Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, producer, guitarist


Your little engineers can join Thomas on a new adventure in a kids’ podcast series featuring stories from Sodor, and more! (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com

Check out the latest music from Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go™, featuring an all-new theme song. Your child can sing along to all their favorite songs of Sodor along with Thomas, Percy, Nia, Diesel, and Kana as they sing, dance and whistle to the new tunes. (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com Your little engineers can tune into the Thomas & Friends™ channel to see clips from the show, music and original videos. (Source:www.thomasandfriends.com))Thomas & Friends™ Storytime is a podcast for kids, giving your little train lover access to their favorite engine's big adventures. Stories narrated by special guests, and the familiar voices of the Steam Team, bring the world of Sodor to life, screen-free, for your little engineer to enjoy. (Source:www.thomasandfriends.com))

Experience the Island of Sodor when you and your kids make tracks to Edaville Family Theme Park in Carver, Massachusetts - home of Thomas Land! Visitors can enjoy 11 themed attractions like Winston's Skyline Express, Sodor's Cranberry Carousel and the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster, as well as explore iconic destinations like Knapford Station and Tidmouth Sheds! (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com)Your kids can stay on track with Thomas & Friends™ episodes and movies. Watch anytime with Amazon Prime Video. (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com)

Thomas Town™ at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, brings Thomas & Friends to life! Featuring five themed rides, including a train ride with Thomas, Thomas Town™ at Kennywood Park has something for your little engineers and every family member to enjoy, such as themed play and entertainment areas, a stage show with Sir Topham Hatt, Emily, Percy, Gordon and James, and more! (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com)

We meet Thomas! The most famous of Wilbert’s engines arrives in the 2nd book of the series – Thomas the Tank Engine. (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com Upon persistence of his wife, Margaret, the first Thomas & Friends book is published - The Three Railway Engines. (Source:www.thomasandfriends.com wThomas the Tank Engine & Friends, a new live action series, makes its broadcast debut on ITV in the UK and enjoys instant success, attracting an audience of 8.5 million children and adults. (Source:ww.thomasandfriends.com ww

The production of Thomas & Friends content switches to full CGI animation as Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails debuts. (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com)The first Thomas & Friends theme park, Thomas Land, opens at Fuji-Q Highland Theme Park in Japan. (Source:w.thomasandfriends.com))))

Thomas & Friends partners with the United Nations, incorporating five of the Sustainable Development Goals into content in a preschool way, inspiring the next generation of global citizens. (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com It is the 75th Anniversary of Thomas & Friends with celebrations including a new Thomas & Friends birthday album, audio stories, a birthday tour and lots of exciting new content! (Source:www.thomasandfriends.com))

Create your very own train set piece by piece and bring it to life with Thomas and all of his friends. Customize endlessly and let your imagination run free with whirly waterslides, rainbow bridges and more! (Source: www.thomasandfriends.com)

Harness the power of psychology and machine learning with the Thomas talent assessment platform. Make smarter recruitment and development decisions, and predict which candidates are most likely to be successful in a role and your company. (Source: www.thomas.co Join Thomas and his friends on exciting racing adventures! Race as your favorite engine on incredible tracks filled with twisty rollercoasters, splashy waterslides and epic jumps! (Source:www.thomasandfriends.com w

CVs and LinkedIn profiles can’t tell you a candidate’s true potential. And gut feel isn’t enough, either. The Thomas talent assessment platform is the missing piece of the puzzle: it helps you understand your ideal candidate’s behaviour, aptitude and personality traits. (Source: www.thomas.co)Harness the power of psychology and machine learning with the Thomas talent assessment platform. Make smarter recruitment and development decisions, and predict which candidates are most likely to be successful in a role and your company. (Source:ww.thomas.co)))

Connect Thomas to your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and start recruiting and developing top candidates smarter, objectively and faster. (Source: www.thomas.co Introducing Thomas assessments into the business has delivered huge benefits. We have hired great staff and the working environment is more harmonious - we have achieved a greater level of people awareness. (Source:www.thomas.co wConnect Thomas to your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and start recruiting and developing top candidates smarter, objectively and faster. (Source:ww.thomas.co)))

en.wikipedia.org)This article is about the character. For the British TV show this character appears in, see Thomas & Friends. For the original 1946 book by Wilbert Awdry, see Thomas the Tank Engine (book). (Source:

Thomas the Tank Engine is a British anthropomorphised fictional steam locomotive in The Railway Series books by Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher, published from 1945. He became the most popular and famous character in the series, and is the titular protagonist in the accompanying television spin-off series Thomas & Friends. (Source: en.wikipedia.org John Bellis (original workprint of Thomas and the Magic Railroad) (Source:en.wikipedia.org eThomas first appeared in 1946 in the second book in the series, Thomas the Tank Engine, and was the focus of the four short stories contained within. Thomas's best friends are Percy and Toby, though he is also close friends with Edward. (Source:n.wikipedia.org)))

TV series and Hornby based Thomas on this prototype belonging to the LB&SCR E2 class (Source: en.wikipedia.org and arranged a deal to bring the stories to life as the TV series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (later simplified to Thomas & Friends). The programme became an award-winning hit around the world, with a vast range of spinoff commercial products. (Source:en.wikipedia.org eWhen Awdry created Thomas, the engine existed only as a wooden toy made for his son Christopher. This engine looked rather different from the character in the books and television series, and carried the letters NW on its side tanks, which stood for "No Where" according to Awdry. (Source:n.wikipedia.org)))

en.wikipedia.org)the publisher of the second book in The Railway Series, Thomas the Tank Engine, hired an illustrator named Reginald Payne. Awdry selected a real locomotive for Payne to work from to create authenticity: a Billinton designed 0-6-0 E2 Class of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. (Source:

Awdry was unsatisfied with one detail of the illustration — the fact that the front end of his footplate featured a downward slope, which meant that his front and back buffers were at different levels. This was an illustrator's mistake that was perpetuated in subsequent books. The accident, in Thomas Comes to Breakfast was partly devised as a means of correcting this. Thomas has always been shown with a curved front buffer beam in the television series. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Payne was not credited for his illustrations at the time, and it is only since the publication of Brian Sibley's The Thomas the Tank Engine Man that he has started to receive major recognition. It had often been erroneously assumed that C. Reginald Dalby created the character, as he was responsible for illustrating books 3–11 and repainting the illustrations of books 1 and 2. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Although Thomas locomotives are seen today on various heritage railways, the locomotives are either unpowered decoys or converted from other locomotives, as all of the prototype LB&SCR E2 class locomotives were scrapped between 1961 and 1963. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Despite becoming the most popular character in The Railway Series, Thomas did not feature in the first book, The Three Railway Engines. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

en.wikipedia.org)Thomas was described in the opening to "Thomas and Gordon", the first story in book number two, Thomas the Tank Engine, as: (Source:

en.wikipedia.org)Thomas arrived on Sodor shortly after he was built in 1915, when The Fat Controller bought the locomotive for a nominal sum to be a pilot engine at Vicarstown. Thomas was used initially as a station pilot engine in the first three stories in book 2, but longed for more important jobs such as pulling the express train like Gordon; his inexperience prevented this. In the fourth story, Thomas and the Breakdown Train, Thomas rescues James and is rewarded with his own branch line. (Source:

Thomas's on-screen appearances in the TV series were developed by Britt Allcroft. The first series of 26 stories premiered in October 1984 on the ITV Network in the UK, with former Beatles drummer/vocalist Ringo Starr as storyteller. The stories were featured as segments as part of Shining Time Station in the US beginning in 1989 with Starr as the show's Mr. Conductor character. From 1991 to 1993, George Carlin replaced Starr as both the storyteller and as Mr. Conductor for Shining Time Station. Carlin also told the Thomas stories for Shining Time Station in 1995. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In 1996, the Thomas stories were segments for Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales, again featuring George Carlin. Alec Baldwin portrayed Mr. Conductor in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, and narrated the series for the US from 1998 to 2003. Michael Angelis narrated the series from 1991 to 2012 in the UK, while Michael Brandon narrated the series from 2004 to 2012 in the US. From 2013 to 2017, the series was narrated by Mark Moraghan until the franchise's upgrade in 2018, when the episodes were told from Thomas's point of view. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Thomas's personality was originally faithful to the character of the books. As the show branched away from the novels however, modifications were made. Thomas became noticeably less arrogant and self-absorbed, developing a more friendly, altruistic and happy go lucky (if still rather over-excitable) side. He also no longer appears to be limited to his branch line and seems to work all over Sodor. These changes in his personality and duties are a result of his "star" status. He is the most popular character in the series, and therefore he has the largest number of appearances, appearing in all of the DVD specials and the movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad. In the 2021 2D-animated reboot, Thomas is depicted as a child, and his personality and mindset are very similar to that of a 7-year-old. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


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