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Thomas & Friends: The Movie is a 2020 British-American 3D-2D CGI-Animated Live-Action Family/Comedy Sci-Fi/Adventure/Fantasy/Coming of age Crossover film directed by Jon Favreau/Marc Forster [Crazy Nate] based on The Railway Series by Rev. W. Awdry, on the television series of the character from the same name. It's distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures & Jerry Bruckheimer Films [Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar & Paramount Pictures] and Produced by Mattel Creations [Nickelodeon Movies, 20th Century Studios, Mattel Creations & HiT Entertainment]. It's released on Blu-Ray and Digital on July 14th 2020 and theaters in The UK on November 15th 2020.



Development[]

On July 1, 2000, it was reported that Destination Films began development on a sequel, but it was quietly cancelled.

In 2003, 3 years after the original film became a box-office failure, Britt Alcroft, 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. but 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 film based of it so he asked Mattel who owned HiT Entertainment at the time then Mattel Made a Deal with Disney & Jerry Bruckheimer [Disney & Viacom] to help them distribute the film then in 2016 and 2017 Mattel got some people who didn't work with the show Like Dan Povenmire, Jeff Swampy Marsh, Rob Hoegee, Rebecca Sugar and Alex Hirsch. the film 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 released on Blu-ray and digital and its scheduled to be released on Disney+ on August 29th.

Casting was held in 2018 Joseph May/Lewis Tan was chosen to be the voice of Thomas but Disney said it made him sound like he was 18 Years ago so they Picked Roger Craig Smith who gave Thomas a voice of a 7 Year Old.

Then Ashleigh Ball Was Chosen to Voice Abby Hatcher because Macy Drouin Had other projects She Need to do.

James Marsden/Alain Moussi Had Been Chosen to voice James Because on His Twitter He said that he wanted to voice him because he had his name.

Then Mattel bought the OC Timothy into Real media then Martin Sherman announced he would voice Timothy because he said the E2 Tank engine Had His Face.

The Film was done on February 14th 2020 but due to the COVID‑19 pandemic, it was released on Blu-Ray and Digital.

Songs []

  • Take Me Home Back to Sodor - Weird Al" Yankovic (2nd Part of end credits).
  • Closer - The Chainsmokers
  • 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 & Nickelodeon) TV Broadcasting version Ending.

Merchandise []

  • McDonalds' Happy Meal Toys Based on this Movie
  • Lunch Boxes
  • School Bags
  • Lego: Thomas and Friends: The Movie, Sets/Lego DIMENSIONS
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray
  • Clothing
  • Bedroom
  • Swimming Pool
  • Stickers
  • Poster
  • Kraft Mac and Cheese
  • Toys
  • Balloon
  • Puzzle
  • Video Games
  • Lamps
  • CD-Rom
  • Bathtub
  • 3D Comic Book
  • Coloring Book
  • Trading Cards
  • Kite
  • Bicycle
  • Walkman
  • Viewmaster
  • Fruit Juice Drink
  • Shoe
  • Pogs
  • Party
  • Greeting Cards
  • Re-releases of Cars Die-casts
  • Bachmann Thomas Chase set
  • RWS Novelization Book
  • Candy
  • Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Domino's Pizza Pepperoni Pizza, Pasta and Soda
  • Halloween costume
  • Gummies

References/Easter Eggs []

Thomas & Friends []

  • Thomas & Gordon/Thomas Gets Tricked: Thomas that He Got Pulled By Gordon's express.
  • The Chinese Dragon Makes a Cameo Appearance.
  • BoCo, Hector, Murdoch, Stepney, Lady, Gator, S.C Ruffey and Green Arrow return
  • Thomas That Flying Scotsman is like Gordon when he got teased by him. (which Is a reference to The Other Big Engine)

Cars []

  • Lighting McQueen it has been 3 years which means is a reference to Cars 3.
  • Mater that McQueen and Jackson Storm became Friends which is reference to a fan-made cars series called cars Rust-Eze adventures.

Scoob! []

  • 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 []

  • in Abby's room there is a poster-of the BTS boyband in her room

Inside Out []

  • 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 []

at the Knapford Station Scene James And Percy Talk about if Batman or superman are stronger.

Disney's Teacher's Pet []

  • 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?

Notes []

  • 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.

Trivia []

  • The Wilhelm Scream can be heard when Diesel 10, Tornado parenthesis Splodge and George Got 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 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures [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 is a live Action Character in The Movie Because Disney Got a Little Lazy to Make a new animated Character

Sequel []

on July 20th 2020 Mattel Green-Lit a Sequel called Thomas and Friends The movie 2:Thomas and the two brothers which will be released on December 20th 2022.

Cast of Characters[]

  • Taron Edgerton as Thomas
  • Rowan Atkinson as Edward
  • Pierce Brosnan as Henry
  • John Cena as Gordon
  • Jim Carrey as James
  • Tom Holland as Percy
  • Colm Feore as Toby
  • Emma Stone as Emily
  • Simon Pegg as Duck
  • Craig Ferguson as Donald
  • David Tennant as Douglas
  • Richard Hammond. as Oliver
  • Mark Strong as The Fat Controller
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Harvey
  • Hugh Laurie as Spencer
  • Lacey Chabert as Rosie
  • Ben Small as Stanley
  • Kristen Stewart as Belle
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Porter
  • Keith Wickham as Glynn
  • Eddie Redmayne as Ryan
  • Naomi Scott as Ashima
  • Lovie Simone as Nia
  • Liliana Mumy as Rebecca
  • Tim Curry as Diesel
  • Tilda Swinton as Daisy
  • Emma Watson as Mavis
  • Brendan Gleeson as Salty
  • Matt Lucas as Fergus
  • Mark Wahlberg as Rheneas
  • Idris Elba as Skarloey
  • Adam Sandler as Sir Handel
  • Eddie Glynn as Peter Sam
  • Ian Anthony Dale as Rusty
  • Dustin Hoffman as Duke
  • Keith David as Bertram
  • Jon Bernthal as Smudger
  • Billy Connolly as Duncan
  • Rupert Grint as Freddie
  • A.J. Buckley as Proteus
  • Alex Russell as Mighty
  • James Marsden as Mac
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Michael Ledge as Luke
  • Anna Paquin as Millie
  • Bert Youn as Rex
  • Tom Kenny as Bert
  • Billy West as Mike
  • Brie Larson as Annie & Clarabel
  • Julie Andrews as Henrietta
  • Colin Firth as Toad
  • Teressa Galagher as Judy
  • Tim Withal as Jerome
  • Tom Kenny as Bertie
  • Dan Aykroyd as Trevor
  • Rodger Bumpass as Cranky
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy
  • Maryse Ouellet Mizanin as Carly
  • Rob Rackstraw as Big Mickey
  • Russel Crowe as BoCo
  • James & Oliver Phelps as Bill & Ben
  • Kylie Minogue as Lady
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger as Diesel 10
  • Bob Goulding as Splatter
  • Rob Rackstraw as Dodge
  • Vin Diesel as Arry
  • Steve Buscemi as Bert
  • David Menkin as Derek
  • Laura Cucurullo as Cassia
  • Daniel B. Morrow as Bowler (Class 40/The Diesel/Diesel 40)
  • Tom Hanks as Beresford
  • Tim Allen as Kobe
  • Alfred Molina as Carter
  • Matt Wilkison as Merrick
  • Bruce Campbell as Owen
  • Demetri Martin as Trev Diesel
  • Christopher Swindle as Pramath
  • Harrison Ford as Muir
  • Steve Zahn as Arthur
  • Wilhelm Dafoe as George
  • Judy Dench as Elizabeth
  • Tom Kenny as Harold
  • Kristen Wiig as Darcy
  • John Malkovich as Horrid Lorries
  • Anna Faris as Ester
  • David Menkin as Jack
  • Jake Gyllenhaal as Alfie
  • Ashton Kutcher as Oliver (Oliver The Excavator)
  • Sylvester Stallone as Max
  • Gerard Butler as Monty
  • Aidan Turner as Kelly
  • Martyn Ford as Byron
  • Zooey Deschanel as Isobella
  • Kenan Thompson as Ned
  • Michael Pena as Buster
  • Jason Lee as Nelson
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Patrick
  • Kathy Najimy as Brenda
  • Rob Rackstraw as The Road Finisher
  • Clancy Brown as The Australian Double-Decker Buses
  • Hugh Jackman as Paxton
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Hector
  • Bob Goulding as Sidney
  • Keith Whickham as Norman
  • Patrick Warburton as Den
  • David Spade as Dart
  • Jessica Biel as Molly
  • Alan Ritchson as Neville
  • Daniel Southworth as Vinnie
  • Jack Gleeson as Kevin
  • Steven Kynman as Dennis
  • Zac Efron as Ace
  • Pierre Coffin, Tom Kenny, & Rob Rackstraw as Troublesome Trucks
  • Justus von Dohnányi as The Quarry Manager
  • Tirso Cruz III as Mr. Percival (The Thin Controller)
  • Mark Metcalf as Burnett Stone
  • Angelica Hale as Lily Stone
  • Tom Cruise as Mr. Conductor Sr.
  • Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor Jr.
  • Ice Cube as P.T Boomer
  • Mark Morghan as The Narrator

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