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Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go pulls into Channel5’s Milkshake this November

Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go – a new, vibrantly refreshed, 2D animated series following the iconic Thomas the Tank Engine – is pulling into Channel 5’s Milkshake on Monday, November 8th this year. Produced by Mattel Television in partnership with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Studio, the new series is a …

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Oxford is ‘twinned’ with Island of Sodor from Thomas & Friends as it’s named UK’s Friendliest City

Oxford is to be ‘twinned’ with the Island of Sodor – the home of Thomas the Tank Engine – having been recognised as the UK’s friendliest city when it topped the newly created Thomas & Friends Friendship Index earlier this month. Launched to mark International Friendship Day today (July 30th), …

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Mattel partners with Munchy Play to bring Thomas & Friends to the dining table

Mattel has landed a new partnership with Munchy Play – the founders of the first children’s plate and track – to launch a new tableware collection based on the iconic Thomas & Friends franchise. The range will launch across the UK and Ireland. Featuring a built-in track, the plates aim …

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Record quarter for Mattel as CEO Ynon Kreiz cites “exceptional results reflective of firm’s turnaround”

Mattel has seen first quarter net sales up by 47 per cent year on year in what the toy maker’s chairman and CEO, Ynon Kreiz has called ‘another record quarter for the company’ with “exceptional results” reflective of the firm’s turnaround. This marks Mattel’s third consecutive quarter of growing market …

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Egmont Magazines rounds-off Thomas and Friends 75th anniversary year with special collector’s edition

Egmont Magazines is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Thomas & Friends brand with the release of a limited edition gift pack of its popular, officially licensed magazine. In issue number 791 of Thomas & Friends, the titular hero takes a special trip to the capital, while the issue itself …

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AR kids’ books app Bookful welcomes Mattel’s Barbie and Thomas & Friends to the library

The augmented reality children’s book app, Bookful, has partnered with the global toy company, Mattel to bring new books from the Barbie and Thomas & Friends to its platform. Seven new titles will be added to the Bookful library under the partnership, bringing each to life with its AR and …

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Thomas & Friends goes 2D animated as new seasons given the green light by Mattel

Mattel has given the green light to a series of 104 new 11 minute episodes and two hour-long specials for the Thomas & Friends television series over two new seasons. The latest update for the popular children’s series follows news released last week that a Thomas & Friends feature length …

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Thomas & Friends celebrates International Friendship Day with interactive mosaic image

Thomas & Friends unveiled a new digital artwork by renowned artist Nathan Wyburn to celebrate this year’s International Friendship Day on July 30th. The interactive mosaic image is made up of 400 pictures made by children from around the UK of themselves with their friends which they drew on their …

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Mattel readies for Thomas & Friends’ 75th with new partner line-up

Mattel has secured a raft of new partnership deals spanning toys, publishing, and retail as the team charges full steam ahead to celebrate Thomas & Friends’ 75th anniversary next year. Created by the Reverend. W. Awdry for his son in 1945, publishing remains a strong part of the Thomas brand …

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Mattel celebrates Thomas & Friends: Digs & Discoveries with Thomas Land special screening

An exclusive Thomas and Friends screening took place at Drayton Manor, the home of Thomas Land, this weekend, as Mattel pulled out the stops to celebrate the new Thomas and Friends: Digs and Discoveries specials this season. Channel 5 Milkshake presenters Kemi Majeks and Derek Moran hosted the event on …

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