Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends

  • TV-Y
  • 2000
  • 20 Seasons
  • 6.6  (3,818)

Thomas and Friends is a delightful program for children addressing the topic of friendship. It is a story taken from a classic children's book about the adventures of Thomas the steam engine and all his friends. Each animated episode is narrated by the author who made the changes in character through tone and voice inflection. But now a variety of voices are used for each character. Viewers are invited in to watch with a catchy theme song. And each episode always ends with a sing-a-long jingle. The story takes place in the make believe island of Sodor. Sir Topham Hat is the owner of the railway, and Mr. Conductor operates the daily activities of the roundhouse. The main characters are in the person of eight steam engines. Thomas is the original character based on a toy train that is blue with the number one on the side. Edward is another main character that is larger than Thomas. It is blue with a number two and pulls freight or passengers. Henry the number three green engine who primarily runs when Gordon doesn't. Gordon is the big blue number four engine that does the special pulls and rescue runs. James the red number five engines is very proud of his color and only pulls coaches. Percy is the small green, number six engine who remains strong against bullies. He is the balance to the determined Thomas. Toby is number seven and performs special duties. The last main character is Emily, a dark green number eight engine who is the first female and serves as the sister figure to all the other engines. There are the people of the Island of Sodor, animals, and non-rail vehicles that interact with the main engine characters in the stories. Children will benefit on how to deal with their emotions and relationships with others by viewing these wholesome character building stories.

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Useful Railway/ Tit for Tat
10. Useful Railway/ Tit for Tat
November 1, 2016
Rex thinks the job of delivering bales of wool will be easy, but when some bales end up on the track, he has an accident. / When some passengers accidently splash Bert, he decides to get his own back. But two wrongs don't make a right.
Mike's Whistle/ Blown Away
9. Mike's Whistle/ Blown Away
November 1, 2016
A cow on the line causes Mike to get so frustrated he blows his whistle cap off, so his passengers have to help him whistle. / Skiff is helping everyone to prepare for a storm, but ends up in trouble when his anchor rope snaps.
Bumpy Trucks and Buckled Tracks/ All in Vain
8. Bumpy Trucks and Buckled Tracks/ All in Vain
October 1, 2016
Hot weather causes tracks to buckle and fires to start on Sodor. / James's job is to transport the Mayor, but he spots a scratch on his paintwork and insists on being repainted.
Ryan and Daisy/ Cautious Connor
7. Ryan and Daisy/ Cautious Connor
July 1, 2016
Daisy takes advantage of Ryan's good nature but soon learns how to be a better friend. / Connor breaks down and decides that it is safer to slow down. Stephen convinces Connor to go fast again!
Bradford the Brake Van/ Mucking About
6. Bradford the Brake Van/ Mucking About
June 1, 2016
A new Brake Van called Bradford arrives from the Mainland causing confusion and delay. / One day Max and Monty are mucking about, but they soon learn how dangerous this can be and how important it is not to litter.
The Way She Does It/ Pouty James
5. The Way She Does It/ Pouty James
August 1, 2016
The Fat Controller gives Daisy the job of taking some very special passengers to Harwick. / James sulks when he is given waste trucks to pull. His friends help him find a way to do what he has to do and have fun too!
Letters to Santa/ Love Me Tender
4. Letters to Santa/ Love Me Tender
November 1, 2015
Christmas is fast approaching and Percy and Harold help each other to get the children's letters to Santa in time. / When brothers Donald and Douglas argue, Douglas gets stuck in the snow without a tender.
Railcar and the Coaches/ Saving Time
3. Railcar and the Coaches/ Saving Time
April 1, 2016
When Daisy teases Annie and Clarabel, they decide to get their own back but learn two wrongs don't make a right. / Samson boasts about his special job but soon his showing off gets him into trouble.
Henry Gets the Express/ Toby's New Friend
2. Henry Gets the Express/ Toby's New Friend
November 1, 2015
Gordon is late to pull the Express so the Fat Controller gives it to Henry. Gordon is given Henry's work so goes on strike! / Philip assumes Toby's the same as him but learns that you can be friends with someone who doesn't like the same things as you.
Sidney Sings/ Diesel and the Ducklings
1. Sidney Sings/ Diesel and the Ducklings
October 1, 2015
The Fat Controller gives Sidney a special job. Sidney is worried he might forget to do it so Thomas helps him make up a song. / When Diesel's nice to some ducklings he's worried he'll be teased but he learns that his friends like him for being him.
Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends: Thomas' Trackside Tunes
Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends: Thomas' Trackside Tunes

Clip - 1 min 59 sec

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Make Someone Happy
Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Make Someone Happy

Clip - 2 min 51 sec

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: The Best Of Percy
Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: The Best Of Percy

Clip - 3 min 5 sec

Ultimate Christmas Collection
Ultimate Christmas Collection

Trailer - 1 min 6 sec

Holiday Express
Holiday Express

Trailer - 2 min 16 sec

Brave Engine
Brave Engine

Trailer - 1 min 35 sec

Description

Thomas and Friends is a delightful program for children addressing the topic of friendship. It is a story taken from a classic children's book about the adventures of Thomas the steam engine and all his friends. Each animated episode is narrated by the author who made the changes in character through tone and voice inflection. But now a variety of voices are used for each character. Viewers are invited in to watch with a catchy theme song. And each episode always ends with a sing-a-long jingle.

The story takes place in the make believe island of Sodor. Sir Topham Hat is the owner of the railway, and Mr. Conductor operates the daily activities of the roundhouse. The main characters are in the person of eight steam engines. Thomas is the original character based on a toy train that is blue with the number one on the side. Edward is another main character that is larger than Thomas. It is blue with a number two and pulls freight or passengers. Henry the number three green engine who primarily runs when Gordon doesn't. Gordon is the big blue number four engine that does the special pulls and rescue runs. James the red number five engines is very proud of his color and only pulls coaches. Percy is the small green, number six engine who remains strong against bullies. He is the balance to the determined Thomas. Toby is number seven and performs special duties. The last main character is Emily, a dark green number eight engine who is the first female and serves as the sister figure to all the other engines.

There are the people of the Island of Sodor, animals, and non-rail vehicles that interact with the main engine characters in the stories. Children will benefit on how to deal with their emotions and relationships with others by viewing these wholesome character building stories.Thomas & Friends is a series that is currently running and has 20 seasons (190 episodes). The series first aired on February 28, 2000.

Where to Watch Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Thomas & Friends on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 28, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (3,818)