Thomas & Friends (1984– )
"Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" (original title)

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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

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A young boy visits a land of Sodor, where trains can speak.

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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

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One of the biggest mysteries in the series is that there may be a lost episode about Donald & Douglas. This rumor was brought up when a photograph was shown of Douglas shunting a coach. This made fans believe that an episode never aired. But this would have brought the episodes in season 2 up to 27, instead of the usual 26. The photograph was most likely either a promotional shot, or a deleted scene from 'the Deputation' or 'Break Van'. See more »

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Thomas: Well, bust my buffers!
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[UK version only] During the fifth season, Michael Angelis (the narrator) is not credited in the opening titles. See more »

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Classic series, that kids are guaranteed to love
5 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I admit it, while I am 17 now, I am still quite found of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. And I loved it as a kid, in fact my whole family did, so much so my brother was literally obsessed with it, having his own Thomas train set and everything. This series is simply put a classic, with outstanding story ideas, and stay true to the brilliant stories by Reverend Wilbert Awdry. The setting for especially the Island of Sodor itself is fantastically done, almost exactly as I would visualise it. And the characters are engaging, from the main character down to the secondary ones. The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt has a certain firmness but genuinely cares for the trains, who without a doubt steal the show. As much as I like James, Gordon and Percy, Thomas will always be my favourite. The music is memorable and easy for young toddlers to hum along too and the narration was perfect. If I did have a complaint, and a minor one, I do agree that the newer episodes are inferior in quality to the older ones, but they are still watchable. All in all, a must watch while you are growing up. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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