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Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! is a reboot of the Thomas & Friends franchise which began airing in the US on Cartoon Network on 13th September 2021 and in the UK on Milkshake! on 8th November 2021. The series was also released via Netflix in the US on 29th October 2021.

Production

In 2020, Mattel Television announced a new co-production partnership with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Studio. 104 11-minute episodes and two 60-minute specials were greenlit for the “Thomas & Friends” television series over two seasons. The new format will feature "a new look and story structure", original songs and Thomas as the lead character of every episode.

According to executive producer Christopher Keenan, the series will be 2D-animated, allowing the crew to cater to contemporary audiences and introduce more physicality and expressiveness in the characters.

Before the series had an official title, All Engines Go! Series 1 and 2 were commonly referred to as Series 25 and 26 respectively, in line with the numbering of the original twenty-four series of Thomas & Friends. This error carried over into some promotional material and marketing. The series' head writer, Rick Suvalle, has since confirmed that these were only working titles for the series during its production, as it takes place within an entirely different continuity.[1]

Although the 104 episodes were initially planned to be split between two series each containing 52 episodes, they were later broken down into four series containing 26 episodes each for broadcast.[2]

Series

Specials

Characters

Characters Introduced

Cast

UK

US

Trivia

  • This marks the first of a few things:
    • The first series animated exclusively in 2D by Nelvana Studio.
    • The first series in which drivers and firemen are not present.
    • The first series to have no narration.
    • The first series in which vehicular characters have coloured irises.
    • The first series in which Thomas is the lead character of every episode.
    • The first series not to feature Toby.[6]
    • The first appearances of Kirk Ronan and Norramby Beach since the fifth and tenth series of the original television series respectively.
  • Had Series 1 and 2 both contained 52 episodes as originally planned, both series of All Engines Go! would have been longer than the longest series of Thomas & Friends (the tenth and twentieth series, both featuring 28 episodes respectively).
  • Although Whiff's Waste Dump (now Whiff's Recycling Plant) and McColl Farm make appearances and are named as such, both Whiff and Farmer McColl have yet to physically appear.
    • According to producer Rick Suvalle, there were plans for Whiff to make a physical appearance in the first series, however these never came to fruition.[7]
  • Partially due to the stylised graphics of the series, many of the engines have different wheel arrangements than they originally had in Thomas & Friends:
    • Edward is depicted as a 6-6-0 (a wheel arrangement which was never used in the real world) and has a four-wheeled tender.
    • Henry and Gordon are both depicted as 2-6-2s with four-wheeled tenders.
    • Hiro is depicted as a 2-6-2, though unlike Henry and Gordon retains his original number of tender wheels.
    • Nia is depicted as a 2-6-0T.
    • Kenji is depicted as a Co-Co.
    • Carly is completely redesigned as an engine and has a six-wheeled chassis.

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References


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