The Great Engine Hunt is a 2020 Thomas & Friends movie.

Plot

When P.T. Boomer is annoyed about Thomas and Ashima falling in love, he teams up with Diesel and kidnapps Ashima and takes her to a place in Chicago. Along Thomas's hunt for his love interest, he meets a new friend called Hayley whom decides to help him on his journey around the world in search of Ashima.

Characters

Characters Introduced

Locations

Cast

UK and AUS

US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon and Mr. Percival
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Douglas, Fergus and the Thin Clergyman
  • Martin Sherman as Percy
  • Christopher Ragland as Trevor
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Keith Wickham as Harvey, Glynn, Salty, Bert, Sir Topham Hatt and Dowager Hatt
  • Teresa Gallagher as Frieda, Annie, Clarabel and Judy
  • Steve Kynman as Duck
  • Joe Mills as Donald, Oliver and Toad
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Michael Brandon as Diesel and Harold
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky & Spencer
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Mark Moraghan as Axel, Raul, Etienne, Rajiv, Yong Bao, Shane, Vinnie, Gina and Carlos
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachel Miller as Rebecca
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Tom Stourton as Rex, Terence and Duncan
  • Tim Whitnall as Mike and Jerome
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • Kaley Cuoco as Hayley
  • Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
  • Albert Brooks as Marlin
  • Hayden Rolance as Nemo
  • Ed O'Niel as Hank
  • Kaitlin Olson as Destiny
  • Ty Burrell as Bailey
  • Willem Dafoe as Gill
  • Brad Garrett as Bloat
  • Austin Pendleton as Gurgle
  • Stephen Root as Bubbles
  • Allison Janey as Peach
  • Geoffrey Rush as Nigel
  • Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
  • Larry the Cable Guy as Mater
  • Bonnie Hunt as Sally
  • Lloyd Sherr as Fillmore
  • Paul Dooley as Sarge
  • Tony Shalhoulb as Luigi
  • Guido Quaroni as Guido
  • Jenifer Lewis as Flo
  • Cheech Marin as Ramone
  • Michael Wallis as Sheriff
  • Katherine Helmond as Lizzie (archive recordings)
  • Jerome Ranft as Red and Jaques
  • Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez
  • Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm
  • Kyle Petty as Cal Weathers
  • Angel Oquendo as Bobby Swift
  • Will Collyer as Brick Yardley
  • Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as themselves
  • Nicolas Cage as P.T. Boomer
  • Chris Wedge as Scrat (voice heard in the background)
  • David Thomason as Tinky Winky (uncredited)
  • John Simmit as Dipsy (uncredited)
  • Nikky Smedly as Laa-Laa (uncredited)
  • Pui Fan Lee as Po (uncredited)

Songs

  • All Star
  • Really Useful Engine (extended) (The Adventure Begins version)
  • Troublesome Trucks (extended) (The Adventure Begins verison)
  • All You Need are Friends (extended)
  • Thomas & Hayley are Racing
  • Sometimes You Make a Friend (extended)
  • Don't Stop
  • Nothing Can Stop Us
  • The Locomotion
  • Don't Stop (extended)
  • Nothing Can Stop Us (extended)
  • The Great Engine Hunt (song)
  • Wonderful Night

Bonus Features

UK, AUS and NZ

  • All Star (original song) sing-along sung by Smash Mouth
  • Really Useful Engine (extended) (The Adventure Begins version) sing-along sung by Pentatonix
  • Troublesome Trucks (extended) (The Adventure Begins version) sing-along sung by Pentatonix
  • All You Need are Friends (extended) sing-along sung by Brad Paisley
  • Thomas & Hayley are Racing sing-along sung by Casey Manierka & Terry Tompkins
  • Sometimes You Make a Friend (extended) sing-along sung by Steven Page
  • Don't Stop sing-along sung by Owl City & Carly Rae Jaspen
  • Nothing Can Stop Us sing-along sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • The Locomotion sing-along sung by Sam Blewitt
  • Nothing Can Stop Us (extended) sing-along sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Don't Stop (extended) sing-along sung by Owl City & Carly Rae Jaspen
  • The Great Engine Hunt (song) sing-along sung by Sam Blewitt
  • Wonderful Night (original song) sing-along sung by Fatboy Silm
  • The Great Engine Hunt Bloopers

US and CAN

  • All Star (original song) sing-along sung by Smash Mouth
  • Really Useful Engine (extended) (The Adventure Begins version) sing-along sung by Pentatonix
  • Troublesome Trucks (extended) (The Adventure Begins version) sing-along sung by Pentatonix
  • All You Need are Friends (extended) sing-along sung by Brad Paisley
  • Thomas & Hayley are Racing sing-along sung by Casey Manierka & Terry Tompkins
  • Sometimes You Make a Friend (extended) sing-along sung by Steven Page
  • Don't Stop sing-along sung by Owl City & Carly Rae Jaspen
  • Nothing Can Stop Us sing-along sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • The Locomotion sing-along sung by Sam Blewitt
  • Don't Stop (extended) sing-along sung by Owl City & Carly Rae Jaspen
  • Nothing Can Stop Us (extended) sing-along sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • The Great Engine Hunt (song) sing-along sung by Sam Blewitt
  • Wonderful Night (original song) sing-along sung by Fatboy Silm
  • The Great Engine Hunt Bloopers

Sequels

Main Article: 'The Great Engine Hunt 2: Percy's Adventure

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Trivia

  • The storyline of the movie is very similar to Big World! Big Adventures!
  • This is one of the longest movies in Thomas & Friends history, running at 185 minutes long.
  • The composer for this special is Harry Gregson-Williams, instead of Chris Renshaw, just like Thomas and Friends: Revenge of the Scrap-Yard Diesels, but with Thomas Newman.
  • This is third time that The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performed the music, when Harry Gregson-Williams composed the music, Pete Anthony conducted the music for this Thomas & Friends movie just like how they did in Thomas and Friends: Revenge of the Scrap-Yard Diesels, but with Thomas Newman composing & conducting the music and in Sodor's Legend of The Lost Treasure, but with Robert & Peter Hartshorne.
  • This special marks the first appearance of Chicago.
  • Kayly Cuoco joins the voice cast.
  • At the end of the movie, after Ashima says that she loves Thomas and says goodbye to him before going home on the ferry.
  • Since Ant & Dec were the only live-action characters, they were both green screened.
  • Hayley is based off the model basis of Hong-Mei but slightly different.
  • This is the first to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, instead of Universal Pictures. In future Thomas & Friends movies, Disney and Universal Pictures will take turns of the distribution.

Goofs

  • When Thomas starts to leaves Ashima behind with the portal time of 5 seconds, he is coupled to Ashima. But in the next scene, he is uncoupled from her.
  • As Ashima is going through the secret passageway to the Steelworks, her coupling clips through the passage.
  • In the scene where Thomas thinks that Ashima is dead, there is a truck that appears and disappears every second that Thomas is focused in.
  • When Ashima backs up beside Thomas in her berth, her lamp is off. But in the next scene, her lamp is on.

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