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Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • David Stoten
  • 84 mins
  • U

Summary

Thomas the train engine leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world. This heroic quest takes him across deserts, through jungles and over dangerous mountains as he travels across five continents seeing sights he has never seen before. Animation, featuring the voices of Peter Andre, Richie Campbell and Dona Adwera.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The ever-popular little tank engine puffs onto our screens for another feature-length rail excursion. Blending traditional Thomas values with Cars-style action scenes and rather too many insufferably cute "show" songs, the film has Thomas going global when Aussie sports car Ace (voiced by singer Peter Andre) entices him to take a trip around the world. Don't expect too much geographical exactitude, though. Suffice to say that everywhere Thomas goes, from the Sahara through the Amazon to California and the Utah salt flats, everyone and everything is upbeat, cheerful and helpful - especially Nia, the female African tank engine that brings both grrrl power and ethnic diversity to proceedings. There's precious little here for grown-ups, save maybe a slight twinge of nostalgia. But younger kids will likely be chuff-chuff-chuffed to see it.

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Credits

Cast

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ThomasJohn Hasler
NiaYvonne Grundy
AcePeter Andre
EmilyTeresa Gallagher
Flying ScotsmanRufus Jones
PercyNigel Pilkington
James / TobyRob Rackstraw
Racing Car 4 / CowboysChristopher Ragland
Gordon / HaroldKeith Wickham
Tony / American Crane / Ben / CrankyMatt Wilkinson

Crew

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DirectorDavid Stoten

Details

Theatrical distributor
National Amusements
Released on
2018-07-20
Language
English
Formats
Colour
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