[4] It grossed $19.7 million worldwide against a production budget of $19 million. [40], On July 1, 2000, it was reported that Destination Films began development on a sequel, but it was quietly cancelled.[41]. [3] Filming took place at the Strasburg Rail Road, in Pennsylvania, in Toronto, Canada, and on the Isle of Man. Edit. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more but finds a clue. (Cut to clips of Thomas and the Magic Railroad.) The large passenger station where Lily boards the train is the Harrisburg Transportation Center. Conductor of Shining Time Station, whose provisions of magical gold dust are at a critical low. "[26] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 19 out of 100 based on 23 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike". Thomas and the Magic Railroad isn't good nor horrible either. Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a soundtrack released on both CD and cassette on August 1, 2000. 14:24. At Tidmouth Sheds, Thomas is talking to James, when Diesel 10 arrives and announces his plan to rid Sodor of steam engines by finding and destroying Lady, the lost engine, the key to steam engines living in peace. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty diesel engines. A special video presentation commemorating the 20th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine's first feature film, with special appearances and performances from stars of TV, film, and theater, supporting the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Dayna Manning performed a new version of "I Know How The Moon Must Feel" during its respective scene in the presentation. Meet Thomas. HiT said that its theatrical division would be piloted by a Thomas film. View source. Daniel Celano. Brown (Stacy Jones), Chelsea Davis (Mutt), Lucas Davis (The Previous Mr. Conductor after managing to escape with James from Diesel 10 by using the last of his gold dust. What makes this different from the workprint that leaked? Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Mr. Running shots of the "Indian Valley" train were filmed at the Strasburg Rail Road location. Three songs from the original series that were not heard in the original film were covered in this version: Connor Warren Smith, Jake Ryan Flynn and Alexander Bello performed "It's Great to be an Engine" during the scene where Mr. C. Junior and Lily arrive in the Island of Sodor following their flight over the Magic Railroad; Eric Scherer and Katie Nail performed "Night Train" during the scene where Thomas and Percy come to the realization about the Magic Railroad's existence; and Bradley Dean and Alice Fearn performed "The Island Song" after the climatic chase scene. Welcome to the Thomas and the Magic Railroad Wikia. Sir Topham Hatt and his family have left the Island of Sodor on holiday, leaving Mr. (2000). Mr. Lily finds Burnett in his workshop and he explains the problem getting Lady to steam. As early as 1994, prior to the launch of Thomas's fourth series, Britt Allcroft had plans to make a feature film based on both of these series, and would make use of the model trains from Thomas and the live-action aesthetic of Shining Time Station. Thomas & Friends Minis Do Magic - Worlds Strongest Engine Thomas the Tank Engine Kids Toys. Thomas finds an old engine and tries to restore him without The Fat Controller finding out. That said, and the magic notwithstanding, tikes who do manage to grasp the complex story lines, and can sit still for an hour and a half, will learn good lessons about friendship, courage, hard work and being kind. "[32] Nell Minow of Common Sense Media gave the film three out of five stars and writing that it "will please [Thomas fans]" but that the plot "might confuse kids".[33]. Join Thomas the Tank Engine and meet lots of new friends in this enchanting family adventure movie, Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Bertie: a small red bus who likes to race with Thomas. Britt signed a contract to write the script for the film with the working title Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Switching back and forth between Shining Time and Sodor, interweaving two relatively complex story lines, may confuse more than it challenges. Mr. Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a 2000 film based on the Thomas the Tank Engine series and the American spinoff Shining Time Station. Conductor calls Mr. C. Junior. This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 04:11. Kids who like the Thomas books might kinda like it. History Talk (1) Share. Edward and George the Steamroller, two characters from the franchise who did not appear in the original scripts and 2000 film, were incorporated into this version. Not even Mr Conductor (Alec Baldwin), the man with the magic dust, seems to be able to help. However, later that year, after London left the company, Paramount shelved the plans for the film. That night, Percy and Thomas conclude there is a secret railway between Sodor and Shining Time. He's our number one hero. This movie has neither, having lost in its Americanization what the British original did so right. Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a 2000 British-American fantasy adventure film written, produced and directed by Britt Allcroft. And that's not good news for the many tots who make up the majority of Thomas' audience. Mr. [2] During its second weekend of screening in Britain, it took in £170,000. [39], The presentation concluded with a performance of "The Locomotion" by members of the Off-Broadway and West End companies of Bat Out of Hell: The Musical. In the early 1990s, the character of Thomas the Tank Engine – adapted from the Rev. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Conductor, who has always traveled between the train world and the human world of Shining Time Station, is losing his powers and sparkle. Every story, like a railroad, has its heroes. W. Awdry along with Britt Allcroft's Thomas the Tank Engine and the Shining Time Station television series.. Rules - No Cyber-bullying, Vandalism and Trolls. Laura Bower as Tasha Stone: Burnett's late wife and Lily's deceased grandmother. Thomas and his friends live on the Island of Sodor, the land of talking trains which has been a realm of magic and innocence, but Diesel 10 and his sidekicks, Splatter and Dodge, have arrived to cause trouble. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) as they cross between the real world and the fictional Island of Sodor, in an attempt to recover lost gold dust. [43] As of January 2011, the release date had been pushed back further, to 2012. Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 475 was repainted as the Indian Valley locomotive. Boomer), Victoria Kingswood (Lily), Miriam-Teak Lee (Lady), Killian Thomas Lefevre (Toby), Noel MacNeal (Edward), Tim Mahendran (Harold), Amy Matthews (Lady Hatt), John McGowan (Mr. C. Junior), Blake Merriman (George), Harper Miles (Annie), Colin Mochrie (Burnett Stone), Michael Moore (Splatter), Katie Nail (Station Master), Angelisse Perez (Dodge), Jonah Platt (Mr. His supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island where talking trains and vehicles can talk, is critically low. Written by Thomas discovers mysteries of the past and must help a new friend, save a ruined castle and may even find some treasure when Sir Robert Norramby comes to the Island of Sodor. Explains the problem getting Lady to steam train were filmed at the Strasburg Rail Road location live. ] during its respective scene in the United Kingdom started in 1998 the Magic Railroad 2020... 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