The Sodor Springtime Parade is the third out of four mini series of online videos made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Railway Series.[1] The series follows Thomas as he has to prepare for the Sodor Springtime Parade. Throughout the series, he is accompanied by two bunnies. The series is once again animated by WildBrain Studios while carrying over the animation style of it's predecessor, and much like the last two series, John Hasler exclusively voices Thomas while Rob Rackstraw voices all other male characters, and Rachael Miller voices all the female characters, with the exception of Nia, whom which Yvonne Grundy reprises her role as her. Despite being made to celebrate the 75th anniversary, the series arrived a year late for the occasion.

Along with the story shorts, songs for each respective short were also made, performed by Rachael Miller.

Unlike the previous two series, this one runs at a runtime of 4 minutes as opposed to 2:10. The songs, however, run at the latter's runtime.

Characters

Cast

Trivia

  • Harold and Sir Topham Hatt were the only non-Steam Team members to appear in this series.

The Hunt for Springtime Clues

The Hunt for Springtime Clues is the first video in the series. It was originally released on 6th March 2021.

Plot

Sir Topham Hatt sends Thomas and Percy out on a hunt for clues when Spring comes to the Island of Sodor.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • Much like the last two series, Rob Rackstraw voices Percy and Sir Topham Hatt in this video, as opposed to Nigel Pilkington and Keith Wickham, respectively.
  • Much like the baby elephant from the last two series and Fuzzy the Dog from the twenty-fourth series, the bunnies feature a more cartoonish design featuring larger eyes not unlike those of the engines, complete with visible sclera.
  • Unlike the last two series, Percy now has the same lamp iron arrangement he had in the main series.
  • Gordon's running board is much darker in this series.
  • A song based on this video was released on 10 March 2021.

Goof

  • When the rabbit jumps to the other, it briefly clips through the other rabbit.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e Percy em busca de pistas
Italian Thomas e Percy alla Ricerca di Indizi
Polish Tomek i Piotruś na tropie wskazówek
Russian Томас и Перси ищут подсказки
Spanish Thomas y Percy buscando pistas

Merchandise

Gallery

Merchandise

Video

Percy's Rainbow Surprise!

Percy's Rainbow Surprise! is the second video in the series. It was originally released on 12th March 2021.

Plot

Percy has trouble deciding on how he wants to be decorated for the parade, and he manages to get decorated with the help of Thomas, Harold and an unexpected rainbow.

Characters

Cast

Trivia

Goofs

  • When Percy whistles at the beginning, no steam is shown emitting from his whistle.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Percy e Harold e a surpresa do arco-íris
Italian Una Sorpresa Arcobaleno per Percy e Harold!
Polish Wiosenne kolory Piotrusia i Harolda
Russian Радужный сюрприз для Томаса и Перси
Spanish El arcoiris sorpresa de Harold y Percy

Merchandise

Gallery

Merchandise

Video

Nia and the Spring Bunnies

Nia and the Spring Bunnies is the third video in the series. It was released on 20th March 2021.

Plot

Thomas and Nia start to think about how they want to be decorated when their rabbit friends run away. With the help of Rebecca and some more bunnies, Nia finds she is the colour of spring all along.

Characters

Cast

Trivia

  • Like Thomas' Magical Birthday Wishes, Yvonne Grundy reprises her role as Nia instead of Rachael Miller voicing her like all the other female characters.
  • This is the first video in which Percy does not appear.
  • This is the first in the series where all the featured characters are voiced by their in-series actors.
  • A song based on this video was released on 24 March 2021.
  • This video is the first video in the series to not have TrackMaster Push Along merchandise.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Nia perseguindo os coelhinhos
Italian Nia e l'Inseguimento dei Conigli
Polish Nia i Króliczy Pościg!
Russian Большая гонка Нии за кроликами
Spanish Nia persiguiendo a los conejitos

Video

Thomas and the Chocolate Eggs

Thomas and the Chocolate Eggs is the fourth and final video in the series. It was released on March 29th, 2021.

Plot

All the engines are ready for the Sodor Springtime Parade, but Thomas still has not found a decoration to wear, nor has he collected the chocolate eggs for the bunnies to hide. But when he accidently crashes into the Chocolate Factory, he finally gets his decoration, and saves the parade.

Characters

Locations

Cast

Trivia

  • Much like the last two series, Rachael Miller voices Emily in this video as opposed to Teresa Gallagher.
  • Thomas crashing into Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory is similar to how Percy crashed in the factory in the sixth series episode, Percy's Chocolate Crunch.
  • Mr Jolly's Chocolate Factory uses the shed of the Sodor Steamworks.
  • A song based on this video was released on 27 March 2021.
    • This is also the first short to have a song release before the short release. The 4-minute short was later released on March 29th, 2021.

Goofs

  • Towards the end of the short, no steam emits from any of the engines' whistles.
  • On both the UK and US YouTube channels, the short and song titles of these two videos are swapped, as the short's title states that it is a song, while the song does not.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e a grande entrega de Ovos de Chocolate
Italian La Consegna del Grande Uovo di Cioccolato
Polish Tomek i dostawa czekoladowych jajek
Russian Томас и большая доставка шоколадных яиц
Spanish Thomas y la Gran Entrega de Huevos de Chocolate

Video

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese O Festival de Primavera em Sodor
German Die Sodor Frühlingsparade
Italian La Parata Primaverile di Sodor
Polish Wiosenna Parada na Wyspie Sodor
Russian Весенний парад на Содоре
Spanish El Festival de Primavera en Sodor

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