Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Thank you PBS for the movie to help with this review

McKenzie is a huge fan of Dinosaur Train. Her 3rd birthday party last year was Dinosaur Train and that's how the craze started in our home. We have train sets, coloring books, and stickers of this great PBS show. 

We don't normally watch PBS for cartoons but after discovering Dinosaur Train, our girls started watching the channel more and more discovering great shows that are on through out the day. 

When I was approached about the DVD I knew it would be perfect for McKenzie and I jumped on the opportunity to have an actual DVD she could watch any time she wanted verses once a day when it's on Television. 

This DVD was released February 19, 2013 and features four segments. The DVD is approximately 50 minutes long and retails for a great price of $9.99


  • “Otto Ophthalmosaurus”
When the Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train under the sea to visit their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus, they learn that the Elasmosaurus family is leaving the station to follow their food – the fish. Buddy wants to follow, but the train tunnel doesn't go that way – so Mr. Conductor decides to take the family in a brand-new invention, the Dinosaur Train Submarine! On their journey, they meet a marine reptile called Otto Ophthalmosaurus, who guides the submarine deeper than it’s ever been, and even helps them find their way out of a sea cave.

  • “Shoshana Shonisaurus”
The Pteranodon family goes under the sea again to ride the Dinosaur Train Submarine – this time they go to meet Shoshana Shonisaurus, an enormous marine reptile that’s something between a dolphin and a whale. Since Shoshana loves to dive very deep, Shiny has a problem with following her to the bottom of the sea. Shoshana kindly helps Shiny get over her fear of diving deep.

  • “Maisie Mosasaurus”
The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meets Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time near the ocean’s surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat.

  • “A Sea Turtle Tale”
The Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge and start to swim away.  The family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons, who discover their own facts of nature – that their mother doesn’t stay with them after they’re born and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles.

Our girls can't get enough of this DVD! McKenzie has sat and watched the whole thing, only to come to me and ask me to start it over. She takes time to play around but always makes sure she isn't missing anything. Dinosaur Train is kind of a release for her and quiet time while her big sister is at school in the morning and I'm so happy she can now watch it any time she wants! 

Because of PBS and Dinosaur Train its really opened our children's eyes to fun learning and I adore the show as well. There have been times (like right now since I'm writing this post) that I get the show's theme stuck in my head. 

I encourage you to get this DVD for your little ones and share in the fun with Dinosaur Train's Submarine Adventure. You can order it from their website for $9.99 and I guarantee it'll become a favorite in your home as it is in our's.