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Thomas and the Wizard of Sodor

Thomas and the Wizard of Sodor is the 2020 Thomas & Friends movie.

Plot Summary

Determined to prove his importance on Sodor, Thomas takes James' trucks and sets off on a big adventure to the Mainland. 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 are not what they first seem... After Thomas fails to return, James sets off to the Mainland, but runs into trouble himself and so it is up to Thomas and the Experimental Engines to save the day.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Harvey
  • Emily
  • Spencer
  • Rosie
  • Stanley
  • Hiro
  • Belle
  • Stephen
  • Connor
  • Caitlin
  • Porter
  • Samson
  • Glynn
  • Ryan
  • Ashima
  • Rajiv
  • Shane
  • Yong Bao
  • Theo
  • Lexi
  • Hurricane
  • Merlin
  • Nia
  • Kwaku
  • Beau
  • Hong-Mei
  • Rebecca
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • Mavis
  • Salty
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Sidney
  • Paxton
  • Philip
  • Hugo
  • Two Mainland Diesels
  • Frankie
  • The Chinese Diesel
  • Shankar
  • Noor Jehan
  • Stafford
  • Marion
  • Skiff
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Victor
  • Luke
  • Millie
  • Tamika
  • Rusty
  • Bert
  • Rex
  • Mike
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Toad
  • Slip Coaches
  • Judy and Jerome
  • Bradford
  • Hannah
  • An An and Yin-Long
  • Aubrey and Aiden
  • Dexter
  • Lei
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Bulgy
  • Butch
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Oliver
  • Max and Monty
  • Kevin
  • Ace
  • Angelique
  • Tony
  • Isla
  • Cranky
  • Big Mickey
  • Reg
  • Carly
  • Kobe
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • The Thin Clergyman
  • The Fat Clergyman
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Cyril the Fogman
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford
  • The Mayor of Sodor
  • Lord Callan
  • Mr. Percival
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • Captain Joe
  • Charubala
  • Charlie (cameo)
  • Whiff (cameo)
  • Scruff (cameo)
  • Timothy (cameo)
  • 'Arry and Bert (cameo)
  • Diesel 10 (cameo)
  • Norman (cameo)
  • The Mainland Diesels (cameo)
  • Flynn (cameo)
  • Winston (cameo)
  • Rocky (cameo)
  • Merrick (cameo)
  • Owen (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Farmer McColl (cameo)
  • The Foreman (cameo)
  • Mr. Bubbles (cameo)
  • Headkeeper Jack (cameo)
  • The Grumpy Passenger (cameo)
  • Ferdinand (portrait cameo)

Characters Introduced

  • Hong-Mei

Cast

UK, AUS and NZ

  • John Hasler as Thomas and Rheneas
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, Harvey, Glynn, Salty, Den, Stafford, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Bert, Bertie, Harold, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, Lord Callan and Mr. Percival
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Toby, Donald, Hugo, Bradford, Big Mickey and the Thin Clergyman
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy and Trevor
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Porter, Ryan, Dart, Paxton, Peter Sam, the third Slip Coach and Jack
  • Joe Mills as Douglas, Oliver and Toad
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill, Philip and Monty
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben, Spencer, Stanley, Rusty, Cranky, Butch, Kevin, Tony, the Duke of Boxford and Captain Joe
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Belle, Mavis, Annie, Clarabel, Judy, Lady Hatt and the Duchess of Boxford
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Bob Golding as Stephen and Sidney
  • Jonathan Forbes as Connor
  • Rebecca O'Mara as Caitlin and the second Slip Coach
  • Robert Wilfort as Samson
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Darren Boyd as Theo
  • Lucy Montgomery as Lexi, Hannah and Carly
  • Jim Howick as Hurricane
  • Hugh Bonneville as Merlin
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Abubakar Salim as Kwaku and Kobe
  • Chipo Chung as Hong-Mei
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca, Angelique and Isla
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel, Beau and Cyril the Fogman
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • John Schwab as Ulli and the other Mainland Diesel
  • Sophie Colquhoun as Frankie
  • Su-Lin Looi as The Chinese Diesel
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Noor Jehan and Charubala
  • Olivia Colman as Marion
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff
  • Tom Stourton as Duncan, Rex, Terence and the Fat Clergyman
  • David Bedella as Victor and the Mayor of Sodor
  • Michael Legge as Luke
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Rose Robinson as Tamika
  • Tim Whitnall as Mike, Jerome, Oliver the Excavator, Max and Reg
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Siu-see Hung as An An
  • Windson Liong as Yin-Long and Lei
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden
  • Mark Moraghan as Dexter
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy
  • Nathan Clarke as Alfie
  • Peter Andre as Ace
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • Jessica Hann as a Child
  • Charlie Barnard as a Child
  • Mia Hope Gaywood as a Child
  • Holly Hazelton as a Child
  • Innis Robertson-Pinnell as a Child
  • Damon Denton-Snape as a Child

US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby and the Duke of Boxford
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, Beau, Diesel, Harold, Max, Kevin, Cyril the Fogman and Mr. Percival
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Donald, Stanley, Hugo, Bradford, Monty, Big Mickey and the Thin Clergyman
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy and Trevor
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Ryan, Dart, Paxton, Peter Sam, the third Slip Coach and Butch
  • Joe Mills as Douglas, Oliver and Toad
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill, Philip and the Angry Man
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben, Stanley, Rusty, Tony and Captain Joe
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Keith Wickham as Harvey, Glynn, Salty, Den, Stafford, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Bert, Bertie, Sir Topham, Dowager Hatt and Lord Callan
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Belle, Mavis, Annie, Clarabel, Judy, Lady Hatt and the Duchess of Boxford
  • Glenn Wrage as Spencer and Cranky
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Bob Golding as Stephen and Sidney
  • Jonathan Forbes as Connor
  • Rebecca O'Mara as Caitlin and the second Slip Coach
  • David Menkin as Porter and Jack
  • Robert Wilfort as Samson
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Darren Boyd as Theo
  • Lucy Montgomery as Lexi, Hannah and Carly
  • Jim Howick as Hurricane
  • Hugh Bonneville as Merlin
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Abubakar Salim as Kwaku and Kobe
  • Chipo Chung as Hong-Mei
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca, Angelique and Isla
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • John Schwab as Ulli and the other Mainland Diesel
  • Sophie Colquhoun as Frankie
  • Su-Lin Looi as The Chinese Diesel
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Noor Jehan and Charubala
  • Olivia Colman as Marion
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff
  • John Hasler as Rheneas
  • Tom Stourton as Duncan, Rex, Terence and the Fat Clergyman
  • David Bedella as Victor and the Mayor of Sodor
  • Michael Legge as Luke
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Rose Robinson as Tamika
  • Tim Whitnall as Mike, Jerome, Oliver the Excavator and Reg
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Siu-see Hung as An An
  • Windson Liong as Yin-Long and Lei
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden
  • Mark Moraghan as Dexter
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy
  • Nathan Clarke as Alfie
  • Peter Andre as Ace
  • Jules de Jongh as Lady Hatt and the Duchess of Boxford
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • Jessica Hann as a Child
  • Charlie Barnard as a Child
  • Mia Hope Gaywood as a Child
  • Holly Hazelton as a Child
  • Innis Robertson-Pinnell as a Child
  • Damon Denton-Snape as a Child

Songs

  • Somebody Has to Be the Favourite
  • Who's Thomas?
  • The Hottest Place in Town
  • I Want to Go Home
  • We Can't Do Anything
  • The Most Important Thing is Being Friends

Bonus Features

UK/US/AUS

  • Music Videos: Who's Thomas?, The Hottest Place in Town, We Can't Do Anything and The Most Important Thing is Being Friends
  • Landmarks of Sodor: Travelling to the Mainland
  • Top 5 Funniest Moments

Trivia

  • Production on this special began in April 2016 and ended in February 2017.
  • This is the second musical special, with the first being The Great Race.
  • This special takes place between the twenty-first series and Big World! Big Adventures!.
  • An image of Thomas from this special is re-used on the spine of the DVD release of the next special, Big World! Big Adventures!.
  • Hugh Bonneville, Colin McFarlane, Darren Boyd, Jim Howick, Sophie Colquhoun, Lucy Montgomery and Nicola Stapleton join the voice cast.
  • The special was shown in select cinemas:
  • In the US at Edaville Railroad on 19th August 2017.
  • In Australia, Hoyts and Event Cinemas previewed the special 1-3 times everyday between 31st August - 6th September 2017 and on 9th, 10th and 12th September 2017.
  • There are a few references to the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
  • This is one of four Thomas & Friends films currently available on iTunes and Google Play in the US.

Goofs

  • Gavin Ebedes is uncredited for being supervising editor on DVD and theatrical end credits. However he is credited on the PBS Kids end credits.
  • The visuals and audio of the UK/Australian release are out of sync.
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