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Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go!
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Genre Animated series
Created by Rick Suvalle
Developed by
  • Rick Suvalle
  • Teale Sperling
Written by
  • Rick Suvalle
  • Craig Carlisle
  • Niki Lytton
Directed by
  • Campbell Bryer
  • Jason Groh
Creative director(s) Monica Dennis
Country of origin
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) (2D animation)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Chronology
Preceded by Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! is an upcoming American-Canadian flash-animated children's television series that serves as a reboot of the original Thomas & Friends series that ran from 1984 to 2021. The series was originally set to be the show's twenty-fifth season, before Mattel Television confirmed that it was a new show altogether. It is said to 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

Thomas, the main character of the series.

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 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 27, 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." Ultimately, it renders the original continuity non-canon.

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. It is currently unknown who will be handling the distribution rights in the United Kingdom.

The show's teaser trailer was leaked online on January 27, 2021.