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Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Thomas the Tank Engine's feature film debut follows Thomas and Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) as they cross between the real world and the fictional Island of Sodor, in an attempt to recover lost gold dust.

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Young Burnett (voice)
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Thomas (voice) (as Eddie Glen)
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Toby (voice)
Linda Ballantyne ...
Percy (voice)
Kevin Frank ...
Dodge / Bertie / Harold / Henry (voice)
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Storyline

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 e a Ferrovia Mágica  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,903 (UK) (14 July 2000)

Gross:

$15,911,333 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Trivia

People that worked on the original series also worked on this movie, namely, David Mitton (as model unit creative consultant), David Eves (as model SFX supervisor), Steve Asquith (as model supervisor), and Terence Permane (as director of photography for the models section). See more »

Goofs

In the regular "Thomas and Friends" short stories, puffs of white steam are shown coming out of the engines' whistles when they blow them. But in this movie, no steam comes out when Thomas and his fellow locomotives blow their whistles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Conductor: [narrating] Hello. My name is Mr. Conductor, and I'm going to tell you a story about trains.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the actors' names and the film's title are formed by gold dust. When Thomas' credit appears, he is seen puffing across the bottom of the screen. See more »

Connections

Follows Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Working on the Railroad
Traditional
performed by Neil Crone
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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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