'Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway - The Movie' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

An all-new animated feature starring the lovable Tank Engine will be chugging to Blu-ray in September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate says 'Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway - The Movie' is coming to Blu-ray on September 17.

Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team's quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor's biggest mystery? It's a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas and his friends.

'King of the Railway' introduces four new engines and one new destination on the Island of Sodor. New engine Stephen is based on the legendary "Stephenson's Rocket", one of the fastest and most advanced steam locomotives of its day. Meet the Earl of Sodor, and see how Thomas and the Steam Team rely on friendship and cooperation to avoid disaster and save the day.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: The Search for the Lost Crown Game; It's Gonna Be a Great Day Karaoke Music Video; Searching Everywhere Karaoke Music Video; Working Together! Karaoke Music Video; and Guess Who? Puzzles.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway - The Movie' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 17.

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Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway - The Movie (Blu-ray)
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