites off more work than he can chew in Victor Says Yes. Will Thomas be able to help his pal out with his work overload?  There is a trip to Misty Island when Thomas is sent to collect some precious Jobi Wood by the Fat Controller from Jumpin Jobi Wood, but will Ol Wheezy make a wobbly mess out of Thomas’ special delivery? And in Thomas & Scruff, will Thomas be able to persuade new engine Scruff to get cleaned up in time for his new job?

Thomas continues to delight and entertain children the world over and the fun doesn’t stop when the stories end as the DVD includes a host of extras. There’s the Sing-A-Long Song: 'Go Go Thomas’, the ‘Down at the Station’ live action film, a guess who puzzle and extra activities and fun with Mr Perkins. Each DVD also includes a free whistle so little ones can Peep Peep along with Thomas.

Rick Glankler, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Management – Thomas & Thomas Division, EMEA said: “Wobbly Wheels & Whistles is the first Thomas & Friends Home Entertainment release for 2011. It follows an amazing year for the brand in 2010 which saw Home Entertainment sales up 20% versus the prior year and we look forward to further success ahead”

About Thomas & Friends

Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 65 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 makes tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS®, PBS KIDS SproutSM and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr in the UK and on CCTV in China.  Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com.

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Chapman Entertainment’s Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America  as well as Wallace & Gromit™, Shaun the Sheep™, Timmy Time™ and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations.  HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.  For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com

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