Ferdinand is a large logging engine who lives and works on Misty Island, with Bash and Dash.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

Ferdinand, Bash and Dash found Thomas on Misty Island and helped him collect Jobi Wood to take back to Sodor. Unfortunately, Ferdinand and the twins ran out of oil while going through the Misty Island Tunnel. Luckily, Whiff and Percy were able to rescue Thomas, Bash, Dash and Ferdinand and took them all back to Sodor. Ferdinand then helped with the completion of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre along with Bash and Dash.

Ferdinand later helped Gordon deliver the Lion of Sodor to the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's Summer House.

Personality

Ferdinand is the gentle giant of Misty Island, where he works with twin engines Bash and Dash. Instead of burning coal, Ferdinand runs on wood and oil. He is bigger and slower than Bash and Dash, but will always endeavour to join in all the same. He may come across as the simpler-minded, quieter, or even more bashful engine of the three due to his tendency to often let the more boisterous Bash and Dash do most of the talking, but often manages to get in a comment of "That's right!" during the trio's antics. Nevertheless, he is just as fun-loving, goofy and whacky as the other two. He is considerate, inquisitive, has a big heart and enjoys joining in and laughing along where-ever there are fun and games to be had.

Technical Details

Basis

Ferdinand is based on a Climax Class C logging locomotive.

Livery

Ferdinand is painted teal with blue-grey lining. He has a semi-circular symbol depicting three yellow trees with two brown axes crossing each other on both sides of his cab and tender.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

  • Series 14 - Thomas' Crazy Day, Jumping Jobi Wood! and Merry Misty Island
  • Series 15 - Gordon and Ferdinand, Toby and Bash, Emily and Dash, Happy Hiro, Let it Snow, Stop That Bus!and Tree Trouble
  • Series 16 - Ol' Wheezy Wobbles, Ho Ho Snowman (mentioned), Welcome Stafford and The Christmas Tree Express
  • Series 18 - Signals Crossed (cameo)
  • Series 19 - Toad and the Whale (portrait cameo) and Goodbye Fat Controller (portrait cameo)
  • Series 22 - Trusty Trunky (portrait cameo)
  • Series 23 - Steam Team to the Rescue! (portrait cameo)

Specials

  • 2010 - Misty Island Rescue
  • 2014 - Tale of the Brave (music video cameo)
  • 2015 - The Adventure Begins (portrait cameo)
  • 2017 - Journey Beyond Sodor (portrait cameo)
  • 2018 - Big World! Big Adventures! (portrait cameo)

Music Videos

  • Misty Island Rescue - Misty Island Rescue
  • Series 14 - All You Need
  • Series 15 - Hear the Engines Coming
  • Series 16 - Go, Go Thomas
  • Tale of the Brave - Let's Be Brave
  • Thomas' YouTube World Tour - Down by the Docks, It's Great to be an Engine, The Whistle Song, Ode to Gordon and That's What Friends Are for
  • Series 22 - The Journey Never Ends and Let's Dream

Voice Actors

  • Ben Small (UK; Misty Island Rescue-sixteenth series)
  • Glenn Wrage (US; Misty Island Rescue onwards; UK)
  • Bernard Demory (France and French speaking Canada)
  • Robin Brosch (Germany)
  • Christian Greger Strøm (Norway)
  • Kōichi Sakaguchi (Japan)
  • Jarosław Boberek (Poland)
  • Héctor Moreno (Latin America)
  • Gadi Levy (Israel)
  • Mariano García (Spain)
  • Jukka Voutilainen (Finland)
  • Loukas Frangoulis (Greece)

Trivia

  • Ferdinand can run on either wood or oil.
  • He travels far faster in the television series than his basis is capable of.
  • Ferdinand is the only engine from Misty Island that appears in the Arc Productions era, although he hasn't had any speaking roles.
  • Ferdinand is modified for working on British railways. He has added buffers and screw link couplings.
  • His Collectible Railway toy has a black buffer beam as well as a fowler tender.
  • His lamp would later be re-used for Rosie.
  • In more recent episodes, he made some portrait cameo appearances in Sir Topham Hatt's Office.
  • His whistle would later be re-used for one of the Grey Tender Engines.

Merchandise

  • Wooden Railway (discontinued)
  • Take-n-Play (normal and talking; discontinued)
  • Adventures (discontinued)
  • TrackMaster (discontinued)
  • Capsule Plarail (Japan only)
  • Capsule Collection
  • Boss (discontinued)
  • Collectible Railway
  • Minis
    • Classic Minis
    • DC Super Friends Minis (as Martian Manhunter and Mr. Freeze)
    • Sweets Minis
    • Cowboy Minis
  • Wood (cancelled 2018, rerelease, coming soon)
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