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Thomas and the Runaway Kite is the thirteenth episode of the thirteenth season.
It is the day of the Sodor Kite Festival and Thomas must collect the winner's cup from Brendam Docks. After collecting it, Thomas stops on Gordon's Hill, to find Stephen and Bridget Hatt flying their kite. Suddenly, they spot Thomas and wave to him. In doing so, Stephen loses the kite to the wind. Thomas races after it and spends all day trying to catch it. After declining help from Edward, Percy, Emily and Charlie, Thomas soon realises he needs help after he uses up all of his coal. The engines eventually help him and they successfully catch the kite when it lands and gets snagged on a signal. Thomas collects Stephen and Bridget and their kite is declared the winner, much to Thomas' delight.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Stephen Hatt
- Bridget Hatt
- James (does not speak)
- Henry (cameo)
- Diesel (cameo)
- Mavis (cameo)
- Cranky (cameo)
- The Teacher (cameo)
- The Schoolchildren (cameo)
- The Bird Watcher (cameo)
- Lady Hatt (mentioned)
- Brendam Docks
- Sodor Shipping Company
- Kirk Ronan Junction
- Knapford Iron Bridge
- Whispering Woods Halt
- Gordon's Hill
- This episode was shown in select US theatres in January 2010.
- This episode could have been inspired by the magazine story Thomas and the Kite.
- This is the only episode where Stephen Hatt is voiced by Matt Wilkinson in the UK version.
- This episode marks two things:
- Pre-filmed footage from Splish Splash Splosh is used.
- When Edward asks Thomas if he can help him catch the kite, he appears to be pulling two flatbeds, but a few seconds later when he passes Thomas, he is only pulling one.
- When the engines find the kite, James can be heard whistling, but he is not with the other engines.
In Other Languages
|Finnish||Leija Karkuteillä||Runaway Kite|
|Norwegian||Thomas og den løpske dragen||Thomas and the Runaway Kite|
|Japanese||トーマスのだいついせき||Tracking of Thomas|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Thomas e a Pipa Perdida||Thomas and the Lost Kite|
|German||Thomas auf Drachenjagd||Thomas on Kite Hunt|
|Welsh||Barcud gwyllt||Wild Kite|
|Danish||Thomas og dragen, der fløj væk||Thomas and the Kite Flying Away|
|Polish||Tomek i Pogoń za Latawcem||Thomas and Pursuit of Kites|
|Greek||Ο Τομας και ο χαμένος χαρταετός||Thomas and the Lost Kite|
|Italian||Thomas e l'Aquilone||Thomas and the Kite|
|Arabic||مهرجان الطائرات الورقية||Kite Festival|
|Spanish||Thomas y la Cometa Perdida||Thomas and the Lost Comet|
|Hungarian||Thomas és a szökevény papírsárkány||Thomas and the Runaway Kite|
|Chinese||托马斯和飘远的风筝||Thomas and the Runaway Kite|
|Korean||토마스와 달아난 연||Thomas and Fled Opened|
|Indonesian||Thomas dan Layangan Putus||Thomas and Disconnect Kites|
|Romanian||Thomas și Zmeul Fugar||Thomas and the Kite Fugitive|
|Serbian||Tomas i odbegli zmaj||Thomas and the Runaway Kite|
|Czech||Drak na útěku||The Dragon on the Run|
|Slovak||Drak na úteku||Dragon on the Run|
|Catalan||En Thomas i l'estel fugitiu||Thomas and the Runaway Star|
|Swedish||Thomas och den förrymda draken||Thomas and the Runaway Kite|
Home Media Releases
- Thomas and the Runaway Kite
- Thomas and the Runaway Kite
- Thomas on Kite Hunt