Columbia’s already been working on the ‘Railroad’

For our younger friends, and our friends with younger friends, Columbia/TriStar will release the DVD of Thomas And The Magic Railroad, the feature film version of the popular children’s television series.

For as long as anyone can remember, the island of Sodor, land of talking trains has been a realm of magic and innocence. But now Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends on the magic railroad are being threatened by diesel engines like the surly Diesel 10 and his sidekicks Splotch and Splatter. Even the magical Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin), who has always traveled between the train world and the human world of Shining Time Station, is losing his powers and sparkle. In the middle of this crisis, Lily (Mara Wilson), a resourceful 12 year-old, meets up with Mr. Conductor on the way to visit her lonely grandfather Burnett Stone (Peter Fonda). With a host of whimsical, witty and wise characters, they embark on an adventure in the Island of Sodor with Thomas the Tank Engine to preserve that wonderful world that exists just beyond the limits of the imagination. Brave Thomas reminds them all that ‘even little engines can do big things.’

The disc will have a Full Frame transfer with both Dolby Digital 5.1, and 2 channel surround audio tracks. A Spanish-language soundtrack with English subtitles is also included, as is Closed Captioning.

Columbia will release ‘Thomas And The Magic Railroad’ on October 31st. It will carry a suggested retail price of $24.95.

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