Series 24 of Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! will begin airing on Netflix (US) in May 2020, and on Milkshake! (UK) and ABC Kids (Australia) in September 2020.

Production

Mattel green-lit a new series and several specials for Thomas & Friends that will premiere in 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the franchise. Production will consist of 20 x 11-minute episodes as well as three 22-minute specials following the recent revamp of the series.

David Stoten was announced as the new head writer for the series, succeeding Andrew Brenner. This is also marks the final series animated by Jam Filled Toronto.

Episodes

  1. Emily's Best Friend
  2. Thomas' Fuzzy Friend
  3. The Great Little Railway Show
  4. Thomas and the Forest Engines
  5. Emily to the Rescue
  6. Shankar's Makeover
  7. Nia and the Unfriendly Elephant
  8. James the Super Engine
  9. Thomas' Not-So-Lucky Day
  10. Ace's Brave Jump
  11. Nia's Bright Idea
  12. Cleo's First Snow

Currently Unknown Production Order

Special Episodes

  1. Thomas and the Royal Engine
  2. A New Arrival
  3. World of Tomorrow

Characters

Main Cast

Additional Cast

Characters Introduced

Cast

UK and AUS

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon, Henry, Diesel, Harold, Cyril the Fogman and Mr. Percival
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Owen, Fergus Duncan, The Thin Clergyman, Bernie, Professor Friedrich and the Elephant Carer
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Louise Miller as Rebecca, Little Thomas, Prince Charles and Dr. Hetty
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Rocky and Farmer McColl
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie and some Children
  • Steven Kynman as Peter Sam
  • Keith Wickham as Harvey, Glynn, Salty, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Bert, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt, Mr. Percival, Albert and the Safety Inspector
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill and Philip
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben, Rusty, Merrick and Headkeeper Jack
  • David Menkin as Porter
  • Lucy Montgomery as Marion and Carly
  • Tina Desai as Ashima and the Indian Fashion Designer
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv and the Indian Director
  • Federico Trujillo as Raul and Marcio
  • Anna Francolini as Gina
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Chris Lew Kum Hoi as Yong Bao and the Mean Engines
  • Rose Robinson as Tamika
  • Vincenzo Nicoli as Lorenzo and Beppe
  • Monica Lopera as Gabriela
  • Francisco Labbe as Gustavo
  • Laura Cucurullo as Marcia and Cassia
  • Rosamund Pike as Duchess
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar and the Indian Actor
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Noor Jehan and Charubala
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Tim Whitnall as Reg
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Matt McCooey as Kenji
  • Teresa Gallagher as Belle, Annie and Clarabel
  • Joe Swash as Sonny
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy, Beresford and Dr. Holyfield
  • Peter Andre as Ace
  • Flaminia Cinque as Ester
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky
  • Lucy Montgomery as Carly
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff
  • Gabriel Porras as Emerson
  • Windson Liong as Lei
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • Montserrat Lombard as Mia
  • Dominique Moore as Ruth
  • Bob Golding as Baz
  • Siu-see Hung as Dr. Kim
  • Dan Li as the Chinese Railway Inspector
  • Sharon Miller as Queen Elizabeth II

Trivia

  • This is the final series animated by Jam Filled Toronto.
  • Sharon Miller, Rosamund Pike, Joe Swash, Matt McCooey, Dominique Moore and Chris Lew Kum Hoi join the voice cast.
  • This is the first series of a few things:
    • The first series to have David Stoten as the new head writer.
    • The first series in the US to air exclusively on a streaming platform as opposed to television, likely due to the increased popularity of on-demand streaming platforms in general.
    • Post Van and Queen Elizabeth II's first appearances in full CGI.
    • Ace and Beresford's first appearance and speaking role in an episode.
    • Hiro, Rusty, Rex, Mike and Bert's first appearances since Journey Beyond Sodor.
    • Oliver, Connor, Fergus Duncan and Mr. Percival's first appearances since Big World! Big Adventures!.
    • The first series in which Oliver does not have a speaking role since the sixth series.
    • The first series in which Connor, Porter and Fernando do not have speaking roles since their introductions.
    • The first series in where The Grey and Brown Tender Engines, Hong-Mei, An An, Yin-Long, Judy, Jerome, The India Breakdown Crane, Stefano, Brenda and Darcy do not appear since their introductions.
    • The first series since their returns in where Jack and Miss Jenny do not appear since their introductions in the sixth series.
    • The first series in which all current members of the Steam Team have a number.
    • The first series in which Nia and Rebecca speak in every episode they appeared in.
    • The first series where Emerson appears more than one episode.
  • This marks the second series of a few things:
    • The second series in where Flying Scotsman and Caitlin appear, but do not speak since their introductions.
    • The second series in where Merlin, Sidney, The Chinese Diesel, Hannah, Dexter and The Male Chinese Breakdown Train do not appear since their introductions.
    • The second series since their returns in where Spencer, Terence, Trevor, Jack, Oliver, Max and Monty do not appear since their introductions.
  • This marks the third series of a few things:
    • The third series in where Charlie, Scruff, Samson, Mavis, Flynn, Slip Coaches and Bradford do not appear since their introductions.
    • The third series since their returns in where Donald, Douglas, Whiff, 'Arry, Bert and Duncan do not appear since their introductions.
    • The third series in where Big Mickey does not speak since his introduction in the twenty-first series.
  • This marks the fourth series of a few things:
    • The fourth series in where Hugo and Captain do not appear since their introductions.
    • The fourth series in where Stanley and Luke do not speak since their introductions.
    • The fourth series since his return in where Butch does not appear since his introduction in the fifth series.
  • This is the fifth series in where Winston does not have a speaking role since his introduction in Blue Mountain Mystery.
  • ThIs is the only series to date in which Kevin does not appear since his introduction.
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