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Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails (2009)

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Thomas finds an old engine and tries to restore him without The Fat Controller finding out.


Wilbert Awdry (based on the railway series by) (as the Rev. W. Awdry), Britt Allcroft (created by) | 1 more credit »





Complete credited cast:
Michael Angelis ... Narrator (UK) (voice)
Michael Brandon ... Narrator (US) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bedella ... Victor (US) (voice)
Jules de Jongh Jules de Jongh ... Emily (US) / Mavis (US) / The Duchess of Boxford (US) (voice) (as Jules De Jongh)
Teresa Gallagher ... Emily (UK) / Mavis (UK) / The Duchess of Boxford (UK) (voice)
William Hope ... Edward (US) / Toby (US) / Rocky (US) / The Duke of Boxford (US) (voice)
Togo Igawa ... Hiro (UK & US) (voice)
Kerry Shale ... Henry (US) / Gordon (US) / James (US) / Kevin (US) / Sir Topham Hatt (US) (voice)
Martin Sherman ... Thomas (US) / Percy (US) (voice) (as Martin T Sherman)
Ben Small Ben Small ... Thomas (UK) / Toby (UK) (voice)
Keith Wickham ... Edward (UK) / Henry (UK) / Gordon (UK) / James (UK) / Percy (UK) / The Fat Controller (UK) (voice)
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ... Spencer (UK) / Victor (UK) / Rocky (UK) / Kevin (UK) / The Duke of Boxford (UK) (voice)
Glenn Wrage ... Spencer (US) (voice)


Thomas finds an old engine and tries to restore him without The Fat Controller finding out.

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Did You Know?


This is the first Thomas movie where Diesel 10 does not make an appearance See more »


When Gordon challenges Spencer to a race after Hiro and Thomas "make a run for it", it was revealed that Sir Topham Hat and the Duke & Dutchess were inside Gordon's express. If that were the case, they would have seen Hiro sitting on the tracks with Thomas. Yet, they didn't hear about Hiro until Thomas tells Sir Topham Hat at Knapford. See more »


Michael Brandon: Narrator: Suddenly, Spencer whistled long and hard! James and Toby heard Spencer. Suddenly, James and Toby steamed out. Spenser had puffed to close to Hiro! James blew his whistle /whoo whoo!\, and Toby rang his bell /ching ching-ching ching!\. Together they chased the mighty Spencer down the track and away from Hiro.
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Followed by Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery (2012) See more »


Roll Call
Written by Pete Woodroffe and Charlie Gran
Performed by Chris Madin
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24 September 2020 | by iamroboknightSee all my reviews

A very excellent Thomas & Friends production, and the first one to be computer animated. I'm writing this review in 2020 after purchasing the digital HD version, but I've had the DVD since its release in 2009. This was a very hit-or-miss time for Thomas, but this movie is a huge hit. Kids are sure to love it. Somehow, this film captures the magic and heart of the original Awdry stories (rare for this time period) but also completely revitalizes Thomas in a fresh and new way.

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Release Date:

8 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails - The Movie See more »


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