Thomas & Friends "Series 12" (partially found Pierce Brosnan narrations of British children's animated series; 2008)

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Season 12 DVD cover.

Status: Partially Found

In 2007, it was announced that actor Pierce Brosnan of James Bond fame would be taking over as narrator for Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, starting with the "The Great Discovery" special. Although Brosnan narrated the special as planned, when season 12 premiered in 2008, the series was still narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. The reasons why Brosnan did not continue aren't fully clear, though it is often falsely rumoured that he left due to his disapproval of the twelfth season's incorporation of CGI.

Evidence has been shown that Brosnan has indeed recorded dialogue for the narration. In the behind the scenes featurette on "The Great Discovery" DVD, Brosnan can be heard recording dialogue for the episodes "Thomas Puts the Brakes On" and "Best Friends".

In 2012, a 38-second audio clip surfaced of Pierce Brosnan's narration of "Gordon Takes a Shortcut". This audio originated from animation director Dino Athanassiou's website.[1] So far, nothing official has been released of the narrations.

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Sample of Brosnan's narration for "Gordon Takes a Shortcut".
"Behind the Scenes with Pierce Brosnan" featurette featuring audio from "Thomas Puts the Brakes On" and "Best Friends".

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Thomas & Friends[edit | edit source]

Thomas the Tank Engine[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

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