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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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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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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 e a Ferrovia Mágica  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,903 (UK) (16 July 2000)

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$15,911,333 (USA) (1 October 2000)
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Trivia

In the UK version, the song 'Locomotion' replaced the song 'Some Things Never Leave You'. 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

Near the end of the closing credits, "Shining Time Station" plays. See more »

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Soundtracks

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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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