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Thomas and the Magic Railroad: The Lost Edition [A RECORE Entertainment Fan Edit] (Released)

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Hello, everyone! This is my first post on this forum and my first official fan edit. As many of you know, Shout! Factory recently released the 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray for Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Among the bonus features is a featurette called “Deleted Storylines”, which includes many of the deleted scenes from the movie. This fan edit will utilize that, as well as the theatrical version of the movie, the YouTube PT Boomer chase scene, the DVD’s deleted scene Sundae Surprise, and the workprint version to create the fullest version of the movie possible.

Additionally, I am attempting to fix some of the flaws and incomplete nature of the deleted storylines featurette and the workprint with clever editing, new VFX, rotoscoping, and even new voice acting. Temp dialogue will be replaced with a soundalike voice actor, and every line of Thomas will be redubbed by my friend and Restore The Magic partner, Eric Scherer. I’m currently looking for someone to redub the adult Lily narration, and I have recruited a composer to compose new music for the deleted scenes. Above all, this project will be at a near-professional quality, despite it being a free fan edit and a labor of love. I went to a tech school for audio and video production and editing, so I’m very skilled in this arena.

I recently released a teaser trailer on my YouTube channel RECORE Entertainment. You can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzAV9STf8MU

I’ll be posting occasional updates on the progress I’m making on this Tumblr blog as well as on this thread. I’m aiming for a release right before Christmas 2020, so it’s still technically the year of the 20th anniversary of the movie and the 75th anniversary of the entire Thomas & Friends franchise. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my edit once it’s completed!

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As someone who’s been a lifelong fan, I’m really looking forward to seeing this! I have high hopes it’ll be done as well as possible with what was given. Thanks for the dedication!

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Drew Drakofolis said:

Such dedication for a Thomas the Tank Engine movie?
Well, I surely admire the effort.

Is the og movie that good then?

I will say that it’s better than the theatrical version. As to whether it’s subjectively good as a movie, I’ll leave that up to the viewers to decide.

Anyway, one small, brief update. I’m thinking of redubbing more engines than just Thomas, but if I do so, I will be pushing the release date a bit further back. I’m running a poll right now on Facebook to see what they think I should do, where I go into more detail about what each choice means. Feel free to vote on it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1742582249364723/permalink/2728497324106539/

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(Blows dust off of this thread)

Sorry for the lack of updates here. I’ve been posting more on my YouTube channel and social media accounts about the project. The project took a bit longer than expected, as I was waiting for the music to be created for the deleted scenes. But I can now report that the fan edit is on track for release in a few weeks, so stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, I’ve posted a frequently asked questions video to my YouTube channel. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_blw3awO6A

The end screen shows videos to a few sneak peek clips, all of which showcase a different source of my own temp music. I used the temp music when working on the edit before getting original music made for the edit. Right now, two short clips are out, and I’ll be posting another such clip before posting the full fan edit online.

Anyway, thank you so much for your patience with this. It won’t be long now! See you all real soon!!

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Exciting news, everyone! My fan edit has just been released. It’s available on Usenet in a.b.movies, as well as BitTorrent. As far as the latter, I plan to post it to TPB, but it’s currently down right now (as of this post), so I’ll try again tomorrow as it’s really late here. I submitted it also to fanedit•info, but I doubt it’ll be processed and put up on that site quickly. To comply with the forum’s rules, all I will say is if you don’t have access to Usenet (or have trouble finding it), and/or you really want to download it via BitTorrent, don’t hesitate to PM me, and I’ll be sure to help you out!