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Mattel reveals new Thomas & Friends plans

New movie to get UK nationwide theatrical release with National Amusements.

Mattel’s latest Thomas & Friends movie will receive a UK nationwide theatrical release in partnership with National Amusements.

Thomas & Friends: Big World, Big Adventures will run in over 400 cinemas from July 20.

In addition, Channel 5’s Milkshake block has signed up the new series of the same name to air from September.

The series has undergone a major refresh, opening up the world of Thomas & Friends to the next generation of children.

The changes will first be seen in the tentpole feature-length film, where Thomas will travel across five continents and discover new cultures, sights and friends.

Following the movie, series 22 will have a more contemporary feel, increasing global appeal for preschool viewers. The all-new format series will feature faster paced action, increased humour and music, plus new international friends, animals and fantasy elements.

Sanjay Luthra, md of Mattel Europe, said: “We are delighted to announce the theatrical launch and Milkshake signing of Thomas & Friends: Big World Big Adventures.

“2018 is going to be an incredibly exciting year for the brand as we see a huge transformation to the content which offers many opportunities for the franchise, taking Thomas & Friends from an evergreen to a must-have property.”

The UK deals follow the recent signing for the refreshed new show of broadcaster’s ABC TV (Australia), Televisa (Mexico), TV Cultura (Brazil), Super RTL (Germany) and Nick Jr (US).

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