- “I was trying to find you a welcome present, Hiro - something special from Sodor, but I couldn't find anything. I'm sorry."
"Thomas, my friend. You must not worry. My welcome present is right here. Being here with my friends is the biggest present of all,
and the most special present from Sodor, there is nothing more special!”
- ―Thomas and Hiro at the welcome party
The Biggest Present of All is the sixteenth episode of the thirteenth series.
All of the engines on the Island of Sodor are very excited. Hiro is returning for a visit and to help with the summer holidaymakers. The Fat Controller is throwing a surprise welcome party at Knapford for Hiro and tells Thomas to tell all the other engines. But Thomas' mind is not on the party; he wants to get Hiro a wonderful gift to celebrate his visit. Thomas puffs all around the island, trying to find something special for Hiro. Later, Thomas arrives at Knapford, but no one is there, as Thomas had not told anybody about the party. Thomas quickly races around the island and soon they all arrive at Knapford. Thomas apologises for not finding a gift, but Hiro insists that the best present of all was having all of his friends together.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- James (does not speak)
- Mavis (does not speak)
- Lady Hatt (does not speak)
- Edward (cameo)
- Gordon (cameo)
- Cranky (cameo)
- Farmer McColl (cameo)
- Sir Topham Hatt's Assistants (cameos)
- The Knapford Stationmaster (cameo)
- The Teacher (cameo)
- The Bird Watcher (cameo)
- The Ginger-haired Boy (cameo)
- The Blond-haired Boy (cameo)
- The Lady with the Big Hat (cameo)
- The Welsh Bird Watcher (cameo)
- Barrow Football Fan (cameo)
- The Female Puppet Show Entertainer (cameo)
- Big Mickey (faceless, cameo)
- The Coal Hopper
- Brendam Docks
- Sodor Shipping Company
- McColl Farm
- Sodor Slate Quarry
- Sodor Steamworks
- Victor's Shed
- MC BUNN
- Ben Small as Thomas and Toby
- Keith Wickham as Henry, Percy and Sir Topham Hatt
- Teresa Gallagher as Emily
- Togo Igawa as Hiro
- Matt Wilkinson as Victor and Kevin
- Martin Sherman as Thomas and Percy
- Kerry Shale as Henry, Kevin, and Sir Topham Hatt
- William Hope as Toby
- Jules de Jongh Emily
- Togo Igawa as Hiro
- David Bedella as Victor
- This episode was shown in select US theatres in January 2010.
- Kevin still mistakenly calls Thomas "boss," which began when he took over as manager in Steamy Sodor for a short while.
- This is the first time Hiro appeared in an episode.
- The Fat Controller tells Hiro to go to the Steamworks to have his engine checked. But Hiro does not have an engine as he is the said engine.
- Emily leaves Farmer McColl's farm after she meets Thomas there the first time, but later she is waiting there again.
- When Thomas returns to tell Emily about the party, Emily's tender is not rendered properly, as it is transparent.
- As Toby, James and Henry puff away to shunt trucks, James and Henry swap their whistle sounds.
In Other Languages
|Catalan||El millor regal de tots|
|Czech||Nejlepší dárek ze všech|
|Danish||En ganske særlig gave|
|Dutch||Het Allermooiste Cadeau|
|French||A la recherche du meilleur cadeau|
|German||Das tollste Geschenk von allen|
|Greek||Το καλύτερο δωρο απ' όλα|
|Hungarian||Az üdvözlő ajándék|
|Indonesian||Hadiah Terbesar dari Semua|
|Italian||Il Regalo più Bello del Mondo|
|Korean||가장 특별한 선물|
|Norwegian||Den største gaven av alle|
|Romanian||Cel Mai Frumos Cadou Posibil|
|Russian||Подарок для Хиро|
|Slovak||Najlepší darček zo všetkých|
|Spanish||El Regalo más Grande de Todos|
|Swedish||Den bästa presenten du kan få|
|Welsh||Y Presennol Gorau Erioed|