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Thomas the Tank Engine


Added 10 years ago by Official PSASD • Updated 5 days ago by Adam
Added 10 years ago by Official PSASD • Updated 5 days ago by Adam

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS

About

Thomas the Tank Engine (also known as: Thomas and Friends) is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on September 4th, 1984. The series deals with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphized locomotives and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. Many moments from the series have become staples of internet culture, including its main theme.

History

The first episode of the first season of Thomas and Friends, "Thomas and Gordon," was aired on October 9th, 1984 in the UK.[3] The first season consisted of 26 episodes, airing weekly until January 8, 1985.[4] A year later, the second season aired in the UK with once again 26 episodes. It would be until 1991 when the third season was released, followed by seasons 4, 5, 6, and 7, all 4 years apart. Starting with season 8, every season has been released a year apart from each other and containing 26 episodes. Starting with season 12, each season had 20 episodes.

Switch to CGI

In 2008, season 12 was released with CGI, animated by Nitrogen Studios.[5] This was a transitional period between models and fully CGI, with CGI engine faces, people, and animals. In 2009, the show switched to entirely CGI and has been to present day.

Specials

Thomas and the Magic Railroad


THOMAS ANP MAGIC RAILROAD. THE 1

In 1999, the feature film Thomas and the Magic Railroad starring Alec Baldwin, Peter Fonda and Mara Wilson in her final movie role released, but it was financial box office flop and critical failure. The film was covered by Nostalgia Critic in 2012.



Originally, the film's main antagonist was P.T. Boomer, played by Doug Lennox. However, the character was deemed too menacing for young audiences and was replaced with Diesel 10. When the film developed a cult following, a Change.org petition created by Jake Vogler requested a director's cut of the film.[2]

Series 25 and Switch to 2D Animation

On January 27th, 2021, the trailer for the series 25 of Thomas & Friends, known as Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! was leaked online.[7] The series, a 'soft reboot,' introduced a 2D style different from the CGI graphics used in the previous seasons.

The change in style was followed by a viral debate on social media, with some users criticizing it of being generic and unfitting for the series. The change Thomas' voice to be more child-like also became a subject of discussions.


Mr Prickles @PrickleyProblem Genuinely can't fathom how liking Spongebob Squarepants or Seasame Street is considered normal, yet Thomas the Tank Engine is where people draw the line 7:20 AM · Jan 28, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone TEVENT NIVERSE SPOnyeBo SQUAREPANTS TM STAR Blues WARS ClUes Nintendo 123 SESAME STREET. I SUDDENLY HAVE "STANDARDS" NOW THOMAS & FRIENDS BigUser87 @BigEngines87 what made the show popular with older audiences was the fact that the old series, while it was marketed as a kids show, the original creators confirmed it wasn't catered just towards kids seeing that turned into generic nick jr. corporate baby show # 136 is why people are upset LonelyGoomba @LonelyGoomba · 19h Replying to @Western08441052 Thinking the show should cater to older fans who aren't the audience whilst not even considering who the show is actually for. Being angry at different take on the series before it's even released. 2:26 PM · Jan 28, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone

On January 27th, the moderators of Thomas the Tank Engine Wiki[8] announced that a separate Wiki[9] would be created for the new series.

Thomas O Face


MEMECENTER.COM

The Thomas O-Face is one of Thomas' faces from early on in the television show, mainly used in Seasons 1 and 2. It is a popular gag in Thomas and Friends YouTube Poops, often accompanied with a specific synthesized tune from the show.

Thomas the Tank Engine Remixes



Thomas the Tank Engine Remixes are a series of YouTube videos that mix the original theme song with mostly popular rap songs.

Thomas the Tank Engine Mods

In the game modding community, 3D models of Thomas the Tank Engine became one of the most popular choices for replacing default monster models and other objects, with the show's theme song and other cartoon sounds also added. The trend first gained recognition when on December 10th and 11th, 2013, two videos highlighting a Skyrim mod that replaced dragon Alduin with Thomas the Tank Engine were posted to YouTube, with respective game sounds also replaced (videos shown below). The videos gained a combined total of 2.3 million views in five years.



On March 12th, 2015, YouTuber videogamedunkey showcased the mod in his video, which gained over 18.7 million views in four years.



In the following years, mods replacing various in-game models with Thomas the Tank Engine were made for a number of popular games, including Fallout 4 and Resident Evil 2 (shown below).



N.R.A. Controversy

On September 7th 2018, the NRATV program Relentless criticized the show for "adding girl trains" and bringing "ethnic diversity to a show that literally has no ethnicities, because they’re trains!" [6]


SJW'S NOW RUINING CHILDHOOD NRATV

The show then showed a photoshopped image of some of the engines in Klu Klux Klan hoods (shown below) with the host jokingly reacting to said image "Oh. Was it because? I see it. It was the white hoods and the burning train tracks. Ok fine, fair point, I get it. Thomas the Tank Engine has been a blight on race relations for far too long. Clearly, this is overdue, right?"


KIDS SHOW NOW BRINGING GENDER AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY NRATV

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – Thomas and Friends

[2] Change.org – Release The Director's Cut of Thomas And The Magic Railroad

[3] Thomas and Friends Wikia – Thomas and Gordon

[4] Thomas and Friends Wikia – Thomas' Christmas Party

[5] Thomas and Friends Wikia – Season 12

[6] Snopes – Did NRATV Digitally Add Ku Klux Klan Hoods to Thomas the Tank Engine Characters?

[7] Twitter – @DaftPina

[8] Thomas the Tank Engine Wiki – How we are dealing with Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go!

[9] Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go Wiki – Home


Comments ( 163 )

  • Ticklechap Crispybottom - 10 years ago


    Woah, KYM has self-writing entries now!? Amazing job guys!

    +29
    • Official PSASD - 10 years ago

      well you can make this entry if you like

      0
  • Official PSASD - 10 years ago

    well you can make this entry if you like

    0
  • Jill - 10 years ago

    Hm… Seen it around a bit online, and I'm glad that its a researcher that made the article. Still, not too certain about it though. Might mention some of the more famous narrators (Ringo Star and George Carlin come to mind)

    +3
  • Official PSASD - 10 years ago

    Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle

    +18
  • NITRON - 10 years ago

    add this, and I'll be happy

    +1
    • wymario - 9 years ago

      Jesus, those models they used in the show must've taken time to fix after shooting accident scenes, I don't think that mud sat well with the Duncan model's motor after shooting the scene from Dunkin' Duncan.

      +1
      • NITRON - 9 years ago

        they probably had many… MANY duplicates, in case if one broke.

        or i might be wrong and they were sturdy as fuck.

        0
    • NITRON - 9 years ago

      they probably had many… MANY duplicates, in case if one broke.

      or i might be wrong and they were sturdy as fuck.

      0
  • Dancintime-esq M.D - 10 years ago

    FUCK YEAH SPARKLE SPARKLE SPARKLE!

    +6
  • B.J. Blazkowicz - 10 years ago

    God, I watched this show all the time as a kid. I had all the wooden trains, and I would always build these massive play sets that took up most of the room in our basement. I even remember going to an even where they had a life-size train that looked like Thomas, and you could ride on train cars that he pulled.

    +4
    • Evil-Tree - 10 years ago

      Same here, enormous wooden train track spanning the entire living room, good times.

      +1
    • wymario - 9 years ago

      Same here, except I didn't know all the characters and didn't have all the episodes in the right order, since all I had were 5 or 6 DVDs and a couple of VHS tapes. I also have the Wooden Railway stuff, and I still kind of like building tracks with them to this day, even though I'm well past the target age. And when I was 9, I went to that Day out with Thomas (specifically one in Snoqualmie, WA). It would be cool if they made a working steam engine for the ride instead of a dummy that needs a modern diesel engine to push for it.

      0
  • Mandl Brought - 10 years ago

    These Grammers.

    0
  • Jack the Dipper - 10 years ago

    +1 confusion and delay

    +8
  • Jill - 10 years ago

    +12
  • Droid - 10 years ago

    I'm fucking crying right now. My childhood is right in front of me.

    +2
  • Snowie - 10 years ago

    He was very cross.

    +5
  • Snowie - 10 years ago

    God damn, why wasn't there an entry for this before?
    My childhood was practically 25% this. And there are plenty of memes from it. I guess the subculture tag isn't completely worn out yet…

    +2
  • That Glaceon - 10 years ago

    It's about time this got an article! Great job guys for starting it off, I've always wanted to do it myself but can't make a coherent article worth crap.

    +1
  • Sir Soundwave - 10 years ago

    Whooh! What's this? An article of one of my earliest of childhood memories? Well done OP Dude, Thank you very much! Hope this gets a ton of works done, pronto.

    +4
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      The original theme song still slaps!

      0
  • Twilight Sparkle - 10 years ago

    My favorite show as a kid, and still today. If you're an old school Thomas fan, I recommend you give Series 17 and 18 a try. (THEY GOT DUCK AND OLIVER BACK OMG)

    +3
  • Lugia41 - 10 years ago

    One the best parts of my childhood!

    +1 Really Useful Engine

    +5
  • MetroGamerX - 10 years ago

    I thought I'd share this for the lulz

    +6
  • Evil-Tree - 10 years ago

    Same here, enormous wooden train track spanning the entire living room, good times.

    +1
  • wymario - 9 years ago

    Same here, except I didn't know all the characters and didn't have all the episodes in the right order, since all I had were 5 or 6 DVDs and a couple of VHS tapes. I also have the Wooden Railway stuff, and I still kind of like building tracks with them to this day, even though I'm well past the target age. And when I was 9, I went to that Day out with Thomas (specifically one in Snoqualmie, WA). It would be cool if they made a working steam engine for the ride instead of a dummy that needs a modern diesel engine to push for it.

    0
  • wymario - 9 years ago

    Jesus, those models they used in the show must've taken time to fix after shooting accident scenes, I don't think that mud sat well with the Duncan model's motor after shooting the scene from Dunkin' Duncan.

    +1
    • NITRON - 9 years ago

      they probably had many… MANY duplicates, in case if one broke.

      or i might be wrong and they were sturdy as fuck.

      0
  • Evil-Tree - 9 years ago

    You could fill the entire reaction faces gallery with images from this show.

    +4
  • Evil-Tree - 9 years ago

    I wonder how long before we take the brony route and get into arguments over who's the best engine?

    +3
    • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

      (It's Duck.)

      +4
      • Diana - 9 years ago

        No it's obviously Percy.

        +3
        • LordoftheNoobs - 9 years ago

          Seconded.

          Or should I say sixthed?

          No, I shouldn't, that's awful.

          +1
      • LordoftheNoobs - 9 years ago

        Seconded.

        Or should I say sixthed?

        No, I shouldn't, that's awful.

        +1
    • Diana - 9 years ago

      No it's obviously Percy.

      +3
      • LordoftheNoobs - 9 years ago

        Seconded.

        Or should I say sixthed?

        No, I shouldn't, that's awful.

        +1
    • LNH - 9 years ago

      Gordon is the best engine and everyone that disagrees isn't a true Thomas the Tank Engine fan.

      +1
      • Evil-Tree - 9 years ago

        That's a strange way of spelling Edward.

        +2
        • vgm3 - 9 years ago

          Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

          0
          • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

            If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

            +3
            • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

              Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

              Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

              +3
          • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

            Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

            Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

            +3
        • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

          If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

          +3
          • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

            Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

            Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

            +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • vgm3 - 9 years ago

        Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

        0
        • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

          If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

          +3
          • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

            Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

            Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

            +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

        If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

        +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • Evil-Tree - 9 years ago

      That's a strange way of spelling Edward.

      +2
      • vgm3 - 9 years ago

        Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

        0
        • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

          If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

          +3
          • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

            Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

            Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

            +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

        If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

        +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • vgm3 - 9 years ago

      Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

      0
      • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

        If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

        +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

      If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

      +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
  • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

    (It's Duck.)

    +4
    • Diana - 9 years ago

      No it's obviously Percy.

      +3
      • LordoftheNoobs - 9 years ago

        Seconded.

        Or should I say sixthed?

        No, I shouldn't, that's awful.

        +1
    • LordoftheNoobs - 9 years ago

      Seconded.

      Or should I say sixthed?

      No, I shouldn't, that's awful.

      +1
  • Diana - 9 years ago

    No it's obviously Percy.

    +3
    • LordoftheNoobs - 9 years ago

      Seconded.

      Or should I say sixthed?

      No, I shouldn't, that's awful.

      +1
  • LNH - 9 years ago

    Gordon is the best engine and everyone that disagrees isn't a true Thomas the Tank Engine fan.

    +1
    • Evil-Tree - 9 years ago

      That's a strange way of spelling Edward.

      +2
      • vgm3 - 9 years ago

        Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

        0
        • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

          If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

          +3
          • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

            Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

            Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

            +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

        If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

        +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • vgm3 - 9 years ago

      Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

      0
      • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

        If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

        +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

      If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

      +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

      Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

      Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

      +3
  • LNH - 9 years ago

    I forgot that Ringo Starr played Sir Tophan hat. That's pretty legit.

    +1
  • Evil-Tree - 9 years ago

    That's a strange way of spelling Edward.

    +2
    • vgm3 - 9 years ago

      Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

      0
      • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

        If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

        +3
        • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

          Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

          Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

          +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

      If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

      +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

      Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

      Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

      +3
  • vgm3 - 9 years ago

    Anything that isn't James is the wrong answer.

    0
    • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

      If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

      +3
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

        Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

        Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

        +3
    • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

      Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

      Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

      +3
  • Twilight Sparkle - 9 years ago

    If it's not any engine not from the Great Western Railway, it's from the wrong railway.

    +3
    • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

      Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

      Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

      +3
  • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 9 years ago

    Oh come on, you guys are all being ridiculous.

    Seriously, no love for Thomas? Shame on all of you.

    +3
  • Official PSASD - 9 years ago

    Said Snowie_98

    0
  • NITRON - 9 years ago

    they probably had many… MANY duplicates, in case if one broke.

    or i might be wrong and they were sturdy as fuck.

    0
  • Somari the Adventurer - 9 years ago

    You're late, Thomas.

    0
  • LordoftheNoobs - 9 years ago

    Seconded.

    Or should I say sixthed?

    No, I shouldn't, that's awful.

    +1
  • Ben Titfleck - 9 years ago

    PERCY IT'S PERCY. NO DIESEL 10.

    +1
  • Mike Schmidt - 9 years ago

    Its Clearly Oliver.(But i could be the Scottish twins or Bill and Ben)

    +1
  • bigyihsuan - 8 years ago

    This is the most I can do for right now, will continue editing later.

    +1
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      This entry deserves a major update as of recently.

      0
  • WestRail642fan - 8 years ago

    i thing you may need to add the shitstorm on daily mail over multicultural engines appearing in the new special. 'The Great Race'

    0
  • Dankasaurus Rekt - 6 years ago

    Can Someone Add A Entry About Thomas's Cringy Fanbase Please?

    0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      I think Season 25 of the series deserves it's own entry as of now.

      +1
  • The greater aerie - 5 years ago

    0
  • JERACERX - 5 years ago

    Wait, haven't female trains been in the series for decades?

    +1
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    So Thomas Season 25 will be completely different.

    0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      +2
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        Footage from that season was revealed a couple days ago, and the fans of the Thomas franchise are pissed!

        0
      • Excitebot theLEGO - 3 years ago

        oh… it got…

        THE TREATMENT.

        +104
        • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

          GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

          +3
        • mattwo - 3 years ago

          Don't forget

          Probably the same animation studio as this one. Good luck finding who animated the Rainbow Brite reboot.

          0
        • Espurr - 3 years ago

          Looks like the new Season will be aimed at a much younger audience, which was already a popular children's series.

          0
        • Espurr - 3 years ago

          I take it Fruit Loops still hasn't fixed Toucan Sam's design.

          0
        • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

          When will it stop? The bean face pandemic?

          +2
      • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

        GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

        +3
      • mattwo - 3 years ago

        Don't forget

        Probably the same animation studio as this one. Good luck finding who animated the Rainbow Brite reboot.

        0
      • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

        Yeah, this isn't gonna end well.

        0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Footage from that season was revealed a couple days ago, and the fans of the Thomas franchise are pissed!

      0
    • Excitebot theLEGO - 3 years ago

      oh… it got…

      THE TREATMENT.

      +104
      • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

        GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

        +3
      • mattwo - 3 years ago

        Don't forget

        Probably the same animation studio as this one. Good luck finding who animated the Rainbow Brite reboot.

        0
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        Looks like the new Season will be aimed at a much younger audience, which was already a popular children's series.

        0
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        I take it Fruit Loops still hasn't fixed Toucan Sam's design.

        0
      • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

        When will it stop? The bean face pandemic?

        +2
    • Red123 - 3 years ago

      I don't watch these sorts of baby shows anymore but as someone who watched this show as a young child….

      I'd me lying if I said it didn't hurt just a little bit.

      +58
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        Yeah, I haven't watched Thomas since I was a child. But I already hated the moment they made the tank engines talk. But Season 25 is something else.

        0
    • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

      GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

      +3
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    +2
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Footage from that season was revealed a couple days ago, and the fans of the Thomas franchise are pissed!

      0
    • Excitebot theLEGO - 3 years ago

      oh… it got…

      THE TREATMENT.

      +104
      • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

        GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

        +3
      • mattwo - 3 years ago

        Don't forget

        Probably the same animation studio as this one. Good luck finding who animated the Rainbow Brite reboot.

        0
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        Looks like the new Season will be aimed at a much younger audience, which was already a popular children's series.

        0
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        I take it Fruit Loops still hasn't fixed Toucan Sam's design.

        0
      • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

        When will it stop? The bean face pandemic?

        +2
    • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

      GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

      +3
    • mattwo - 3 years ago

      Don't forget

      Probably the same animation studio as this one. Good luck finding who animated the Rainbow Brite reboot.

      0
    • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

      Yeah, this isn't gonna end well.

      0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Footage from that season was revealed a couple days ago, and the fans of the Thomas franchise are pissed!

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    I think Season 25 of the series deserves it's own entry as of now.

    +1
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    This entry deserves a major update as of recently.

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    The original theme song still slaps!

    0
  • Excitebot theLEGO - 3 years ago

    oh… it got…

    THE TREATMENT.

    +104
    • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

      GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

      +3
    • mattwo - 3 years ago

      Don't forget

      Probably the same animation studio as this one. Good luck finding who animated the Rainbow Brite reboot.

      0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Looks like the new Season will be aimed at a much younger audience, which was already a popular children's series.

      0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      I take it Fruit Loops still hasn't fixed Toucan Sam's design.

      0
    • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

      When will it stop? The bean face pandemic?

      +2
  • Red123 - 3 years ago

    I don't watch these sorts of baby shows anymore but as someone who watched this show as a young child….

    I'd me lying if I said it didn't hurt just a little bit.

    +58
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Yeah, I haven't watched Thomas since I was a child. But I already hated the moment they made the tank engines talk. But Season 25 is something else.

      0
  • mikey wants milk - 3 years ago

    How the mighty have fallen

    +1
  • autoreloader - 3 years ago

    +10
  • Kenetic Kups - 3 years ago

    GOD BOB THE BUILDER'S EYES ARE RAPING MY SOUL

    +3
  • mattwo - 3 years ago

    Don't forget

    Probably the same animation studio as this one. Good luck finding who animated the Rainbow Brite reboot.

    0
  • Weimario - 3 years ago

    Ah yes, the one article I asked for editorship on with my old account and did fuck all with it. Now, let's see why it's trending…
    reads a bit
    OK what the fuck

    +5
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Yeah, Season 25 is going to be completely different! First of all, the tank engines can no longer allow engineers to control them. They can all move of their own!

      +2
      • Weimario - 3 years ago

        The Reverend is spinning in his grave so fast we should consider using him as a generator turbine.

        +1
    • Weimario - 3 years ago

      The Reverend is spinning in his grave so fast we should consider using him as a generator turbine.

      +1
  • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

    Yeah, this isn't gonna end well.

    0
  • grimmore - 3 years ago

    I think we all know who to blame for this

    +1
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Look how they massacred my boy :(

    Excuse the speed up video, since Mattel has started blocking videos of the trailer. The Thomas fanbase is having a field day!

    +1
    • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

      F for you guys.

      +1
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        And it's removed by Mattel.

        +3
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      And it's removed by Mattel.

      +3
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Yeah, Season 25 is going to be completely different! First of all, the tank engines can no longer allow engineers to control them. They can all move of their own!

    +2
    • Weimario - 3 years ago

      The Reverend is spinning in his grave so fast we should consider using him as a generator turbine.

      +1
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Looks like the new Season will be aimed at a much younger audience, which was already a popular children's series.

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Yeah, I haven't watched Thomas since I was a child. But I already hated the moment they made the tank engines talk. But Season 25 is something else.

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    At least Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller is confirmed to appear in Season 25, but expect him to be given a much simpler design.

    0
    • Pokejoseph64 - 3 years ago

      They’ll probably make him less authoritarian

      Probably because everyone now knows how dark Thomas can get

      +3
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    I take it Fruit Loops still hasn't fixed Toucan Sam's design.

    0
  • Mr Rosenheimer - 3 years ago

    Haven't sat down and watched Thomas since they made the switch to CGI, but as I said in a comment before, the design of Thomas and the surroundings feel right at home on some Youtube Kids Animation Compilation. Very simplistic in design

    It feels like another one of those "super-fast-hyper-cocaine" cartoons designed not to tell a half decent story or make you laugh but to just fill time for your kids for X minutes. Kinda like dangling keys back and forth.

    Still, used to watch the show, still a big fan of trains and the railway overall, so I'll use this gif today.

    +23
  • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

    When will it stop? The bean face pandemic?

    +2
  • Pokejoseph64 - 3 years ago

    They’ll probably make him less authoritarian

    Probably because everyone now knows how dark Thomas can get

    +3
  • Pokejoseph64 - 3 years ago

    0
  • TheMole10 - 3 years ago

    He looks like a toyline is already in production, let's guess what offbrand Spongebob the Train is going to try and sell first.

    0
  • TheHumbleFellow - 3 years ago

    +14
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Wilbert Awdry: "No"

      +1
  • wisehowl_the_2nd - 3 years ago

    It was already on the decline when it switched to CGI and the wooden tracks became less and less common in-stores. It had an effect on me growing up: it nurtured my logic skills and fostered an immense appreciation for crafts. I don't see how the newer stuff can have that same effect on kids.

    +14
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Once they made the characters talk instead of the narrator. I lost interest, Season 25 only made it worse.

      0
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        To be fair, they always had their own voice actors in the Japanese dub.

        0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      To be fair, they always had their own voice actors in the Japanese dub.

      0
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    Those defending the changes likely never watched the first few seasons or read the Railway Series books. The stories still hold up as they were made with heart. Plus the original sets had a great deal of great craftsmanship:

    The Railway Series was a labor of love from the Reverend Awdry with its carefully-constructed world and lore (yes, the series has its own Simarilion with all of the background notes). And he did it to communicate his passion for rail to his son. Mattel just spat on all of that to try to outdo Paw Patrol.

    +8
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      Of course the image had to break.

      +8
      • Omega MISSINGNO - 3 years ago

        +1
        • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

          Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

          +2
      • SIMOMEGA - 3 years ago

        Let me guess, Photobucket?

        0
        • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

          I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

          0
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

        0
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

        +2
    • Omega MISSINGNO - 3 years ago

      +1
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

        +2
    • SIMOMEGA - 3 years ago

      Let me guess, Photobucket?

      0
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

        0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

      0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

      +2
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      The image appears to be broken.

      0
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        I am aware. I just neglected to delete some stuff from the URL.

        0
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    Of course the image had to break.

    +8
    • Omega MISSINGNO - 3 years ago

      +1
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

        +2
    • SIMOMEGA - 3 years ago

      Let me guess, Photobucket?

      0
      • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

        I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

        0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

      0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

      +2
  • Sterglitch - 3 years ago

    Is this ironic, or is there some secret brony style thomas the tank engine fandom I never knew about? Maybe trainboy54 was just the tip of the iceberg…

    I don't really care either way, since this is the only true version of the series to me:

    0
    • AnonBlah867 - 3 years ago

      I can verify from past observation that there has indeed been serious fandom for the series this entire time, and based on the original format of the series I can see what the appeal is from the perspective of a train enthusiast. There was also big backlash when they originally switched to 3D animation instead of the live-action models, which were the series' biggest artistic merit.

      +12
  • Omega MISSINGNO - 3 years ago

    +1
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

      +2
  • AnonBlah867 - 3 years ago

    I can verify from past observation that there has indeed been serious fandom for the series this entire time, and based on the original format of the series I can see what the appeal is from the perspective of a train enthusiast. There was also big backlash when they originally switched to 3D animation instead of the live-action models, which were the series' biggest artistic merit.

    +12
  • SIMOMEGA - 3 years ago

    Let me guess, Photobucket?

    0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

      0
  • TheAnt - 3 years ago

    Good time as any to post this:

    +9
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    I found the image on a Thomas wikia actually. As Omega MISSINGNO pointed out, I just failed to realize that I had to delete the junk after ".png".

    0
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to look at the URLs more carefully now.

    +2
  • Daretobestupid - 3 years ago

    I don't know about THAT; while the Fruit Loops one is atrocious and looks like it was made to be someone's Sonic OC from a decade ago on MS Paint, and the Thundercats one is an embarrassing downgrade, the Bob the Builder one looks pretty well made; still don't LIKE it (Bob's eyes are way too small for a start), but it looks well-made, and the Thomas remake looks to be of reasonable quality, albeit corporate baby-fied.

    +2
  • Daretobestupid - 3 years ago

    Carl speaks the truth.

    0
  • umatbro - 3 years ago

    >Switching from model trains to CGI

    HERESY

    >Switching from CGI to 2d animation

    DOUBLE HERESY

    +17
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      And some of the trains are aged down.

      0
  • mandrac - 3 years ago

    +6
  • toad_cat - 3 years ago

    As someone who hated Thomas as a child, I would say that this takes all the unique charm that the original had (even though I didn't appreciate it) and makes it look soulless and bland.

    +17
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      You hated Thomas the Tank Engine?

      +1
      • toad_cat - 3 years ago

        Yeah, it seemed incredibly boring.

        +1
    • toad_cat - 3 years ago

      Yeah, it seemed incredibly boring.

      +1
  • zammullins - 3 years ago

    It's probably been at least 20 years since I last sat down and watched Thomas. Even so, this hurts.

    +2
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      I hadn't seen Thomas since they switched to CGI.

      0
  • Tentacles - 3 years ago

    Hear! Hear!

    +1
  • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

    F for you guys.

    +1
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      And it's removed by Mattel.

      +3
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    You hated Thomas the Tank Engine?

    +1
    • toad_cat - 3 years ago

      Yeah, it seemed incredibly boring.

      +1
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    And some of the trains are aged down.

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    I hadn't seen Thomas since they switched to CGI.

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    The image appears to be broken.

    0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      I am aware. I just neglected to delete some stuff from the URL.

      0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Once they made the characters talk instead of the narrator. I lost interest, Season 25 only made it worse.

    0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      To be fair, they always had their own voice actors in the Japanese dub.

      0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Wilbert Awdry: "No"

    +1
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    And it's removed by Mattel.

    +3
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Can somebody make an edit of this picture related to Season 25?

    +10
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    To be fair, they always had their own voice actors in the Japanese dub.

    0
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    I am aware. I just neglected to delete some stuff from the URL.

    0
  • Quiet_boi - 3 years ago

    It looks less nightmare inducing now…. That is NOT what i want from Thomas the Tank Engine.

    +5
  • Ldude893 - 3 years ago

    shrug

    It's Thomas the fucking Tank Engine. There are reboots worth being angry about, but this? Sorry if I'm not mad over something aimed at preschoolers.

    -6
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Where were you during the backlash of Bob The Builder's reboot?

      +2
    • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

      >its only something aimed at preschoolers
      Hahaha, you seriously think it stop at preschooler shows only? Thomas has 65 years of history. If Thomas can get rebooted, what else can they not reboot?

      +1
  • toad_cat - 3 years ago

    Yeah, it seemed incredibly boring.

    +1
  • Evil-Tree - 3 years ago

    I've watched Thomas the Tank Engine since the Ringo Starr narration days and still have a wooden set of it in my attic so this decision does rub my nostalgia the wrong way.
    However, after all this time and all the changes to how it's animated, the factuality with actual railways and so on, I came to accept years ago that it's not my show anymore. Do I like these changes? No I think this show should have ended a while ago, and I was ok with the CGI, it maintained the 3D aspect of a model train show and I've always been a CGI apologist. However changes happen and I'm not the primary audience anymore, it sounds like this reboot is for an even younger age group than the old one.

    I stand by an old maxim about judging children's shows I heard a while back: "A kid's show that only kids can enjoy is a bad kid's show". It isn't made for adults primarily but if parents can watch it with their kids and everyone is happy then who are we to say otherwise?

    +5
    • Evil-Tree - 3 years ago

      (Besides, I lost all hope of getting back into this series when they shifted Edward out of the main cast. I might understand the reasons and arguments for it but I just can't see myself liking Thomas the Tank Engine without Edward.)

      0
  • Evil-Tree - 3 years ago

    (Besides, I lost all hope of getting back into this series when they shifted Edward out of the main cast. I might understand the reasons and arguments for it but I just can't see myself liking Thomas the Tank Engine without Edward.)

    0
  • DirkDiggums - 3 years ago

    "adding girl trains"

    WTF are they talking about Emily the "girl" train has been around since 2004 way before SJWs.

    +2
    • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

      Hell, it goes back to 1961 with one of the original books and Daisy the diesel.

      +12
    • Spider3660 - 3 years ago

      There just fucking trains man, when I was a kid I never gave shit about the "gender" of the trains. Only if they were diesel or steam.

      +1
      • TerribleTrike - 3 years ago

        "diesel or steam"

        Ah yes, the two genders.

        +8
        • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

          Don't forget the third gender, electric.

          +1
      • REV UP THOSE FRYERS - 3 years ago

        I need to sexually identify with a train AND IT BETTER BE A GIRL TRAIN CUZ DADDY DIDN'T RAISE NO GAY!

        +1
      • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

        Don't forget the third gender, electric.

        +1
    • TerribleTrike - 3 years ago

      "diesel or steam"

      Ah yes, the two genders.

      +8
      • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

        Don't forget the third gender, electric.

        +1
    • REV UP THOSE FRYERS - 3 years ago

      I need to sexually identify with a train AND IT BETTER BE A GIRL TRAIN CUZ DADDY DIDN'T RAISE NO GAY!

      +1
    • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

      Don't forget the third gender, electric.

      +1
  • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

    Hell, it goes back to 1961 with one of the original books and Daisy the diesel.

    +12
  • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

    Something to consider: Yes, all these reboots are being aimed at kids and not adults, but these kids are quite possibly the children of the people that DID use to watch these shows when they were kids themselves, and if the parent's think it looks like garbage, there's a fair chance they'll have their kids watch something else instead.

    +15
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Apparently parents weren't happy with the changes of Season 25.

      0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Apparently parents weren't happy with the changes of Season 25.

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Where were you during the backlash of Bob The Builder's reboot?

    +2
  • Spider3660 - 3 years ago

    There just fucking trains man, when I was a kid I never gave shit about the "gender" of the trains. Only if they were diesel or steam.

    +1
    • TerribleTrike - 3 years ago

      "diesel or steam"

      Ah yes, the two genders.

      +8
      • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

        Don't forget the third gender, electric.

        +1
    • REV UP THOSE FRYERS - 3 years ago

      I need to sexually identify with a train AND IT BETTER BE A GIRL TRAIN CUZ DADDY DIDN'T RAISE NO GAY!

      +1
    • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

      Don't forget the third gender, electric.

      +1
  • Blobbem - 3 years ago

    Eh, I grew up watching the Ringo Starr narrated version of Thomas the Tank Engine and I stopped caring about the IP altogether when they switched from real sets to CGI, so seeing it switch to a generic 2D style doesn't bother me. The series I grew up with will outlive the rest because of its memories and its memes.

    +4
  • Weimario - 3 years ago

    The Reverend is spinning in his grave so fast we should consider using him as a generator turbine.

    +1
  • TerribleTrike - 3 years ago

    "diesel or steam"

    Ah yes, the two genders.

    +8
    • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

      Don't forget the third gender, electric.

      +1
  • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

    >its only something aimed at preschoolers
    Hahaha, you seriously think it stop at preschooler shows only? Thomas has 65 years of history. If Thomas can get rebooted, what else can they not reboot?

    +1
  • REV UP THOSE FRYERS - 3 years ago

    I need to sexually identify with a train AND IT BETTER BE A GIRL TRAIN CUZ DADDY DIDN'T RAISE NO GAY!

    +1
  • aceofscarabs - 3 years ago

    Y Nakajima does some insanely good custom Thomas mecha on Youtube.

    +1
  • retro-n-new - 3 years ago

    Long time lurker, first time poster here to give my thoughts on the situation.

    I think what makes this reboot jarring, particularly to fans of the franchise, is the fact that, while other franchises have had reboots that changed everything about the series and the characters, Thomas, for the most part, has avoided such a drastic reboot. When the franchise was sold to HiT entertainment, they still used all the same models, and when the franchise was made into CGI, the characters still looked largely the same as the models. Even with that UN-led rebrand a few years ago, they still used the same CG models, locations, etc., so throughout the show, Thomas still looked like Thomas and Sodor still looked like Sodor.

    Thus, when the 2D reboot was announced and gradually revealed, it's a shock to the system to have Thomas, having looked pretty much the same for the last 35-75 years, suddenly looks so much different from before, and this isn't even taking into account the new look of Sodor and the toony physics.

    One thing I've seen pointed out is that the new footage of the reboot doesn't feature Thomas' faithful coaches, Annie and Clarabel. As pointed out, even through the "weirdest" parts of the franchise, Thomas always had Annie and Clarabel with him, so if the reboot has forgotten them, it speaks to how big of a departure this reboot is from anything that's happened in the franchise before.

    +19
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Apparently the only recurring human character is Sir Topham Hatt.

      0
  • Masterblader158 - 3 years ago

    Those rebooted faces just look off. Its not creepy in the way it used to be but still is creepy in someway.

    +2
  • Dr. Pants - 3 years ago


    It's a fucking cartoon for BABIES. I didn't think it was possible to be more pathetic than the Thundercats fandom and yet here we are.

    -24
  • Lexicanium Coeus - 3 years ago

    Honestly these all seem to be cost cutting measures.

    0
  • Juicydeath1025 - 3 years ago

    I never thought I would see the day when the Thomas the Tank Engine franchise would create a soulless-babyfied series…
    Remember when kid shows used to be a fun-learning experience? Now, it just seems kid shows, not all of them just a huge majority of them, are just made to keep a child entertained and not teach them any kind of morals.
    Also, why the fuck does Thomas look like a kid? He's a Train for crying out loud…

    +35
  • Juicydeath1025 - 3 years ago

    +12
  • Ritza - 3 years ago

    More of THE TREATMENT:





    +1
  • Ritza - 3 years ago

    Surprised people on KnowYourMeme are crying when the My Little Pony remake was just as jarring and you motherfuckas ate that shit up and had sex with it.

    -12
    • Yinzer - 3 years ago

      MLP:FIM took a lame-ass 1980s 22-minute toy commercial and made it interesting.

      That's clearly not what is happening here with Thomas.

      +21
    • Kekkles the Kek - 3 years ago

      Last I checked, the common response to that Pony Life thing was just morbid curiosity of how bad it was going to be. Didn't really see anyone unironically enjoying it outside of the most hardcore of hasdrones that eat up anything with an MLP logo on it.

      +5
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      MLP:FIM had actual effort put into it!

      +9
  • Yinzer - 3 years ago

    MLP:FIM took a lame-ass 1980s 22-minute toy commercial and made it interesting.

    That's clearly not what is happening here with Thomas.

    +21
  • Kekkles the Kek - 3 years ago

    Last I checked, the common response to that Pony Life thing was just morbid curiosity of how bad it was going to be. Didn't really see anyone unironically enjoying it outside of the most hardcore of hasdrones that eat up anything with an MLP logo on it.

    +5
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    I was really hoping that Mountain Engines would be adapted into CGI like Small Railway Engines was. The Culdee Fell engines are easily the weirdest of those from The Railway Series with their faces at both ends (unlike MightyMac, both faces share the same consciousness). I wanted to see how they would handle the story of Godred, who rolls down the mountain and is later dismantled for his parts to repair the other Culdee Fell engines.

    Now all hopes are dashed by this insult of a reboot.

    +2
  • TheMysteriousGray - 3 years ago

    I'll be straight with y'all, I think it looks far better visually than either the models or the CG, but that's mainly because I think Thomas the Tank Engine in his original form is an abomination and that there's a reason people keep re-imagining him as an eldritch horror. Putting him in 2D (and giving him eyes that aren't soulless black pits) just makes him seem less monstrous to me.

    -7
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      How does Thomas the freaking Tank Engine look monstrous?

      +2
      • TheMysteriousGray - 3 years ago

        The lifeless eyes, the Joker-esque rictus grin, the eerily humanoid face just growing out the end of an otherwise realistic train, the ash-grey, corpse-like “skin” color, the absurd facial expressions (what few he has), he’s just a freaky, freaky thing to me

        +3
    • TheMysteriousGray - 3 years ago

      The lifeless eyes, the Joker-esque rictus grin, the eerily humanoid face just growing out the end of an otherwise realistic train, the ash-grey, corpse-like “skin” color, the absurd facial expressions (what few he has), he’s just a freaky, freaky thing to me

      +3
  • SardonicRainboom - 3 years ago

    Do the mouths move when they talk?

    0
    • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

      Their mouths move in the CGI series.

      +4
  • ConspiracyNut - 3 years ago

    Don't forget the third gender, electric.

    +1
  • Keyboard Cat - 3 years ago

    Toucan Sam's new design wouldn't bother me if it wasn't for that darn mouth.

    0
  • KoimanZX - 3 years ago

    Their mouths move in the CGI series.

    +4
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Yes!

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    How does Thomas the freaking Tank Engine look monstrous?

    +2
    • TheMysteriousGray - 3 years ago

      The lifeless eyes, the Joker-esque rictus grin, the eerily humanoid face just growing out the end of an otherwise realistic train, the ash-grey, corpse-like “skin” color, the absurd facial expressions (what few he has), he’s just a freaky, freaky thing to me

      +3
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    MLP:FIM had actual effort put into it!

    +9
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Wilbert Awdry in the afterlife right now.

    +7
    • Pokejoseph64 - 3 years ago

      Another reminder of how fucking dark and authoritarian this show can get

      Poor Henry

      0
      • Dracorex - 3 years ago

        He got better though.

        Henry and Edward were my favorites as a wee lad in the early 90s.

        0
      • Espurr - 3 years ago

        Narrator: "I think he deserves his punishment, don't you?"

        +1
    • Weimario - 3 years ago

      Sudrian Afro, that's some good shit right there. I'm glad he came back from that big hiatus he had a few years ago.

      +1
    • Dracorex - 3 years ago

      He got better though.

      Henry and Edward were my favorites as a wee lad in the early 90s.

      0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Narrator: "I think he deserves his punishment, don't you?"

      +1
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Apparently the only recurring human character is Sir Topham Hatt.

    0
  • David Bowie (The Sovereign) - 3 years ago

    So I'm seriously the only one who doesn't care?

    0
    • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

      Why are you here then?
      Just curious.

      +10
  • TheMysteriousGray - 3 years ago

    The lifeless eyes, the Joker-esque rictus grin, the eerily humanoid face just growing out the end of an otherwise realistic train, the ash-grey, corpse-like “skin” color, the absurd facial expressions (what few he has), he’s just a freaky, freaky thing to me

    +3
  • Rueland2002 - 3 years ago

    I don't get it.
    Why you need to fix something that isn't broke?

    +9
    • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

      Most likely? Money, new series is probably cheaper to produce. (though I can only see this screwing up the entire merchandise line)

      +1
  • Keka7d5s - 3 years ago

    Why are you here then?
    Just curious.

    +10
  • Captain Duck - 3 years ago

    Isn't it ironic that there is drama when a series switches from 3D to 2D?

    -2
    • supergoron - 3 years ago

      I'm not seeing the irony, explain please.

      +2
      • CrashGordon94 - 3 years ago

        Soemtimes there's been drama about a 2D series going to 3D animation or live-action.

        +1
    • CrashGordon94 - 3 years ago

      Soemtimes there's been drama about a 2D series going to 3D animation or live-action.

      +1
  • Pokejoseph64 - 3 years ago

    Another reminder of how fucking dark and authoritarian this show can get

    Poor Henry

    0
    • Dracorex - 3 years ago

      He got better though.

      Henry and Edward were my favorites as a wee lad in the early 90s.

      0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Narrator: "I think he deserves his punishment, don't you?"

      +1
  • SardonicRainboom - 3 years ago

    Blasphemy.

    +4
  • plus-ultra-weeb - 3 years ago

    My friend once said that the new design looked anime. I immediately imagined Thomas acting like a classic shonen anime character. Tbh, the new design looks pretty generic.

    +4
    • Red Shocktrooper - 3 years ago

      Just imagine Shonen Thomas trying reallly damn hard to pull a train as heavy as the Flying Kipper up Gordon's Hill, and having to double-head it with someone else.

      +3
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      Funny since Thomas the Tank Engine is huge in Japan.

      +2
  • Weimario - 3 years ago

    Sudrian Afro, that's some good shit right there. I'm glad he came back from that big hiatus he had a few years ago.

    +1
  • Dracorex - 3 years ago

    He got better though.

    Henry and Edward were my favorites as a wee lad in the early 90s.

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  • supergoron - 3 years ago

    I'm not seeing the irony, explain please.

    +2
    • CrashGordon94 - 3 years ago

      Soemtimes there's been drama about a 2D series going to 3D animation or live-action.

      +1
  • LesserAngel - 3 years ago

    Most likely? Money, new series is probably cheaper to produce. (though I can only see this screwing up the entire merchandise line)

    +1
  • Gleaming Steel - 3 years ago

    The 2d artstyle looks appealing enough relative to a lot of other modern shows, I guess. Definitely could be better, but it could be a lot worse, too.

    The strangest thing to me about this change is that it comes after nearly 20 years of shows across every genre, target demographic and nationality fleeing to 3DCG for its cheaper and quicker production.

    I can't figure out what they were actually hoping to accomplish by doing this, given that it's too expensive of a move to just be a desperate bid for attention. Maybe the age 2~6 market is just so oversaturated with 3DCG that they figured it would stand out more as 2D?

    +3
    • MisterZygarde64 - 3 years ago

      Why couldn’t they go back to the sets like in the early series the ?

      0
    • Espurr - 3 years ago

      I actually wish they returned to using models.

      +3
  • CrashGordon94 - 3 years ago

    Soemtimes there's been drama about a 2D series going to 3D animation or live-action.

    +1
  • Red Shocktrooper - 3 years ago

    Just imagine Shonen Thomas trying reallly damn hard to pull a train as heavy as the Flying Kipper up Gordon's Hill, and having to double-head it with someone else.

    +3
  • MisterZygarde64 - 3 years ago

    Why couldn’t they go back to the sets like in the early series the ?

    0
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    I actually wish they returned to using models.

    +3
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Funny since Thomas the Tank Engine is huge in Japan.

    +2
  • Espurr - 3 years ago

    Narrator: "I think he deserves his punishment, don't you?"

    +1
  • TjsWorld2011 - 3 years ago

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  • Chris the Lovable Jerk - 3 years ago

    It's terrible to see my favorite series from when I was a lad get this treatment. Seeing how Mattel has handled Thomas in the last few years, especially with the rebranding and diversity attempt from a couple years back, it seems they have completely misunderstand Thomas and his appeal. They have no idea why the property has lasted so long, they just know the toys sell, but not as good as others, so they try to shove in blatant product placement and bad hyperactive plots like a bad episode of the original TMNT mixed with Teen Titans Go/Thundercats Roar.

    +6
  • Timelord420 - 3 years ago

    What bullshit has befallen the Island of Sodor

    +8
  • Rock Star - 3 years ago

    Awesome

    0
  • Vinluv Handesbukia - 2 years ago

    The adult fandom is a mess of a wonder

    +1
  • Vinluv Handesbukia - 2 years ago

    tell me you have kids right?

    0
  • Timelord420 - 2 years ago

    This trending again today, is causing, as Toppum Hat would say, “confusion and delay”

    +1
  • Unraveler - 2 years ago

    Seems like somebody took those Thomas mods too seriously

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