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Learning with Thomas (originally titled as Learn with Thomas) is the second out of four mini series of online videos made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Railway Series (Twitter post by SiFansite), the first being Thomas' Magical Birthday Wishes, and the third being The Sodor Springtime Parade. The series revolves around Thomas and Percy as they learn how to solve a problem and prepare for certain events with creativity. The series shares its name with the Learn with Thomas episode end segments, but it is structured similarly to its predecessor and the first four videos of Playing Around with Thomas & Friends. Much like Thomas' Magical Birthday Wishes, Rob Rackstraw and Rachael Miller dub over many of the characters featured and the UK cast provide the voices for both English speaking territories, though many of the featured characters do not have any dialogue aside from Thomas and Percy. The series, like its predecessor, was animated by Pixel Zoo, but the lighting matches the sunnier tone of the main show much more, and the background and scenery are comparatively more detailed.

On 6th May 2021, a second series was announced and was released on 9th May 2021. This fills in the fourth and final slot of the anniversary shorts series. Unlike the first series, the second series is released on Sundays instead of Saturdays; however, international channels still upload the episodes on the former date.

Characters

Cast

Trivia

  • Much like the last series, Percy would be voiced by Rob Rackstraw as opposed to Nigel Pilkington. Additionally, in all the shorts, Percy's middle lamp iron is not centered correctly, and his left lamp iron is missing. The same is present in the previous mini series as well. This was corrected in the second series of the shorts.
  • James and Rebecca were the only featured characters that were already voiced by Rob Rackstraw and Rachael Miller in the main show.
  • Nia was the only current Steam Team member not to speak in the shorts.
  • As with the last series, John Hasler was the only actor who exclusively voiced one character in the videos (said character being Thomas).
  • Diesel is the only featured engine character not to be steam powered.

Thomas & Percy Learn About Mixing Colours

Thomas & Percy Learn About Mixing Colours is the first video in the series and the first video of Series 1. It was originally released on 8th August, 2020. A South Korean dub was uploaded on 3rd November 2020 in Naver TV and 6th November 2020 on YouTube.

Plot

Thomas and Percy help Sir Topham Hatt mix colours to repaint coaches.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • Much like the last series, Rob Rackstraw voices Percy and Sir Topham Hatt in this video, as opposed to Nigel Pilkington and Keith Wickham, respectively.
  • Although he does not speak, this is Charlie's first appearance since Counting on Nia.
  • This is the first YouTube short where Nia appears but does not speak.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 17 October, 2020.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 토마스랑 색깔 배우기

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Thomas & Percy’s Bedtime Routine

Thomas & Percy’s Bedtime Routine is the second video in the series and the second video of Series 1. It was originally released on 15th August, 2020. A South Korean dub was uploaded on 3rd November 2020 in Naver TV and November 6th, 2020 on YouTube

Plot

Thomas and Emily help Percy get ready to go to sleep.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

Goofs

  • In the close up shot of Percy talking to Emily, Thomas is missing the lining on his splasher, and his smokebox is blue.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 잠자기 전에 매일 하는 일

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Thomas & Percy Learn About Emotions

Thomas & Percy Learn About Emotions is the third video in the series and the third video of Series 1. It was originally released on 22nd August, 2020. A South Korean dub was released on 3rd November 2020 in Naver TV and 6th November 2020 on YouTube.

Plot

Thomas helps Percy understand what he is feeling by making different faces.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 31st October 2020.

Goofs

  • When Nia is looking at the butterfly, part of her upper connecting rod is clipping through her body.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 토마스랑 기분에 대해 배우기

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Thomas & Percy Learn About Different Vehicles

Thomas & Percy Learn About Different Vehicles is the fourth video in the series and the fourth video of Series 1. It was originally released on 29th August 2020. A South Korean dub was uploaded on 13th September 2021 on YouTube.

Plot

Thomas and Percy use cloud shapes to learn about many different types of vehicles.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 7th November 2020.
  • The title was changed lately in South Korea.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 다양한 탈 것에 대해 배워봐요
다양한 운송수단에 대해 배워봐요

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Thomas & Percy Learn About Opposites

Thomas & Percy Learn About Opposites is the fifth video in the series and the fifth video of Series 1. It was originally released on 4th September 2020. A South Korean dub was uploaded on 8th October 2021 on YouTube.

Plot

Thomas decides to show Percy the meaning of opposites after Percy scares a bird.

Characters

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Cast

Trivia

  • This is the first video where Thomas and Percy are the only characters featured.
  • This is the first time an engine is seen whistling with their lips.
  • The cat in this video has gray fur and white paws, a colour scheme emulated on the Minis Cat Percy.
  • When Percy accidentally scares the bird. His whistle budges up and down, similar to how it was animated by Nitrogen Studios.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 12th December 2020.

Goofs

  • When Percy whistles and accidentally scares the bird, he has his Series 3 whistle sound. This also marks the last time that whistle was used. Also, the whistle is low pitched.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 서로 반대되는 것들에 대해 배워봐요

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Thomas & Percy Learn to Count to 20

Thomas & Percy Learn to Count to 20 is the sixth video in the series and the sixth video of Series 1. It was originally released on 12th September 2020. A South Korean dub was uploaded on 4th October 2021 on YouTube.

Plot

When Emily loses her friendship chain, Thomas and Percy count to 20 to retrace her steps to help her find it.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • This video marks the first time a speaking character has appeared more than once in the series (bar Thomas and Percy)
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 19th December 2020.

Goofs

  • Throughout the video, Emily is missing a section of her front brake pipe.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 20까지 숫자를 세어봐요!

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Thomas & Percy Learn Why It's Good to Clean Up

Thomas & Percy Learn Why It's Good to Clean Up is the seventh video in the series and the seventh video of Series 1. It was originally released on 19th September 2020. A South Korean dub was uploaded on 1st October 2021 on YouTube.

Plot

Thomas and Percy accidentally knock over crates while racing at the Docks, and with a lecture and help from Cranky, they learn that cleaning up is always the right thing to do, and even fun!

Characters

Locations

Songs

Cast

Trivia

  • Much like the last series, Rob Rackstraw voices Cranky in this video instead of Matt Wilkinson. This also marks the first time in the series that a silent character gains a speaking role.
  • This is the first video where Thomas and Percy are taught by others instead of Thomas teaching Percy.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 5th December 2020.

Goofs

  • In some shots of Cranky, his face is smaller than it normally is.
  • When Thomas and Percy start to leave the docks, they are moving faster than their wheels are turning. Also, when they pass underneath the Sodor Shipping Co. Building, their wheels are now moving faster than they are moving.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 왜 주변을 깨끗하게 정리해야 할까요?
청소의 중요성을 배워요

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Thomas & Percy Learn About Shapes

Thomas & Percy Learn About Shapes is the eighth video in the series and the eighth video of Series 1. It was originally released on 26th September 2020.

Plot

Thomas and Percy help Cranky fit differently cargo into matching crates.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 14th November 2020.

Goofs

  • When Thomas and Percy whistle at the end, no steam emits from their whistles.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy aprendem sobre formas
German Thomas & Percy lernen Formen
Korean 다양한 모양에 대해 배워요!

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Thomas & Percy Teach Diesel to Share

Thomas & Percy Teach Diesel to Share is the ninth video in the series and the ninth video of Series 1. It was originally released on 3rd October 2020.

Plot

After he rudely interrupts their game of catch, Thomas and Percy teach Diesel how to share and take turns when playing with friends.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • Rob Rackstraw voices Diesel in this video instead of Kerry Shale.
    • This is also the first appearance of a diesel engine in the 75th anniversary shorts.
  • Aside from giggling and non-verbal exclamations, James and Rebecca have no dialogue, and their voices also sound different.
  • Diesel's voice sounds similar to Spud the Scarecrow from Bob the Builder, a series Rob Rackstraw has voiced in.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 26th December 2020.

Goofs

  • In some shots, Diesel's siderods do not move properly.
  • At the end of the video, Diesel's horn and Thomas' whistle are lower pitched.
  • No steam comes out from Rebecca when she hits the ball.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 함께 나누는 법을 배워요!

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Thomas & Percy Learn What Food Animals Eat

Thomas & Percy Learn What Food Animals Eat is the tenth video in the series and the final video of Series 1. It was originally released on 10th October 2020.

Plot

Rosie loses four animals that she has to take to the Sodor Animal Park, so Thomas and Percy decide to help her by luring the escaped animals back with food.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • Much like the last series, Rachael Miller voices Rosie in this video instead of Nicola Stapleton.
  • Thomas mentions the events of the twenty-second series episode, Thomas in the Wild.
  • The baby elephant reuses the animation model used in the last series, which is more notable with the eye design.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 21st November 2020.

Goofs

  • When Thomas whistles at the end, no steam emits from it.
  • For most of the video, Rosie's chassis clips through her smokebox.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 동물들은 어떤 음식을 먹나요?

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Thomas & Percy Learn What To Do After An Accident

Thomas & Percy Learn What To Do After An Accident is the eleventh video in the series and the first video of Series 2. It was originally released on 9th May 2021. A South Korean dub was uploaded on 25th October 2021 on YouTube.

Plot

Thomas helps a worrisome Percy get over a past accident and shows him how to handle any more in the future.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • This is the first video in the series to not be released on a Saturday. Instead, it was released on a Sunday.
  • Much like The Sodor Springtime Parade, Percy's lamp irons match the orientation of his in-show renders.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 16th June 2021.

Goofs

  • Beside Percy's lamp iron, it was shown that a part was not placed properly in the model, throughout the entire short.
  • In some shots, Thomas and Percy’s side rods and wheels do not move while they are in motion.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Acidentes Acontecem
Italian Gli Incidenti Accadono
Korean 사고가 나면 어떻게 해야 할까요?
Latin American Spanish Los Accidentes Ocurren
Polish Wypadki się zdarzają
Russian Всякое случается

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Thomas & Percy Learn About Recycling

Thomas & Percy Learn About Recycling is the twelfth video in the series and the second video of Series 2. It was originally released on 16th May 2021.

Plot

Cranky teaches Thomas and Percy about different types of recyclables and how to separate them into its respective bin.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • In this video, Cranky is shown with a grabber attachment as opposed to his hook attachment. This matches a number of his original toys
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 22nd June 2021.

Goofs

  • In one scene, Thomas' chassis clips through his wheels.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy aprendem sobre a Reciclagem
Italian Thomas e Percy Imparano a Fare la Raccolta Differenziata
Korean 재활용에 관해 배워요
Latin American Spanish Thomas y Percy Aprenden Sobre Reciclaje
Polish Tomek i Piotruś uczą się o recyklingu
Russian Томас и Пэрси узнают о переработке

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Thomas & Percy Learn About a Morning Routine

Thomas & Percy Learn About a Morning Routine is the thirteenth video in the series and the third video of Series 2. It was originally released on 23rd May 2021.

Plot

Thomas and Percy feel very tired and sluggish after a long, hard day, so Sir Topham Hatt and James teach them the basics of having a morning routine.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • This video features the first interior cab shot of all of the anniversary shorts.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 29th June 2021.

Goofs

  • Just before James goes through the basics of his morning routine, Thomas moves forwards without his wheels moving.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy aprendem sobre a Rotina Matinal
Italian Thomas e Percy Imparano la Routine del Mattino
Korean 아침 일과로 하루 시작하기
Latin American Spanish Thomas y Percy Aprenden Sobre las Rutinas
Polish Tomek i Piotruś uczą się o porannej rutynie
Russian Томас и Перси учатся распорядку

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Thomas & Percy On the Farm

Thomas & Percy On the Farm is the fourteenth video in the series and the fourth video of Series 2. It was originally released on 30th May 2021.

Plot

Thomas and Percy learn how to find different animals on the farm by learning about where they are normally seen.

Characters

Locations

  • The Farm

Cast

Trivia

  • The cows in this video appear in more realistic varieties than simply the classic black and white. This is also the first appearance of a rooster.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 6th July 2021.

Goofs

  • Percy seems to have Thomas' whistle as the video ended.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy na Fazenda
Italian Tutti a Bordo per il Nostro Mondo!
Korean 동물농장 나들이
Latin American Spanish Thomas y Percy en la granja
Polish Tomek i Piotruś na farmie
Russian Томас и Перси на фермеу

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Thomas & Percy Learn About Diversity

Thomas & Percy Learn About Diversity is the fifteenth video in the series and the fifth video of Series 2. It was originally released on 6th June 2021.

Plot

Thomas teaches Percy about how different others are and how their differences make them special.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 13th July 2021.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy Aprendem Sobre a Diversidade
Italian Thomas e Percy Imparano la Diversità
Latin American Spanish Thomas y Percy Aprenden Sobre la Diversidad
Polish Tomek i Piotruś uczą się o różnorodności
Russian Томас и Перси узнают о различиях

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Thomas & Percy Learn About the Weather

Thomas & Percy Learn About the Weather is the sixteenth video in the series and the sixth video of Series 2. It was originally released on 13th June 2021.

Plot

Gordon teaches Thomas and Percy about the different types of weather each season brings and how to prepare for each weather during each season.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • Much like the last series and the next series, Rob Rackstraw voices Gordon in this video instead of Keith Wickham.
  • In one of the more notable instances of cartoon logic in the franchise, the seasons change whenever the engines pass through a tunnel.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 31st July 2021.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy Aprendem Sobre o Clima
Italian Thomas e Percy Imparano il Clima
Latin American Spanish Thomas y Percy Aprenden las Estaciones del Año
Polish Tomek i Piotruś uczą się o pogodzie
Russian Томас и Перси узнают о погоде

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Thomas & Percy Learn About Good Manners

Thomas & Percy Learn About Good Manners is the seventeenth and final video in the series and the seventh and final video of Series 2. It was originally released on 20th June 2021, and is the last of the 75th anniversary shorts.

Plot

After Diesel cuts in front of Percy and takes his truck, Thomas uses this situation as an opportunity to teach Diesel about the importance of good manners.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • A biffing sound effect from Series 4-7 is heard when James pulls in with the truck.
  • A song based on this short was released on YouTube on 24th July 2021.
  • This short is the last piece of animated material to be based on the original series. All Engines Go themed material would debut not long after this short last released.

Goofs

  • Diesel disappears at the very end of the video.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy Aprendem Sobre as Boas Maneiras
Italian Thomas e Percy Imparano le Buone Maneire
Latin American Spanish Thomas y Percy Aprenden Sobre los Modales
Polish Tomek i Piotruś poznają dobre maniery
Russian Томас и Перси учатся хорошим манерам

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In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Aprenda com Thomas
Aprendendo com Thomas
German Lernen mit Thomas
Indonesian Belajar Bersama Thomas
Italian Thomas Impara
Impariamo con Thomas
Korean 토마스와 배우기
Latin American Spanish Aprendiendo con Thomas
Polish Nauka z Tomkiem
Russian Обучающие серии от Томаса
Обчение с Томасом

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