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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Angelis ...  Narrator (UK) / ... 336 episodes, 1991-2012
Michael Brandon ...  Narrator (US) / ... 239 episodes, 2002-2012
Keith Wickham ...  The Fat Controller (UK) / ... 228 episodes, 2010-2020
Kerry Shale ...  Sir Topham Hatt (US) / ... 194 episodes, 2010-2019
Teresa Gallagher ...  Annie and Clarabel (UK & US) / ... 163 episodes, 2010-2019
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ...  Cranky (UK) / ... 151 episodes, 2010-2019
William Hope ...  Edward (US) / ... 138 episodes, 2010-2019
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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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

29 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Trivia

In 1953, a previous attempt was made to adapt "The Sad Story of Henry" for television, but this was unsuccessful. This was because the model of Henry derailed and a human hand had to place it back on the rails. This attempt was much more successful because of the way that the miniature engines were set up and filmed. 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Thomas the Tank Engine Theme
(uncredited)
Composed by Mike O' Donnell and Junior Campbell
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A Wonderful Series For Toddlers As Well As Grownups!
29 January 2003 | by bsbcowboysfnSee all my reviews

I never watched Thomas as a kid. I didn't know about Thomas the Tank Engine until several years ago. My son got into Thomas when he was about a year old. One of his playmates had a lot of Thomas trains and he played with them a lot whenever they saw each other. I thought that since my son liked playing with the trains, he might like watching the series. I bought him The Best of James on DVD and he loved it! He is now 18 months old, and he dances to the music in between each story. I like the series because it teaches kids about working together as a team, and lending a helping had when someone really needs it (like the time James' brakes were jammed and Percy had to come and rescue him, or when James realized he was going too fast because he had no driver and Edward had to come and rescue him)and the value of friendship and being honest.


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