“Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
February 4, 2011

We recently had the opportunity to review Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow on DVD.  In October of 2010, The Jim Henson Company released the DVD, which also includes an interactive game, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and parent information.  You can purchase the DVD online and in stores, retailing for $14.99.


In Dinosaur Train, young viewers join Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology.  The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs, and it has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.

Dinosaur Train is a Parents’ Choice Recommended TV series, and the Dinosaur Train website received a Parents’ Choice Silver Award and was the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Prix Jeunesse Award.

Dinosaur Train, created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold), embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills.  Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who brings to life the show’s natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers, giving specific facts about dinosaurs and comparing their features to animals of today.


Dinosaurs in the Snow

Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole – where it’s cooler, and the skies are dark all winter long!

Cretaceous Conifers

The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom’s favorite holiday: Winter Solstice.

Night Train

Dad, Buddy, and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.

Fossil Fred

Buddy, Tiny, and Don play “detective” and search around the Big Pond for fossils.  The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

King Cryolophosaurus

Buddy, Tiny, Don, and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King, who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.

Dinosaur Block Party

The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures.

Surprise Party

Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!

Flowers for Mom

The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mother’s Day.


Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow is a fun DVD for families to watch together.  The DVD includes 8 fun episodes that are educational as well.  A big thank you to The Jim Henson Company for this review opportunity.

I received a copy of “Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow” on DVD from The Jim Henson Company to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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