Look out fans of the little blue engine and his Island of Sodor pals. There’s a new Thomas the Tank Engine movie trailer, and your kiddo won’t want to miss it!

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! will makes its grand debut on Nick Jr. this September. In this all-new movie, Thomas leaves the Island of Sodor—oh, and without Sir Topham Hatt’s permission. After a new, and mischievous, racing car names Ace shows up, Thomas decides to take off on a heroic quest of epic proportions.

Your kiddo’s favorite blue engine travels over danger-packed mountains, across the desert and even through jungles. Yep, he makes his way across five continents and discovers all kinds of new-to-him cultures. And that means your little learner also has the chance to discover new places and people. Along with Ace, Thomas makes other new friends. These new pals include Nia, a tank engine from Kenya.

Not only does the movie take Thomas to new places, but it also marks a new collab for Mattel. The Thomas & Friends Movie, along with a new TV series called Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Series, bring together Mattel and the United Nations—and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

So what are these 17 Sustainable Development Goals? In 2015, countries around the globe adopted these goals as a way to end poverty, protect the planet and much more. The new Thomas movie incorporates some of the 17 goals as ways to help children become global citizens and understand concepts such as gender equality and health issues. Big world, big adventures indeed!

The Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! movie premiers today on Nick Jr. The TV series, also on Nick Jr., begins on Sep. 17.

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Thomas & Friends via YouTube

 

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