One of the most popular cartoons shows on television worldwide, Thomas and Friends made its remarkable debut on the ITV network on October 9, 1984. Yes, this 37 years old commendable cartoon series is still loved by the show’s fans. The series is also popular with many other titles.
The show was originally called Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends from its first till the sixth season, the name was later changed to Thomas the Tank Engine which was used till the 21st season of the show. At last, the name was changed to Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!, which is still in use. The series is a British Television Cartoon show which is going on till the present time, still making great success and fame across the globe.
Thomas And Friends: Crew Of The Show
Created by Britt Allcrofe, the show made its debut in the United Kingdom on the ITV network and in the United States on the Shining Time Station. The storyline of this show is based on the popular work of Rev. W. Awdry and Christopher Awdry, The Railway Series. Written by, Rev. W. Awdry, Christopher Awdry, Britt Allcroft, David Mitton, Various, Sharon Miller, Andrew Brenner, and David Stoten who is the head writer of the series, the show has Various as its distributor. The original networks of this show are ITV/ITV1 from season 1-3, Direct-to-video for seasons 4 and 5, Nick Jr. from season 6 to 11, and at last the show is presented on the network, channel 5 from seasons 12 to present time.
The production companies involved in the making of this series are Clearwater Features, Britt Allcroft limited, The Britt Allcroft Company, Gullane Entertainment, HIT Entertainment, and Mattel Creations. Produced by David Mitton, Robert D. Cardona, Britt Allcroft, Phil Fehrle, Simon Spencer, Nicole Stinn, Ian McCue, Halim Jabbour, Robert Anderson, Brian Lynch, Jennifer Hill, Lynda Craigmyle, Jane Sobol, Tracy Blagdon and Micaela Winter the show has a huge voice overcast which is natural knowing the history of the show. This children’s animated series was first made into a book with the name The railway series and later given the success made by the book, it was decided to make the story into a series form.
The executive producers of the show are Britt Allcroft, Jocelyn Stevenson, Christopher Skala, Angus Wright, Peter Urie, Marion Edwards, Lenora Hume, Steven Hecht, Michael Carrington, Christopher Keenan, Karen Barnes, Kallan Kagan, Jeff Young, Edward Catchpole, Kyle MacDougall, Jamie LeClaire, Phil LaFrance and Marianne Culbert.
Together with, Michael Dixon, Rebecca de Burgh Mound, John Wright, Kevin Pavlovic, Kate Buckland, Gavin Ebedes, Craig Barnikis, and Adam Garner as the editors of the show. The production locations of this cartoon show are Clapham Junction, Shepperton Studios, Clearwater Studios Battersea, Arc Productions, Nitrogen Studios, and Jam Filled Toronto where the show is presently developed.
Directed by David Mitton, Steve Asquith, David Baas, Greg Tiernan, David Stoten, Don Spencer, Rob Silvestri, and Dianna Basso the show is narrated by Ringo Starr, George Carlin, Joseph May, Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon in the United States. Together with, Pierce Brosnan, Mark Moraghan, John Hasler, and Michael Angelis as the United Kingdom Narrators. The country origin of this animation series is The United Kingdom, however, its popularity is not limited just there. With the existence of more than three decades, the show is without any doubt one of the famed and oldest cartoons shows all across the globe.
Seasons and Episodes :
This show is originally developed in English Language and after the great success it made, it was dubbed in other languages as well like, Mandarin Chinese, etc. The series has 24 seasons till now, which is surely a mark of success, with a total of 584 episodes, all being equally wonderful. All seasons of this series have more than 20 episodes, where the first nine seasons comprise of 26 episodes each.
The episodes are produced with a running time of 5 minutes, 30 seconds from season 1-7 then 10 minutes for seasons 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 and at the last the running time was decided to be 11 minutes from season 13 to the present seasons which are still in development. The latest season of this show was released on May 2, 2020, and its completion has not yet happened. The show has released all its seasons with an approximate gap of one or two years between the past and approaching parts. After the release of the latest season of this show and it being such a success, the only popular question asked by the fan’s end was, When will the 25th season of Thomas And Friends air?
Thomas And Friends: Season 25, All Updates :
So, just a few months after the release of the 24th season of this cartoon show, the renew of the upcoming 25th season was already done. With the latest season still in the process of its release, the exact dates on the coming of another season of this show are not very clear, though it was announced that the launch of the approaching season will surely take place sometime in 2021.
This season will have the same crew including the same writers, directors, cast members, etc. and is expected to be as great as the previous parts of this show. The confirmation on the coming of the 25 seasons was surely a matter of great excitement for the fans, and its release is much awaited by the public.