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.