He's faster than a speeding Bertie, more powerful than any other locomotive, and able to climb steep hills on a single tender of coal - - - who is he???? He's Gordon, the fastest and most ... See full summary »
Cinders and ashes...there's trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends. The Troublesome Trucks delight in causing chaos for Thomas, as Annie, Clarabel and Toad encounter unexpected ... See full summary »
The Island of Sodor is always bustling with activity, yet when the engines try to be "Really Useful" they often find themselves in some messy muddles. James tries to prove he's not afraid ... See full summary »
Thomas and his friends are charged up and ready to Go Go! Thomas shows Gordon that being quick is as useful as being strong, while Flynn the fire engine learns to put his pride aside and ... See full summary »
Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large ... See full summary »
Rumbling Rails! Thomas & Friends deliver mix-ups and mischief as signals get crossed on the Island of Sodor. Thomas digs Marion out of a deep hole, while Timothy helps Bill and Ben with ... See full summary »
When Thomas is breaking free from the freighter on his raft the running lights on the ship are reversed. A red light should be visible from the left/port wing and a green one from the right/starboard, not the other way round. See more »
Misty Island Rescue
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Whimsical and cute! Some suspense without being too scary for younger children. Short for a "movie", but feels long enough when you watch it.
My son just loves Thomas & Friends. He collects the trains and has watched a number of the original series. This was our first foray into the newer Thomas adventures, and I thought it was well done and kept much of the original flavor and ideals.
Animation (versus the original's use of real-life models) has both pluses and minuses. On the plus is the allowance for greater flexibility in camera shots, more animation of the figures themselves and a wider allowance for possible story lines. On the negative, there will always be something magical about real-world objects when done as well as the original series was.
As for this particular outing, it involves a mysterious island, colorful new characters and adventure as always. The narration is well done, as are the character voices (one major difference with the originals, which are all voiced by the same narrator). The scariest moment being a near "deadly" plunge off the train tracks to the cliffs below.
Nothing too frightening, good values (usefulness, obedience, friendship, etc) and charming visuals should appeal to younger children. It's also nice to have storytelling without frenetic action... a good choice for parents.
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