Thomas and the Magic Railroad

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Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a 2000 British/American feature film based on the TV series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry, and the United States TV series Shining Time Station. The film was co-produced by Gullane Entertainment and the Isle of Man Film Commission and distributed by Destination Films. It was written, produced and directed by Britt Allcroft.

It was first released in the U.K. where critics were unfamiliar with the characters from Shining Time Station and accused the film of "Americanizing" Thomas.

Quotes[edit]

Gordon: [waiting at the station] Five, six, seven, eight...
Thomas: [pulling up besides Gordon] Who do we appreciate? Practicing your numbers, Gordon? That's a good engine.
Gordon: I'm counting how many seconds late you are. What does that sign say?
Thomas: [reading the sign on the platform] Hmm... "Sodor Railway. Really reliable and right on time. [Gordon chuckles] Signed, head of the railway, Sir Topham Hatt."
Gordon: But you weren't on time, little Thomas
Thomas: And you're being bossy, Gordon. Now, please excuse me. I'm meeting Mr. Conductor. He's looking after us while Sir Topham Hatt takes a much needed holiday.
Gordon: Oh, I think we can take care of ourselves.
[Diesel 10 suddenly roars through the station, surprising Thomas, and scaring Gordon]
Diesel 10: GET OUT OF MY WAY! I have unfinished business here, and I want to finish it fast!
Gordon: [shivering in fear] Oh, Diesel 10's back! Aaagh!
Thomas: Yes, 10 out of 10 for devious deeds and brutal strength. The "blast from the past" who hates steam engines!
Gordon: Maybe we do need Mr. Conductor here after all. On time!

James: Sandal, fly! Uh, boot, fly! Shoo, fly! That's it! Better still buzz off!
[Thomas shows up]
Thomas: [hits the buffers too hard] Botheration!
James: You weren't concentrating, Thomas! Lucky for you that the buffers were there.
Thomas: That's what buffers are for: To stop engines from crashing. What are you doing in the sheds, James?
James: I'm feeling a little blue, which isn't so hot when you're red. I was naughty and Sir Topham Hatt told me to think about all the ways I could be really useful, then I could come out again.

Billy Twofeathers: Important day, Mr. C?
Mr. Conductor: It is a very important day!

Gordon: You, Thomas, are small. Small! Small! Small! Tenny-Weeny-Weeny. But I... I'm a big blue engine who knows everything.
[chuckles]
Thomas: Bossy Sprockets! All that steam has gone through your funnel.

[the engines discuss about how to stop Diesel 10]
Toby: What's important is to stand up on our own wheels to Diesel.
Henry: Toby's right. Diesel knows that the lost engine in the legend really exists.
James: What engine?
Percy: What legend?
Henry: Of an engine whose magic makes her more powerful than Diesel will ever be, that's why he wants to find her.
Percy: Then we'd better find her first.
James: [comes out of the shed] Leave it to the big engines, Percy!
Thomas: Little Engines can do big things, especially when they have nice blue paint like me.
Splatter: [to Dodge, about Thomas] Hey! Hey! Just watch what happens when that blue puffball...
Dodge: When Harold the flopper chopper flies past here.
Splatter: Right!
Harold: [flies by] Routine, fly-by chaps. Hello!
Splatter: The boss dumped sneezing powder everywhere.
Dodge: Let's start laughing now!
Spatter: [laughing] Yeah!
Harold: [flies past the shed, causing dust to fly everywhere] Sorry, fellows. Bit of a dust up, love to stay and clean up. Got to go, bye now!
[flies away. Splatter and Dodge cough through the dust]'
Splatter: Uh, did you mean to look like that?
Dodge: Uh, no.
Splatter: Uh, neither did I.
Thomas: This must be Diesel's doing! AH, CHOO! CHOO!

Diesel 10: Make the most of tonight, Twinkle Toes; because you won't like tomorrow!

Mr. Conductor: Junior, listen to me. You've got to come to the Island of Sodor right now!
Junior: "Now?" But I'm waiting on a perfect wave!
Mr. Conductor: Oh no, you're not, you're coming here! You have to help me find the souce of all our family's gold dust.
Junior: What is the source?
Mr. Conductor: That's the trouble, Junior. I haven't a clue.
Junior: And I've used up all've my gold dust too.
Mr. Conductor: WHAT?! Then go to Shining Time Station first. And in my signalhouse, in the box, under the staircase, you'll find my emergancey whistle with the last of my supply. Please, take care of this, Junior, and...[looks around, whispers]...don't talk to anyone about the buffers.
Junior: What buffers?!
Mr. Conductor: SHHHH!!!
Junior: This is a really bad line. HELLO?! MY SHELLPHONE'S NOT WORKING PROPERLY!
Mr. Conductor: Junior, you got to come here, right away! I'M COUNTING ON YOU!
Junior: HELLO!!?: [makes his phone dead] I want my money back.

[the clue to the source of the magic gold dust]
Mr. Conductor: This must be the clue to unlock the souce of the gold dust. Stoke up the magic in the mountain, and the lady will smile...then watch the swirls that spin so well.

Dodge: So, Boss, uh, how come you let Twinkletoes escape?
Diesel 10: [in a slightly ashamed but still "tough-guy" tone] Oh, that... uh... well, I-I was TESTing him... to see if he COULD - - escape.
Splatter: [in a sarcastic skeptical tone] Ahhh... yeah... Liar, liar.
Dodge: Pants on fire.
Splatter: Does he wear pants?
Dodge: Well, Training pants.
Diesel 10: All right! Play time's over, Splodge!
Splatter and Dodge: Uh oh!
Diesel 10: Now it's time for the next lesson, huh?! I call it "How to Stop Being Stupid".
[his claw hits the coal chute, pouring coal all over him. James, Henry and Gordon laugh]
Diesel 10: Uh, now that's gonna ruin my facial.
[Splodge groans]

[while approaching the old buffers]
Thomas: I promise I'll get you home to your grandfather, Lily.
[A tumbleweed starts following Thomas to the buffers]
Tumbleweed: Follow me, partner!
Thomas: Whooooaaaaa!
Tumbleweed: Right this way to Bufferville, just a walk in the park!
Thomas: We're going though, Lily.
Tumbleweed: You're on your own, here on in, little blue buckaroo! Yee-hoo!
[the tumbleweed bounces off the track]
Thomas: Little engines CAN do big things!
[Thomas passes through the buffers]

Lily: [after Thomas collects one of the missing coal trucks] You're a Really Useful Engine, Thomas.

[Lady gets her face in the Magic Railroad]
Lady: So, Burnett. You didn't forget about magic. It's safe inside you. [Thomas toots]
Lily: Thomas!
Thomas: You found her! And she's beautiful!

Diesel 10: Now I'll get you, Burnett Stone!
Burnett: No you won't, because the magic you refuse to believe in, will get the better of you!

[Thomas and Lady are approaching the collapsing viaduct]
Burnett: Well, Lady; This is your Shining Time, too.
Lady: I hope so!
Thomas: Come on, Lady! Little engines CAN do big things!!

[Diesel 10 sees the big hole on the viaduct]
Diesel 10: [applies his brakes] What? What's going on? Whoa, hold it, hold it. Hold on, hold on. [screams Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! when he plunges off the bridge]
Diesel 10: [grabs hold of a track tie before falling] Puffball! Teapot! [the tie breaks] TIN CANNON!
[Diesel 10 plunges into a passing barge in the canal]
Diesel 10 [gets taken away]: Oh. Oh well, nice time of the year for a cruise. [chuckles]

[the conductors finally get their supply of magic gold dust]
Thomas: Lady, you're a helpful engine.
Lady: And helping each other, brings to life the magic in all of us.

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