THOMAS THE TANK is headed for the Big Screen!
Created 06/18/1999 - 23:00
THOMAS AND THE MAGIC RAILROAD, a live-action/animated feature length film,
is scheduled to begin shooting this month in England and Canada. Based on
the TV series THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE, the film is a co-production between
Destination Film, Britt Allcroft Co. and Gullane Pictures. Icon Film
Distribution, the British releasing arm of Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey's
Icon Productions, will distribute the film in the UK. THOMAS THE TANK
ENGINE began as a series of children's books by the late Rev. Wilbert
Awdry, and takes place in a land where trains have personalities. The
producer of the TV series, Britt Allcroft, is writing and producing the
film which is scheduled for a summer 2000 release.