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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Small update on Sixteenth Series

The next series of Thomas & Friends is currently in the middle of completing it's voice recordings sessions.

Asked by TheFattHatt1943 on cast member Ben Small's official YouTube Channel as to the current progress of the recordings, a query was made.
I'd expect by now that you've recorded Series 16. Stupid question, but, have you begun recording Series 17 yet?

To which Small gave a brief reply; Still on 16!!, next recording on June 8th!! 

Season Sixteen is expected to air in Autumn/Winter time after the release of Day of the Diesels

YouTube: Teasing 'All You Need' - The Remix

As promised, here are some teasers, spoilers and hints that you will eventually see in my remix of the All You Need song, very soon on YouTube.
- The music video will contain scenes from the Thirteenth Season, Misty Island Rescue and the Fourteenth Season of Thomas & Friends.
- The remix will be available to download as an mp3 in the description tab.
- Some clever image trickery has been added to certain scenes to remove the milkshake watermarks.
- At least eight scenes have had superimposed imagery added to them.
- This will be the first video of mine to be featured in 1080p HD, a move that will carry on for future videos.
- The beginning features a sequence of some characters along with a piece of Video FX that is very reminiscent to a previous video of mine.
- After the opening, you shall see that this music video will be the fastest paced yet!
- Due to the number of appearances by Thomas in the CGI series, certain scenes have either been removed or repositioned to allow more focus on other characters.
- A decision was made to feature a new end credits sequence that will change in some way for future videos, it has however already happend to two previous videos.
- The Island of Sodor ******* makes an appearance three times.
- An instrumental has been created that is included in two places.
- This remix runs at 4 minutes and 30 seconds, making it the longest remix out of all the music videos that I have done.
- Diesel 10 does not make an appearance, but *****r does.
- A Sing-A-Long version will be released 5 days later to appeal to a child friendly audience.

Thomas & Friends - TheTopHatts' 'All You Need' - Season Fourteen Music Video Remix arrives on YouTube on Friday June 3rd 2011 while a Sing-A-Long version will be released 5 days later on Wednesday June 8th.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

YouTube: 'All You Need' release date

After a long period of three months, my music video remix of the All You Need song is finally coming to YouTube.

Yes it has been three months since I started work on it on February 22nd but the main reason for the long wait was because of time constraints as I was busy with college work.
Another reason was due to some editing wizardry which will be seen at the beginning of the video along with the task to extend and remix the song.

However my remix is very nearly finished while I am currently putting the finishing touches to the video. This will be my first new video on YouTube since the last Misty Island Rescue themed video on January 14th.

Be sure to look out for some teasers as to what you will see in the music video on Tuesday.....

Thomas & Friends - TheTopHatts' 'All You Need'
- Season Fourteen Music Video Remix
Arriving on YouTube on
Friday June 3rd 2011

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Release date for 'DOTD' Auz/Nz DVD revealed

The Official Thomas & Friends Australian Website has confirmed the release dates for the Day of the Diesels DVD Down Under.

In the events page which talks about the feature-length special's cinema release in Hoyts Cinemas, the website then shows this piece of text.

The DVD and toys will be available at all good retailers from September 1 in Australia and 7 September in New Zealand.
The cinema release was previously confirmed along with a competition tieing in.

Day of the Diesels rolls into Hoyts Cinema's in Australia and New Zealand starting from July 23rd on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10am.

The DVD will then be released on September 1st and September 7th 2011 respectively.

Thanks to TMRReturns for the alert.

Bachmann coaches Emily's for Large Scale

Back 2 Bay 6 have revealed another piece of Rolling Stock that has been developed for the Bachmann G Scale range.

Emily's Coaches are the next to be released for Bachmann's Large Scale Thomas & Friends series.
The coaches have been carefully detailed to match the current look of the coaches that will appeal to modelling and Thomas fans alike.

Emily's Wheel Coach and Brake Coach are available in modelling shops now.

Thanks to SnowflakeTH for the alert.

Diesel-works when you Take-n-Play

Based on the Day of the Diesels special, a new location will be released as a Take-n-Play set.

The Dieselworks is one of Fisher Price's new stock tieing in with the release of the 2011 special.
It comes with a set of tracks, a turntable grid, a small crane next to an artwork showing Diesel 10, the base of the Dieselworks and a Take-n-Play model of Diesel.

The set can then be folded away which can turn into a carry case for easy packing and haulage while the outside incorporates the logo reading, Vicarstown Dieselworks.

The Take-n-Play Dieselworks set will be released later this year coinciding with the release of Day of the Diesels.


Thanks to trainboy62 for the alert.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Dart webs a bullseye on site

The third new character who will be making his proper appearance in the Day of the Diesels special is now in the Engine Depot on the Official Thomas & Friends US Website.

Dart is the latest addition to the Depot and the website arriving before the release of the 2011 special.
Dart's description reads; Dart is Den’s fast and feisty assistant at the Dieselworks. Dart has worked with Den for so long, he can read Den’s mind. Together, they run the Dieselworks well.

Dart will quickly explain what Den is trying to say. No other Diesels know how to fix an engine as quickly or as capably.

The last Day of the Diesels character to emerge from it's silhouette will arrive in the Engine Depot in a month's time.

Thanks to ThomasPercyandToby2 for the alert.

Win tickets for 'DOTD' Down Under

Parenting Australia are giving the chance for Thomas fans Down Under to win tickets to see the Day of the Diesels special at the Hoyts Cinema's in their Jnr section.

The competition will allow entries to win one of twenty double passes to watch the new special.
However, in order to enter, entrants would have to agree to subscribe to weekly news from Parenting Australia while the competition closes on June 28th.

Tickets for Day of the Diesels at Hoyts Cinemas in Australia and New Zealand will be on sale starting from July 12th.

Day of the Diesels rolls into Auz/Nz Hoyts Cinemas on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10am starting from July 23rd 2011.

Hit goes Mega for more

Mega Brands known as the makers of the Thomas & Friends Mega Bloks merchandising series have made a deal with Hit Entertainment to produce more toys and sets.

Hit and Mega have extended their contract allowing the creation for more Thomas characters and location toys.

Cheif Innovation Officer of Mega Brands, Vic Betrand has this to say; The Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends building sets have been very successful and we look forward to our continued relationship with HIT Entertainment.
We're delighted to bring these beloved characters and adventures to life for children and families to enjoy. 

Executive Vice President of Hit Entertainment in the US, Pam Westman also commented.

Mega Brands has created an innovative and acclaimed line of Thomas & Friends construction toys that has captured the creativity and imaginations of Thomas fans worldwide

Mega Brands is a world-class partner and we are thrilled to continue this successful partnership.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Exclusive: 'Day of the Diesels' US screens lose sponsor

It has been confirmed that Hit Entertainment have lost their sponsor from Marcus Theatres who have shown Thomas & Friends screenings in the US.

In an email sent by TheFattHatt1943 concerning a possible string of screenings of the Day of the Diesels special from Marcus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Carlos Petrick had this to say.

Unfortunately, it looks like we will not be playing this title in the near future. Our Thomas series was produced by HIT Entertainment and they have lost their major sponsor for the Thomas series.
Without a sponsor they are unlikely to put out another series anytime soon. I can tell you that if they ever do decide to play Thomas titles again, I will certainly try hard to get it in to our locations.

Despite this, PBS Kids will treat fans to a sneak peek of the special before it's DVD release on September 6th 2011 as revealed by Hit News Online.

Day of the Diesels premieres in Vue's Leicester Sqaure Cinema on September 16th 2011 and will be released on DVD 10 days later on September 26th.

Thanks to TheFattHatt1943 for the alert.

'DOTD' to feature Old Wheezy type character?

The 17th volume of the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Yearbook includes some more information for the upcoming Day of the Diesels special.

In a post by 01Salty on the SiF Forums over the Yearbook, a Day of the Diesels section details on the Percy at the Dieselworks set.
The Dieselworks is where the diesel engines go to be repaired. Happy Hook is busy loading and unloading cargo while the cable at the smelter sheds transports scrap metal across the yard.

Diesel 10 oversees all from his glowing red shed.

Happy Hook seems to be another new character and is already being compared to Old Wheezy from Misty Island.

It is not currently known if Happy Hook will have a face or not.

Thanks to 01Salty for the alert.

Monday, 23 May 2011

New cover for RWS 42 causes confusion (and delay...!)

Egmont have published the supposed final version of the cover for the upcoming 42nd Railway Series book.

Thomas and His Friends which will be released in the Summer is now at the centre of confusing many fans over the new cover art.
The image shows a revised version of the cover from the 39th book, Thomas and the Fat Controller Engines but with some differences.

It is not currently known if this version is the final cover although more details should emerge sometime nearer it's release.

Thomas and His Friends hits UK book shelves on July 4th 2011.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

High Quality version of 'Hear the Engines Coming'

As predicted, a high quality version of the newest Thomas & Friends music video is now availabe to watch on YouTube.

Hear the Engines Coming is the latest music video which ties in with the Fifteenth Series.
However, it does not feature any scenes from any of the CGI specials, Hero of the Rails, Misty Island Rescue or even Day of the Diesels.

The high quality version was uploaded by maxcookie2 and is the 70th song produced for the show, counting That's What Friends Are For and Rules & Regulations but not the various versions of Engine Roll Call.

'Splish, Splash, Splosh!' extended for Auz & Nz

The ABC Shop have now detailed on the upcoming Season Thirteen debut DVD for Thomas fans Down Under.

Splish, Splash, Splosh! will indeed include the same episodes that were in the order of the UK version but will have two extra episodes to make up a six episode release.
The desciption reads; Even when it is wet outside you can still have plenty of fun, especially when you share your adventures with Thomas and his friends!

Grab your gumboots and join the team as they prepare for rainy-day visits and soapy spills, and then get unstuck from a snowy situation in this collection of stories from the Island of Sodor.

Episodes include;
Splish, Splash, Splosh!
Slippy Sodor
Snow Tracks
Play Time
Toby’s New Whistle
The Biggest Present of All
The main reason for extra episode length is the fact that Watch With Mr. Perkins is not available on the DVD, nor are any extras.

Splish, Splash, Splosh! hits Australian/New Zealand DVD shelves on June 30th 2011.

Thanks to SteamTeam for the alert.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Stickers Vs. Diesels

The Official Thomas & Friends Website has added a new activity based on the upcoming Day of the Diesels special.

Diesel Stickers includes seven circles of engines that can be cut out and used as stickers.
Mavis, Salty, Diesel, Arry, Bert, Den and Diesel 10 are included on the activity and are just some of the engines involved in the special.

The cutouts have been given an artistic effect that can be compared to the UK Thomas & Friends magazines.

Flynn Take's work when he Plays

Another Take-n-Play model will surface in the coming months tieing in with the release of Day of the Diesels.

Flynn the Fire Engine is the next character to be immortalised into a Take-n-Play model, just after the reveal's of Belle and Den on ebay.
Flynn's model does indeed include his water jets and ladder that can be turned around.

Take-n-Play Flynn will be released later this year coinciding with the release of Day of the Diesels.

Thanks to trainboy62 for the alert.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

New Thomas Land ride detailed

The Official Thomas Land Facebook page have released news that the newest Thomas ride at Drayton Manor will come in late May.

The new ride will feature some of the engines from the Narrow Gauge Railway as confirmed on the Facebook page.
It’s called Blue Mountain Engines and it will be a lovely little merry-go-round style ride. The ride is based on the characters from Skarloey Railway – Sir Handel, Skarloey, Rheneas and Peter Sam.

Blue Mountain Engines arrives in Drayton Manor's Thomas Land on Saturday 28th May in the UK. 

Thanks to ThomasPercyandToby2 for the alert.

Pop Goes the Number No. 1 DVD

The latest Season Fourteen DVD release in the UK has become the No. 1 DVD in Tesco's Family Chart.

Pop Goes Thomas which features 4 episodes from the 2010 Series is at the top of the charts with a number of other Thomas based releases on the list aswell.
The Hit Favourites compilation release Here Comes Spring! which includes one Thomas & Friends episode is at the No. 7 spot.

The Lion of Sodor which was also at the top position back in the first day of April has been trailed down to No. 12 along with The Complete Series 12 at No. 17.

Finally out of 20 DVD's, the Triple Pack still remains in Tesco's charts at No. 18.

Thanks to ThomasPercyandToby2 for the alert.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Game Pack app confirmed for Android

The first Thomas & Friends app is due to be available on another device soon.

Asked on the Official Thomas & Friends Facebook page by several fans if the apps could be carried over to the Android market, a response was made.
The Thomas Game Pack for Droid will be available soon. Stay tuned!

This will be the first time that a Thomas app will be made available on the Android and will certainly please many users.

The Thomas Game Pack, coming soon to the Android.

Belle's all round Den for Take-n-Play sales

Another three of the stars of the upcoming Day of the Diesels special can now be purchased in their Take-n-Play forms.

Belle the Tank Engine, Den and Dart the Dieselworks Engines are available to purchase on three seperate auctions on ebay.ca.
Belle is currently at a price of over $15.50 with Den at over $7.50 and Dart at a bargain of $3.25, each in Canadian dollars.

Dart was previously spotted in his respective model at the New York Toy Fair of 2011 back in late February.
The Take-n-Play models of Belle, Den and Dart will be released later this year conciding with the release of Day of the Diesels.


Thanks to thesteamworks and The Colonel for the alerts.

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Three Dieselers go wooden

Day of the Diesels stars Norman, Sidney and Paxton are due to be immortalised into Wooden Railway models.

The three Diesels who will mark their proper introductions to the TV Series in the above mentioned special can be seen as wooden models via TTTE Wikia.
However, it should be worth noting that the models seen in the three images are not in their finalised forms and are currently shown as low-resoultion 3D models.

The Wooden Railway models of Norman, Sidney and Paxton will be released later this year tieing in with Day of the Diesels which premieres in the Vue Leicester Sqaure Cinema on September 17th.


Thanks to ClearwaterMK2 for the alert.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Cover for 'Series Eleven' Auz DVD

ezydvd have revealed the cover for the next Complete Season release Down Under, Series Eleven.

The cover features another colour change to the background that has happend on each of it's preceding Complete Season releases.
The top right of the cover boasts a caption reading the duration of the DVD, Over 4 Hours.

The Classic Adventures of Thomas & Friends - Series Eleven hits Australian/New Zealand DVD shelves on June 2nd 2011.

Thanks to BusterTheSteamroller for the alert.

Ben Small defends Sharon Miller criticism

The UK voice of Thomas the Tank Engine, Ben Small has defended criticism centering around former Head Writer to Thomas & Friends, Sharon Miller.

Speaking on his YouTube Channel voicing his opinion on the decline of Season Fifteen, Small spoke out; You guys seem to have a problem with Season 15? I don't at all, so I guess I don't differentiate between any of the seasons I've done.
Probably the one thing that sticks out for me is Misty Island Rescue, so if called to choose a favourite, then I guess I'll go for that. I only ever see the parts of episodes I am featuring in when we are recording, so it's all quite disjointed for me.

Small went on to defend his fellow Crew Member, Sharon Miller; Can't agree with anyone that Sharon Miller leaving the project will be anything but detrimental to Thomas, as I work with her and as an actor.

Highly rate her as both a fantastic writer and an awesome voice director, so we'll all have to agree to disagree there.

Small then praised Miller's writing and voice directing; Sharon is awesome. Remember that she has been writing Thomas for years, and you can't always please everyone.
I am speaking from someone who has to perform what she has put on the page, and having someone direct you who has written what you are performing gives them such an inside track into the whole core of the episode.

As reported previously, Andrew Brenner will take over Sharon Miller's position as Head Writer while she will remain in her role as the Voice Director.

Day of the Diesels premieres on September 17th 2011 at the Vue Cinema premiere in Leicester Square.

Season Sixteen is expected to air in Autumn/Winter along with the second half of the season that will witness Brenner's changes to the series.

More Mega Bloks sets due out

Mega Bloks are to roll out more Thomas & Friends sets including one tieing in with the Day of the Diesels special.

One of the new items is Tidmouth Sheds which comes with a turntable, some tracks and 4 sheds including an open one ideally for Toby who accompaines the set along with Thomas.
Next is a small set featuring Thomas racing down a slope in Thomas at the Races.

There will be a Working Hard at the Steamworks set based on the popular Steamworks location which comes with a shed, crane, track and models of Victor and Kevin.
Finally to tie in with the upcoming special Day of the Diesels, a set will be released featuring Diesel 10 and Percy in his largest role yet based on the special.

Two cranes, a track and a shed finish up the set in The Dieselworks.

The Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends sets will appear in UK & US stores soon.

Thanks to GeebMachine for the alert.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

New 'Hero of the Rails' app launched

Callaway Digital Arts Inc. known as the makers of the Misty Island Rescue app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad have released a similar app based on Hero of the Rails.

The 2009 special includes a storybook version to read along with moving graphical illustrations.

The description reads; Now you can experience Thomas & Friends like never before! Read, watch, listen, and play with Thomas, Hiro, and all your favorite engines in this action-packed adventure. 
With multi-touch animation, CGI video, painting, puzzles, and games, Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails provides a unique immersive experience the whole family will enjoy!

After a race with Spencer lands Thomas in the bushes, he discovers Hiro, an abandoned engine from a far-away land. Once called Master of the Railway, Hiro is now rusty and broken. 

Thomas promises to help repair him, but quickly realizes that he can’t complete his usual jobs and help Hiro on his own.
To make matters worse, nosy Spencer is close to figuring out that Thomas is up to something! Can Thomas and his friends pull together to help Hiro before it’s too late?

Hero of the Rails can now be purchased at a special introductory price on iTunes both in the UK and US along with the Misty Island Rescue app.


Friday, 13 May 2011

Hear the new song coming

A new Thomas & Friends song that aired in between a block of two Season Fifteen episodes in the US has emerged.

Hear the Engines Coming is the newest song that incorporates a catchy rhyming feel that can be compared to the recent Fifteenth Season.
Uploaded by YouTube user llbrian, The music video itself includes scenes from Season Thirteen up to Season Fifteen but does not include any clips from the CGI specials.

The music video also features extended scenes that were trimmed down from the CGI episodes for timing reasons and were cut to fade transitions.

A better quality version of the video could surface soon.

Thanks to llbrian for the alert.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

CGI storage gangs up on Hit

Hit Entertainment has had to find a logical idea to store CGI imagery from their shows in to bigger hardrives due to storage capacity concerns.
Thomas & Friends is of course one of their shows that is involved in the situation.

Thanks to SI3DFilms for the alert.

'DOTD' and 'Birthday Express' for pre-order

Play.com have made The Birthday Express and Day of the Diesels available for pre-order on DVD.

The Birthday Express was recently confirmed for a UK release by Executive Producer of Thomas & Friends, Marion Edwards.
The birthday themed DVD will be released during July while Day of the Diesels has been revealed to run at 1 hour and 19 minutes approximately, although this could be down to the extras.

The Birthday Express and Day of the Diesels hit UK DVD shelves on July 11th and September 26th 2011 respectively.

Thanks to BusterTheSteamroller for the alert.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Exclusive: United Kingdom rides 'The Birthday Express'

The current executive producer of Thomas & Friends has confirmed that The Birthday Express US DVD will come to the UK.

In an email sent by SI3DFilms quering about a possible appearance by Mr. Perkins on the compilation DVD, Marion Edwards confirmed his return along with the news for British Thomas fans.
As far as I'm aware, the UK release of The Birthday Express will feature the same episodes as the US and will be featuring a new Mr Perkins.

The DVD contains the Season Twelve episodes, The Man in the Hills and The Party Suprise along with another two from it's successor season, Percy's Parcel and Double Trouble.

The Birthday Express hits US DVD shelves on May 17th 2011 and will be released in the UK later this year.


Thanks to SI3DFilms for the alert.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Birthday marathon due on PBS Sprouts

PBS Sprouts are to broadcast two home releases on their channel as part of a birthday celebration across the US.

The Birthday Express will be the first even though it has not yet been released on DVD up until May 17th 2011 and contains two Season Twelve and Thirteen episodes respectively.

Afterwards, the 2009 CGI debut special Hero of the Rails will be broadcast.
The description for the TV event reads; It's Thomas' birthday, and we are celebrating on Sprout!

Catch the Thomas specials Birthday Express and Hero of the Rails on Saturday and Sunday, May 14th & 15th at 1pm ET and an encore of Birthday Express each day at 5pm ET.

Thomas' Birthday Bash Marathon broadcasts on PBS Sprouts starting from Saturday May 14th at 1pm ET.

Thanks to MrTrainfan1000 for the alert.

More game revamps for Japan

The official Japanese Thomas & Friends website have revamped some of their games with some additions.

Like the previously reported Name, Quiz and Silhouette games, the existing ones have been updated to tie-in with the CGI era of Thomas.

Race originally had Duck and Bertie as playable characters but have now been replaced by Hiro and Dash.
Along with this, Hiro has also succeeded Lady and Henry in the Journey and Decorate games respectively.

Next comes Puzzles where you can now piece together 6 puzzles based on the episodes Play Time, Misty Island Rescue, Hero of the Rails, Steamy Sodor, Time for a Story and The Biggest Present of All.

The cards have also been altered in Matching, the last of the updates featuring the cast of Misty Island Rescue however Emotions, Build and Party all remain the same.
The first of the new games called Whistle involves the player controlling Thomas to whistle whenever pedestrian from the children or animals get to close to the line.

The second also starring Thomas in Rail asks the player to assemble pieces of track to complete a connected layout so that Thomas could run on the rails and back to a local station.

Finally the last called Slide has 4 puzzles featuring Thomas, Percy, James and Hiro that need to be slided together to ressamble back into a connected picture.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Confirmed: Sharon Miller departs as Head Writer

It has been now been confirmed by SiF that Head Writer of Thomas & Friends, Sharon Miller has stepped down from her role.

Miller is no longer the Head Writer and has been replaced by Writer and newcomer to the series, Andrew Brenner.
Brenner's confirmation as Head Writer can be seen publicly on his Linked in profile.

Season Sixteen premieres later this year in Autumn/Winter time.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Rarely seen 'TATMR' ad gets Atomic reappearance

A TV commercial in the US which publicised 2000's Thomas and the Magic Railroad has re-emerged, on YouTube.

The ad uploaded by YouTube user Admercial not only features scenes from the film, but includes the never-before-seen glimpses of Atomic Kitten's Locomotion music video.
Scenes from the music video include the band members on a Pump Truck going along the rails.

It is thought that the music video itself has never been publicly released for unknown reasons although the song did play out at the end credits of the film and was included on the Soundtrack CD release.

Thanks to Anime Boy for the alert.

Thomas loses out at Webby Awards

The official Thomas & Friends website just wasn't enough as the Webby Awards have revealed their winner for the Family/Parenting category.

Thomas was up against BabyCenter, Making Sense of Baby, Parenting.com and The Partnership at Drugfree.org.
The Thomas & Friends website eventually lost out as the title was claimed by BabyCenter which was also the winner for the People's Voice.

Thanks to SI3DFilms for the alert.

High-res images for 'Thomas In Charge' release

Lionsgate Publicity have published promotional images promoting the Thomas In Charge US DVD release.

The Five main images are from three of the episodes due to be featured on the upcoming release, Thomas In Charge, A Blooming Mess and O the Indignity.
The above shot of Emily and the flowers was previously mistakenly used to promote The Birthday Express DVD as A Blooming Mess isn't on the release.

Thomas in Charge hits US DVD shelves on July 12th 2011.

High-res image of Preschool Fun 'Thomas' episode

Lionsgate Publicity have published promotional images for the upcoming Hit Entertainment compilation DVD, Preschool Fun.

The Thomas & Friends image is a promo shot from the featured episode, Best Friends from the Twelfth Series.
In the shot are Neville, Percy and Thomas at the Quarry.

Preschool Fun hits US DVD shelves on July 5th 2011.

'Belle's page completed on official website

New character Belle who has her Engine Depot page on the official Thomas & Friends website has been completed.

Now, along with viewing Belle's picture and her description, you can view her poster and puzzle.
However, her silhouette on the Day of the Diesels minisite has yet to be removed and replaced with her image.


Thanks to SI3DFilms for the alert.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Ogier Jersey fixed it for Hit?

It has emerged that financial company Ogier Jersey have reportedly respresented Hit Entertainment in restructuring their company after their financial crisis.
Michael Lombardi said of the news; We are delighted to have represented HiT Entertainment and been able to assist in fixing it for Bob the Builder and Thomas & Friends.

We were particularly pleased to have been mandated on the restructuring transaction as I have been a fan of Wallace & Gromit for many years

Thanks to Ajani for the alert.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Another re-release and two newbies for US and AUS

The US will witness another DVD re-release while Australia will get two new DVD's.

James Learns a Lesson & Other Thomas Adventures is being reissued after the news of two New Series DVD's having the same treatment in the US.
Down Under however will see the releases of the Season Thirteen Splish, Splash, Splosh! DVD along with The Complete Series 11, both of which are being packaged as DVD Handle Cases.

James Learns a Lesson & Other Thomas Adventures hits US DVD shelves on July 12th 2011 while The Complete Series 11 and Splish, Splash, Splosh! will be released in Australia on June 2nd and 30th 2011 respectively.

Thanks to SteamTeam3211, eddfan345 and Wellsworthstation for the alerts.