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www.ThomasAndFriends.com, www.ThomasTheTankEngine.com, or www.ThomasTheTankEngineAndFriends.com, is the official website of Thomas and Friends. The English website was launched in 1996 by The Britt Allcroft Company.

The first version of the site was created by NetSite Productions Limited.

In 2013, an official PBS Kids website of Thomas and Friends was created when the show started to air more often.

In 2015, the website underwent a major overhaul. It now has two separate home pages for children and parents created by Moving Interactive, which had later been nominated for "Best Website for a TV Series" alongside its minisite for Tale of the Brave games and applications.

HiT Entertainment has also launched official Thomas and Friends websites in other languages.

Content

  • Games
  • Characters/Engines
  • Videos
  • Activities
  • TV Information
  • My Station
  • Downloads

List of all the official websites around the world

Trivia

Goofs

  • Most recently, when you move the mouse over the "Home" and "Engines" icons, the Fat Controller speaks with his original US voice, while his UK/current US voice is heard on the remaining options. This is the case with both UK and US websites.
  • On the UK/US home page, Thomas and James are missing their siderods.
  • On the UK website, when the "Meet the Earl" video clip was released on the King of the Railway minisite, the US version was shown. The same error also occurred on the video clips on the UK Spills and Thrills site.
  • Mavis used the term "cars" on the UK website before its recent update.
  • The current "What's New" UK page shows a Thomas & Friends Live advert for Singapore, although Singapore is not part of the UK.
  • Characters such as Terence, BoCo, George, Max and Monty are not included in the Engine Depot.
  • Several characters are missing from the Japanese site, such as Bash, Luke, Winston, Owen and Merrick.
  • On the Dutch Tale of the Brave minisite, in the activity to find Timothy, it tells you to remove the "auto's" (the trucks) to see which engine is hiding. However, "auto" is Dutch for "automobile".
  • The site title of the UK News page is incorrectly titled "Thomas de Stoomlocomotief: Nieuw".
  • Currently, when you are on the Taiwanese website and you go over the steam cloud with THOMAS & FRIENDS above with your mouse, it does not say 'home', but 'apps'.
  • On the US website's front page, the Tale of the Brave clip of Percy rescuing James from the landslide was from the UK dub, as James had his UK voice.
  • While Oliver's bio page features a picture and information on the engine of that name, it is incorrectly titled "Oliver The Excavator".
  • Despite being made in full CGI, Donald and Douglas' pictures still show them in their model forms.
    • Other characters who have CGI promos, like Alfie, Max and Monty are not included at all.
  • On the US website, Sam's bio section originally incorrectly listed information about Spencer instead of Sam, but has since been updated with the correct information.
  • Ryan, Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Rusty, Skiff, Mike, Rex and Bert's promos show them off the rails. Duck's promo shows his right (viewer perspective left) wheels on the rails, but his left wheels are not. However, Skiff, Mike, Rex and Bert's promos were later updated so they were positioned onto the tracks.
  • On the "Engines" page, Bertie, Butch and Jack are posed on railway tracks, although they are not rail vehicles. Sailor John was also originally posed on railway tracks, but the tracks have since been removed.
  • On the "Engines" page, Mike, Rex and Bert are posed on narrow gauge tracks that are laid on top of standard gauge tracks, as the sleepers of the latter can be seen protruding from the sides of the former's ballast.
  • Skiff is on his rail wheels, but he was originally not positioned on the rails in his bio section. He has since been moved onto the track.
  • Diesel 10, Norman, Paxton, Sidney, Stafford and Toad are also not on the rails.
  • On the US website, 'Arry's page is not featured on some engine pages but can still be accessed.
  • Toad's bio incorrectly states that he is a 20-ton brake van.
  • Annie and Clarabel's promos:
    • Clarabel is missing her guard compartment.
    • Both coaches are shown with their coupling chains sticking forward, but another chain can be seen hanging down.
  • The 2015 website states that Henrietta is listed as one of the few characters without a face, but her promo shows her with her face as she gained one in the eighteenth season.
  • Connor, Caitlin, Millie, Stephen, Porter, Gator and Alfie were on the site but since its most recent update, they have been removed for unknown reasons.
  • Some of the voice clips on certain characters from the 2010 update are gone since the 2015 update. These include:
    • Salty
    • Rocky
    • Sir Topham Hatt
    • Mavis
    • Victor
    • Kevin
  • Philip is incorrectly spelled as 'Phillip' in his bio, this was later corrected.
  • A white line can be seen behind Emily in the 2015 update.
  • Engines such as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Emily, Whiff, Stanley, Spencer, Scruff, Salty, Mavis, Rosie, Dart and Diesel have not had updated promos with their lamps.
  • On the German website, Bulgy, Mighty Mac, Sailor John, the Troublesome Trucks and Whiff have their English names and Philip's bio is not translated.
  • Ivan and Etienne are emitting steam on the "Engines" page despite not being steam engines.

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