Friday, August 20, 2010

DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaurs Under The Sea - DVD Giveaway

Did your kids miss the new DINOSAUR TRAIN "Under the Sea" special this morning on PBS? Don't worry, the shows from the special are all on the new Dinosaurs Under The Sea DVD that is releasing August 24th. One lucky Brimful Curiosities reader will win a copy. Read on for our review of the new sea adventures!

As you know from our DINOSAUR TRAIN backpack giveaway post yesterday, my family enjoys watching the DINOSAUR TRAIN series on PBS. My kids love exploring the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic time periods with Buddy and the Pteranodon family as they travel on the Dinosaur Train. In the new "Under the Sea" episodes, the dinosaurs travel in a glass tunnel to different under water stations and learn about marine creatures. We had the chance to preview four of the new under water episodes:

• "Elmer Elasmosaurus" - The Dinosaur Train’s new Aquacar gets its first passenger when the Pteranodon family helps transport Elmer back to his home in the ocean. This long-necked, giant marine reptile is a deep-sea diver with a special talent for holding his breath. (Cretaceous time period)
• "Carla Cretoxyrhina" - On their underwater excursion, the Pteranodon family meets up with a young shark named Carla Cretoxyrhina and her father. Both sharks turn out to be much nicer than their reputations suggest. Kids learn that the prehistoric Cretoxyrhina is similar to the great white shark. (Cretaceous time period)
• "The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers" - Buddy and his family continue their underwater adventure by traveling deep underwater on the Dinosaur Train to view two backwards-bounding brothers named Max and Mitch Michelinoceras. (Triassic time period)
• "Paulie Pliosaurus" - The Pteranodon family view the "T. rex of the Ocean," a marine reptile called Paulie Pliosaurus, one of the largest-ever marine predators known. The group gets to meet his very large mother as well. (Jurassic time period)

Cowabunga! These ocean themed episodes feature a fun and catchy beach music song sung by the conductor and my kids love to sing along. Before watching the episodes we had never heard of these prehistoric creatures of the ocean. The kids especially enjoyed watching the shark episode and my daughter was surprised that the shark species has been around for such a long time. They also loved comparing Buddy to Paulie Pliosaurus, the "T-Rex of the Ocean." Later on we researched the Pliosaurus and learned that a large plesiosaur fossil measuring 50 feet was discovered a couple of years ago on an Arctic island. That's the beauty of DINOSAUR TRAIN - it appeals to a wide audience. Younger kids can watch the show and check out the corresponding website, while older dinosaur-loving kids can further research and learn more about the dinosaurs and creatures introduced in the episodes.

DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaurs Under The Sea DVD contains the four episodes mentioned above plus four others (eight total) and runs 120 minutes.
• Elmer Elasmosaurus
• Carla Cretoxyrhina
• The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers
• Paulie Pliosaurus
• Elmer Visits the Desert
• Shiny’s Sea Shells
• Jess Hesperornis
• The Old Spinosaurus and the Sea

The Jim Henson Company has kindly offered to give away a copy of the new DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaurs Under The Sea DVD to (1) Brimful Curiosities reader.

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Thanks to The Jim Henson Company for sending us a review screener DVD of the Dinosaur Train: "Under the Sea" special for review purposes. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)


Gina said...

My little one loves Dinosaur Train! Unfortunately, we missed this special because she slept in (for the first time in quite a while!). I know we'd be thrilled to win! (

bermudaonion said...

I bet my great nephew would love this! Please enter me. milou2ster(at)

Anonymous said...

This is my sons' FAVORITE show - they were SO disappointed b/c our local station didn't air it today (despite advertising it).

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Anonymous said...

My son loves Dinosaur Train and loves ocean animals!

Anonymous said...

We love the Dinosaur Train and our own DVD would be even better.

Anonymous said...

and tweeted:

Jenny said...

We want to win because we love Dinosaur Train! Thanks for hosting this.

Melissa Jackson said...

I think it's really neat that you are giving this away. My son can watch The Dinosaur Train alllll day! He loves it. The under the sea one sounds pretty cool, I think I will enjoy watching it the same as him!


Melissa Jackson said...

I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted about the giveaway. (@melissajackson0)


Aleksandra Nearing said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My daughter loves this show - she just discovered it :)

April Yedinak said...

We love Dinosaur Train. We missed the special, so we would love to have this DVD.

Some Lucky Dog said...

I'm following you on twitter (someluckydog) and tweeted!

Katy said...

Oooh, we haven't seen any of the new episodes under the sea yet. We'd love to win a copy!

Amy B. said...

My kids would love this, especially my daughter.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.

Amy B. said...

I'm a GFC follower
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.

Aimee said...

We love Dinosaur Train! This episode was on Friday on PBS, but we couldn't watch it because of the rain :( Thans for the great giveaway!


Aimee said...

Following & tweeted


Anonymous said...

My son loves Dinosaur Train, especially the Under the Sea episodes. He'd love the DVD!


Cindy said...

Both of my boys LOVE Dinosaur Train. :)

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Staci A said...

They sound like wonderful episodes! I love how informative the show is too!
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Sarahlynn said...

This is our third visit to this blog post today! My three-year-old LOVES Dinosaur Train and wants to see the picture of Carla Cretoxyrhina over and over. Best of all, she corrected MY pronunciation!

Terra Heck said...

This DVD looks like a fun one for the kids to watch. Thanks.

Theresa N. said...

We're big fans of Dinosaur Train at our house.
Theresa N

degood said...

My son loves dinosaur train. I didn't realize they had dvd's with episodes on them. This would be perfect for our fall roadtrip to keep him occupied.

Amanda said...

My son loves this show... and dinosaurs in general. It would be great to give him for his birthday :)

Karen Propes said...

I follow you on Twitter & tweeted:

Anonymous said...

I would like to get this DVD for free for couple purposes: being a child at heart and interested of the design of the characters.

Bluerose said...

This looks really cute. My little boy would enjoy it.
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dlhaley said...

My granddaughter would love this DVD. Thanks