Thomas the Tank Engine is to have some multicultural friends in a remake of the legendary children’s show.
Quota-obsessed American multicultis have got their hands on Rev W Awdry’s classic, giving it a 21st century makeover under the eyes of toy giant Mattel. So much for James, Gordon, Percy and Harold – Thomas is having to “understand that there is a bigger world out there”.
He is therefore being joined by new friends, including Raul from Brazil, Ashima from India, Yong Bao from China and Carlos from Mexico. He will need some extra carriages for the diversity monitors and their clipboards to ride in!
Further details about the summer story The Great Race have yet to be released. Let’s hope Rev W Awdry hasn’t been forced to ‘convert’ and that the Fat Controller has avoided being sent off to Weight Watchers.
(Image: Ron Cogswell)