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Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go facts for kids
|Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go|
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go logo
|Based on||The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry
Thomas & Friends by Britt Allcroft
|Creative director(s)||Monica Dennis|
|Country of origin||
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Preceded by||Thomas & Friends|
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go is an upcoming animated children's television series that serves as a reboot of the original Thomas & Friends series that ran from 1984 to 2021. It was originally set to be the show's twenty-fifth season, but Mattel Television confirmed that it was a separate series. It will introduce "an entirely new approach to Thomas & Friends content," with a new animation style and story structure. All Engines Go is set to premiere in October 2021.
In October 2020, Mattel Television formed a new co-production partnership with Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Studio and greenlit two new seasons for the Thomas & Friends series, consisting of 104 11-minute episodes and two hour-long specials. The new episodes were said to be produced using 2D animation and include more physical comedy and music than before.
In January 2021, it was announced that the new episodes were set to be released as an entirely new series known as Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go Executive producer Christopher Keenan stated that it was "crafted to appeal to contemporary audiences' sensibilities with maintaining Thomas' core brand ethos."
On February 5, 2021, it was announced that Cartoon Network and Netflix had picked up the broadcast and streaming rights to the series in the United States, respectively. Cartoon Network will broadcast the series through its upcoming Cartoonito preschool programming block.