Thomas the Tank Engine has some new friends on the island of Sodor. The excitable engine’s roundhouse now includes a range of international characters such as “proud” Carlos from Mexico, friendly Ashima from India, “driven” Yong Bao of China, and “feisty” Raul from Brazil.
In all, a total of 14 new characters have been announced by Mattel, and are set to appear in the upcoming Olympic Games-themed movie “The Great Race,” which will be released later this spring.
Yong Bao from China
Raul from Brazil
Ashima from India
《湯瑪士小火車》的原型最早出現在1945年英國牧師 Wilbert Awdry 的故事書 The Railway Series 中。1984年，故事被改編成動畫片在電視上播出，講述了藍色火車頭湯瑪士和他的朋友們在多多島上努力工作、共同成長的故事，深受各地小朋友喜愛。