Lovefilm on track to stream Thomas and Friends, Pingu too

Lovefilm has added a load of classic and new kids' TV shows, including Chuggington, Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam and Pingu.

"What shall we watch?" said Thomas. "How about Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam and Pingu, now streaming on Lovefilm?" said Thomas.

Yes, as the excitable little blue tank engine says, Lovefilm has added a load of classic and new kids' TV shows, including Chuggington, Where's Wally, Bob the Builder and Kipper to stream.

The new episodes of Thomas and Friends include feature-length movies that can't be streamed elsewhere, including the plucky engine tackling a Blue Mountain Mystery, a Misty Island Rescue, and a Day of the Diesels.

Lovefilm has secured the much-loved shows by inking a deal with independent children's entertainment producers HIT Entertainment, Ludorum, and DreamWorks Classics. The deals also extend the rights to Rupert Bear, Postman Pat and Casper the Friendly Ghost, as well as Transylvanian Pet Shop, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Noddy in Toyland, and more.

What shows do your kids love? Do you watch with mother on your TV like in the old days, or stream your kids' entertainment online? Let off some steam in the comments or go off the rails on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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