- “My favourite engine has to be Paxton the diesel. He may be a little rough around the edges but he's a kind and very funny diesel. He's a bit of a clown...just like me!”
- ―Ian McCue on Paxton, 2015 Licensing Source Book Interview
Ian McCue is an English producer, writer, television executive and voice actor.
He is the Senior creative executive producer at HiT Entertainment/Mattel Creations for all of its brands, including Thomas & Friends. During the fifteenth season, he served as a line producer alongside Denise Green. He worked alongside Halim Jabbour until Jabbour left the series. He also wrote the Thomas' Comedy Showtime and Meet the Contenders shorts for the official YouTube channel, as well as Thomas & Friends in 4-D: Bubbling Boilers. He served as producer for the sixteenth through twentieth seasons and all eight specials in that time. He now serves as "creative executive". He joined HiT in 2008.
He launched Festivus, an animation networking and social event he ran for years. He has overseen the production of some of the UK's most well known children's TV series. In 2011, he won the Beyond the Call of Duty Award for his time as a children's producer.
- Season 15 (line producer)
- Season 16
- Season 17
- Season 18
- Season 19
- Season 20
- Season 21 (creative executive)
- Day of the Diesels
- Blue Mountain Mystery
- King of the Railway
- Tale of the Brave
- The Adventure Begins
- Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
- The Great Race
- Journey Beyond Sodor
- Big World! Big Adventures! (supervising producer)
- Thomas is Leaving Sodor for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
- Thomas' Comedy Showtime
- Meet the Contenders
- Thomas & Friends Adventures Shorts
- He, Albert Cohen, Marion Edwards, Christopher Keenan, Erica Welch, Andrew Defty, Karen Davies, Thomas Holborow, Steven Kynman, Christopher Skala, Michelle Rodda, Jan Page, Lee Pressman, Helen Farrall, John Hasler, Ross Hastings, Laura Beaumont, Paul Larson, Miranda Larson, Karen Davidsen, Karen Barnes, Lenora Hume, Sam Barlow, Andrew Brenner, Dave Ingham, Simon Nicholson, Jocelyn Stevenson, Sharon Quick, Pete Atkin, Fiona Hardwick, Lorna Withrington, Finn Poncin, Lizzie Ennever, Prokhor Chekhovskoy, Oliver Böttcher, Oliver Davis, Łukasz Talik, Samuel Harjanne, Nir Ron, Stan Limburg, Mia Kadosh, Petri Hanttu, Simona Pahl, Gadi Levy, Robert Hartshorne, Arlyn Bantog, Tim Bain, Benjamin Morik, Achim Schülke and Ole Jacobsen have all worked on "Fireman Sam".
- He, Tom Stourton, Loraine Marshall and Dave Ingham all worked on the 1995 adaptation of 'The Wind in the Willows.' They, along with Mike Grady, also worked on it's 1996 sequel, 'The Willows in Winter.'
- He, Antti L. J. Pääkkönen, Gerardo Alonso, Oana Pernes, Stefan Ashton Frank, Gerardo Mendoza, Bruno Coronel, Benjamín Rivera, Kerry Shale, Teresa Gallagher, Joanna Pach-Żbikowska, Mia Kadosh, Víctor Covarrubias, Guillermo Coria, Emma Fernando, Sergio Morel, Rupert Degas, Christopher Ragland, Mayra Arellano, Carlos Hernández, Colin McFarlane, Andrew Brenner, Luca Magnani, Togo Igawa, Susa Saukko, Petri Hanttu, Petrus Kähkönen, Juha Varis and Michael Carrington have all worked on "The Amazing World of Gumball".