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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) / ... 227 episodes, 2010-2019
Kerry Shale ...  Sir Topham Hatt (US) / ... 198 episodes, 2010-2019
Teresa Gallagher ...  Annie and Clarabel (UK & US) / ... 169 episodes, 2010-2019
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ...  Cranky (UK) / ... 152 episodes, 2010-2019
William Hope ...  Edward (US) / ... 139 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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Release Date:

29 January 1989 (USA) See more »

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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada 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 too confusing for children to 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 broadcast in the UK, 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 »

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Thomas the tank engine
4 August 2006 | by steam_loco_lad89See all my reviews

I speak not only as a thomas the tank engine fan, but as a rail enthusiast and volunteer on a preserved railway, that thomas the tank engine is the best children's stories based on railways of all time. as i am myself a railway worker, i have been introduced to tasks and jobs that have been accurately included and described in thomas the tank engine, although the later stories are a bit of a disappointment to me as they seem to lack the element of the original railway knowledge and enthusiasm. but they are still very good stories and i will certain to say that i will indeed introduce thomas the tank engine to my children, and then the real thing of course as i have been. it did surprise me how real the stories really are, as many incidents and situations included in the stories are based on real locomotives and situations in the railway world, most children's stories are completely fiction and totally deny the gratitude and the commendation that they deserve for creating the 21st century possible. thank you reverand awdry for making my railway life a reality.


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