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Background Information

Television Series

Dart is a fictional standard gauge diesel shunter created by Sharon Miller and Ian McCue.

In 2011, Dart made his debut in the special, Day of the Diesels.

From his introduction in 2011 until 2012, Dart was voiced by Rupert Degas (UK/US) in the CGI version of the series on both sides of the Atlantic, respectively. Since 2013, Dart has been voiced by Steven Kynman, also in both English dubs.

Dart is based on the Bagnall No. 3207 Leys.

Behind the Scenes

CGI Model

In 2009, the series introduced Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) as a replacement for the show's long-standing live-action models. In 2010, Dart was modelled in full CGI by Nitrogen Studios for the 2011 film, Day of the Diesels. The model was "hand-sculpted" in Maya, a 3D animation and modelling software.

According to Greg Tiernan, the CGI models are subjected to many rounds of review before they are submitted to HiT Entertainment for final input and approval.

Voice Actors

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