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Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

Thomas and Friends is one of the children’s television show broadcasted on central television for first time in June 1984. In the year 2003, Thomas and Friends series was named as Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and this series was shot in Shepperton and Isle of Man. Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is based on the The Railway Series of book written by the Reverend W. V. Awdry. He wrote this story for his son Christopher. The story is all about the adventures of a group subanthropomorphised trains and road vehicles that live in the imaginary Island of Sodor. Reverend W. V. Awdry has written many stories based on his personal experience.

Britt Allcroft is the one who started producing the television series during 1980s. Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is first premiered in U.K in 1984 and it was narrated by Ringo Starr (1984-90), Michael Angelis (1991-2008), George Carlin (1991-97), Alec Baldwin (1998-03), Michael Brandon (2003-08) and the forthcoming series is expected to be narrated by Pierce Brosnan.

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is been broadcasted in many different countries with different languages like in Japanese-Leo Morimoto is the narrator, Mexican/Spanish, Denmark, Hungary, and in German with title Thomas und seine Freunde, Netherlands-Erik de Zwart is the narrator, with title Thomas de stoomlocomotief, Portuguese, Romanian version - narrator Daniel Vulcu, with title Thomas si prietenii sai.

Thomas the Tank Engine and FriendsFormat Children's television series
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Created by W. V. Awdry
Britt Allcroft
Robert D. Cardona (1984-1986)
David Mitton (1984-2003)
Simon Spencer (2004-present)
Steve Asquith (2004-present)
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Starring Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Narrated by Ringo Starr (1984–1991) (UK and US series)
Michael Angelis (1991–2008) (UK series)
George Carlin (1991–1997 (US series)
Alec Baldwin (1998–2002) (US series)
Michael Brandon (2003–2008) (US series)
Pierce Brosnan (2009–present) (UK and US series)
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Composer(s) Junior Campbell
Mike O'Donnell (1984–2003)
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 322
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Production
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Running time four and a half minutes (season 1-7) seven minutes (season 8-12)
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Broadcast
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Original channel ITV (1984-1991) (2002-2003) (2009-Present), Cartoon Network (UK & Ireland) & TCC (1994-2002), (1984-1998), Nick Jr., Noggin, Milkshake and Disney Cinemagic

PBS, PBS KIDS Sprout
ABC, Nick Jr. Australia
Tokyo MX
Rede Manchete,
TVO, BBC Kids, Treehouse TV
Super RTL
Rai Due, Rai Tre
RTM2, Astro Ceria, Playhouse Disney Channel Asia
Azteca 7, Azteca 13, Proyecto 40 Discovery Kids
Nickelodeon
TV3
NRK 1
3ABN, Cartoon Network Philippines, Playhouse Disney Channel Asia
Telenyanya (First Channel Worldnet)
TV4, MiniMini
Cadena Tres
Okto, Playhouse Disney Channel Asia
Minimax TV, JimJam, Cartoon Network Romania
Playhouse Disney

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Original run September 4, 1984 – Present

 

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends UK and USA DVD & Video History

  • UK
    • Guild Home Video (1985)
    • Screen Legends / Pickwick Video (1986-1991)
    • Video Collection International (1985-2005)
    • 2 Entertain (2005-2008)
    • HiT Entertainment (2008-present)
    • Fairtrade (1980-2006)
  • USA
    • Strand VCI Entertainment (1990-1992)
    • Strand Home Video (1993-1994)
    • Quality Family Entertainment (with Strand Home Video) (1994)
    • Video Treasures (1994-1996)
    • Anchor Bay Entertainment (1998-2008)
    • HiT Entertainment (2004-Present)
    • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (with HiT Entertainment) (2006-2008)
    • Lionsgate Entertainment (with HiT Entertainment) (2008-Present)

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Characters

 

  • Railway Engines – standard gauge engines, including the Steam Team
  • Narrow Gauge Engines – from the Skarloey Railway
  • Rolling Stock – coaches and trucks (US: 'cars')
  • People and animals
  • Non-rail vehicles
  • Movie Characters

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Locations

The stories are all set on the fictional Island of Sodor.

List of productions

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Release Episodes
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 1 1984 26
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 2 1986 26
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 3 1991-1992 26
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 4 1994-1995 26
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 5 1998 26
Thomas and the Magic Railroad 2000
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 6 2002 26
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 7 2003 26
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 8 2004 26
Calling All Engines! 2005
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 9 2005 26
On Site with Thomas Series 2006 13
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 10 2006 28
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 11 2007 26
The Great Discovery 2008
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 12 2008 20
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Scheduled
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series 13 2009 (*)

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