Thomas & Friends

Thomas & FriendsAs Oli is a TV watcher, we jumped at the chance to review Thomas & Friends who is celebrating his 65th anniversary this year. Thomas & Friends is now into his 13th series, and you can find it on Channel Five’s Milkshake from tomorrow and every other weekday at 8.25am.Series 13 introduces new characters which were first seen in a DVD special last year called ‘Hero of the Rails’. We also see Thomas welcoming a brand new friend called Charlie, who apparently has a reputation of fun & mischief (reminds me of a certain young boy!). We didn’t meet Charlie in the episodes we watched, but we do look forward to seeing him in future episodes when we continue to watch them on milkshake.

The new series is produced in CGI animation for the first time, which brings Thomas & Friends in the modern world. It brings it to life very much more than before; It made the difference to Oli who found the voices and faces rather funny. He enjoyed the karaoke that was added to the end credits, he’s not old enough to understand and follow along with the words, but he certainly enjoyed the music. There was some bum wiggling dancing going on!

Oli sat so quietly (apart from the laughing & slapping of the TV in excitement!) throughout watching Thomas & Friends that Mummy put it on repeat, Oli got more Thomas time whilst Mummy got some more quiet time. I know one boy who will be growing up a Thomas Fan, better start buying some trains and track.Series 13 starts tomorrow at 8.25am and continues each weekday on Channel Five’s Milkshake.