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It was a beautiful day on the Island of Sodor . . .

basic logo for 'Thomas & Friends' merchandise

'Thomas the Tank Engine' entry at Wikipedia
search books on keywords 'Thomas Tank Engine' {returns 1,000+ items} at Amazon
search DVDs on keywords 'Thomas Tank Engine' {returns 200 items} at Amazon

'Thomas the Tank Engine' Wikia website [est. 2005?]
http://www.youtube.com/user/TTTEArchives/ est. 2/2011]

"Thomas & Friends"  Movies  &  Videos

listing of 'Thomas & Friends' video releases, by year at Wikipedia
undated promo for new Thomas video releases [1:32] at Amazon

"Thomas & Friends: James Learns A Lesson" [8/1990] /tt2259398/

"Thomas & Friends: Percy's Ghostly Trick" video [8/1994] /tt2259340/

Thomas & Friends Best of Thomas video release  "Thomas & Friends: The Best of Thomas" [1995]
the DVD includes eight TV episodes; four sing-along music videos; three DVD games; CD-ROM game 'Harold The Helicopter'; and 12-page commemorative booklet; the VHS tape includes eight TV episodes and one sing-along music video
67-minute Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [9/2001] for $23.15
46-minute Starz/Anchor Bay color VHS [9/2001] for $9.98
full credits at IMDb

"Thomas & Friends: Thomas and His Friends Help Out" [2/1996] with George Carlin
http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Friends-His-Help-Out/dp/B001O0TM7W/ [1/2009]

"Thomas & Friends: Spooks and Surprises" video [10/1998] /tt4316128/
53-minute UK-AU-NZ video release; includes episodes: "Horrid Lorry", "Gordon and The Gremlin", "Haunted Henry", "Toby's Discovery",
"Thomas and The Rumours", "A Surprise For Percy", "Duncan Gets Spooked", "Snow", and "Rusty and The Boulder"

"Thomas and Friends: Races, Rescues, and Runaways" [8/1999] /tt2233066/
http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Tank-Engine-Friends-Runaways/dp/B00000JMQB/ vhs

"Thomas and The Magic Railroad" feature film [Gullane Pictures July 2000]
poster for 'Thomas and The Magic Railroad' 2000 movie  poster for 'Thomas and The Magic Railroad' 2000 movie - night version  Sir Topham Hatt goes on vacation and asks Mr. Conductor to manage the railroad, but Mr. Conductor's journey from Shining Time is delayed. Nasty Diesel 10 takes advantage and brings two fellow diesels to wreak havoc on the 'soon to be scrap' steam engines of Sodor Island. One solution to the Diesel 10 attacks is the magical Lost Engine, so Thomas and his friends decide that they must find it before the diesels do. Released first in U.K. where critics complained of 'Americanization', since they were unfamiliar with Shining Time; box-office to-date is barely equal to the production budget (2015). Produced, written & directed by Britt Allcroft; starring Mara Wilson, Alec Baldwin {as Mr. Conductor}, Peter Fonda, Cody McMains, Russell Means, Jared Wall, Laura Bower, Didi Conn, Lori Hallier, Michael E. Rodgers & Doug Lennox, and featuring voices of Edward Glen {as Thomas}, Neil Crone, Colm Feore, Linda Ballantyne, Kevin Frank, Susan Roman, Shelley Skinner, Britt Allcroft
Sony Pictures Home Ent. color DVD [10/2000] for $6.15
A.L.L. color DVD [10/2000] for $14.44
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • movie page at 'Sodor Island' fansite
watch 9/2014 official trailer [2:18] online at YouTube

"Thomas & Friends: The Best of Percy" video [7/2001] /tt3303484/

"Thomas & Friends: The Best of James" video [3/2002] /tt3303460/

"Thomas and Friends: Thomas's Snowy Surprise" [10/2003] /tt2234564/

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Platinum Collection on DVD  "Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Platinum Collection DVD" [2003]
includes "Best of Thomas" [1995], "Best of James" [2002], and "Best of Percy" [2002] on 3 disks
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD set [10/2003] 3 disks - out of prodn/used

"Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon" video [2/2004] /tt0423371/

"Thomas & Friends: New Friends For Thomas & Other Adventures" [3/2004] /tt3202336/

"Thomas & Friends: Steamies vs. Diesel and Other Thomas Adventures" [5/2004] /tt2259302/

"Thomas & Friends: Hooray For Thomas" video [1/2005] /tt2249698/

Thomas & Friends Songs From The Station music video DVD  "Thomas & Friends: Songs From The Station" music videos [2005]
eight music videos – "A World Around You", "Determination", "Emily", "Engine Roll Call", "Ode To Gordon", "Patience Is A Virtue!", "Sounds", and "Surprises" – and two TV stories: "Thomas & The Tuba" and "Thomas & The Firework Display"
LionsGate/HiT Ent. color DVD [5/2005] for $24.99
LionsGate/HiT Ent. color DVD with wooden toy [5/2005] out of prodn/used
Fox Home Ent. color VHS with wooden toy [5/2005] for $12.85
Fox Home Ent. color VHS [5/2005] out of prodn/used

"Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines!" video [9/2005] /tt4388664/

"Thomas & Friends: Track Stars" [2/2006]
http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Friends-Track-Steve-Asquith/dp/B006OMMTD4/ [2012]

"Thomas & Friends: Tales From The Tracks" [5/2006] /tt2259332/

"Thomas & Friends: Hallowe'en Adventures" video [8/2006] /tt3124546/
http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Friends-Halloween-Adventures-Toy/dp/B000FUTV2I/ DVD + collectible train

"Thomas & Friends: Thomas & The Special Letter" [3/2007] (50 offers)

"Thomas & Friends: Carnival Capers" [8/2007]

Thomas the Tank Engine Ultimate Christmas Collection on DVD - packaged with collectible wooden toy train  "Thomas The Tank Engine: Ultimate Christmas Collection" [2007]
includes nine TV episodes, 2 sing-along music videos, read-along story, and more
60-minute Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD w/collectible toy [10/2007] for $28.88
54-minute Lyons / HiT Ent. color DVD {only} [1/2009] for $5.33
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD {only} [10/2007] for $14.99
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD {only} [10/2007] out of prodn/used

"Thomas The Tank Engine: Thomas and The Treasure" [1/2008]

"Thomas & Friends: Engines and Escapades" video [3/2008] /tt3267122/

"Thomas & Friends: Mud, Glorious Mud" [5/2008]

"Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery - The Movie" [9/2008] /tt1371126/ + trailer

Thomas & Friends 10 Years of Thomas favorites on DVD  "Thomas & Friends: 10 Years of Thomas" [2009]
63-minute compilation narrated by George Carlin; ten classic Thomas stories voted favorites by fans: "All At Sea", "Henry and The Elephant", "James Goes Buzz Buzz", "Mavis", "Old Iron", "Percy's Ghostly Trick", "Percy's Promise", "Terence The Tractor", "Thomas and Bertie's Great Race", and "The Trouble With Mud"; bonus material includes sing-along, read-along, and the "Build An Engine" game
LionsGate/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] for $29.99

"Thomas & Friends: Totally Thomas" on DVD [re-issued 2009]
contents are a mix of TV series episodes and prior direct-to-video releases
confusing information: all 9 covers say '3 DVD set', several should say '3 short videos/episodes on 1 disk'
Thomas & Friends Totally Thomas DVD volume 1  
Thomas & Friends Totally Thomas DVD volume 4  
Thomas & Friends Totally Thomas DVD volume 5  
Thomas & Friends Totally Thomas DVD volume 8  
"Totally Thomas: Volume 1"
includes "Make Someone Happy" (s5/ep22), "Spills & Chills" [video 2/2000] & "Percy's Chocolate Crunch" (s6/ep18)
110-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/used
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [6/2008] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [8/2004] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
"Totally Thomas: Volume 2"
includes "Get Along" [video 2/1998], "Races, Rescues & Runaways" [video 8/1999], "Salty's Secret" (s6/ep2)
127-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/used
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [6/2008] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
"Totally Thomas: Volume 3" - includes "Thomas & His Friends Help Out" [video 2/1996], "Cranky Bugs [video 2/1999]" & "James & The Red Balloon" [video 7/2003]
132-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/SOLD OUT!
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [6/2008] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
"Totally Thomas: Volume 4" - includes "New Friends For Thomas" [video 3/2004], "A Big Day For Thomas" [video 8/1998] & "Thomas & The Really Brave Engines" [video 2/2006]
109-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] for $19.98
"Totally Thomas: Volume 5" - includes "On Site With Thomas" [video 8/2006], "Hooray For Thomas" [video 1/2005] & "Sing-Along & Stories" [video 2/1997]
106-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/used
106-minute Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [8/2008] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
"Totally Thomas: Volume 6" - includes "Percy Saves The Day" [video 7/2005], "Thomas & The Special Letter" [video 8/1995] & "Trust Thomas" [video 2/1992]
112-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/used
112-minute Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [8/2008] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
"Totally Thomas: Volume 7" - includes "Ten Years of Thomas" [video 9/1999], "James Goes Buzz Buzz" [video 2/1994] & "Thomas, Percy & The Dragon" [2/1993]
137-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/used
"Totally Thomas: Volume 8" - includes "Thomas Gets Tricked" [video 6/1990], "Thomas Gets Bumped" [video 8/1992] & "Thomas and The Jet Engine" [video 7/2004]
112-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/used
"Totally Thomas: Volume 9" - includes "Thomas' Trusty Friends" [video 5/2007], "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" [video 8/1998] & "James Learns A Lesson" [video 8/1990]
121-minute Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD [1/2009] out of prodn/used

"Thomas & Friends: Railway Friends" [2/2009] /tt2259380/

"Thomas & Friends: Team Up With Thomas" video [5/2009] /tt3269818/

Thomas and Friends Hop On Board 2-disc set  "Thomas and Friends: Hop On Board - Sing-Along & Stories" [2009]
content appears to be: eight sing-along videos – including "Gone Fishing", "It's Great To Be An Engine", "Let's Have A Race", and "Thomas's Anthem" – two classic TV episodes ("Peter Sam & The Refreshment Lady" and "Bulldog"); and bonus music CD with five sound-only sing-alongs: "He's A Really Useful Engine", "The Island Song", "Let's Have A Race", "The Roll Call Song", and "Toby"; bonus material includes DVD game, 'Sodor Superstars Hall of Fame'
Lyons/HiT Ent. color DVD & audio CD [6/2009] 2 disks for $14.99
bare credits at IMDb
Thomas & Friends Songs From Sodor for Region 2 DVD  
"Thomas & Friends: Songs From Sodor" [HiT Ent. 6/2009]
18 sing-along videos, including 'Brave', 'Busy', 'Every Day's A Special Day', 'Night & Day', 'Party Time', 'Pride', 'Roll Can Rap', 'Roll Can Sing', 'Together', and 'Trying'
Region 1 DVD not available

"Thomas & Friends: Hero of The Rails - The Movie" video [9/2009] /tt1474918/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeUY8-i-F9Y [1.00.21]
51-minute video release directed by Greg Tiernan; told by Michael Brandon

"Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express" [11/2009] /tt3284682/

"Thomas and Friends: Pulling Together!" [2010] region 2

songs from sodor - not listed on imdb - region 2 only - 18 sing-along music videos
LionsGate/HiT Ent. color DVD [2010] for $19.99

"Thomas & Friends: Thomas and The Runaway Kite" [3/2010] /tt3352076/
46-minute CGI-animated feature, expanded from 11-minute TV episode

Thomas & Friends Greatest 20 Stories on DVD  "Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories" Two-Disc Special Edition [2010]
the twenty episodes are: 'Thomas Gets Tricked' (pilot episode); 'Edward Helps Out' (season1/episode2); 'Diesel's Devious Deed' (s2/ep13); 'Percy's Ghostly Trick' (s2/ep24); 'Thomas, Percy, and The Dragon' (s3/ep7); 'Trust Thomas' (s3/ep13); 'Henry and The Elephant' (s4/ep19); 'Cranky Bugs' (s5/ep1); 'Snow Engine' (s7/ep14); 'Thomas To The Rescue' (s8/ep3); 'James Gets A New Coat' (s8/ep5); 'Thomas Saves The Day' (s8/ep6); 'Edward The Great' (s8/ep14); 'Thomas and The Birthday Picnic' (s9/ep8); 'Emily Knows Best' (s9/ep17); 'Percy and The Carnival' (s10/ep4); 'Thomas and The Birthday Mail'
(s10/ep23); 'Sir Handel In Charge' (s11/from "Engines and Escapades" DVD); 'Skarloey Storms Through (s11/from "E&E" DVD); and 'Duncan Does It All' (s11/from "E&E" DVD); extras include 6 games, 4 sing-alongs, 4 music videos

LionsGate/HiT Ent. color DVD [6/2010] 2 disks + CD-ROM - out of prodn/used

"Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky" [7/2010]

"Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue" [9/2010] /tt1683981/

"Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish" video [10/2010] /tt2434792/

"Thomas & Friends: Wobbly Wheels & Whistles" video [1/2011] /tt2427544/

"Thomas and Friends: Pop Goes Thomas" [3/2011] /tt2219904/

"Thomas & Friends: The Birthday Express" video [5/2011] /tt2630560/

"Thomas & Friends: Day of The Diesels" [9/2011] /tt2050664/

"Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas!" video [10/2011] /tt2424602/

"Thomas & Friends: Rescue On The Rails" video [12/2011] /tt2137408/

'Thomas & Friends Adventure on the Tracks' 6 DVD set  "Thomas & Friends: Adventure On The Tracks" 6 DVD set [2011]
The six prior-release videos are: "Thomas and The Jet Engine", "Thomas Comes To Breakfast", "Percy Saves The Day", "Percy's Ghostly Trick", "Rusty To The Rescue", and "Steamies vs. Diesels"
Lyons/HiT Ent. DVD set [12/2011] 6 disks for $14.95

"Thomas and Friends: Curious Cargo" video [1/2012] /tt2217488/

Thomas & Friends 3-Movie Pack DVD box set  "Thomas & Friends: The Movie Pack" DVD Box Set [2012]
includes "Calling All Engines!" [2005], "The Great Discovery" [2008], and "Hero of The Rails" [2009]
HiT Ent. color DVD set [2/2012] 3 disks for $27.95

"Thomas & Friends: Up, Up, and Away!" video [3/2012] /tt2630544/

"Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends" 2-Disc Set [5/2012] /tt3267158/

"Thomas and Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery" video [7/2012] /tt2246234/

"Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery" video feature film [2012]
Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery 2012 movie   Paxton the Diesel is damaged when Blondin Bridge collapses at the Blue Mountain quarry; Sir Topham hatt assigns Thomas to replace Paxton; Thomas discovers a narrow-gauge engine named Luke that is hiding out in the quarry, protected by the other narrow-gauge engines . . . Characters include Thomas the Tank Engine, Cranky the dock crane, Edward, Emily, James, Luke the little green engine, Merrick the crane, Owen the incline engine, Paxton the Diesel, Rheneas, Rocky the quarry crane, Rusty, Sir Handel, Skarloey, Toby, Winston the inspection car, Victor {dual role}, and humans Mr. Percival and Sir Topham Hatt Directed by Greg Tiernan; written by Sharon Miller; narrated by Michael Angelis (U.K.) & Michael Brandon (USA); featuring voices of Martin Sherman, Ben Small, David Bedella, Michael Brandon, Jules de Jongh, Teresa Gallagher, William Hope, Steven Kynman, Michael Legge, Kerry Shale, Keith Wickham, Matt Wilkinson, Glenn Wrage
Lyon/HiT Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [9/2012] 2 disks for $14.99
Lyon/HiT Ent. widescreen color DVD [9/2012] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb • watch full movie [1:04:01] online at YouTube

"Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas" [10/2012] /tt2406724/

"Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations" [12/2012] /tt2522580/

"Thomas & Friends: Muddy Matters" [1/2013] /tt2591720/

"Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas!" video [3/2013] /tt2630672/

"Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief" video [4/2013] /tt2772584/

"Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard!" video [9/2013] /tt3144960/

"Thomas & Friends: King of The Railway" video [9/2013] /tt2641678/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc3qm62MZkA [59.27]

"Thomas & Friends: Big Bang Surprise" video [10/2013] /tt3291458/ region 2

"Thomas & Friends: Santa's Little Engine" video [10/2013] /tt3068252/

"Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way" video [12/2013] /tt3195442/

"Thomas & Friends: Spills and Thrills" video [3/2014] /tt3303554/

"Thomas & Friends: Trouble On The Tracks" video [4/2014] /tt3487972/

"Thomas & Friends: Engines To The Rescue" video [9/2014] /tt3880770/

"Thomas & Friends: Tale of The Brave" video [9/2014] /tt3282174/

"Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines" video [10/2014] /tt3952328/

"Thomas & Friends: Signals Crossed" [12/2014] /tt4025384/

"The Adventure Begins" TV special
[HiT Ent./Universal Pictures March 2015]
new railway series adventures 'The Adventure Begins' on DVD  A little railroad tank engine discovers a big new world when he arrives on the Island of Sodor to work for the Northwestern Railway; he explores his new home and meets some 'really useful' new friends, and finds the true blue meaning of hard work and friendship, and transforms into the Number 1 engine!
45-minute TV movie directed by Don Spencer, written by Andrew Brenner, narrated by Mike Mora-ghan; starring Thomas the Tank Engine #1, Edward #2, Henry #3, Gordon #4, James #5, Sir Topham Hatt; DVD bonus features include episode “Old Reliable Edward” and 2 sing-along music videos
Universal Pictures Home Video DVD [2/2017] for $6.14
Universal Pictures Home Video Limited Edition color DVD [3/2015] - SOLD OUT!
TV movie credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch full TV special [10/2017 upload; 45:11] online at YouTube

"Thomas & Friends: Dinos and Discoveries" video [3/2015] /tt3835902/

"Thomas & Friends: Whale of A Tale and Other Sodor Adventures" video [5/2015] /tt4527248/
created by britt allcroft; told by mark moraghan; directed by don spencer
"Whale of A Tale", "The Truth About Toby", "Lost Property", "Henry Spots Trouble"

"Thomas & Friends: Fantastic Friends" video [UK 5/2015] /tt4719512/

"Thomas & Friends: Wild Water Rescue and Other Engine Adventures" video [6/2015 /tt4716576/

"Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of The Lost Treasure" animated film
[HiT Ent./Universal Pictures July 2015]
Thomas & Friends Legend of The Lost Treasure movie & DVD  Thomas discovers a buried pirate ship, setting off a search for legendary lost treasure. • 63-minute CGI-animated film produced by Ian McCue; directed by David Stoten; written by Andrew Brenner; narrated by Mark Moraghan; starring Sir John Hurt (as Sailor John} and featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, new Skiff, Alfie, Annie & Clarabel, Cranky, Daisy, Donald & Douglas, Duck, Emily, Gordon, James, Oliver, Rocky, Ryan, Toad, Toby, and Rex, Bert & Mike
Universal Studios widescreen color Blu-ray combo set [9/2015] 2 disks for $19.99
Lyons Group/Universal widescreen color DVD [9/2015] for $13.92
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 4/2015 official UK teaser trailer [1:01] online at YouTube
watch 7/2015 'spoiler images' compilation video w/music [2:28] online at YouTube

Marvel's "Ant-Man" [Marvel Studios/Disney July 2015]
poster for Marvel's 'Ant-Man' movie [2015]  A Thomas the Tank Engine HO-scale electric train has a significant role in the film; an ethical thief just released from prison is asked to use the Ant-Man suit and shrink himself to get past security and steal stuff • Directed by Peyton Reed; original story by Stan Lee; starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peρa, David Dastmalchian, 'T.I.' Harris, Hayley Atwell, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Martin Donovan & Thomas the Tank Engine; location filming in Atlanta, Georgia & San Francisco, California
Walt Disney Studios widescreen color Blu-ray [12/2015] for $20.99
Walt Disney Studios widescreen color DVD [12/2015] for $18.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 4/2015 official trailer [2:29] at YouTube
watch clip of Thomas from the "Ant-Man" movie trailer {24MB .gif animation}

"Thomas & Friends: 1st Class Stories" video [8/2015] /tt4627136/
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available

"Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines!" video [3/2016] /tt4678594/
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available

"Thomas & Friends: The Great Race - The Movie"
[HiT Ent./Universal Pictures Sept 2016]
Thomas & Friends The Great Race movie  Thomas enters the Great Railway Show to compete with some of the world's finest locomotives • Directed by David Stoten; written by Andrew Brenner; narrated by Mark Moraghan; starring Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, Henry, Gordon, James, Victor, Edward, Donald & Douglas, Oliver, Caitlin, Vinnie, Bill & Ben, and 13 new engine characters, including Ashima of India, Axel of Belgium, Carlos of Mexico, The Flying Scotsman, Gina the compact tank engine of Italy, Ivan the diesel engine of Russia, Raul the yard diesel of Brasil, Shane of Australia & Yong Bao of China (4 others)
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [9/2016] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 4/2016 official trailer [1:01] online at YouTube

"Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor - The Movie"
[HiT Ent./Universal Pictures Aug 2017]
Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor movie  Thomas takes Jmaes's goods train to the Mainland and gets in trouble, James goes to the mainland to rescue Thomas and gets in worse trouble and Thomas gets help from new & old experimental engines to save James and return to the Island of Sodor • Directed by David Stoten; written by Andrew Brenner; narrated by Mark Moraghan; starring Thomas the Tank Engine, Toby, James, the Troublesome Trucks, Percy, Edward, Henry, Gordon, Sir Topham Hatt, Emily, Annie & Clarabel, Philip, Rosie, Merlin, Lexi, Theo, Hurricane, Frankie, Beresford
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [8/2017] for $8.02
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 5/2017 official trailer [1:08] online at YouTube
"Behind The Scenes of Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor" short [2017]
credits at IMDb • watch 5/2017 video [2:35] online at YouTube

"Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! - The Movie"  7/2018
[Mattel Creations Summer 2018]
Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! 2018  plot details not found, except that Thomas leaves the Island of Sodor • Directed by David Stoten; written by Andrew Brenner; Sam Wilkinson railway consultant; starring Thomas the Tank Engine, Emily, Ashima, Percy, James, Gordon, Winston, Sir Topham Hatt
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
early credits at IMDb

"Thomas The Tank Engine" (still in development 2018) /tt1965235/
"Thomas The Tank Engine (II)" (still in development 2018) /tt1967644/

Principal  Characters
listing of major characters in The Railway Series (34 listed) at Wikipedia

the eight members of The Steam Team

Thomas the Tank Engine  click here for photograph (in a new window)
delivered painted as London, Brighton and South Coast Railway [1846-1922] #70

Edward the Blue Engine #2
Emily the Stirling Engine
Gordon the Big Express Engine #4
Henry the Green Engine #3
James the Red Engine #5
Percy the Small Engine #6
Toby the Tram Engine #7

engines seen regularly
Arthur the Big Tank Engine
Ashima the visiting tank engine from India  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Twin Engines Bill and Ben
Caitlin the streamlined passenger engine  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Charlie the Cheerful Engine
City of Truro
Twin Engines Donald & Douglas from Scotland
Duck (real name Montague) the Great Western Engine #8
Duke the Lost Engine
Fergus the Good Little Engine
The Flying Scotsman
The Foreign Engine
Fred Pelhay
Gina the visiting compact tank engine from Italy  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Hiro the Old Steam Engine
Hurricane is a large tank engine from the Steelworks on the Mainland.
Jinty & Pug
Lexi is a boisterous cab-forward engine that appears in "Journey Beyond Sodor" [2017], and also appears in Season 22.  click  here for photograph (in a new window)
Logan the Steam Shunting Engine
Luke the Little Green Engine
Mavis the Tramway/Shunting Engine
Murdoch the Mighty Engine
Neil the Shunting Engine
Oliver the Great Western Engine #11
Owen the Incline Engine
Pip & Emma
Rajiv the visiting engine from India  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Sam the Articulated Steam Engine
S.C. Ruffey
Spencer (silver engine)
Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine
Victor (at the repair works)
Wilbert the Forest Engine

coaches Ada, Agnes, Alice, Annie, Beatrice, Catherine, Clarabel, Cora, Dulcie, Gertrude, Helena, Henrietta,
Isabel, Jane, Jemima, Lucy, Mabel, Millicent, Mirabel, Ruth & Victoria

Rights owner Mattel™ announced in late 2017 the addition of two female main characters to the "Thomas & Friends" TV series: three of the seven engines at Tidmouth Sheds will now be female, in addition to Emily. New Nia and Rebecca will first appear in the movie "Big World! Big Adventures!" [Summer 2018] and then in each episode starting in the Fall.

Nia the Tank Engine is from Kenya, Africa {new 2018, her name means 'purpose' in Swahili}  click here for photograph (in a new window)

Rebecca the Tender Engine {new 2018}  click here for photograph (in a new window)

diesel & electric engines
BoCo the Big Friendly Diesel
Daisy the Diesel Rail-Car
Dennis the Lazy Diesel
Diesel/D199 (Spamcan)
Diesel 10
Paxton the Diesel
Stafford the Electric Engine

branch line engines
Arlesdale Railway engines Frank & Jock
Duncan the Stubborn Engine (Skarloey Rwy #6)
Rheneas (Skarloey Rwy #2)
2/2011 "Rheneas and The Roller Coaster" animated short [4:31] posted by RSGCMA on YouTube
7/2015 remake of "Rheneas and The Roller Coaster" animated short [4:34] by Cam Jones on YouTube
Peter Sam the Friendly Engine (Skarloey Rwy #4)
Sir Handel (Skarloey Rwy #3)
Skarloey the Strong Engine (Skarloey Rwy #1)
Rusty (Skarloey Rwy #5)

human characters (animated or live)
Mr. Arkwright (live actor Robert Slate) was 2009 Host
Lord Harry Barrane
Mr. Conductor at Shining Station (live actor Alec Baldwin)
The Earl of Sodor
The Fat Controller (Sir Topham Hatt)
Mrs. Last
Nancy, the Guard's Daughter
The Owner
engine driver Mr. Perkins (live actor Ben Forster) 2010-to-present Host
Mr. Walter Richards
The Small Controller (Mr. Fergus Duncan)
Stacy Jones, Station Master at Shining Station (live actor Didi Conn)
The Thin Controller (Mr. Percival)

minor characters in The Railway Series
this list is not complete: these are mostly taken from single-story book covers
Alfie the Excavator
'Arry & Bert
Ballast Spreader
Bertie the Bus
Bulgy the Double-Decker Bus
Bulstrode the Barge
Butch the Tow Truck
bubbly Carly the Crane at Brendam Docks
Caroline the Motorcar
Colin (crane)
grumpy Cranky the Dockyard Crane at Brendam Docks
Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry
Fire Engine Flynn
George the Steamroller
Griffin the Steam Tractor
Harold the Helicopter
Harvey (crane engine) #27
Hector the Horrid Hopper
Jack the Front-Loader
Jeremy the Jet Plane
Kevin the Mobile Yard Crane
Merrick the Crane
Reg the Scrap Yard Crane
Rocky the Quarry Crane
Spiteful Brake Van
Terence the Tractor
Toad the Brake Van
The Truck
Winston the Inspection Car

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. . . and then there was trouble!         official map of Sodor Island from the TV series, 2014 {click on map for really large image in new window}

Really Useful certificate #1         1942 JNR 2-6-4T steam engine rebuilt by Oigawa Railway as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' in 2014 - on the turntable at Shizuoka, Japan         Oigawa Railway's 2-6-4T 'Thomas the Tank Engine' hauling seven coaches across a bridge in Shizuoka, Japan (2015)

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