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Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue
Misty Island Rescue.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Greg Tiernan
Produced by
  • Nicole Stinn (Nitrogen)
  • Denise Green (HiT)
Written by Sharon Miller
Narrated by
Music by Robert Hartshorne
Distributed by
  • HiT Entertainment
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (US)
Release date(s) October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)
Running time 60 minutes
Language English
Money made $175,885

Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue is a 2010 CGI comedy-drama adventure feature-length special and film of the TV series Thomas & Friends. The special was animated by Nitrogen Studios.

This special takes place in between the thirteenth and fourteenth seasons of the television series.



A new Sodor Search and Rescue Center is being built for Harold, Rocky and Captain, a new lifeboat. Jobi wood is needed in order to build it, delivered from Hiro's homeland. All the engines want to help deliver the Jobi wood. Meanwhile, Diesel feels insulted after Thomas teased him for not being a steam engine. Diesel tries to prove his point by taking the Jobi wood himself, resulting in a chase between him and Thomas, and all the Jobi wood being lost in the sea after Diesel almost falls off an unfinished bridge. Thomas is rewarded with visiting the rescue center on the mainland after rescuing Diesel from the bridge. Being told there is no room on the boat, Thomas asks to be carried on a raft behind the boat. However, along the way, the chain to the raft snaps and, after falling asleep, Thomas wakes up only to find himself landing on a nearby island, Misty Island.

Thomas explores the island and soon finds it to be inhabited by the "Logging Locos", consisting of Ferdinand and two small twins, Bash and Dash, who were sent to the island after causing trouble on the mainland. As Thomas continues exploring the island, Sir Topham Hatt receives a call telling him Thomas is missing, prompting him, Harold and Captain to send out a search party to find him.

After seeing the entire island (and traversing a shaky bridge known as the Shake-Shake Bridge), Thomas discovers a logging station which the Logging Locos are traversing around. He decides he wants to go back to Sodor and uses the Misty Island Tunnel, a tunnel that connects Misty Island to Sodor. However, as they are nearly halfway through the tunnel, the tunnel caves in on both sides causing them to get stuck. At the same time, the Logging Locos run out of oil. Thomas finds a hole in the ceiling of the cave which gives him an idea: he can puff smoke out through the hole and alert his friends of his location. The smoke soon alerts the rest of the gang of Thomas's location, convincing Percy and Whiff to go into the tunnel. Percy alerts Thomas of his presence, convincing Thomas he should break through the caved-in rocks himself. However, Whiff sternly corrects Thomas, saying he knows the tunnel more than he does. Thomas is soon convinced, allowing Percy and Whiff to break through. The three then haul the Logging Locos out of the tunnel and take them to be fixed up. However, Sir Topham Hatt, Edward, James and Gordon have all sailed to Misty Island in order to find Thomas, so Thomas rushes back to Misty Island and finds them just in time. Once he does, the Logging Locos are all welcomed to Sodor and there is a big celebration for the opening of the Sodor Search and Rescue Center.

In a post-credits scene, Diesel 10 watches the engines from above the rescue center and vows that he will have revenge, foreshadowing the events of the following special Day of the Diesels.


UK dub

  • Ben Small as Thomas, Ferdinand and Toby
  • Matt Wilkinson as Diesel 10, Bash, Rocky, Cranky, Victor, Kevin and the Dock Manager
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Whiff, Dash, Salty, Captain, Harold and the Fat Controller
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Michael Angelis as the Narrator

US dub

  • Martin Sherman as Thomas and Percy
  • William Hope as Bash, Whiff, Rocky, Edward, Toby and the Dock Manager
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, James, Dash, Harold, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Glenn Wrage as Ferdinand and Cranky
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Keith Wickham as Salty and Captain
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Matt Wilkinson as Diesel 10
  • Michael Brandon as Diesel and the Narrator