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Release Date:
16 September 2014 (USA) See more »
With the help of his new friend Gator, Percy learns all about being brave as Thomas spots some suspicious giant footprints at the Sodor Clay Pits. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mark Moraghan ... Narrator (UK & US) (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Broadbent ... Bill and Ben (UK & US) (voice)

Olivia Colman ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
Jules de Jongh ... Emily (US) (voice)
Teresa Gallagher ... Emily (UK) / Annie and Clarabel (UK & US) (voice)

Mike Grady ... Sir Robert Norramby (UK & US) (voice)

William Hope ... Edward (US) / The Dock Manager (US) (voice)
Steven Kynman ... Porter (UK) / The Dock Manager (UK) (voice)

Clive Mantle ... Gator (UK & US) (voice)

David Menkin ... Porter (US) (voice)

Kerry Shale ... Henry (US) / Gordon (US) / James (US) / Kevin (US) / Sir Topham Hatt (US) (voice)

Martin Sherman ... Thomas (US) / Percy (US) (voice)
Ben Small ... Thomas (UK) / Troublesome Trucks (UK & US) (voice)
Tim Whitnall ... Timothy (UK & US) / Reg (UK & US) (voice)

Keith Wickham ... Edward (UK) / Henry (UK) / Gordon (UK) / James (UK) / Percy (UK) / Salty (UK & US) / The Fat Controller (UK) / A Workman (UK & US) (voice)
Matt Wilkinson ... Cranky (UK) / Kevin (UK) (voice)

Glenn Wrage ... Cranky (US) (voice)
Bob Golding ... Some Workmen (UK & US) (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Silvestri 
Writing credits
Andrew Brenner  written by &
Wilbert Awdry  railway series (as Rev. W. Awdry) &
Britt Allcroft  creator

Produced by
Robert Anderson .... producer: Arc Productions
Michael Carrington .... executive producer: HiT Entertainment
Marion Edwards .... executive producer: HiT Entertainment
Steve Hecht .... executive producer: Arc Productions (as Steven Hecht)
Kallan Kagan .... executive producer: Arc Productions
Brian Lynch .... producer: Arc Productions
Ian McCue .... producer: HiT Entertainment
Original Music by
Peter Hartshorne 
Robert Hartshorne 
Film Editing by
Matt Ahrens  (as Matthew Ahrens)
Art Direction by
Boris Andreev 
Production Management
Michael Carrington .... executive in charge of production
Danielle Davis .... assistant production manager
Stephen Gallop .... head of production: Arc Productions
Alan Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Leo Martin .... assistant production manager
Susan Reichert Sullivan .... production manager (as Susan Sullivan)
Sarah Williams .... production manager
Art Department
Ian Cherry .... storyboard artist
Trevor Hierons .... storyboard artist
Andy Ng .... art and designer
Sahle Robinson .... storyboard artist
Balaji Santhanam .... art and designer
David Stoten .... storyboard artist
Elva Wang .... art and designer
Andrew Woodhouse .... art and designer
Sound Department
Jm Finch .... tracklay and sound design
Marty O'Brien .... tracklay and sound design
Chris Renshaw .... recording engineer
Jake Roberts .... dubbing mixer
Christopher Swaine .... tracklay and sound design (as Chris Swaine)
Visual Effects by
Reza Abolmolouk .... production engineering
Nicholas Anderson .... technical director
Piero D'Aloisio .... final layout lead
James Deschenes .... technical director
Aadel Forootan .... environment modeler
Tyson Groth .... visual effects lead
John Hickson .... systems architect
Sean Montgomery .... lighting supervisor
Robert Pringle .... pipeline supervisor
Simeon Remedios .... compositor
Anna Wagner-Lopez .... lighting and compositing supervisor
Sarah Yoo .... lighter & compositor
Animation Department
Dianna Basso .... animator
Adam Beck .... animator
Evgeny Berbasov .... cg supervisor
Adam Z. Black .... layout artist (as Adam Black)
Max Brown .... modelling and rigging
Donald Chan .... animation
Julio Del Hierro .... texture artist lead
Adam Earle .... animation
Tyler Figueira .... texture artist
Chun Wai Adam Fok .... modelling and rigging (as Adam Fok)
Joshua Fraiman .... layout artist
Irwin Gamalinda .... texture artist
Brandon Gilbert .... animation
Anna Gopin .... animation
Mike Helmer .... layout artist
Sarah Jargstorf .... modelling and rigging lead
Ian Kim .... modelling and rigging lead
Paul Kohut .... layout lead
Paul Kohut .... layout supervisor
Hong-Mao Lin .... texture artist
Boris Maras .... animation
Trevor Morgan .... texture artist
Brian Paquette .... animation
Evan Potkonjak .... modelling and rigging
Simeon Remedios .... background artist
Erich Salloch .... animation
Amanda Shotton .... texture artist
Elmira Solovyova .... animation
Rak Tafarodi .... texture artist
Daniel Theriault .... lead animator
Jun Yue .... texture artist (as Jun 'Eugene' Yue)
Editorial Department
Gavin Ebedes .... assistant editor
Adam Garner .... additional editorial
Thomas Holborow .... on-line editor
Alan Kennedy .... post-production supervision
Ryan Quaglia .... post-production assistant
Brianne Wells .... additional editorial
Music Department
Sam Blewitt .... performer: "Tale of the Brave"
Robert Hartshorne .... performer: "Monsters Everywhere" / writer: "Monsters Everywhere"
Casey Manierka-Quaile .... performer: "Let's Be Brave" (as Casey Manierka)
Terry Tompkins .... performer: "Let's Be Brave"
Other crew
Juliette Bearman .... legal and business affairs
Rob Burton .... vp of technology
Daniel Carter .... production accountant
Terry Dale .... vp of infrastructure and training
Karen Davies .... director of content services
Andrew Defty .... production accountant
Karen Doyle .... production team assistant
Meg Dryden .... production co-ordinator
Meg Dryden .... production coordinator
Sharon Miller .... voice director
Sharon Quick .... contracts manager
Michelle Rodda .... production co-ordinator
Kaitlyn Smith .... production assistant
Senthuran Thayalan .... production accountant
Sam Wilkinson .... railway consultant
Robin Gay .... global marketing director (uncredited)

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63 min

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This special went through several title changes until it is settled with the final title. The working titles of the special were called "Tracks to Bravery" and "The Monster of Sodor".See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Better Then The Previous, 22 September 2014
Author: Thomas Stansfield from Sydney, Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

After the success of King of The Railway in 2013 and like every other year, another new Thomas special is released under the pen of Andrew Brenner entitled 'Tale of The Brave'. The movie focuses on Percy who believes there's a monster, after Thomas saw some footprints at the china clay pits, and so was scared and was teased, until he met Gator who was brave, but he can still be scared of somethings. I won't go through anymore though. I think the special is far more better then the previous Thomas specials. The story has many great morals about bravery such as 'running away from your problems is not very brave', the highlight moral, 'being brave is not the same as not being scared, it's about what you do even when you do feel scared.' and one moral 'you have to be brave to say goodbye to someone.' which is at the end.

Percy's story can be understandable to a child in the target range as the morals can reflect to children that go through with these in real life as well as other people too. The climax was much needed in the special to showcase Percy's bravery. Some parents might say that this is 'scary' but they need to know life can be full of fears and that you can be braver then you think. The new characters are great too, we have Marion a bubbly steam shovel, who BTW is a female character doing a male oriented job, take that critics! Timothy, Reg, who is more of a plot device in the special and Gator, the voice of reason/big brother for Percy. They were in good characterisation and there voice acting was splendid.

The CGI is great as usual from Arc Productions and I look forward to more specials soon.

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