Beloved by little boys around the world, HIT Entertainment has announced that in Spring 2011, (a year after Thomas and Friends' 65th anniversary), Thomas will be the star of his own feature length movie.
In case you didn't know, Thomas is big business these days. One engine has been sold every 17 seconds over the last 15 years (wow!). More than 50 million Thomas and Friends books have been sold worldwide and more than 45 million DVDs and VHS tapes have been sold in the U.S. alone. A full featured movie will likely trounce those figures and make Thomas even more popular (if possible).
The move is expected to made in computer-generated graphics so that the mouths of the characters actually move.
More about Thomas and Friends can be found on the Thomas and Friends website.
Now I just need to know when tickets will go on sale because I'll be there with my little man in tow!