|Thomas & Friends - The Early Years (DVD, 2004, 3-Disc Set)|
eBay Buyer Protection
Marlton, NJ, USA
Free shippingBuy it now
Average review score based on 9 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This is a great addition to any Thomas and Friends DVD collection. I found that by watching the early episodes, a lot of the foundation to the series is explained and set-up. Ringo Starr is a great narrator, this is a great DVD set. Some of the stories are the same as episodes that have been re-narrated by George Carlin or Alec Baldwin, but as a collection they all gel better than the random bits that one gets by watching Sprout or otherwise. This is far and away my sons favorite Thomas DVD.
What Sean Connery was to James Bond, Ringo Star was to Thomas the Tank Engine. Ringo was the best story narrator by far. Even George Carlin didn't compare! The early stories were simpler too and more about the day-to-day adventures of being a train. I'd go so far as to say that this 3 DVD set is the best Thomas DVD package there is.
I bought this for my four young grandsons. They LOVE Thomas and it is a special treat at Noni's house to watch a video. Thomas is always entertaining, holds their attention and has a good lesson to learn at the end of each story. Also entertaining for me to hear Ringo Starr, George Carlin and Alec Baldwin reading the stories in the different Thomas and Friends DVD's.
In my opinion, Ringo Starr was the best narrator for the Thomas series. My son loves Thomas and can watch this same set of stories day after day without complaint. He loves the new ones as well, but he actually was introduced to Thomas with the early shows, so they are his favorite.
I bought this dvd set b/c my nephew loves thomas. He couldn't love these videos more. It's great for keeping him occupied when I'm cleaning or studying or keeping him occupied while I make his lunch.