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Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go
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Genre Animated series
Based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry
Thomas & Friends by Britt Allcroft
Directed by
  • Campbell Bryer
  • Jason Groh
Creative director(s) Monica Dennis
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Fred Soulie
  • Christopher Keenan
  • Colin Bohm
  • Adam Bonnett
  • Pam Westman
Producer(s)
  • Rick Suvalle
  • Joe Sichta
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Mattel Television
Release
Original network
Picture format 16:9 1080p (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Chronology
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.

Production

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."

Release

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.