Thomas And Friends: The Movie is a 2020 American/British 3D-2D CGI Live action animated family comedy Science Fiction adventure fantasy Coming of age Crossover film directed by Crazy Nate based on The Railway Series by Rev. W. Awdry, on the television series of the character from the same name. It Was Distributed By Disney,pixar and Paramount Pictures and Produced by Nickelodeon Movies,20th century stuidos,Mattel Creations and HiT Entertainment.Relased on blu ray and digital on July 14th 2020 and theaters in The UK on November 15th 2020.
About Years After The Events of Thomas and the Magic Railroad (as revealed in the post-credits of Thomas and The Magic Railroad: Full Steamed and Uncut) and After The Events of Kenji On The Rails, Thomas gets Teased by Flying Scotsman and Goes on a Big world Adventure in America (with Abby Hatcher,Percy,James,Timothy,Grizelda,True,Mr Conductor and C,Junior) but These Things Combine and makes Them Meet the Phineas and Ferb Gang,Lightning McQueen and The Other Cars and new Villains like Tornado,Oscar Galvin From Unstoppable (2010) who are working Together with Diesel 10,Splatter,Dodge,P.T. Boomer,George and Chick Hicks to Help with Diesel Power and to Destroy Tourist Railroads To turn them into Roads,Thomas makes this Adventure into a plan to Prove he is not a child/Silly Engine. The Team Goes into Galvin's Headquarters and sees the plans of Diesel Power and Steal it Later They go to California and have a meeting on why Oscar Galvin,Tornado,P.T Boomer want to do Diesel Power with The Other Steam Engines,Before the team can find the rest of the clue, they are found by Tornado,Diesel 10, Splatter and Dodge, P.T. Boomer and Oscar Galvin Diesel 10 starts to close in on the Four engines, with his claw raised up and orders his cronies to destroy The other engines and They Order Him But The Gang Escapes and Begin a wild chase though Canada and The American West Their New Human Friends,Abby Hatcher,Mr Conductor and C,Junior use a trick From Galaxy Express 999 Episode 679B: Siren Of The witch Manual Power But However P.T Boomer Was driving Tornado with Tornado's Driver and Fireman Shovel more coal During The Chase Lighting (Who is on The Flatbed) Suggests Otis to push a button in James' Cab,Otis Presses The Eject Button and Thinks That it will make Them Escape But it Launches C,Junior on to Diesel 10's Cab were he Think he's never going to get to the Mainland Oscar Glavin Hears what he said and Radios Boomer that there is where they were take over the world The Gang Freaks out and saves Junior from Diesel 10 Boomer Says That they were going to lose this Chase to Thomas The Tank Engine and says I Don't Think so and Orders Tornado's Driver and fireman to making more Coal Which makes The pressure hotter Thomas and The Gang Sees The Tracks Combined Which make Glavin Push The Button That Actives Diesel 10's Claw Pinchy Which Attacks The Gang. Tornado's pressure goes to high and His Driver says to Boomer that its to high and boomer talks to him about balance in Life but His Fireman Makes they look at The Pressure and Boomer says oh no which makes Tornado's Safety Value and Steam Bolts off and their Steam Parts Blow up and The Gang Cheers But There are buffers Mr Conductor puts on The Brakes But it's To Late and they crash after the crash they get right back on the tracks Meanwhile at night in Boston,Massachusetts Abby Tries to Think of a Plan to Save The World But Thomas Says That He used That Mission to Prove That he wasn't Silly and The Gang Are Surprised Thomas Then Learns that sometimes who we are is inside of all of Us He then gets an idea that Oscar Galvin is going to The Mainland To Take over the World with Diesel Power and Get to a Ship Heading to The Mainland Meanwhile P.T Boomer,Oscar Gavin,George,Diesel 10, Splatter, Dodge and Tornado are Presenting a New Diesel to The mainland but The Steam team Arrives and Sends Diesel 10,George, Splatter,Dodge and Tornado To Railgate Prison When P.T Boomer is sent to Jail while Chick Hicks is sent to radiator Springs prison While Number 777 is Chased By Thomas,After Chasing number 777 Thomas Gets an Idea to Derail 777 By Abby Switching Points to a Field on Sodor Thomas sets his Plan in Motion when it worls 777 is sent to Back to AWVR in California The Flim Ends at The Sheds with Thomas Learning his lesson with The Camera Going into his mind.
On July 1, 2000, it was reported that Destination Films began development on a sequel to Thomas and The Magic Railroad, but it was quietly cancelled.
In 2003, 3 years after the original film (Thomas and The Magic Railroad) became a box-office failure, Britt Allcroft, creator of Thomas & Friends, has been resigned from her original company which was now known as "Gullane Entertainment". After HiT Entertainment took control on Thomas & Friends, HiT revealed that its theatrical division would be piloted by a "Thomas" film. Originally targeted for late-2010 release, in September 2009 this was revised to "Spring 2011".
As of January 2011, the release date had been pushed back further to 2012 and the name of the production had still not been announced. The initial draft of the script was written by Josh Klausner who has also said that the film will be set around the times of World War II, Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi also helped write the script. On 8 June 2011, Deadline announced that 9 director Shane Acker will direct the live-action adaptation of Thomas the Tank Engine, with Weta Digital designing the film's visual effects. Since Then Production was announced,but rumors said it got cancelled. But all hope wasn't lost 4 years Later,jumping forward to 2015 Crazy Nate would discover The Thomas and Friends Show When he discovered it He wanted to make A flim based of it so he asked Mattel who owned HiT Entertainment at the time then Mattel Made a Deal with Disney and Viacom to help them distribute the film then in 2016 and 2017 Mattel got some people who didnt work with the show Like Dan Povenmire,Jeff swampy marsh,Rob Hoegee,Rebecca sugar and Alex Hirsch. the flim was done in November 2019.then it got Schedule to be released on July 14th 2020 but due to The COVID-19 Pandemic it was relased on blu ray and digital and its scheduled to be released on Disney+ on August 29.
Take me Home Back to Sodor-Weird Al" Yankovic(2nd Part of end credits).
Stay-Zedd, Alessia Cara
Island Song(end of the credits)
Long Train Running-The Doobie Brothers
Shining Time-Hummie Mann(tv spots)
Roll Call-Sia (Disney networks and Nickelodeon) TV Broadcasting version Ending.
Live-action actors Edit
- Mara Wilson as Adult Lily, the narrator of the film.
- Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor, the deuteragonist of the film and a 20-centimetre tall conductor who narrated the television series episodes that appeared in Shining Time Station.
- Josh Gad as Mr. Conductor, Junior, Mr. Conductor's cousin. Like his cousin, he is at a regular height on Sodor ,anywhere else, he shrinks to a height of 24 centimetres (ten inches).
- Nicolas Cage as P.T. Boomer
- Didi Conn as Stacy Jones
- John Leguizamo as Billy Twofeathers
- Will Ferrell as Sir Topham Hatt
There are some cameo appearances in the film like Edit
- Alexander Gould as Newspaper Delivery Boy
- John Bellis as Sodor Firefighter
- Crazy Nate as as Himself (He appears in a mid-credits scene along with Dianna Basso Ba to tell the audience that he and Britt hoped the audience enjoyed the movie)
- Britt Allcroft as Herself (She appears in a mid-credits scene along with Crazy Nate to tell the audience that she and Nate hoped the audience enjoyed the movie)
- Keith Scott as Australian Passenger
- DanTDM as Himself (He makes a cameo appearance when he was late for his train)
Steam Engines Edit
- USA Actor: Roger Craig Smith as Thomas (American Release of The Movie), A Main Protagonist
- UK Actor: John Hasler as Thomas (International Release of The Movie)
- USA Actor: Harrison Ford as Edward (American Release of The Movie)
- Harrison Ford As Edward (International Release of The Movie)
- Justin Timberlake as Percy (American Release of The Movie)
- Idina Menzel as Lady (Deleted Clip)
- Michael Brandon as Henry (US)
- John Cena as Gordon
- James Marsden as James
- Nigel Pilkington as Percy (International Release of The Movie)
- Micheal Douglas as Toby
- Idina Menzel as Emily
- JoJo Swia as Rosie
- Rob Heogee as Gator
(all the UK actors from the show play the characters in prints LOL)
Animated People and Talking Animals Edit
- Asheigh Ball as Abby Hatcher
- Ben Schwartz as Bozzly
- Christian Dal Dosso as Otis
- Joesph May as Teeny Terry
- Tara Strong as True
- Anna Claire Bartlam as Grizelda
- Jamie Watson as Bartleby
- Teresa Gallagher as Mavis
- Neil Crone as Diesel 10
- Neil Patrick Harris as Splatter and Dodge
- Vin Diesel as Diesel
- James Rallison/Theodds1out as BoCo
- Nathan Lane as Arry and Bert
- Keith Wickham as Bertie the Bus
- Kerry Shale as Harold the Helicopter
- Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
- Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
- Ringo Starr as George the Steamroller
- Tom Cruise as Cranky the Crane
- Owen Wilson as Lighting McQueen
- Tom Hanks as Chick Hicks
- John Hasler as Ten Cents
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Tornado
- Kevin Dunn as Oscar Galvin
Characters that make cameos who don't speak Edit
- Luz (The Owl House)
- The Cat in The Hat
all Scenes were filmed in England and Paddington's inside with Alec Bladwin and The Rest in a Green Screen in a Studio in England
Some of The Animation From "Hero of The Rails" (2009) Was Used (Because It was Shiny and Looking Colorful), But the Movements in Most Scenes are a Little More Colorful and More Bouncy & animated by Jam Filled and Guru Studio.
Visual Effects Edit
"Industrial Light and Magic" Made the Effects for "The Magic Sparks in Every Scene that Involves Sparks.
In November 16 2019, Hummie Mann,Daniel Ingram,Tom Holkenborg and Andrew Lloyd Webber Decided that They Can Score the Movie, Hummie Mann,Daniel Ingram,Tom Holkenborg and Andrew Lloyd Webber Started Working on It on December 16 2019 and finished on February 14 2020.
Thomas and Friends: The Movie was released on July 14,2020 on DVD,Digital and Blu Ray and is set to release into theaters on November 15, 2020 in United Kingdom. It was released in Australia on September 16th, 2020.
On March 2nd, 2020, Bachmann Industries released a model of the Island of Sodor along with train models of Thomas, Timothy,Percy,James,Tornado and Diesel 10 and some human models of Oscar Galvin, Mr. Conductor, and P.T. Boomer.
Broadway musical Edit
One year after the movie's release, the film will be adapted into a Broadway musical based on the movie titled Thomas and Friends: The Musical (2021).
Critical response Edit
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 99% approval rating with an average rating of 9/10 based on 260 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "An old timer film that Thomas and The Magic Railroad on 2000 so now it was Thomas on the rails to make it a better Movie." On Metacritic, the film achieved an average score of 99 out of 100 based on 39 reviews, signifying "universal acclaim".
CinemaScore reported that audiences gave the film a rare "A-" grade. Some of the critics and moviegoers had praised Nicolas Cage's performance of the character Boomer, The New York Times reviewed his performance "When the infamous actor used to make an appearance in any movie like The Wicker Man until it has been flopped, but his performance that he did was the main antagonist P.T. Boomer in the Movie where Boomer is very envious that he has nothing to get on his way, which is the most great performance I have ever seen". It Had a 8.3/10 on IMDB IGN game the film a grade of 9.8/10 (Amazing).
- McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Based on this Movie
- Lunch Boxes
- School Bags
- Lego: Thomas and Friends: The Movie, Sets/Lego DIMENSIONS
- DVD/Bluray/3D Bluray
- Swimming Pool
- Chef Jr.
- Video Games
- 3D Comic Book
- Cloring Book
- Trading Cards
- Fruit Juice Drink
- Greeting Cards
- Re-releases of Cars Die-casts
- Bachmann Thomas Chase set
- RWS Novelization Book
- Domino's Pizza Pepperoni Pizza,Pasta and Soda
- Halloween costume
References/Easter Eggs Edit
Thomas and Friends Edit
- Thomas and Gordon: Thomas Mentions that He Got Pulled By Gordon's express.
- The Chinese Dragon Makes a Cameo Appearance
- Boco, Hector, Murdoch,Stepney,Lady,Gator,Scruffy and Green Arrow return
- Thomas mentions That Flying Scotsman is like Gordon when he got teased By Him. (which Is a reference to The Other Big Engine)
- Lighting McQueen mentions it has been 3 years which means is a reference to Cars 3.
- Mater mentions that McQueen and Jackson Storm became Friends which is reference to a fan-made cars series called cars Rust-Eze adventures.
- When Thomas and the Gang have a meeting of the mystery on what Tornado has to do with Dieselisation is a reference to the meeting in Scoob!
BTS Boyband Edit
- in Abby's room there is a poster-of the BTS boyband in her room
Inside Out Edit
- When Thomas Finishes His Branch Line, The Screen (Screen for the Movie) Camera Goes into Thomas' Mind and Has a Happy Emoji Face (Thomas Happy Face Colored Yellow)
- In the Ending, The Camera (Screen for the Movie) Goes into Thomas Mind and Shows the Words "The End" In the "Thomas and Friends" Logo Cloud and Font
- in the Vicarstown Station Clip After Thomas is Teased The screen goes into his mind and shows a Surprised Face (Thomas surprised face colored yellow)
DC Comics Edit
at the Knapford Station Scene James And Percy Talk about if Batman or superman are stronger.
Disney's Teacher's Pet Edit
- After Abby says it's inside that counts her beauty speech is based off of Spot/Scott's speech about Beauty which is... instead of people and engines focusing on important things like Health and education and How long Does it Really take to bake a 3 Minute pizza? Their heads are all clogged up with superficial silliness why is Awdry critical of Henry's forest? is this A Good color for an engine? What am i'm wearing
I ask you what kinda world this has become of, where appearances are more important,then who we are?
- Moral/Life Lesson:Its inside that counts and Don't judge people by the way they look and don't obsess with how you look.
- The Wilhelm Scream can Be Heard when Diesel 10, Tornado parenthesis Splodge,and George Get Defeated.
- Mcdonalds' Happy Meal toys Based on the Movie
- This is The Cars Characters first Speaking role since Cars 3
- Didi conn makes a cameo as Stacy Jones inside Knapford Station announcing The 3:15 PM Express to Vicarstown.
- This is the first Special to be distributed by Disney and ViacomCBS
- Universal Home Entertainment produced The Blu Ray and DVD.
- This film kicks off season 24 Which will come out on Netflix
- This is the first Time non Thomas characters appear out of media.
- when Thomas is taking his goods and passenger train,Train's a Comin' from Dumbo (2019) is Recomposed.
- This is The 2nd movie after SCOOB! to be released on it's theatrical release date
- Mr Conductor and some humans is a live Action Character in The Movie Because Britt at The time had the idea to incorpete The shining time Station World
- This is The first movie of The revival movie of Disneytoon Studios since Reopening on June 1,2020
On July 20 2020, A sequel was planned by Walt Disney Pictures, It will plan to happen. On September 4th 2020, Britt Allcroft announced the title, Thomas and Friends:The Movie 2 Thomas and The 2 Brothers. in US and "Special Day Of Sodor: A Thomas & Friends Movie" in UK/Australia/New Zealand and set to release most likely on December 21st 2022. On July 31st, 2020, it's confirmed that Disney and Paramount. will be the distributor worldwide and neither Blue sky or Warnermedia will return. On September 10th, 2020 after "Thomas and Friends:The Movie had a Oscar nomination, but lost to Phineas and Ferb The Movie:Candace vs The Universe, which won, they decided that they'll develop the sequel soon. They're currently working on "Bob The Builder: The Can-Do Crew", set to release for June, 2021 and it'll be the second Crazy Nate film based on a Mattel or HiT Entertainment property after the Thomas and Friends:The Movie and Crazy Nate will direct the Bob The Builder film. On July 20th, 2020, it's confirmed that the film will be set in around February 25th, 2022- onward when Spring is coming to Sodor. (It may also be a fan-made conclusion to the Thomas TVS) It would even have Diesel D199, Bear, Eagle (James' brother), The Culdee Fell engines, Class 40, Jock, Frank, Jinty, Pug, Mallard, Hank, Flora, Molly, Lady, Sixteen, Ivo Hugh and many others on the Mainland. Basic plot: Spring was coming closer to Sodor and many engines that the engines haven't seen in years came back to Sodor for a special day. On July 30th, 2020, it was announced that the sequel will be a Theatrical Come out. On August 16th, 2020, it was announced that the Movie Come out special will be set in April, 2019 instead of 2022.
- Train's a Coming/Thomas Introduction.
- Welcome to Knapford Station
- Silly little engine/Inside
- American Vacation