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Thomas & Friends (Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends until 2002) is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 4 September 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry .These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphized trains and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor.
Thomas and friends will welcome children into the fun-filled world of Thomas the Tank Engine! A kids' favorite for many, many years, Thomas and his friends get up to some fascinating adventures and meet some colorful characters along the way, making each of the books in this set perfect bedtime reading. Thomas and friend is the perfect gift for parents and their child, this beautifully presented box set is sure to be passed on from generation to generation.
With Thomas & Friends, there is a rich world to discover and explore. Through these adventures your child will learn important life lessons about the value of friendship, fair play, team work and what it means to be a Really Useful Engine. They will inspire your child to believe that little engineers - like little engines - can do big things.
In 2000 Thomas became the first steam engine to star in his own movie. "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" was a feature length film that delighted audiences in cinemas everywhere. Today, Thomas is entertaining a third generation of children with a new series of "Thomas & Friends" from HIT Entertainment.
With a theme park in Japan, countless games and toys, hundreds of "Day Out With Thomas" events in Britain, Canada, America, Thomas Land in the UK and Japan and a brand new website, the little wooden model made by Rev. Awdry over 65 years ago has come a very long way indeed. Everyone who loves Thomas the Tank Engine hopes he'll be going full steam ahead for many more years to come