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Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

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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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Thomas (voice) (as Eddie Glen)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Thomas, die fantastische Lokomotive  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,911,333 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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In the original script, Lily, 20 years later, was the narrator. 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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Near the end of the closing credits, "Shining Time Station" plays. See more »

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Follows Thomas & Friends (1984) See more »

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Very Disappointing
27 November 2000 | by (Galway, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I took my two girls to see this yesterday, and I was very disappointed. The trains have little to do with the (confused and disjointed) plot of the film, they give what can best be described as extended cameo appearances, which presumably are meant to prop up the wooded acting performances (of all but Didi Conn). The film seems to have been edited at random, several plot lines just suddenly disappear. The children just about enjoyed it, but not as much as they usually enjoy a childrens' film.


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