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Playing around with Thomas & Friends is a series of videos released on the official Thomas & Friends YouTube channel featuring My First Thomas Railway Pals, Minis, Wood and TrackMaster Toys.

Videos

Learning Colors

Learning Colors is the first video in the series. It was released on 21st October 2017.

Plot

Discover the rainbow with Thomas My First Railways and the help of his friends! Best way to learning colors.

Characters

Cast

UK

US

Trivia

  • This video was made with animated versions of the Railway Pals range.
  • In this video, Harold's favourite colour is revealed to be orange, Rosie's favourite colour is also revealed to be purple (of which is lavender (her original colour) in a darker shade).
    • In addition, Thomas, Percy, and James all revealed that their favourite colours are the colours they are all painted: blue, green, and red, respectively.

Goofs

  • Thomas says there is a rainbow over Tidmouth Station, but it was actually over Tidmouth sheds.

Videos

Learn Shapes

Learn Shapes is the second video in the series. It premiered on 28th October 2017.

Plot

Rosie is flying a kite when it blows away. The others try to cheer her up as they play a game of finding shapes.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Percy
  • Rosie
  • Harold

Cast

UK

  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Keith Wickham as Harold

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Kerry Shale as Harold

Videos

Learn the Alphabet

Learn the Alphabet is the third video in the series. It was released 4th November 2017.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Percy
  • Rosie
  • Harold

Cast

UK

  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Keith Wickham as Harold

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Kerry Shale as Harold

Video

Learn Numbers

Learn Numbers is the fourth video in the series. It was released on 11th November 2017.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Percy
  • Rosie
  • Harold

Cast

UK

  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Keith Wickham as Harold

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Kerry Shale as Harold

Video

MINIS Dance Battle

Dance Battle is the fifth video of the series. It was released on 18th November 2017.

Trivia

  • This is the first short to feature the Minis.
  • It was made with a mix of Stop-motion and features real-life people.

Video

Hilarious Picnic Party

Hilarious Picnic Party is the sixth video in the series. It was released on 25th November 2017.

Plot

How will the Thomas & Friends MINIS reach a water fountain? When the Thomas & Friends MINIS are thirsty for some water they will stop at nothing to get to the water fountain!

Trivia

  • This is the second short to feature the Minis.
  • It was made with a mix of Stop-motion.
  • Bill has Thomas' whistle.

Video

Basketball Dunk Contest

Basketball Dunk Contest is the seventh video in the series. It was released on 2nd December 2017.

Plot

Can the Thomas & Friends MINIS beat a Basketball player in a dunk contest? Find out how the MINIS play basketball!

Trivia

  • This is the third short to feature the Minis.
  • It was made with a mix of Stop-motion and features real-life people.

Video

A Daring Cargo Delivery

A Daring Cargo Delivery is the eighth video in the series. It was released on 9th December 2017.

Plot

Thomas and Diesel compete in a daring race. Who will be able to deliver the cargo to Cranky first?

Characters

Trivia

  • This is the first video to use TrackMaster.
  • Sir Topham Hatt's top hat in the video is reminiscent of the top hat game piece from Monopoly.

Goofs

  • Thomas switches between his 2012 TrackMaster model and his 2014 TrackMaster Revolution model.

Video

A Brilliant Birthday Surprise

A Brilliant Birthday Surprise is the ninth video in the series. It was released on 15th December 2017.

Plot

When Percy loses the Earl's birthday gift, he must go on a wild adventure to replace it.

Characters

Trivia

Video

Tornado Rescue

Tornado Rescue is the tenth video in the series. It was released on 23rd December 2017.

Plot

Emily is caught in a storm and a tornado is coming towards her. Will Thomas be able to save her in time?

Characters

Trivia

  • This is the third video to use TrackMaster.
  • The Official YouTube Channel says that Percy is in the video, but he is nowhere to be seen.

Goofs

  • Throughout the video, Emily is missing her tender.

Video

Animal Park Escape

Animal Park Escape is the eleventh video in the series. It was released on 27th January 2018.

Plot

When a horse escapes the Animal Park, Thomas and Rosie must work together to find the horse and bring it home!

Characters

Trivia

  • This is the first video to use Wood.
  • This video was deleted from the Thomas & Friends YouTube channel for unknown reasons.

Goofs

  • When Rosie leaves the Sodor Animal Park, a piece of film equipment being adjusted can be heard.
  • Thomas' model is skewed as he watches the cow run with the other animals.
  • Merlin is seen without his tender.
  • Annie and Clarabel are seen moving without any assistance from an engine.
  • Bertie is seen on railway track at Knapford.
  • Victor is seen pushing standard gauge express coaches and on standard gauge rails.
  • When the station attendants turn around, all vehicles except Bertie disappear.
  • The cruise ship behind Cranky is not visible when Victor pulls into the docks, but it appears on a following close-up.
  • Cranky picks up a crate of apples, but it switches to a Crosby Croquet cargo crate in the next shot.
  • When Rosie whistles to get the animals' attention, no cargo is visible in her train.
  • All but two of Thomas and Rosie's cargo cars somehow disappear on their trip back to the Sodor Animal Park.
  • The zebra and cow are led back to the Sodor Animal Park despite not being part of the park.
  • The Sodor Animal Park layout changes between the first and last scenes.
  • When the Animals went out of Knapford, Percy's whistle heard but he is nowhere to be seen.

Rocky Delivery

Rocky Delivery is the twelfth video in the series. It was released on 3rd February 2018.

Plot

Thomas needs to deliver sharks to the animal park but there is a bolder blocking the bridge! How will get the sharks to the park in time?

Characters

Trivia

  • This is the second video to use Wood.
  • This video was deleted from the Thomas & Friends YouTube channel for unknown reasons.

Goofs

  • Bertie is seen on rails.
  • Merlin is seen without his tender.
  • Stanley has a black smokebox.
  • Victor is seen on standard gauge tracks multiple times.
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