Story

Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure is a special feature-length instalment from the Thomas the Tank Engine animated series. After Thomas (voice of Joseph May) takes a joke too far and causes a major problem for the train station, the Fat Controller sends him to work on another part of the island. Thomas accidentally falls down a mineshaft and discovers a hidden pirate ship. 

Thomas and his friends search for the pirate’s lost treasure, battling an evil sailor (voice of John Hurt), who is willing to do anything to ensure that he gets the treasure first. 

Themes

Friendship; bravery and courage; good versus evil

Violence

Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure has a little bit of violence. For example, Sailor John threatens to throw dynamite explosives at Thomas, who is chasing him at the time. 

Content that may disturb children

Under 8
There is one scene in Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure that might scare children in this age group. Thomas almost runs headfirst into another train while travelling on the tracks. This is suspenseful and might be frightening, although Thomas manages to veer onto a different set of tracks before the collision happens.

From 8-13
Nothing of concern

Over 13
Nothing of concern

Sexual references

None of concern

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern

Product placement

There is no product placement of concern in Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, but plenty of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise is marketed to young children.

Coarse language

None of concern

Ideas to discuss with your children

Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure is an exciting animated movie for children. It features well-known characters in a new adventure.

This movie shows the importance of being brave, proactive and willing to get involved in new and unfamiliar things. It highlights the need for supportive friends, as well as the importance of staying loyal to the people who care about you. It also shows that, when people have something to gain, some might act without thinking about other people’s wellbeing. 

Most children under 10 years will probably enjoy Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, although children under 7 years might need help with a couple of scary scenes.