Thomas and the Magic Railroad - Director's Cut Release sign now

In February of 2007, members of Sodor Island Forums came across a copy of the original script to Thomas and the Magic Railroad from May 1999. A wholly different version of the story than what was released by Destination Films and Gullane Entertainment in July 2000.





Following a "control group" to gauge reaction to the Director's cut of the film, numerous cast members were axed. The original character voices for Thomas, Percy and James were removed, as well as a key player within the film, PT Boomer, played by Doug Lennox, who claims to be proud of his involvement and performance within the movie. As a result of numerous last minute cuts, the film was a critical flop and cost Director/Producer/Writer, Britt Allcroft - a Thomas TV founder - her place within her own company. Sadly, most criticism attracted toward the film has been unfairly aimed at Britt herself.





According to correspondance with Britt herself, a Director's cut of the film was made between her and her editor. Following a lot of extensive research into the production of the Magic Railroad Movie, we have decided to go ahead and spearhead a campaign to try and persuade the current rights owners to have this Director's Cut released.





If successful, for the actors, it would provide justice. Peter Fonda was particularly displeased at his character's later involvement in the movie as a result of the cuts, feeling that there seemed no purpose in him being there. It would also give actors like John Bellis, Michael Angelis and Doug Lennox the chance to shine that they never originally had. For Britt, there would be vindication. The backlash she received was unjustified, owing to the recommendations she was given and the length of time she had to implement them; it also cost Thomas a valuable guardian. And for the fans of the series, young and old, it would be a chance to 'rediscover the Magic Railroad', and see the real magic.





Thomas the Tank Engine is at a point of popularity at the moment that far surpasses anything the character or brand has seen in years previously. There is no better time to restore a little magic to Thomas and the Magic Railroad!

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  • 16 February 20161000. Brannon Mata
    Doug Lennox deserves to see his parts in TATMR
  • 11 February 2016999. John J
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 2016998. Ethan Harrell
    I would like to see a director's cut of "Thomas & the Msgic Railroad".
  • 09 February 2016997. Trent Buchanan
    I support this petition
  • 07 February 2016996. Mr D
    Hello there. Please release the Director's Cut of Thomas And The Magic Railroad. Britt Allcroft should have hadit released it when it was supposed to be released the way she made it, and she should not have had it tested by test audiences who gave such du
  • 04 February 2016995. Avery D
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2016994. Jesse Dennis
    I support this petition
  • 31 January 2016993. Samuel Beard
    TATMR DC!
  • 30 January 2016992. Gabriel S
    I would personally love to the directors cut as it would shed new light on a film that was badly mutilated
  • 26 January 2016991. Peter T
    We need the best Thomas movie!
  • 25 January 2016990. Spongebawb Garner
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016989. Adam W
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016988. Mr Dbt
    An address to Sony Pictures is at 10202 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA. We also need to tell Destination Films about this petition.
  • 14 January 2016987. Chris Jones
    I support this petition
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  • 04 January 2016984. Clay H
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015983. Liam Adams
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015982. David T
    If Hit decides not to release it, can someone please try to upload another piece of lost footage from the director's cut?
  • 26 December 2015981. Thomas Thetankenginesbestfavoritefankevind
    I have this petition many times; and I am not sure if that is cheating, but anyone who has signed this petition just once: try writing your name in many ways as you can to get the "Thomas And The Magic Railroad Director's Cut Release" petition (and the Sh
  • 25 December 2015980. Julieanne F
    Thomas and Britt Allcroft deserve another chance!
  • 24 December 2015979. Robert A
    be great to see
  • 24 December 2015978. Trustthomas Hayes
    i would love to see the orignal movie
  • 22 December 2015977. Sljcoaaatr Taylor
    I NEED TO SEE THIS.I'M AN ALL TIME,DIE-HARD FAN O THE SERIES.
  • 16 December 2015976. Brandon Mckee
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015975. Mister S
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015974. Sam B
    Can't wait to see Thomas and the Magic Railroad Director's Cut with Keith Scott YEEESSS!

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HiT Entertainment, Destination Films, Britt Allcroft Productions

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