October 1, 2009

THEY OWE US AFTER THE LAST FIASCO:

Thomas the Tank Engine coming to the big screen (Jay A. Fernandez, 9/30/09, Reuters )

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is heading back out on the tracks.

The cheeky children's book character is en route to the big screen via HIT Entertainment, which has hired screenwriter Josh Klausner (Shrek the Third) to write a script for a feature based on the tiny-train world of Thomas & Friends created by the Reverend W.V. Awdry in the 1940s. [...]

The new film project - a mix of live-action and CGI - is slated for a spring 2011 release.

Thomas represents the world's most popular preschool property, with more than 100 million books and wooden train accessories sold globally. HIT plans a new CGI animated TV series for 2010 (Thomas' 65th birthday) that will for the first time provide voices for Thomas, Percy, James, Toby and the rest.


CGI? Swine.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 1, 2009 6:13 AM
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