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Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Entertaining train tale with mild peril, positive messages.

Movie NR 2016 61 minutes
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Old and new fans will enjoy this traditional Thomas tale with a sincere lesson about "being yourself" at its heart, and which includes a more diverse cast than usual (both female and international). Ashima (Tina Desai), a decorated steam engine from India, provides a strong, relatable character for girls. Thomas & Friends: The Great Race introduces several hit-and-miss original songs, all of which bolster the characterizations and the messages expressed. There's enough conflict (lamentably, the most loutish bully in the group of contestants is an American) and mild suspense to hold the interest of kids even older than its intended preschool audience. Entertaining and gently instructive, it's a typically simple Thomas & Friends story that won't disappoint.

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