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Thomas' Aussie Football Adventure is a four episode video series made in partnership with the Australian Football League and Mattel Creations on the official YouTube channel with each video being released between July and September of 2017. The episodes are also uploaded onto the official AFL Kids YouTube channel.

The videos are narrated by Mark Moraghan with John Hasler starring as Thomas; Matthew Richardson, a former AFL star, as Shane; and Sabrina Frederick-Traub, a current AFL Womens player, as Tracy.

The series is animated in the same style as the Really Useful Around the World and Great Race Friends Near and Far segments.

Thomas Visits Shane from Melbourne

Thomas Visits Shane from Melbourne is the first episode in the series. It was released early on the official YouTube channel on 3 July 2017, but was removed shortly after its release. The video was then uploaded again on the official AFL Kids channel on 10 July 2017, with an introduction by Dayne Zorko, before the original video was restored on the 11 July 2017.

Plot

Thomas arrives at the historic Flinders Street Station where he is met by his friend Shane the Train, who needs Thomas to help him transport some stranded Western Bulldogs Football Team players and fans from Footscray Station to the iconic MCG for a match.

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Locations

  • Australia
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Footscray Station
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Yarra River
  • Melbourne Arts Centre
  • Island of Sodor (mentioned)

Cast

Video

Thomas Dreams of Playing Australian Football

Thomas Dreams of Playing Australian Football is the second episode in the series. It was uploaded on to the Official YouTube Channel on 8 August 2017 and the AFL Kids Channel on 9 August 2017, with a introduction by Dyson Heppell.

Plot

Thomas learns footy from his new friends Kylie and Jack. He loves Australian Football so much he dreams of being part of a game. Can you imagine Thomas playing football?

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Thomas Coaches his First Game of Footy!

Thomas Coaches his First Game of Footy! is the third video in the series. It was uploaded to the Official YouTube Channel on 6 September 2017 and the AFL Kids Channel on 7 September 2017, with an introduction by Dyson Heppell.

Plot

Thomas takes football players and fans back to Footscray Station and Kylie and Jack tell him about the amazing game they just saw. Thomas wishes he could have seen it! Kylie and Jack play Auskick, a version of Australian Rules Football for kids at their local park. As Thomas can’t join them he helps coach them instead. Watch Thomas as he learns more about AFL.

Characters

Locations

  • Australia
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Melbourne Arts Centre
  • Footscray Station
  • Island of Sodor

Cast

Goofs

  • The uploading of this video on the official Thomas & Friends YouTube channel glitches for eight seconds and freezes in place, missing out the bit where Jack explains that there are no rails in the park. This mistake is not an issue on the uploading from the Thomas & Friends UK channel.
  • Thomas' number is missing when he says he would love to be the team coach.

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Thomas Goes to the AFL Grand Final

Thomas Goes to the AFL Grand Final is the series finale. It was uploaded to the Official UK YouTube Channel on 26th September 2017.

Plot

Thomas has become a huge AFL fan and is very excited about the Grand Final. Thomas, Shane and Tracy watch the game together and Thomas learns how fun it is to cheer your team. Will Thomas get to live out his dream of playing in the AFL?

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Trivia

  • There is no real station at the MCG as shown in the videos, but Richmond Station is around the opposite side of the MCG behind a training ground (Punt Road Oval).

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