History WesternAnimation / ThomasTheTankEngine

11th Jul '17 2:03:19 AM TheCastawayPariah
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thomas_tank_engine_1_9566.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:300:http://static.[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thomas_tank_engine_1_9566.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/ttte.png]]
15th May '17 7:01:50 AM KingKoopa87
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Thomas and his friends have been on 3 compilations that include almost no excerpts in them. First is Thomas and Gordon (unsurprisingly. Additionally, the music in the first 2 seasons of this and the music in the 1983 ''Literature/MrMen'' cartoon have somewhat similar sounding music) in NSPCC Children's TV Favourites Volume 2 in 1993, then Thomas' Train in Calling all Toddlers in 1999, and then again in its sequel in 2001.

to:

* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Thomas and his friends have been on 3 compilations that include almost no excerpts in them. First is Thomas and Gordon (unsurprisingly. Additionally, the music in the first 2 seasons of this and the music in the 1983 ''Literature/MrMen'' cartoon have somewhat similar sounding music) in NSPCC Children's TV Favourites Volume 2 in 1993, then Thomas' Train in Calling all Toddlers in 1999, and then again in its sequel in 2001.2001. He also appeared alongside many other characters, such as Bob the Builder, Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Pingu and Paddington Bear, in Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band for Children in Need in 2009. Ringo Starr even reprised his role as Thomas!
7th May '17 6:38:04 PM JakeDSnake
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Reconstructed with "A Scarf For Percy", which maintains the whole story of "Percy and the Trousers" but adds a extra final scene where Percy is cleaned off and makes amends with Henry.

to:

* ** Reconstructed with "A Scarf For Percy", which maintains the whole story of "Percy and the Trousers" but adds a extra final scene where Percy is cleaned off and makes amends with Henry.
6th May '17 3:20:34 AM BNSF1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnachronicOrder: Seasons 1-4 occasionally fall to this when the books are adapted out of order. The series is episodic outside of the occasional StoryArc, so it's usually not too obvious, or the script is edited to fit continuity. A jarring example however is the Season 2 episode "Percy Takes the Plunge", which references the events of "Percy's Promise", televised the following season, and Season 4's "Paint Pots and Queens", which takes place directly after Season 1's "Down the Mine" (though at least it's made clear in a flashback).

to:

* AnachronicOrder: Seasons 1-4 occasionally fall to this when the books are adapted out of order. The series is episodic outside of the occasional StoryArc, so it's usually not too obvious, or the script is edited to fit continuity. A jarring example however is the Season 2 episode "Percy Takes the Plunge", which references the events of "Percy's Promise", televised the following season, and Season 4's "Paint Pots and Queens", which takes place directly after Season 1's "Down the Mine" (though at least it's made clear in a flashback). "Bullseye" is the worst offender, coming between "Daisy" and "Percy's Predicament" in the novels. The latter two stories aired in season 2, while Bullseye aired in ''season 4''.



** Thomas' LBSCR livery in the special ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins''. In [[Main/RealLife real life]], the LBSCR livery for tank engines was brown with yellow lettering and lining. In the ''Thomas'' universe the livery appears to be teal with white lining, matching the colors of the original Thomas toy Wilbert made for his son.

to:

** Thomas' LBSCR livery in the special ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventureBegins''. In [[Main/RealLife real life]], the LBSCR livery for tank engines was brown with yellow lettering and lining. In the ''Thomas'' universe the livery appears to be teal with white lining, matching the colors of the original Thomas toy Wilbert made for his son. He also carries the number 70 (referencing the franchise's 70th anniversery), while the E2 class locomotives were numbered between 100-110.



* AscendedFridgeHorror: The earlier storylines, like "Saved From Scrap," implied, but did not show, that characters could be scrapped when they could no longer work. Later, however, some of the books/episodes, like "Stepney the Bluebell Engine" and "Twin Engines" got absolutely ''vicious'' with this concept, after the Reverend decided to do a TakeThat against [[UsefulNotes/NationalRail BR's]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_Modernisation_Plan#The_Modernisation_Plan Modernization Plan.]] The way the mass scrapping is portrayed, especially in the books, sometimes goes beyond FantasticRacism and implies that the characters think of it more like genocide.
** About half of the very long [[NightmareFuel/ThomasTheTankEngine Nightmare Fuel]] page for this show is about scrapping.

to:

* AscendedFridgeHorror: The earlier storylines, like "Saved From Scrap," implied, but did not show, that characters could be scrapped when they could no longer work. Later, however, some of the books/episodes, like "Stepney the Bluebell Engine" and "Twin Engines" got absolutely ''vicious'' with this concept, after the Reverend decided to do a TakeThat against [[UsefulNotes/NationalRail BR's]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_Modernisation_Plan#The_Modernisation_Plan Modernization Plan.]] The way the mass scrapping is portrayed, especially in the books, sometimes goes beyond FantasticRacism and implies that the characters think of it more like genocide. \n In the foreword for "Stepney the Bluebell Engine", though, Awdry sets the record straight regarding Percy's opinions that BR officials are cruel and take sadistic pleasure in scrapping steam locomotives, stating that they are not, and that they willingly assist in the preservation movement.
** About half of the very long [[NightmareFuel/ThomasTheTankEngine Nightmare Fuel]] page for this show is about scrapping.
30th Apr '17 6:02:46 PM pgj1997
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''THOMAS AND THE TROPES'''\\

to:

'''THOMAS AND & THE TROPES'''\\
20th Apr '17 2:04:11 PM arseyman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''TROPES'''\\

to:

'''TROPES'''\\
'''THOMAS AND THE TROPES'''\\
17th Apr '17 3:57:08 PM Thomasfan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Don't threaten Donald in Douglas' prescence.

to:

** Don't threaten Donald Douglas in Douglas' prescence.Donald's presence (or the other way round for that matter).



** Donald is a Twin Brother Instinct variant for Douglas as he gave the Spiteful Brake Van a fierce bump for making his trains late.

to:

** Donald is a Twin Brother Instinct variant for Douglas as he gave the Spiteful Brake Van a fierce bump for making his trains late. And when Douglas was stuck in the snow, Donald's immediate reaction is to go and look for him despite having a feud earlier that day. Douglas has been proven to have some of this rub off on him as Duck barely has time to mention Donald's accident in one episode and he goes to rescue him without any second thought, again, despite a feud they had.
3rd Mar '17 9:54:15 PM Docyoshi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Then in "Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Tracks" the Fat Controller borrows Gordon's other catchphrase.
-->'''Fat Controller''': Oh the indignity...
-->'''Gordon''': That's ''my'' line!
26th Feb '17 10:54:04 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''TOLD BY [[Creator/RingoStarr RINGO STARR]]'''\\

to:

'''TOLD BY [[Creator/RingoStarr [[Music/RingoStarr RINGO STARR]]'''\\
18th Feb '17 2:36:29 PM pgj1997
Is there an issue? Send a Message


#''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' (which attempted to merge the UK ''Thomas'' characters and the US ''Shining Time'' cast into one cohesive storyline- which didn't work out thanks to ExecutiveMeddling)

to:

#''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' (which attempted to merge the UK ''Thomas'' characters and the US ''Shining Time'' cast into one cohesive storyline- which didn't work out thanks to ExecutiveMeddling)#WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad
This list shows the last 10 events of 509. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WesternAnimation.ThomasTheTankEngine