Millennials get ready for some serious nostalgia! Thomas and the Magic Railroad chugs to Blu-ray for the first time, on September 29th. This classic film stars Alec Baldwin, Peter Fonda and Mara Wilson and is celebrating it's 20th anniversary (I know, I can't believe it either!) This will certainly make for a fun, family movie night! I love introducing movies to my kids that I loved as a child and Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a perfect example of a classic character transcending generations. Thomas himself turns 75 this year! Learn more about the film and watch the trailer below.
Thomas and the Magic Railroad 20th Anniversary Chugs to Blu-ray 9/29
The beloved fan-favorite Thomas And The Magic Railroad (20th Anniversary Edition) is coming to Blu-ray™ + DVD on September 29 from Shout! Kids, marking the first time the film will be available in high definition.
The release is packed with extensive special features, sure to thrill fans who have long clamored for the film’s deleted scenes to be released.
The list of special features includes new interviews with the film’s stars Alec Baldwin, Mara Wilson, and Didi Conn as well as the film’s composer Hummie Mann, a two-part documentary with writer/director/producer Britt Allcroft, a behind-the-scenes reel, and deleted storylines and lost scenes, including deleted scenes with Peter Fonda, Didi Conn, Russell Means, and Doug Lennox.
Starring Alec Baldwin (The Boss Baby, 30 Rock), Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee’s Gold), Didi Conn (Grease, Shining Time Station), Russell Means (Last of the Mohicans, Pocahontas), and of course Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a longtime family-favorite.
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Thomas and the Magic Railroad Synopsis
For as long as anyone can remember, the magical Island of Sodor has been the realm of enchantment, innocence, and talking train engines. Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) is taking care of the whole railway whilst Sir Topham Hatt is away.
Mr. C comes from a family of miniature Conductors who travel between the Island of Sodor and Shining Time Station thanks to a supply of mysterious gold dust.
However, Sodor’s steam engines suddenly find themselves heading for a load of trouble courtesy of the railroad baddie Diesel 10, whose plan is to destroy our hero Thomas and Mr. C… then take over Sodor before Sir Topham Hatt’s return. Thomas and Mr. C must save the engines before his dwindling supply of gold dust runs out!
Lily (Mara Wilson) has a hunch that her grandfather (Peter Fonda), up in his workshop on Muffle Mountain, can be the one to crack the code that will save the Conductor family… and bring back to life the Magic Railroad, which runs between Sodor and the beautiful Indian Valley surrounding Shining Time.
Lily teams up with Mr. C and Thomas and sets out to get Sodor back on track in this beloved, full-length adventure starring the world’s #1 tank engine.
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Thomas and the Magic Railroad Official Trailer
Thomas and the Magic Railroad Blu-ray Bonus Features
Thomas the Tank Engine Turns 75
While Thomas And The Magic Railroad celebrates its 20th anniversary, Thomas the Tank Engine is marking his 75th year as a beloved children’s character.
Originally part of the Rev W. Awdry’s Little Railway book series, first released in 1945, Thomas was brought to life through the cherished TV series Thomas & Friends, created by Britt Allcroft (director/writer/producer of Thomas And The Magic Railroad) in the early 1980s.
In the late ‘80s, Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow introduced Thomas to America when they created Shining Time Station. Many years on, Thomas’ legacy remains everlasting.
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