Thomas & the Runaway Kite DVD Movie Review

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by

We recently received a copy of Thomas & The Runaway Kite as part of a Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends Party we hosted for MommyParties last week.


Since my boys enjoyed Thomas & the Runaway Kite so much I thought it would make for a great movie to review for this week’s Movie Monday post.


The Thomas & the Runaway Kite DVD features 4 stories of Thomas and his friends and their many adventures. The DVD uses CGI animation and runs about 46 minutes in length. In addition to having a narrator, each train also speaks.


If your boys are anything like mine they love trains, particularly Thomas the Train. What’s especially nice about the stories from this DVD is their ability to teach our children important lessons. Yes, they are captivated by the different trains and the journeys they go on, but along the way they are also learning about problem solving and how to be a better train (or in their case boy.)


In each of the stories, Thomas faces a problem. He tries to solve that problem, by himself, without much success. As my sons and their friends watched Thomas & the Runaway Kite, they learned about

  • Asking for help
  • Being a good friend
  • Why they should tell the truth
  • What it means to be dependable
  • Ways to be caring
  • How to share and
  • That being on time is important


The Thomas & the Runaway Kite DVD also came with 2 interactive bonus features

  • How Many Shapes Do You See? Game
  • Find What Doesn’t Belong Game

My sons would use the remote control buttons to select their answer. Then, the DVD narrator would show the correct answer. The questions were easy enough for my 3-year-old to answer and being able to select the answer was fun for my 5 and 7-year-old. We’ve watched the movie a few times since then and it continues to be a hit.


Have you seen Thomas & the Runaway Kite yet?


We’ve seen the tv episodes, but this is our first Thomas DVD. If you have a collection, what’s your favorite Thomas & Friends movie?


Need more help selecting family friendly movies? Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Family Movie Reviews series.

In full disclosure, this is not a sponsored post. Rather we received this DVD as part of a Mommy Parties Kit we will be blogging about on a separate day. Our opinions, as always, are honest and based on our own viewing of the movie.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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