HIT Entertainment is set to release the newest Thomas & Friends CG animated feature-length movie, Misty Island Rescue, on DVD from Lionsgate this September in the US.
The DVD will launch in October in the UK, and across other international territories including Australia, Germany, Benelux and Spain by the end of 2010.
The 60-minute rescue-adventure special sees Thomas the Tank Engine leaving the Island of Sodor for the very first time. Misty Island is full of new and colorful characters and new mysterious destinations, and is a place where nothing quite works as it should. It’s also the first feature event supported by Thomas & Friends’ new global partners, including Fisher-Price and Mega Bloks, as well as longtime toy partner, Learning Curve.
In support the release, Thomas & Friends licensees worldwide, such as Fisher-Price, Random House, Egmont, Mega Bloks and Learning Curve, are creating more than 75 tie-in products, including books, games, engines, playsets and apparel based on Misty Island Rescue.
The film is also slated to screen at over 160 theaters across the US through Screenvision in July 2010. A theatrical release in 65 Vue Cinemas across the UK is planned over the weekend of October 2, 2010. In addition, at Day Out With Thomas events in North America in 2010, all visitors will receive a mini viewfinder that includes a preview of the new movie.