Little Red Tractor-Winter Lights (2004)
Main Menu Introduction
Main Menu Audio & Animation
Game-Gosling Farmyard Noises Game
|Year Of Production||2004|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||None Given|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Little Red Tractor is a new British children's show which has an old fashioned style in terms of story line. This is not a criticism - it certainly makes for a nice change from things which are too politically correct or too violent. It is designed for the 2 to 6 age group and is made using stop frame animation. It is shown locally on the Nine network. It started production early in 2004 and so far over 80 episodes have been made for the BBC.
The series follows the adventures of a group of people who live in a certain part of the English countryside. The main characters are:
The episodes, each of about 10 minutes, included on this disc are:
My son loves this show and I think it is one of the best recent children's shows I have seen.
The video quality is excellent.
The feature is presented in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio non 16x9 enhanced which is a bit odd because the previous disc of this series I reviewed was 16x9 enhanced widescreen. I am sure the kids won't really care.
The picture was clear and sharp throughout, with no evidence of low level noise. There was some very light grain here and there.
The colour was wonderful, rich and solid throughout.
The only artefact I saw was some very mild aliasing.
There are no subtitles.
The audio quality is very good.
This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s.
Dialogue was clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync.
The music is a lot of fun and the theme tune is very jovial.
The surround speakers were not used.
The subwoofer was not used.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu included an intro, music, scenes from the show and the ability to select episodes.
A simple game where the player needs to choose which jigsaw piece will complete the displayed puzzle. Not bad.
A simple game where the player has to match the animal noise to the animal's picture. My three year old loved this one.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This disc is available in the same format in Region 2 but not in Region 1.
|DVD||Pioneer DV667A DVD-V DVD-A SACD, using Component output|
|Display||Sony FD Trinitron Wega KV-AR34M36 80cm. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 576i (PAL)/480i (NTSC).|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||Bose 201 Direct Reflecting (Front), Phillips SB680V (Surround), Phillips MX731 (Center), Yamaha YST SW90 (Sub)|