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Britt Allcroft (written by)
Rev. W. Awdry (books)
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Release Date:
26 July 2000 (USA) See more »
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Pulling into theaters everywhere July 2000 See more »
Plot:
Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Alec Baldwin ... Mr. Conductor

Cody McMains ... Patch

Russell Means ... Billy Twofeathers

Peter Fonda ... Grandpa Burnett Stone
Jared Wall ... Young Burnett
Laura Bower ... Young Tasha

Didi Conn ... Stacy Jones

Mara Wilson ... Lily

Lori Hallier ... Lily's Mother

Michael E. Rodgers ... Mr. C. Junior
Edward Glen ... Thomas (voice) (as Eddie Glen)
Neil Crone ... Diesel 10 / Splatter / Gordon (voice)

Colm Feore ... Toby (voice)
Linda Ballantyne ... Percy (voice)
Kevin Frank ... Dodge / Bertie / Harold / Henry (voice)

Susan Roman ... James (voice)
Shelley Skinner ... Annie / Clarabel (voice) (as Shelley Elizabeth Skinner)
Britt Allcroft ... Lady (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Tinkler ... Older Patch
Robert Black ... Passenger (uncredited)
Robbie Bugbee ... Actor (voice) (uncredited)
Mike Lazorcik ... Passenger (uncredited)
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Directed by
Britt Allcroft 
 
Writing credits
Britt Allcroft (written by)

Rev. W. Awdry (books)

Produced by
Britt Allcroft .... producer
Brent Baum .... executive producer
John Bertolli .... executive producer
Nancy Chapelle .... executive producer
Charles Falzon .... executive producer
Philip D. Fehrle .... producer (as Phil Fehrle)
Mark Jacobson .... co-executive producer
Barry London .... executive producer
Shelley Skinner .... associate producer
Steven Stabler .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hummie Mann 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Ryan 
 
Film Editing by
Ron Wisman 
 
Casting by
Juli-Ann Kay 
Karen Margiotta 
Mary Margiotta 
 
Production Design by
Oleg M. Savytski 
 
Art Direction by
Lucinda Zak 
 
Costume Design by
Luis Sequeira  (as Luis M. Sequeira)
 
Makeup Department
Susan Exton-Stranks .... head of hair department
Kathleen Graham .... key makeup artist: Isle of Man
Mary Sue Heron .... key makeup artist: second unit
Pamela Peitzman .... hair stylist: Pennsylvania (as Pamela Cozen)
Pamela Peitzman .... makeup artist: Pennsylvania (as Pamela Cozen)
 
Production Management
Mary Ann Grainger .... post-production supervisor
Noella Nesdoly .... production manager
Keith W. Strandberg .... unit production manager: Pennsylvania
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Banz .... first assistant director: model train unit
David Coombs .... first assistant director
Shawn P. Flanagan .... second second assistant director: Pennsylvania
Patrick Hagarty .... assistant director: second unit
Sara MacDonald .... second assistant director
Tom Pakenham .... third assistant director
Ron Succarotte .... assistant director: Pennsylvania
Craig Wallace .... assistant director: second unit
Ben Wright .... assistant director: Isle of Man
Tovah Zalik-Wallace .... assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Greg Chown .... storyboard artist
Peter Constantinides .... construction coordinator
Cheryl Dorsey .... set decorator: Isle of Man
Charles Dunlop .... assistant set designer
Caroline Gee .... set decorator: Toronto
Michael Gilman .... greensperson
Brad Kenyon .... property master
Jason Knox-Johnston .... assistant art director
Norm Ouzounis .... lead greens person
Mark Scruton .... assistant art director
Bruce Simpson .... storyboard artist
Travis Staley .... head carpenter
Rob Valeriote .... co-head carpenter
David Wescott .... painter
 
Sound Department
Chris Bottomley .... boom operator
Joe Bracciale .... dialogue editor
Andrew Bray .... sound designer
Alek Bromke .... assistant sound recordist
Roman Alexander Buchok .... boom operator (as Al Buchok)
Richard Calistan .... adr mixer: Toronto
Steve Copley .... foley supervisor
Malcolm Davies .... production sound mixer
Malcolm Davies .... sound mixer
Lee de Lang .... assistant sound editor
Nelson Ferreira .... adr editor
Nelson Ferreira .... supervising sound editor
Bruce Fleming .... sound editor
Cory Mandel .... sound re-recording mixer
Nathan Robitaille .... sound assistant
Stephen Roque .... sound effects editor
David Schatanoff Jr. .... post audio coordinator
 
Special Effects by
Dave Asling .... key model builder
Dan Brooks .... model builder
Rick Gajdecki .... key model builder
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects supervisor: Isle of Man
Stephen Hutchinson .... senior special effects technician
Christine Kowbuz .... model builder
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator
Bill Neil .... special effects supervisor (as William Neil)
Roger Nichols .... senior technician
Duncan Orthner .... model maker
Jim Peacock .... special effects
David Reaume .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Stephen Asquith .... model supervisor
Dave Axford .... visual effects producer: GVFX
Berj Bannayan .... software engineer
Barb Benoit .... digital compositor
Dennis Berardi .... visual effects producer
Kristy Blackwell .... digital artist
Mike Borrett .... motion control operator
Lisa Carr-Harris .... digital effects artist
Mike Chambers .... visual effects producer
Tavia Charlton .... visual effects coordinator: GVFX
Bret Culp .... visual effects supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Colin Cunningham .... lead 3D animator: Toybox
Debora Dunphy .... digital compositor
Janeen Elliott .... digital compositor
Andreas Fehrle .... assistant to the visual effects supervisor
Mark Goldberg .... digital compositor
Maria A. Gordon .... visual effects
Dipankar Goswamy .... 3D animator
Derek Grime .... visual effects director: Toybox
Rob Gyorgy .... visual effects artist
Robert Hackborn .... visual effects draftsperson
Michael Hatton .... digital effects compositor: Toybox
Wilton Higgins .... grip: visual effects
Robbi Hinds .... director of photography: principal and greenscreen visual effects
Tania Janthur .... visual effects coordinator
Sasha Jarh .... visual effects producer
Shane Kinnear .... executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Michael Kowalski .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Daniel Lee .... digital compositor
Chad Malbon .... visual effects coordinator
Ray McMillan .... miniature supervisor
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects artist
Bill Neil .... visual effects supervisor
Sarah Norton .... digital compositor
Ken Ouellette .... CG animator/compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Terry Permane .... model visual effects
Marco Polsinelli .... Inferno artist/digital compositor: Topix/Mad Dog
Stephen Price .... visual effects executive producer: TOPIX/Mad Dog
Nordin Rahhali .... CG animator/technical artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Kennedy Shah .... motion control operator
Barb Shaw .... visual effects coordinator: CORE Digital Pictures
Joel Skeete .... digital compositor
Brian A. Smeets .... visual effects artist
Linda Tremblay .... digital compositor
Tom Turnbull .... motion control (as Thomas Turnbull)
Mark Visser .... technical support: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Aaron Weintraub .... Inferno artist/digital compositor: Topix/Mad Dog
Sean Wickett .... model maker (as Richard Cudmore)
Michael Wile .... 3D animator & technical director
David Willows .... visual effects artist
Ron Wisman Jr. .... visual effects editor
Patrik Witzmann .... CG animator/compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Alphonso Young .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
 
Stunts
Mike Jones .... stunt coordinator
Mike Jones .... stunts
Chris Lamon .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Dave Van Zeyl .... stunt coordinator: second unit
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Alexander .... focus puller
John Botelho .... gaffer
Randy Chupa .... generator operator
Jim Denny .... gaffer
Ted Erne .... dolly grip
Courtney Graham .... clapper loader
Tim Lewis .... assistant camera
Anthony Meade .... clapper loader
Pat Miller .... electrician
Nigel Permane .... first assistant camera: model unit
David Rumley .... assistant camera: model unit
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera: Pennsylvania
Michael Spicer .... camera operator
Karen Steyr .... still photographer
Peter Stranks .... still photographer
Trevor Wiens .... camera trainee
 
Animation Department
Royston Robinson .... storyboard
 
Casting Department
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Canada
 
Editorial Department
Claire Freeland .... post-production coordinator
Teresa Garber .... post-production executive
Chad Glastonbury .... first assistant film editor
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist
Vaughan Killin .... co-color timer
Annellie Rose Samuel .... first assistant editor (as Annellie Samuel)
David Tarnawsky .... second assistant editor
Paul Whitehead .... assistant editor
Ron Wisman Jr. .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Yuri Gorbachow .... music editor
Ira Hearshen .... orchestrator
Hummie Mann .... conductor
Matthew McKenzie .... associate audio engineer: orchestra record & pre mix
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Jacquie Perryman .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor .... production coordinator
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Eric Beldowski .... production coordinator
James Cleary .... location manager
Jason Contino .... production assistant
Donna Croce .... script supervisor
Tracy Fedak .... first assistant accountant: post-production
Claire Freeland .... assistant to producer
Katharine Gray .... assistant production coordinator
Joel Green .... unit publicist: USA
Brian Grushcow .... assistant to executive producer
Ron Gwynne .... location manager
Paul Jennison .... production accountant
Ashifa Lalani .... first assistant accountant
Kevin Robertson .... assistant to director
Darren Wilson .... assistant production accountant
Judy Sharinger .... completion and delivery supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Keith Scott was originally cast as the voice of Diesel 10See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: All of the Sodor locomotives seem to be able to run under their own power, yet Lady cannot.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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The best Thomas film to date, 3 January 2013
Author: moviefanman76-blogspot-com from United States

Thomas the Tank Engine is a precious memory that many young adults and older parents hold dear to their youthful days. Either if it was narrated by Beatles' drummer, Ringo Starr in the U.K. version, or by comedian, George Carlin in the American version, the show was, and still continues to be a wide success among aging toddlers. So it is of no surprise that at the beginning of the 21rst century that the cheeky steam engine was given a theatrically released film. Sadly, Not many people have found it appealing; however, I am one of those few people who actually did.

Shocking to me, I don't understand why so many people hate this movie. Yes there are a couple of areas that were not perfect before the filming began, but don't all great projects have their setbacks. And really, there are only a couple issues. But I'm going to forgive it because this film should not be trashed for such small errors. The movie is also partially narrated Mr. Conductor, Alec Baldwin, the third most recognized conductor to tell of Thomas' adventures from the TV show.

The problem is that Mr. Conductor starts losing the magic in his gold dust and he must find it quickly. The gold dust is what keeps him from traveling between his world and the Island of Sodor (Thomas' world). And the only people who can help him uncover this secret is a girl and her grandfather. The little girl, Lily is played by the no more in showbizz actress Mara Wilson. Her grandfather, Burnett is played by veteran actor Peter Fonda. And let's not forget that Mr. Conductor has a relative, Jr. (Michael E. Rogers), who joins the crew as well. Even Didi Conn from the original Shining Time Station (1989) TV show, which aired the Thomas and Friends adventures, reprised her role for this movie.

There are other actors like Russell Means who doesn't have a big role but do add to the nostalgia of the film. What ticks people off about this film is the acting and characterization. And that's just the human part of the film. I didn't find it out of place at all. Baldwin is considered to be at his worst but I found him fairly entertaining. Fonda is bashed for being to down in the dumps, but I found his performance quite emotional because some people become depressed when losing a family member; it happens. I sympathized with him.

Lily and Jr. were thought to be of no importance to the story at hand either. But to me, I found Lily a character that children could connect to. And Jr. may not have been the most convincing character but he did have a number of funny moments. The other thing viewers and professional critics alike did not enjoy were the trains themselves. Apparently audience wanted to see moving mouths. But why do that? The TV show wasn't like that. Why would you want to change something that's classic to bad? Ever hear of "If it ain't broke don't fix it"? It's good that they kept it that way, otherwise it probably would have done worse. Of course, NOW the new series of Thomas and Friends have moving mouths so I hope all of you mopes are happy.

The reason why the mouths did not move was that Britt Allcroft, who also happened to be the director of the popular TV show, also directed this movie. I mean, what more could a fan ask for? I give credit to Allcroft, I believe she put in the most effort into making this film as good as it was. She even provided a voice to one of the trains. Speaking of which, this is the last thing people were not happy with; one of the Thomas' friends does not show in this film because his physical train model was not available and the trains all have different voices instead being narrated by Mr. Conductor. Guess what? Not everything's perfect.

Actually, the voice actors do a swell job being the trains. Edward Glen as Thomas was a good match. His voice didn't sound too old or too young. Neil Crone as Diesel 10 was a good match too. In fact, Crone's voice made Diesel a very comical villain. Kudos to them! And the film score by composer Hummie Mann was done brilliantly. Mann is able to combine all the right tones with each scene and it even includes The Shining Time theme song in his tracks as a reoccurring theme. It helps the movie a lot.

As the only theatrically released film of Thomas the Tank Engine, it should be respected for its good performances and storyline. The characters a very likable and the music excels it to the max.

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