It’s true, Thomas the Tank Engine, the useful blue engine, gets his own voice. He was even interviewed for an ABC News story.Â Is this going to be like when Blue from Blue’s Clues started talking? Or when Sesame Street’s Snuffleupagus became visible and changed his name to Snuffy? I’m not sure I can handle that.
Up until now, Thomas’ voice was narrated and his facial features were limited in movement. In this change, Thomas has his own voice and is computer animated, along with his friends and the Island of Sodor.
Is it wrong to want our favorite characters to stay the same?Â
Part of me wants Thomas to stay the same. To keep the old-school style animation and effects. I mean, it’s worked for 50 years. But, I guess it’s time to move on. After all, change can be good.
I’m sure the kids will love the changes. I can’t wait for my son to see the new version of the show. I wonder if he’ll even notice the difference though.