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Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! facts for kids
|Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go!|
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! logo
|Created by||Rick Suvalle|
|Creative director(s)||Monica Dennis|
|Country of origin|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Picture format||16:9 1080p (HDTV) (2D animation)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|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.
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.
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.