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Thomas and Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure trailer – steamy stuff

4 June 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Children will likely be chuffed by this feature-length adventure featuring the voice of Eddie Redmayne, but others may be derailed by the similarity to Lost

Thomas the Tank Engine doesn’t exactly have an exemplary track record when it comes to movie adaptations. Just witness the mess that was 2000’s Thomas and the Magic Railroad for proof. Not only were all the trains given creepy new faces that made them look as if Gollum had been stretched across the rim of a bass drum, but the Fat Controller was ousted in a dramatic coup and replaced by what appeared to be a dust-obsessed French policeman played by wilderness-era Alec Baldwin. It was, pun very much intended, a trainwreck.

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- Stuart Heritage

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Eddie Redmayne Chuffed For ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’

2 March 2015 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

His childlike glee was one of the highlights of this year’s Oscar ceremony and it seems Eddie Redmayne really is young at heart. Having secured Hollywood’s highest accolade, he’s jumped aboard a straight-to-dvd animated movie of evergreen kids’ favourite Thomas The Tank Engine.

With an unusual subtitle of Sodor’s Legend Of The Lost Treasure, the new production also stars John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower. Sodor is the fictional island location where the stories are set, though sounds for all the world like something out of Lord Of The Rings these days.

Created by the Rev W. Awdry in 1946, the brand has seen a few adaptations, most notably the TV series voiced by Ringo Starr. However its first and only feature length outing was Thomas And The Magic Railroad, a lamentable live action film starring Alec Baldwin and Peter Fonda.

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