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Hero of the Rails (2009)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  8 September 2009 (USA)
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Thomas finds an old engine and tries to restore him without The Fat Controller finding out.



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Complete credited cast:
Michael Angelis ...
Narrator (UK) (voice)
Narrator (US) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor (US) (voice)
Jules de Jongh ...
Emily (US) / Mavis (US) / The Duchess of Boxford (US) (voice) (as Jules De Jongh)
Teresa Gallagher ...
Emily (UK) / Mavis (UK) / The Duchess of Boxford (UK) (voice)
Hiro (UK & US) (voice)
Thomas (US) / Percy (US) (voice) (as Martin T Sherman)
Matt Wilkinson ...
Glenn Wrage ...


Thomas finds an old engine and tries to restore him without The Fat Controller finding out.

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Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails - The Movie  »

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The name "Hiro" is Japanese for "generous". See more »


Henry spoke to Hiro about his problem of needing special coal, and was upset over it. The creators forgot that in season 1, episode 18, when he first got the coal, he was happy and Thomas was jealous. Then in episode 19, he was taken off the special coal so his firebox can get upgraded. He does not use special coal anymore, period. See more »


Michael Brandon: Narrator: Suddenly, Spencer whistled long and hard! James and Toby heard Spencer. Suddenly, James and Toby steamed out. Spenser had puffed to close to Hiro! James blew his whistle /whoo whoo!\, and Toby rang his bell /ching ching-ching ching!\. Together they chased the mighty Spencer down the track and away from Hiro.
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Written by Pete Woodroffe and Charlie Gran
Performed by Chris Madin
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My children's favorite film ever!
4 July 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

One of my second sons first words, right there with mommy and daddy were "Hiro" (with sounds missing of course). This word meant TV.

I don't think I have to say much more. ;)

It was simply what his 2,5 years older brother always wanted to watch. :)

And it's parent friendly too! Meaning the kids father don't go out of his mind as he does with the Teletubbies for example.

Now (at ages 2 & 4,5) both my kids enjoy the movie and see it regularly. The younger one has adopted his big brothers interest in Thomas and Hiro.

Short about the movie: Thomas finds an old engine by mistake and since he's afraid sir Toppom Hat is going to trash him rather than fix him he tries to repair him himself.

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