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Jump aboard for Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

Jump aboard for Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

I have some exciting news to share for any fans of Thomas & Friends as they are back with a new feature length adventure, including a line-up of 13 magnificent new international engines, steaming in to cinemas nationwide for a special weekend of screenings on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May.

My children were lucky to receive a sneak preview of Thomas & Friends: The Great Race and it’s a really fun and entertaining film. Thomas & Friends: The Great Race sees Thomas wishing he could represent Sodor at the Great Railway Show, which is taking place on the mainland. But the bigger engines just laugh at him and say he’s not big, strong or fast enough to compete with the best engines from around the world.

Thomas is up against international competition from a host of new engines including Raul of Brazil, Yong Bao of China, Ivan of Russia and the brightly decorated engine from India, Ashima, (voiced by Tina Desai), but he is determined to find a way – even when his plans all go wrong and the devious Diesel threatens his chances to compete. This exciting international musical adventure – where friendship always wins the race – promises to delight children and families across the world.

TGR_New International Engines

Mattel. HiT and distributor National Amusements UK Ltd are excited to bring Thomas & Friends The Great Race to over 300 cinemas across the UK & Ireland for a special weekend of screenings. The film will continue to be shown in selected cinemas from May 23rd through half term and into the summer. Thomas & Friends: The Great Race is in cinemas Saturday May 21 & Sunday May 22.

To view the trailer, find participating cinemas and to book tickets please visit

I have two fun colouring sheets from Thomas & Friends The Great Race featuring Thomas and Ashima to share. Simply double click on the images to print out and colour.

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  • Claire
    May 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    This is so fun! Carlos looks like he’d be a riot.

  • claire
    May 17, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Crikey Thomas has changed a bit since my two were little and “into” it! Looks like it could be good though. Ringo Star’s voice used to drive me insane when it was on repeat all day.