Thomas the Tank Engine film characters
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The article is about the characters from Thomas & Friends, that have appeared in the films first.
- 1 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
- 2 The Great Discovery
- 3 Hero of the Rails
- 4 Misty Island Rescue
- 5 Day of the Diesels
- 6 Blue Mountain Mystery
- 7 King of the Railway
- 8 Tale of the Brave
- 9 The Adventure Begins
- 10 Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
- 11 The Great Race
- 12 Journey Beyond Sodor
- 13 Big World! Big Adventures!
- 14 References
Diesel 10 (voiced by Neil Crone in the film/voiced by Matt Wilkinson in the UK and the US; Misty Island Rescue onwards) is a large cunning darkly comedic diesel engine with a claw (which he calls "Pinchy") extending from his roof. He was the main antagonist in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Thomas said that he is rated "10 out of 10 for devious deeds and brutal strength". When he first came to Sodor, he hated steam engines so much that he made a goal to get rid of them once and for all. He tried to destroy "Lady", the magic engine that brings a magic railway and the steam engines alive. Although this plan failed, he was able to crash Lady causing her to be severely damaged. Her caretaker, a man called Burnett Stone, brought her back to his workshop in Muffle Mountain where he spent many years trying to bring her back to life. Diesel 10 repeatedly terrorized the steam engines and "Twinkle Toes" (his nickname for Mr. Conductor) in an attempt to track down Lady and the Magic Railroad.
Diesel 10 recruited two other diesel engines, Splatter and Dodge (who he collectively referred them as "Splodge"), to help him find Lady. However, the diesels grew tired of Diesel 10's attitude at the end of the film, and refused to help or follow him when Lady and Thomas returned to Sodor from Magic Railroad. Diesel 10 chased Lady and Thomas until the three came to the collapsing viaduct. Lady and Thomas were light enough to make it across, but unable to stop, the track couldn't hold Diesel 10's weight and it collapsed from underneath him, causing him to fall off the broken viaduct and land in a barge filled with sludge below. Afterwards, he got in trouble with Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller.
Diesel 10 is olive-coloured.
Diesel 10 reappeared in Calling All Engines!. Diesel 10 is feared by the engines and first appears when Thomas and Percy are at the scrapyards. When they see Diesel 10, they get scared and decide to return when he's gone. Thomas tries to go to other places but leaves when he finds Diesel 10 there. In the end, Thomas goes to Diesel 10 for help to move some derailed trucks and he agrees.
Diesel 10 also appeared in "The Great Discovery", "Misty Island Rescue" and "Day of the Diesels". His first appearance in an episode was in series 17's "The Missing Christmas Decorations".
Diesel 10's claw can be briefly seen during Rebecca's imagination in the series 22 episode "What Rebecca Does".
Lady (voiced by the series creator Britt Allcroft) is a violet and gold tank engine who had magical powers. A long time ago Diesel 10 chased her, and made her have an accident. For years Burnett Stone had worked on her and kept her in his workshop on Muffle Mountain.
Lady's face only appears on the Island of Sodor and The Magic Railroad.
Thomas appears to have a crush on Lady since he said she was beautiful when he first saw her. He was the engine most determined to find and help her from Diesel 10 in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. He was silent and surprised when he saw her again in Calling All Engines in a dream when Lady helped him with advice on what to do next. He smiled when the dream ended.
Appearance in Calling All Engines
Lady also reappeared in Calling All Engines in Thomas' dream sequence, alongside Rusty, telling Thomas how to get the airport finished.
In the Calling All Engines DVD's Character Gallery, Lady is described as "a magical engine. When she moves along the rails, she spreads gold dust along the rails. Lady has been known to help Thomas and his friends when there was no other engine to turn to."
Splatter (voiced by Neil Crone) and Dodge (voiced by Kevin Frank) were Diesel 10's bumbling sidekicks. They were collectively called "Splodge" by Diesel 10. Although the other engines feared them, Splatter and Dodge did not have the bravery, intelligence, or villainy to match with Diesel 10. Their names refer to how their paint coats are heavily weathered. Splatter was colored purple and grey and more talkative than Dodge. Dodge was olive and grey and more intelligent than Splatter. When they were hired by Diesel 10 to help him in his scheme to rule Sodor by destroying the Steam Engines, they did not take a liking to their boss when he collectively refers to them as "Splodge" and grew impatient with them when they asked him about his scheme. As time goes on Splatter and Dodge spent their time mocking their boss and pointing out the flaws in Diesel 10's scheme causing Diesel 10 to lose his temper and cause trouble during his temper problems (Their housing collapses over them when Diesel 10 loses his temper, and Diesel 10 empties a coal barrel all over him when he tries to punish Splatter and Dodge during another temper tantrum).
The two diesels grew tired of Diesel 10 at the end of the film, telling Diesel 10 to do his own dirty work as he tries to catch Lady and Thomas.  What happened to them after that is unknown, although it can be assumed they returned to the Mainland.
Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) is the railway conductor who often helps to run the railway for Sir Topham Hatt (The Fat Controller) when he is not helping out at Shining Time Station. When Sir Topham Hatt went on holiday, Mr. Conductor traveled to the Island of Sodor to keep Diesel 10 in order, but he ran out of gold dust, and could not get back to Shining Time Station, nor find the windmill, nor how to find out how to make more, leaving him powerless. Diesel 10 threatened to drop him off the viaduct into the river going underneath and not being able to swim, but instead, catapulting him to the windmill, Mr. Conductor eventually found a clue and when Burnett Stone traveled to the island, his engine, Lady, provided him with gold dust.
Lily Stone (Mara Wilson) is the granddaughter of Burnett Stone. She lives in a big city, but came to visit him during the film. After getting on the wrong train, she arrived at Shining Time Station, where she met Junior. The station master, Stacy Jones, drove her to Burnett's home, and told Lily that she wished she could visit Shining Time again soon. Lily meets Junior again, and they travelled to Sodor. Later, she and Thomas found a way back to Muffle Mountain. She found Lady and helped Burnett find a way to make her run again and get to the island of Sodor.
Burnett Stone (Peter Fonda) is Lily's grandfather and Lady's caretaker. He keeps her in Muffle Mountain.
Mr. Conductor Jr.
Mr. Conductor Jr. (Michael E. Rodgers) aka C. Junior or simply Junior is the cousin of Mr. Conductor, who was always on holiday at the beach. He is good-natured and friendly, but was also originally clumsy and lazy, preferring to relax and go surfing rather than do honest work. Mr. Conductor urged him to travel to Shining Time Station to retrieve the last of the family's gold dust. There, Junior met Lily, and they went to Sodor to find Mr. Conductor. They did find him at the windmill, but Junior became caught on the whirling blades of it, and was flung onto the back of Diesel 10's roof. He ended up in the scrap yard, flung onto James's cab. The 2 were nearly sent into the smelting pit, until Junior used the last of his gold dust to transport them away. Junior then reunited with Mr. Conductor, and told him that their gold dust was now completely gone. When Lady returned to the Island, Mr. Conductor and Junior found their gold dust again. Junior, pleased and encouraged by his success in helping out, offers to take a job on Sodor, and was hired on as conductor so that Mr. Conductor could go back to Shining Time Station and resume working there.
Patch (Cody McMains) is a local boy who works for Burnett Stone. He found Lady and asked Burnett about her. Later he met Lily and spent time with her until Lily departed for Sodor. The two of them later traveled to Sodor in Lady. In a final scene that was deleted from the film, it was revealed that Patch and Lily eventually got married.
Mutt is Billy's dog, who tried to help Lily and can sense trouble in the world.
Stacy Jones (Didi Conn) is the manager of Shining Time Station. She is frequently helped by Mr. Conductor and when Lily arrived at the station by mistake, Stacy drove Lily to Burnett. Didi Conn reprised the role she played on Shining Time Station.
Billy Twofeathers (Russell Means) is a train driver who works in the Indian Valley, driving trains to Muffle Mountain, Shining Time, and other places. Billy was a character in the series Shining Time Station, in which he was played by Tom Jackson.
The Great Discovery introduced 1 new character to the series.
Stanley (voiced by Matt Wilkinson in the UK and by Ben Small, David Menkin, Rob Rackstraw, and then John Schwab in the US) is a strong white, silver and red tank engine who made Thomas jealous when he first arrived on Sodor.
Three new characters were introduced in Hero of the Rails.
Four new characters were introduced in Misty Island Rescue.
Bash & Dash
Seven new characters were introduced in Day of the Diesels.
Norman (voiced by Keith Wickham in the UK and the US) is an orange-red diesel engine who is always breaking down but would get fixed to prove that he can be really useful. He is also Dennis's twin brother.
Paxton (voiced by Steve Kynman in the UK and the US) is a slightly young gullible and outgoing, but sometimes serious dark green diesel who likes steam engines, especially Thomas. It is later indicated in Blue Mountain Mystery that he works at the Blue Mountain Quarry hauling stone from the quarry.
Four new characters were introduced in Blue Mountain Mystery.
Stephen (voiced by Bob Golding in the UK and the US) is an antique bright yellow engine who works at Uflstead Castle, who made his debut in King of the Railway. He is modelled after the Stephenson's Rocket
Sir Robert Norramby
Four new characters were introduced in Tale of the Brave.
Three new characters were introduced in The Adventure Begins:
Judy and Jerome
The Great Race, the 2016 60 minute movie, includes 12 new engines. In an effort to expand the preschool franchise beyond its current lineup of mostly male, British -- and apparently white -- characters, the new engines are from locations around the world and include four female characters.
New characters include:
Ashima (voiced by Tina Desai in the UK and the US) is a large tank engine from India. She is meant to challenge Thomas, both in terms of being able to do some things better than him and in being able to relate to someone very different from him. She participates in the shunting race and is modelled after the Nilgiri Mountain Railway X class locomotive.
Carlos (voiced by David Bedella in the UK and the US) is an engine from Mexico, meant to resemble a Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México locomotive known as No. 903. He participates in the decorated engine parade.
Raul (voiced by Rob Rackstraw in the UK and the US) is a "feisty", "strong and agile" little steam engine from Brazil. Inspired by the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Raul is intended to broaden Thomas' cultural awareness. He participates in the shunting race.
Yong Bao is a tender engine from China, intended to capitalize on the franchise's growing popularity in China, now its #2 market, after the United States. He participates in the decorated engine parade. Yong Bao later reappears in "'Big World! Big Adventures!"
He is big, strong and competitive. He participates in the strength race.
Journey Beyond Sodor
Six new characters were introduced in Journey Beyond Sodor.
Merlin (voiced by Hugh Bonneville in the UK and the US) is a steam engine fitted with three stovepipe chimneys. He has the number 783.
Theo (voiced by Darren Boyd in the UK and the US) is an experimental railway traction engine.
Hurricane (voiced by Jim Howick in the UK and the US) is a large tank engine with 10 driving wheels. He has the number 20. He & Frankie changed from antognsists to protognists.
Frankie (voiced by Sophie Colquhoun in the UK and the US) is a diesel engine. She has the number 4002 on her bufferbeam.
Beresford (voiced by Colin McFarlane in the UK and the US) is a blue rolling gantry crane, stationed on the Mainland.
Big World! Big Adventures!
This special is a tie in with the twenty-second season. Five characters were introduced in this film special.
Ace (voiced by Peter Andre in the UK and the US) is a yellow race car who inspires Thomas to become the first engine to travel the world.
Kwaku (voiced by Abubakar Salim in the UK and the US) is an African Garratt railway engine, who is friends with Nia.
- "Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) Quotes". imdb.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
- "Thomas the Tank Engine's Expanding World". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
- "Thomas on track for new Aussie mate".
- Essential Kids - 'Thomas & Friends The Great Race' features first Australian train, Retrieved April 6, 2016.