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"Everywhere on Sodor is special, and so are the people and the engines. We are all special!"
-Percy, Percy and the Oil Painting


The ninth season of the television series was first broadcast in 2005. The twenty-six episode season was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US.

Episodes

  1. Percy and the Oil Painting - Percy takes a fussy painter around Sodor so that he can paint a picture of "The Spirit of Sodor".
  2. Thomas and the Rainbow - Thomas is distracted by a rainbow.
  3. Molly's Special Special - Thomas helps new Steamie Molly make her empty trucks look important.
  4. Thomas' Milkshake Muddle - Thomas is dismayed when he has to get ingredients to make ice cream on a hot day.
  5. Mighty Mac - Mighty Mac, an engine with two faces, has a problem deciding where to go.
  6. Thomas and the Toy Shop - Thomas takes some toys to the Knapford toy shop.
  7. Respect for Gordon - Gordon begins bossing the others about.
  8. Thomas and the Birthday Picnic - Thomas tries to find a place for Dowager Hatt's birthday picnic.
  9. Tuneful Toots - Rusty gets stranded while showing the brass band around and uses his horn to save the day.
  10. Rheneas and the Dinosaur - Rheneas tries to single-handedly take a dinosaur skeleton to the Transfer Yards, much to Skarloey's dismay.
  11. Thomas and the New Engine - Thomas sees 'Arry and Bert talking to Neville and thinks the three are planning a trick.
  12. Toby Feels Left Out - A museum is being opened and Toby is worried he will be put in it.
  13. Thomas Tries His Best - Thomas wants to do something for the fair.
  14. The Magic Lamp - Peter Sam goes looking for a magic lamp after Skarloey tells him the story of Proteus.
  15. Thomas and the Statue - Thomas is chosen to take a statue, which he believes is of him.
  16. Henry and the Flagpole - Henry fears his favourite tree will be cut down to provide a flagpole for Callan Castle.
  17. Emily Knows Best - Emily pretends to be a queen, only to cause confusion.
  18. Thomas' Day Off - Dennis the Diesel gets Thomas to do his work.
  19. Thomas' New Trucks - Thomas is jealous when James gets new trucks.
  20. Duncan and the Old Mine - Duncan, looking for adventure, ventures into a disused mine.
  21. Bold and Brave - Diesel tells spooky tales to Thomas and Ben.
  22. Skarloey the Brave - Skarloey proves to be a daredevil when he tries to ride up the incline.
  23. Saving Edward - Edward cannot take his train and fears he will be scrapped.
  24. Thomas and the Golden Eagle - Thomas tries to see a rare golden eagle.
  25. Keeping Up with James - James' impatience proves to be disastrous.
  26. Flour Power - Diesel spooks Thomas, but he gets back at him.

Songs

Characters

Characters introduced

Half hour format

When Season 9 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse, the airings were paired with not just Season 7 episodes, but even some Season 6 episodes which were originally narrated by Alec Baldwin and re-dubbed by Michael Brandon in the US, with Michael Angelis re-dubbing his narrations in the UK. In The Season 6 episodes, music was also re-dubbed with music from the New Series as well. In the beginning of the Nick Jr. airings in the UK, an opening when Thomas' crew gets him ready for another days work and an ending when Thomas' crew cleans him after a days work was added.

Colour

Caring/Taking Care

Respect

Celebration

Achievement

Change

Night and Day

Shapes

Pride

Lost and Found

Bravery

Loyalty

Seasons

Trivia

  • Rusty was referred to as a female in early American narrations of Tuneful Toots and Duncan and the Old Mine that broadcast on PBS Kids.
  • This was Sharon Miller's first season as script editor. Sharon Miller became the first head writer in the twelfth season.
  • This was the first season in which Thomas appeared in every episode, albeit not speaking in all of them. A large-scale model of him was built for when he interacts with the Narrow Gauge Engines.
  • From this season onward, the title cards are read aloud by the narrator including some of Seasons 6 and 7. However, a few US episodes did not have their titles read aloud in the Thomas and the Toy Workshop US DVD.
  • This series saw its terrestrial premiere in 2006, being the first series to air on Channel 5's Milkshake! block. However repeats of Season 8 were shown before.

Criticism in 2011

In 2011, six years after the ninth season and the CGI series were released, the UK DVD, Little Engines, Big Days Out was criticized with negative reviews over it's episodes and learning segments saying Winter Holidays instead of Christmas and Trees with Decorations instead of Christmas trees, Hilary Fortnam criticized Keeping Up with James because she would be worried if Wilbert Awdry saw this, he would feel stressed out if he saw this. But HiT Entertainment said it was not a seasonal release, but due to the criticism on Little Engines, Big Day Out, they pushed the UK DVD of Merry Winter Wish to 2012 a year later to make the lines say "Christmas" and "Christmas trees".

Gallery

Behind the scenes

TV Opening

TV Closing

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