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The twenty-fourth and final series of Thomas & Friends started airing in the UK on 2nd May 2020 and was released via Netflix in the US on 1st May 2020.


Mattel greenlit a new series and several specials for Thomas & Friends that premiered in 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the franchise. Production consisted of 20 11-minute episodes as well as three 22-minute specials following the then-recent revamp of the series [1].

David Stoten was announced as the new head writer for the series, succeeding Andrew Brenner following Steam Team to the Rescue. This was the final series animated by Jam Filled Toronto, with the animation company wrapping up production on the show for the final time by 21st December 2019 [2]. While nearly every episode has a copyright of 2019, Thomas and the Royal Engine has a copyright of 2020, making it the final production for the original Thomas & Friends television series.

Unlike the previous two series, the twenty-fourth series does not have an even split between Sodor episodes and international episodes. Instead, there are six international episodes (one per country), while the remaining seventeen episodes are based on the Island of Sodor. Additionally, several episodes from this series lack the fantasy sequences which were present in every episode in the previous two series.

In 2020, it was revealed by Sodor Island Fansite/Forums that the series had officially concluded due to the failure of the Big World! Big Adventures! rebrand.

Later that same year, Mattel revealed a second installment Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go, which uses 2D animation instead of CGI and being animated by Nelvana from then on. All previous media isn't canon to the incarnation, confirming it as a completely separate show.


Screenshot Title Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
Emily'sBestFriendpromo.jpg Emily's Best Friend Camille Ucan & Rose Johnson 7th September 2020 #01
Emily worries that she does not have a best friend, but when the other engines help her out of a tricky situation, she realises she has been surrounded by best friends all along.
Thomas'FuzzyFriendpromo.jpg Thomas' Fuzzy Friend Becky Overton 8th September 2020 #02
Thomas discovers a missing dog on the railway and tries to find it a new home.
TheGreatLittleRailwayShowpromo.jpg The Great Little Railway Show Michael White 9th September 2020 #03
When a Railway Show for little engines comes to Sodor, an overly excited Percy finally sees his chance to shine.
ThomasandtheForestEnginespromo.jpg Thomas and the Forest Engines Davey Moore 10th September 2020 #04
In Brazil, Thomas meets two wood-burning engines who have never travelled beyond their eucalyptus railway. Thomas agrees to swap jobs with them for the day, but this causes more trouble than he expects.
EmilytotheRescuepromo.jpg Emily to the Rescue Becky Overton 11th September 2020 #05
When a pretend emergency turns into a real emergency, Emily comes to the rescue.
Shankar'sMakeoverpromo.jpg Shankar's Makeover Camille Ucan & Rose Johnson 14th September 2020 #06
Thomas pushes Shankar into entering the Fancy Costume Contest, even though Shankar does not want the spotlight on him.
NiaandtheUnfriendlyElephantpromo.jpg Nia and the Unfriendly Elephant Davey Moore 15th September 2020 #07
Nia is bringing an elephant to the Sodor Animal Park, but the elephant does not like steam engines.
JamestheSuperEnginepromo.jpg James the Super Engine David Stoten 16th September 2020 #08
When Rebecca tells James he could be a comic-book super-engine, he takes her seriously, and Rail Rocket is born.
Thomas'NotSoLuckyDaypromo.jpg Thomas' Not-So-Lucky Day Becky Overton 17th September 2020 #09
When Thomas has a run of bad luck, he tries everything to get back on track, even if it means following Lorenzo's strange, superstitious advice.
Ace'sBraveJumppromo.jpg Ace's Brave Jump Camille Ucan & Rose Johnson 18th September 2020 #10
Thomas helps his friend Ace overcome his fear of animals so that he can compete in the Super Stunt Rally.
Nia'sBrightIdeapromo.jpg Nia's Bright Idea Camille Ucan & Rose Johnson 5th December 2020 #11
Nia uses what she learns about lighthouses to suggest covering a big wheel in Christmas lights so that Harold can see where he is going in a storm.
Cleo'sFirstSnowpromo.jpg Cleo's First Snow Becky Overton 6th December 2020 #12
Cleo is shocked to learn snow does not last forever and tries to stop it from melting.
Sonny'sSecondChancepromo.jpg Sonny's Second Chance Becky Overton 11th January 2021 #13
Sonny is trying to prove himself to be a useful engine so that he can stay working on Sodor, but Diesel seems to be the only engine who can trust him.
ThomasandtheInventor'sWorkshoppromo.jpg Thomas and the Inventor's Workshop Camille Ucan & Rose Johnson 12th January 2021 #14
Thomas helps Ruth fix up an old windmill into her new, energy-efficient workshop.
TheInventor'sSpectacularBridgepromo.jpg The Inventor's Spectacular Bridge David Stoten 13th January 2021 #15
When the Rickety Old Bridge collapses, trapping Toby and Henrietta on the other side of the ravine, Inventor Ruth is asked to build a new one.
YongBaoandtheTigerpromo.jpg Yong Bao and the Tiger Ian McCue & David Stoten 14th January 2021 #16
Yong Bao tells Thomas the story of how he came to have a magnificent tiger emblem on his tender.
GordonandRebecca,ComingThrough!promo.jpg Gordon and Rebecca, Coming Through! Davey Moore 15th January 2021 #17
Gordon and Rebecca do the same work, but they go about it differently. When Rebecca tries to be more like Gordon, things do not go well for the big blue engine.
KenjiontheRailsAgainpromo.jpg Kenji on the Rails Again Paul Larson & Laura Beaumont 18th January 2021 #18
When Kenji hears that he must travel home to Japan alone, he gets scared and tries to hide, so Thomas sets out to find him.
CleotheRoadEnginepromo.jpg Cleo the Road Engine Paul Larson & Laura Beaumont 19th January 2021 #19
When Ruth's new car, Cleo, takes to the rails to race Thomas, she soon discovers why she is designed to stick to the roads.
Thomas'AnimalFriendspromo.jpg Thomas' Animal Friends Davey Moore 20th January 2021 #20
Thomas is asked to help at the animal park for the day and realises there is more to the job than he first thought.

Double-Length episodes

Screenshot Title Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
ThomasandtheRoyalEnginepromo.jpg Thomas and the Royal Engine Michael White 2nd May 2020 Special #01
Thomas is selected to take the Fat Controller to London for a Royal Appointment, but with no knowledge of how to get there, their journey is filled with confusion and delay.
ANewArrivalpromo.jpg A New Arrival Paul Larson & Laura Beaumont 24th October 2020 Special #02
When Thomas finds out that the Earl's Technology Fair will bring new inventions to Sodor, he sets out to prove that steam engines are the best inventions ever.
WorldofTomorrowpromo.jpg World of Tomorrow Laura Beaumont & Paul Larson 25th October 2020 Special #03
When a pair of crooks steal the plans for a great new invention, there is a high-speed chase to try and get them back.


Screenshot Title Composers Original release date
WorldofTomorrow323.jpg Party Train Ian McCue
Chris Renshaw
4th May 2020 (UK; DVD)
There's a celebration at every station
There's a party train coming down the line...
WorldofTomorrow110.jpg How Does it Work? Eggplant LF 5th June 2020
How does a steam train work?
How does it move up and down the tracks?...
UnscheduledStops54.png Fall is So Much Fun Eggplant LF 23rd October 2020
A cool breeze is in the air
New colours everywhere...
LastTrainforChristmas34.png The Little Engine Who Believed Eggplant LF 21st November 2020
It was a cold and frosty Christmas Eve
On the magical Island of Sodor...
ThomasandtheDragon123.png New Year's Day with Thomas Eggplant LF 27th December 2020
It's time to celebrate
Everyone will get together...


Characters Introduced



US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Rocky and Farmer McColl
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, Diesel, Harold and Mr. Percival
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Owen, Fergus Duncan, the Thin Clergyman, Bernie, Professor Freidrich and the Elephant Carer
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill and Philip
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben, Rusty and Merrick
  • Keith Wickham as Harvey, Salty, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Bert, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt and Dowager Hatt
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Teresa Gallagher as Belle, Annie, Clarabel, Bridget Hatt and Stephen Hatt
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Lucy Montgomery as Marion and Carly
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv
  • Federico Trujillo as Raul and Marcio
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Chris Lew Kum Hoi as Yong Bao and the Mean Engines
  • Anna Francolini as Gina
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca, Little Thomas, Prince Charles and Dr. Hetty
  • Rose Robinson as Tamika
  • Monica Lopera as Gabriela
  • Vincenzo Nicoli as Lorenzo and Beppe
  • Rosamund Pike as Duchess
  • Joe Swash as Sonny
  • Laura Cucurullo as Marcia and Cassia
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Noor Jehan and Charubala
  • Francisco Labbe as Gustavo
  • Matt McCooey as Kenji
  • Steven Kynman as Peter Sam
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden and an Australian Bus
  • Windson Liong as Lei
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy, Beresford and Dr. Holyfield
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff
  • Peter Andre as Ace
  • Flaminia Cinque as Ester
  • Harriet Kershaw as Cleo
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky
  • Tim Whitnall as Reg
  • Gabriel Porras as Emerson
  • Sharon Miller as Queen Elizabeth II
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • Dan Li as Railway Inspector
  • Montserrat Lombard as Mia
  • Dominique Moore as Ruth
  • Bob Golding as Baz
  • Siu-see Hung as Dr. Kim


  • This series marks the first of a few things:
    • The first series since the twentieth series not to premiere on Nick Jr. in the US.
    • The first series not dubbed in German since the twenty-first series.
    • The first series to not feature any fantasy sequences for several episodes since the twenty-first series.
  • This series marks the only occurrence of several things:
    • The only series to have David Stoten as head writer and episode writer.
    • The only series to have episodes directed by Ian Cherry.
    • The only series with an episode written by Ian McCue.
    • The only series in which Porter, Connor, Millie, Glynn and Rex appear, but do not speak.
    • The only series since the sixth series where Oliver appears without Toad and does not speak.
    • The only series that Toby's Shed is mentioned since it was referred to by name in the fifteenth series.
    • The only series in which Paxton does not have a speaking role since the sixteenth series.
    • The only series in which Kevin does not appear since his debut.
    • The only series in which Jack and Jenny Packard do not appear since their returns in King of the Railway and the previous series.
    • The only series in which Judy, Jerome, Brenda and Darcy do not appear since their introductions.
    • The only series in which Emily has a number.
    • The only series where Yong Bao is voiced by Chris Lew Kum Hoi instead of Dan Li.
    • The only series since the twenty-first series where Duck, Stanley, Caitlin and Mike appear, but do not speak.
    • Beresford's only appearance in an episode.
    • The Post Van and Queen Elizabeth II's only appearances in full CGI.
    • The only series to be shown exclusively on Netflix in the US.
    • The only series where Nia and Rebecca speak in all of their appearances.
    • The only series not to have David Menkin as a member of the voice cast since joining in the seventeenth series.
    • The only series where Sharon Miller, Rosamund Pike, Joe Swash, Matt McCooey, Dominique Moore and Chris Lew Kum Hoi are part of the voice cast.
    • The only series to feature the song, The Steam Team for only four episodes taking place on Sodor.
    • The only series available on the streaming service BIGI in Israel, and the only known series to be dubbed into Hebrew at DubiDub.
    • The only series that had not aired completely in South Korea.
    • The only series that was not dubbed completely in South Korea.
    • This is the only series released in the 2020s in the original series.
  • Due to being the final series of the original Thomas & Friends television series from 1984-2021, this series marks the final occurrence of several things:
    • The final series animated by Jam Filled Toronto.
    • The final series made using 3D/CGI animation.
    • The final appearances of all featured characters and locations.
    • The final series dubbed by John Hasler in the UK and Joseph May in the US, as well as the final series with them and all other featured voice actors as part of the voice cast.
    • The final series of the Big World! Big Adventures! rebrand and the final series to fall under the aforementioned subtitle.
    • The final series with episodes written by Davey Moore, Becky Overton, Paul Larson, Laura Beaumont, Michael White, Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson.
    • The final series to have the music composed by Chris Renshaw.
    • The final series produced by Ian McCue.
    • The final series to feature fantasy sequences.
    • The final series to feature the newly updated Engine Roll Call for episodes taking place on Sodor.
    • The final series to feature the song, The Journey Never Ends for episodes taking place around the world, as well as the song, Let's Dream for episodes during the characters' fantasy sequences taking place on Sodor.
    • The final series to have episodes directed by Dianna Basso.
    • The final series to have Sharon Miller as the voice director.
    • The final series dubbed into Indonesian, Thai, Taiwanese Mandarin and Cantonese.
    • The final series to have Kim Eun-a, Kim Myung-jun, Kwon Seong-hyeok, Lee Sang-ho, Yu Yeong and Hong Seung-hyo as part of the voice cast in the original series in South Korea.
    • The final series directed by Ji Min-jeong in the original series in South Korea.
    • The final series translated by An Ju-hyun in the original series in South Korea.
    • The final series recorded and mixed in Korean by Park Ji-hye (CIC Media) in the original series in South Korea.
    • The final series video edited by Song Chan-mi in the original series in South Korea.
    • The final series aired by Frisbee in Italy, MiniMini+ in Poland, Nickelodeon in Greece and Minika Çocuk in Turkey.
  • In the Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Baltic Russian dubs, UK dub can be heard in the background as a dubbing track was not used.
  • Becky Overton is the only writer to not include a fantasy sequence in any of her episodes.