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The Jim Henson Company will be celebrating Halloween in two weeks, offering a spooktacular episode of Dinosaur Train and all-new Halloween costumes available for purchase or to make-it-yourself! We hope you will be interested in encouraging your readers to check out the episode on PBS Kids, the all-new music video promoting the episode on YouTube and Halloween costume options. Detailed information on all initiatives as follows.
DINOSAUR TRAIN ON PBS
Starting October 25, PBS KIDS will offer a spooktacular lineup of Halloween-themed episodes, including DINOSAUR TRAIN –”Night Train” in which 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. Educational component: Many animals are most active at night, usually as a means to avoid detection by predators or to aid in hunting (depending on the animal). This lifestyle may have applied to some dinosaurs as well, including Troodon.
There’s also a great music video for the Halloween episode at the following link:http://www.youtube.com/HensonCompany <http://www.youtube.com/HensonCompany>
DINOSAUR TRAIN COSTUMES FOR PURCHASE
There are two new costumes as outlined below, available at Spencer Gifts and other independent and regional retailers. SRP $39.99 (SEE ATTACHED PHOTO)
Dinosaur Train Costume – Buddy http://dinosaurtraincostume.com/buddy
Buddy is the main character on the hit TV series, Dinosaur Train. This colorful costume includes the orange colored T-Rex jumpsuit, Buddy the dinosaur hood, and the shoe covers to match the costume. Currently, this Buddy Dinosaur Train costume is available for toddlers ages 3-4, and children between the ages of 4-6.
Dinosaur Train Costume – Tiny http://dinosaurtraincostume.com/dinosaur-train-costume-tiny.html
Tiny is one of the main characters on the hit TV series, Dinosaur Train. This colorful costume includes the green colored Pteranodon jumpsuit, Tiny the dinosaur hood, and green shoe covers to match the costume. Currently, this Tiny Dinosaur Train costume is available for toddlers ages 3-4, and children between the ages of 4-6.
Each Dinosaur Train costume is made up of soft fabric to enhance a child’s comfort while wearing them. The costumes are also created in vibrant colors and realistic design patterns to make your toddler look and feel like a dinosaur train character.
A BUDDY COSTUME TO MAKE AT HOME!
Additionally, for those who are feeling a little adventurous, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop — the folks who brought you Elmo and Miss Piggy, among many others — have created a Buddy costume that can be made at home!
There are sew and no sew options at the following link! http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/costume/<http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/costume/>
You can see a video of the sew version at the following link:
ABOUT DINOSAUR TRAIN:
DINOSAUR TRAIN embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. This top-rated, award-winning series, which airs on PBS KIDS®, encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.
The stars of DINOSAUR TRAIN are Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family who board the DINOSAUR TRAIN to embark on adventures to prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans. In season one of the series, children were introduced to over 40 types of dinosaurs, providing an excellent opportunity to learn and now to collect their favorite dinosaurs. A second season of DINOSAUR TRAIN for PBS KIDS® is currently in development for 2011.