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Thomas and the Magic Railroad is an upcoming 2020 British-American fantasy comedy film written by Josh Klausner, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi and David Stoten, produced by Tracy Blagdon and Julia Pistor, and directed by Dianna Basso and Shane Acker. The film stars Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Mr. Conductor, alongside Ciarán Hinds as Burnett Stone. Voice performances includes Joseph May as Thomas, Kerry Shale, Rob Rackstraw, Christopher Ragland, Jules de Jongh, Yvonne Grundy, Rachael Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Teresa Gallagher, Michael Brandon, John Hasler, Martin Sherman, Michael Angelis, Mark Moraghan, and Matt Wilkinson, as well as Britt Allcroft as Lady. The film is based on the British children's book series The Railway Series by The Rev. W. Awdry, its televised adaptation Thomas & Friends, and the American television series Shining Time Station by Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow.

Synopsis

The film tells the story of Lily Stone, the granddaughter of the caretaker of an enchanted steam engine who is lacking an appropriate supply of coal, and Mr. Conductor of Shining Time Station, whose provisions of magical gold dust are at a critical low. To ameliorate these problems, Lily and Mr. Conductor enlist the help of Thomas, who confronts the ruthless and devious Diesel 10 and P.T. Boomer who plan to get rid of the railway's steam engines along the way.

Plot

Cast

  • Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor
  • Ciarán Hinds as Burnett Stone
  • TBA as P.T. Boomer
  • TBA as Lily Stone
  • TBA as Junior
  • TBA as Patch
  • TBA as Stacy Jones
  • TBA as Billy Twofeathers
  • TBA as Sir Topham Hatt
  • TBA as "Father"
  • TBA as "Son"

Voices

  • Joseph May voices Thomas
    A friendly, blue tank engine who runs his own branch line.
  • Kerry Shale voices:
    • Dodge
      A bumbling olive diesel and Splatter's twin.
    • Gordon
      A blue tender engine who does the main line express and is the Flying Scotsman's brother.
    • Henry
      A green mixed-traffic tender engine who is smaller than Gordon.
    • Harold
      A white rescue helicopter who flies around Sodor.
  • Rob Rackstraw voices James
    A boastful red splendid mixed-traffic engine.
  • Christopher Ragland voices Percy
    A green saddle tank engine who takes the mail and is Thomas' best friend.
  • Jules de Jongh voices Emily
    A very kind and friendly tender engine who is always sensitive to the other engines' feelings.
  • Yvonne Grundy voices Nia
    A Kenyan tank engine who befriended and accompanied Thomas on his journey around the world.
  • Rachael Miller voices Rebecca
    A large tender engine that originates from The Mainland.
  • Eddie Redmayne voices Ryan
    A purple tank engine who takes goods on the Harwick Branch Line.
  • Teresa Gallagher voices:
    • Mavis
      A 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunting engine.
    • Annie and Clarabel
      Thomas' branch line coaches.
  • Michael Brandon voices Diesel
    A diesel shunting locomotive.
  • John Hasler voices Rheneas
    A narrow gauge tank locomotive who works on the Skarloey Railway.
  • Matt Wilkinson voices:
    • Diesel 10
      An evil Diesel locomotive with a hydraulic claw, who hates steam engines and wants to destroy them.
    • Splatter
      A bumbling purple diesel and Dodge's twin.
  • Britt Allcroft voices Lady
    A beautiful lost magical tank engine, owned by Burnett Stone who runs the Magic Railroad.

Additionally, Martin Sherman, who originally voiced Thomas, and former Thomas & Friends narrators Michael Angelis and Mark Moraghan are cast in undisclosed voice roles.

Production

Development

Casting

Filming

Music and soundtrack

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