Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Thomas & The Magic Railroad

Season 5, Ep 27, Aired 7/14/00
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  • Episode Description
  • In Thomas' first big screen adventure, we switch between Sodor and the real world at Shining Time Station. Mr Conductor is able to go from one world to another via his golden magic dust, but Diesel 10 and his sidekicks Dodge & Splatter are out to destroy him and the engines of Sodor. The answer to everyone's problems lies in the Magic Railroad and a lost engine named Lady...

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ringo Starr

    U.K. Narrator (Seasons 1-2) U.S. Narrator (Seasons 1-2)

  • Alec Baldwin

    U.S. Narrator (Seasons 5-6)

  • George Carlin

    U.S. Narrator (Seasons 3-4 and re-narrated Seasons 1-2)

  • Michael Brandon

    U.S. Narrator (Seasons 7 and "800"-)

  • Michael Angelis

    U.K. Narrator (Seasons 3-) U.S. Narrator ("New Friends For Thomas" DVD episodes only)

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Should have been better

    By Bladez636, Aug 22, 2009

  • my sister likes this movie

    By BossHossJack, Sep 29, 2010

  • Thomas' first movie on the big screen!!!

    By tai_will, Jan 21, 2008

  • Awesome movie for an awesome show.

    By Dirk4MVP, Sep 22, 2007

  • The best day of my life was when I saw it.

    By DuckGWR8, Sep 14, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • (cut from the final film) PT Boomer: Now I'll get you, Burnett Stone, and that engine, too! Burnett Stone: No, you won't, Boomer, because the magic you refuse to believe in will get the better of you!

    • Junior: Thomas! Now, don't look so surprised, I haven't seen you since- Thomas: -You stuffed party poppers down my funnel! Junior: Hey we had a laugh. Thomas: You did.

    • Diesel 10: I like my lunch steamed!

    • Diesel 10: You'll always need help! Because steam engines are cowardly, cranky, worn out hunks of metal, who couldn't hurt a fly! James: No we're not! Diesel 10: Yes you are! James: Aren't! Diesel 10: Are!

    • Diesel 10: You can run, but you can't hide! Right, Pinchy? *Laughs evilly* Pinchy's hungry! (Diesel 10 extends Pinchy towards Thomas.) Thomas: Ooh, get back!

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    Notes (16)

    • Pictures from "Time for Trouble", "Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach" and "Tender Engines" are seen in Sir Topham Hatt's office.

    • A Human villian named PT Boomer (Played by Doug Lennox) was removed from the movie due to being dubbed too scary by test audiences

    • Edward is not featured in this movie.

    • Throughout the movie, Burnett Stone doesn't smile at all. It isn't until the end when he is happy again.

    • The engines all have voice actors in this movie instead of a narrator doing their voices like in the series.

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    Trivia (14)

    • Goof: In one head-on shot of Diesel 10, a pencil can be seen on the right side of the screen next to the tracks.

    • When Thomas, Henry, Gordon, James and Toby talk about Diesel 10, look closely behind Gordon's tender when there are close-ups of him, and you'll see that there are no buffers behind it, and the tracks just lead into the shrubbery behind.

    • You notice when Lily meets Junior for the second time there is a pile of Gold Dust on the counter where Mr. Conductor's house is and Lily asks Junior to save some for her grandpa. But Lily doesn't take all of the Gold Dust but when she and Junior leave there is no more Gold Dust on the counter.

    • When Diesel 10 chases Thomas under the bridge, Thomas has his happy face on when he's not supposed to.

    • During the "Really Useful Engine" song, the captions say "Now he's got a workshop..." instead of "Now he's got a branchline..."

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    Allusions (2)

    • There are three references to the TV series; The fly buzzing around James at the start is a (possible) reference to "Buzz Buzz", Henry feeling sick and having to use special coal to feel better is a reference to "Coal" and Bertie challenging Thomas to a race is a reference to "Thomas & Bertie".

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      The names of at least two stories were mentioned: "Better Late Than Never" and "Make Someone Happy".

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