The AFL is pleased to announce the second episode in the collaboration with Thomas & Friends has been released tonight.
In an international first between the two brands, four short episodes have been produced and centre around Thomas and his friends on their Australian adventures.
The first episode was released on July 12 and the final two episodes will be released in the lead up to the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
Two AFL superstars return in the second episode with former Richmond Tiger Matthew Richardson starring as Shane the Train and Brisbane Lions AFL Women’s player Sabrina Frederick-Traub as Tracy the Melbourne Tram.
The second episode sees Thomas learn how to play footy from his new friends Kylie and Jack. Thomas’ love of Australian Football has grown so much he now dreams of being part of a game, a little difficult when bound by train tracks.
To see Thomas’ footy skills in the second episode visit youtube.com/aflkids
About Thomas & Friends™
Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created over 70 years ago by a British clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families in more than 150 territories and in over 40 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 11 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends has scooped prestigious accolades including a Parent’s Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. The famous and cheeky No.1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train. Together, the children and engines embark on timeless adventures while experiencing valuable yet fun life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends™ is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including PBS KIDS® in the US, Super RTL in Germany, and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the UK. Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/thomasandfriends.