Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Season 5 Episode 27

Thomas & The Magic Railroad

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Jul 14, 2000 on ITV

Episode Fan Reviews (7)

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  • Should have been better

    It really could, just look on the internet and see what I mean...... I mean the movie made no sense due to Doug Lennox's character P.T. Boomer being cut from the movie. Bloody test audiences ruined the movie..... Boomer's removal just made Burnett Stone's existance in the movie meaningless like Russell Means put it. WTF is so scary about an elderly motorcyclist, compared to a big Diesel with a giant lumbering claw?

    Plus the voices are mostly unfitting which is also the fault of the test audiences. Michael Angelis was a much more fitting James & Percy. Keith Scott fit Diesel 10's voice much more than Neil Crone. And poor John Bellis was screwed over by those morons, he sounded better as Thomas than Eddie Glenn. Patrick Breen was better as Dodge and Splatter as well.

    I enjoyed the movie but had it turned out like it should have, it wouldnt have cost Britt Allcroft her job and Thomas wouldnt be owned by an arrogant conglomorate that cares more about money than the quality of the show.
  • my sister likes this movie

    i wonder why wasnt edward donald and douglas bill and ben oliver and the narrow gauge engines tererence georoge and disal mavis toad are not feartuered? do you know why? when i wacthed te movie i saw crankey and bucth and percy was onliy pulling one mail truck and a breake van without a guard on it? and horrid lorrys are not feartherd and the trucks apperard and has no lines and arry and bert are not fearted alic baldwin and peter fonda and mara wilson did good acting and i like the really useful engine song and i love the line that baldwin seaid it is meet thomas hes our number one hero
  • Thomas' first movie on the big screen!!!

    OK, I love the first movie, but sometimes there might be downfalls to this. Edward wasn't featured, why???? Why couldn't they use the original plotline that included PT Boomer? It would've done better, with the first storyline planned. I wonder why Britt still decided to stray from Awdry's precious work of Thomas and Friends? It wouldn't be to childish if only if Britt knew what she was doing. Overall, it is still great, if Edward was invited. Diesel 10, Lady, Splatter and Dodge were the first movie characters to be introduced so far. Stanely will be the next movie character to appear in TGD.
  • Awesome movie for an awesome show.

    I now have the movie on tape and it is awesome. Diesel 10 and "Pinchy" are all so funny! The voices of most of the trains sounded weird, and ladylike. I guess they were played by different people, maybe, oh, I don't know- GIRLS! Percy sounded the most like the girl, and I'm like: Okay, weird! I wish more engines would of been in the movie. Edward should of been in it, and the newer engines should of been too! Maybe Duck, Donald, Douglas, and MORE! It was weird how all the people in this movie were real humans, but in the picture of Lady Hatt, she looks like one of those other animated people, and that was weird and funny, but mostly weird. Not joking. STILL, this movie rocked. I could watch it over and over again and NOT get bored! Okay, maybe I could of, but you see what I mean, don't you?
  • The best day of my life was when I saw it.

    This is a great movie and I enjoy it/love it. I like this more than Calling All Engines! especially those annoying games in between. I would recomend Thomas and the Magic Railroad to any new Thomas fan. I also enjoyed the scene where Toby clangs his bell and makes the shed fall on Diesel 10. I also thought it was awesome when Diesel 10 was chasing Thomas and Lady. But my favorite scene is when James was in Now or Never -- It was a true classic. I actually thought it was a good idea to put in Shining Time Station, but I liked the older colors of the building and they should have had Schemer appear too in fact if Schemer came it would have been funny. Overall this was a wonderful movie and I wish there was a sequal. It could be:

    Thomas and the Magic Railroad 2 the official return of Diesel 10 Speaking of Diesel 10, he was much better in Magic Railroad than calling all engines!
  • He fired the imagination of millions around the world. Now, he's heading off the the big screen, in his first magical movie: Thomas The Tank Engine!

    I'd like to look at the ups and downs of this movie. It had good intentions, to make Thomas a movie star, with live actors and I enjoyed it. However, the fact that live actors were present in the movie was one of a few problems: the engines were only in a thrid of the movie. A lot of the movie revolved around Shining Time Station, and because I'm British, untill I saw the movie, I'd never heard of Shining Time Station. A lot of the characters from Thomas had less then ten lines. Henry had only six, Bertie had five, Harold had three and Annie and Clarabel had one. It would have been better if these characters had more.
    There were no drivers or firemen seen inside the cabs of the engine, which means that unlike in the Railway Series and TV series, the engines could move at their own free will. I assume the same goes for Bertie and Harold. That didn't really bother me. What did though is that one certain charaecter didn't appear. The first one introduced in the Railway Series: Edward.
    There were good points in the movie. It was fun to watch the scenes with the engines, and the final scene, when Diesel 10 is chasing Thomas and Lady towards the collapsing viaduct. That was dramatic. I also liked the fact that the characters from Thomas had individual actors to provide their voices. I once heard lots of people were complaining about the fact that Thomas's mouth didn't move throughout the movie. These people had probabily never seen the TV series. If they did,they would understand it better, since Thomas isn't human, he's a machine.
    Thomas and the Magic Railroad was quite good, but there could have been more magic than there was.
  • I guess i am the only one who enjoyed this movie.

    Thomas's first big screen adventure. Mr. Conducter has to keep the balance of Sodor and Shinig Time in order. But when Diesel 10 shows up and Mr. Conducter runs out of gold dust, the wrolds start to crumble. Thomas and the others try to help out. Then Lady, a magical engine, is found and Thomas follows her back to Sodor. Diesel 10 chases Thomas and Lady. They arrive at the viaduct. Lady crosses over and a gap appears. Thomas jumps the gap and a huge gap is on the viaduct. Diesel 10 tries to stop, but cannot and falls onto a barge. Then, they help Mr. C and C Junior get their gold dust back.