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Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile,... See full summary »

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Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty diesel engines. Getting more gold dust will require help from Mr. C's slacker cousin, his new friend Lilly, and her morose grandfather, plus the secret engine he's hidden all these years and couldn't get running. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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26 July 2000 (USA)  »

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Thomas, die fantastische Lokomotive  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,154,932 (USA) (28 July 2000)

Gross:

$15,911,333 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Exterior locations were filmed on the Isle of Man, which was the original inspiration for the Reverend Awdry's stories. See more »

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The Magic Railroad only has a single track running down it, so there is no way that Thomas and Lily could have passed the missing coal truck, and then "gone back" for it. Thomas would have had to come up on the truck with it sitting on the track in front of him, and then push it along ahead of him with his front buffers. See more »

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Mr. Conductor: [narrating] Hello. My name is Mr. Conductor, and I'm going to tell you a story about trains.
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Too Americanised.
9 May 2004 | by (Rutland, England) – See all my reviews

Where is the English charm? Why are all of the Engines now American? I watched this movie as I thought it would be a good tribute to Rev.W.Awdrey's life long work. It's not at all. The engines just sound annoying and the plot doesn't work at all. Has Britt Alcroft decided to go behind his back completely. Surely if Awdrey were alive today he would not be impressed at all. I am not a child but I still think that children should be shown a sense of consistency from the TV series. It's a bad film. The Island of Sodor makes no sense. Thomas is a British masterpiece and this film has ruined it. The producers should be ashamed. That's all I have to say.


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