KUED Bids Farewell to Thomas the Tank Engine

Press Release

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thomas & Friends finishes its run on PBS at the end of this year.

“Multiple generations of young children have learned from the hard working Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends,” says Elise Peterson, KUED Education Coordinator.

Before it bids its young and old viewers adieu, Thomas & Friends will present a 90-minute movie, Journey Beyond Sodor, as part of PBS KIDS Family night on the 24/7 channel (KUED 7.3) on November 17, 18, and 19.  Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor follows the brave engines on their adventure to the mainland.  Hugh Bonneville is a special addition to the cast, playing the engine, Merlin.

Determined to prove his importance on Sodor, Thomas takes James' trucks and sets off on a big adventure. On the way he makes friends with the cheerful and helpful "Experimental Engines" but, after a wrong turn, finds himself lost in the steelworks. There, Thomas encounters two mysterious engines who instantly make him feel welcome but who aren't what they first seem.

After Thomas fails to return, James sets off to the Mainland but runs into trouble himself, and it is up to Thomas and the Experimental Engines to save the day. Join Thomas in a final tale of daring escapes, heroic rescues and discover that true friendship comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:06pm

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