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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends 

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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Angelis Michael Angelis ...  Narrator (UK) / ... 336 episodes, 1991-2012
Michael Brandon ...  Narrator (US) / ... 239 episodes, 2002-2012
Keith Wickham ...  The Fat Controller (UK) / ... 215 episodes, 2010-2018
Kerry Shale ...  Sir Topham Hatt (US) / ... 185 episodes, 2010-2018
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ...  Cranky (UK) / ... 147 episodes, 2010-2018
Teresa Gallagher ...  Emily (UK) / ... 145 episodes, 2010-2018
William Hope ...  Edward (US) / ... 137 episodes, 2010-2018
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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

29 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Thomas See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Trivia

The episode "the Missing Coach" is a known episode to be cancelled. The reason it was cancelled was because Britt Allcroft thought the plot was to confusing for children too comprehend. "Gordon Goes Foreign" was also a cancelled episode because the budget was too high. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Thomas: Well, bust my buffers!
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Crazy Credits

[UK version only] During the fifth season, Michael Angelis (the narrator) is not credited in the opening titles. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the first two series of "Thomas the Tank Engine" were released on video, some of the episodes were linked with a montage of each engine being surrounded by a crowd, with a name plate in front of them. See more »


Soundtracks

Thomas the Tank Engine Theme
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Composed by Mike O' Donnell and Junior Campbell
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Amazing!
25 January 2002 | by Pika KSee all my reviews

Thomas the Tank Engine has been around on the television since 1984, and its clear to see why. Everything is made to a great standard of quality, and it offers a sense of originality.

Who would of thought that The Reverend Wilbert Awdry had originally only written these stories as bed time stories for Christopher Awdry, when he was ill. These stories were first written during the 1920's, and when they eventually got published into books, known as The Railway Series, and then onto television.

Although not all the stories are based on The Railway Series lately, they still have the same impact.

I think its safe to say that Thomas and his friends will be around for a very long time to come.


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