Web Animation / Trains Formers
is an Affectionate Parody
series that combines Thomas the Tank Engine
. It is a series of short flash-animated films written and directed by James Farr (site here)
for his young son Vector. The videos were featured on Youtube until HiT Entertainment
The first four episodes features Thomas and his friends battling the forces of evil by transforming into Humongous Mecha
with Vector's help. After the fourth episode, however, Farr received a Cease & Desist letter HiT Entertainment
, and was forced to remove them due to copyright violations. That seemed to be the end for the series until Farr found a way around it and created the fifth episode.
Farr has said in his YouTube
comments that the series is not over, and that there will be a TrainsFormers 6
. However, he has also said that he wants to finish some other projects first.
See also "Steam Puff
," Farr's new steam-punk children's series which also features a transforming train.
The series contains the following tropes: