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Thomas And The Magic Railroad
THOMAS AND THE MAGIC RAILROAD is a 2000 British-American fantasy adventure film by Britt Allcroft , its director, producer and writer. Starring Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
, Mara Wilson , Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
, Didi Conn , Russell Means
Russell Means
, Cody McMains , Michael E. Rodgers and the voices of Eddie Glen and Neil Crone , the film is based on the British children's book series The Railway Series
The Railway Series
by The Rev. W. Awdry , its televised adaptation Thomas Thomas leaves to collect Mr. Conductor. The 'lost engine', named Lady, is hidden in a workshop on Muffle Mountain. Burnett Stone has kept her hidden after Diesel 10's last attempt to destroy her. Despite having rebuilt Lady, Burnett is unable to steam her despite using different types of coal
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HiT Entertainment
HIT ENTERTAINMENT LTD. (styled "HIT") is a British–American entertainment company owned by Mattel
Mattel
and originally established in 1983 from HENSON INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION (formerly styled "HIT!"). It was founded as the international distribution arm of Jim Henson Productions . HIT owns and distributes children\'s television series, including the shows Barney & Friends , Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
, Thomas "> Jim Henson Productions started negotiations with The Walt Disney Company regarding a possible purchase of the company in the late 1980s. Because of these negotiations, Henson International Television head Peter Orton led a management buyout of the Henson International Television division from Henson in 1989, forming a new company named HiT Entertainment. HiT continued distributing programming by initially signing Postman Pat and Alvin & the Chipmunks series
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Steam Engine
A STEAM ENGINE is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid . Steam
Steam
engines are external combustion engines , where the working fluid is separated from the combustion products. Non-combustion heat sources such as solar power , nuclear power or geothermal energy may be used. The ideal thermodynamic cycle used to analyze this process is called the Rankine cycle
Rankine cycle
. In the cycle, water is heated and transforms into steam within a boiler operating at a high pressure. When expanded through pistons or turbines, mechanical work is done. The reduced pressure steam is then exhausted to the atmosphere, or condensed and pumped back into the boiler
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Adventure Film
ADVENTURE FILMS are a genre of film . They typically use their action scenes to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Popular concepts * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links OVERVIEWSubgenres of adventure films include swashbuckler films , survival films , Western films , pirate films , time travel films , disaster films , superhero films , road films and historical dramas . Main plot elements include quests for lost continents; a jungle , mountain , island , sea , wilderness , city , or desert setting; characters embarking on treasure and heroic journeys, travels and explorations for the unknown, usually also having to overcome an adversary. Adventure films are commonly set in a period background and may include adapted stories of historical or fictional adventure heroes within the historical context. Kings , monarchies , battles , empires , rebellion or piracy are commonly seen in adventure films
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Fantasy Film
FANTASY FILMS are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic , supernatural events, mythology , folklore , or exotic fantasy worlds . The genre is considered a form of speculative fiction alongside science fiction films and horror films , although the genres do overlap. Fantasy
Fantasy
films often have an element of magic, myth , wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary. CONTENTS * 1 Subgenres * 2 Fantasy
Fantasy
movies and the film industry * 3 History * 3.1 1900–1920s * 3.2 1930s * 3.3 1940s * 3.4 1950s * 3.5 1960s * 3.6 1970s * 3.7 1980s * 3.8 1990s * 3.9 2000s * 3.10 2010s * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links SUBGENRESSeveral sub-categories of fantasy films can be identified, although the delineations between these subgenres, much as in fantasy literature, are somewhat fluid
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Viaduct
A VIADUCT is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley, dry or wetland, or forming a flyover . The term is conventional for a rail flyover as opposed to a flying junction or a rail bridge which crosses one feature. In Romance languages , the word viaduct refers to a bridge which spans only land. A bridge spanning water is called ponte. The term viaduct is derived from the Latin via for road and ducere, to lead. The ancient Romans did not use the term; it is a modern derivation from an analogy with aqueduct . Like the Roman aqueducts , many early viaducts comprised a series of arches of roughly equal length. CONTENTS * 1 Over land * 2 Over water * 3 Land use below viaducts * 4 Past and future * 5 Gallery * 6 References OVER LANDThe longest viaduct in antiquity may have been the Pont Serme which crossed wide marshes in southern France
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Barge
A BARGE is a flat-bottomed boat , built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and must be towed or pushed by towboats . Canal
Canal
barges, towed by draft animals on an adjacent towpath , contended with the railway in the early Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
, but were outcompeted in the carriage of high-value items due to the higher speed, falling costs and route flexibility of railways
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Linda Ballantyne
LINDA ANNE BALLANTYNE (born October 24, 1964) is a Canadian voice actress . Born in Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario
Ontario
, she is best known for voicing the title role of Serena Tsukino/ Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
in the second half of the English version of Sailor Moon
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Tumbleweed
A TUMBLEWEED is a structural part of the above-ground anatomy of a number of species of plants , a diaspore that, once it is mature and dry, detaches from its root or stem, and tumbles away in the wind . In most such species, the tumbleweed is in effect the entire plant apart from the root system, but in other plants, a hollow fruit or an inflorescence might serve the function. Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
species occur most commonly in steppe and arid ecologies , where frequent wind and the open environment permit rolling without prohibitive obstruction. Apart from its propagules (that is, its seeds or spores), the tissues of the tumbleweed structure are dead; their death is functional because it is necessary for the structure to degrade gradually and fall apart so that the propagules can escape during the tumbling, or germinate after the tumbleweed has come to rest in a wet location
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Red Letter Media
REDLETTERMEDIA, LLC is an American film and video production company operated by independent filmmakers Mike Stoklasa (formerly of GMP Pictures) and Jay Bauman (formerly of Blanc Screen Cinema). The company was formed by Stoklasa in 2004 while living in Scottsdale, Arizona , but is now based in Milwaukee
Milwaukee
County, Wisconsin
Wisconsin
. Stoklasa himself attracted significant attention in 2009, through a 70-minute video review of the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace . The review was posted in seven parts on YouTube
YouTube
, and presented by his character "Harry S. Plinkett". While Stoklasa had published other video reviews of several Star Trek films prior to this, The Phantom Menace and subsequent Star Wars
Star Wars
prequel reviews were praised for both content and presentation
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Sludge
SLUDGE is a semi-solid slurry and can be produced as sewage sludge from wastewater treatment processes or as a settled suspension obtained from conventional drinking water treatment and numerous other industrial processes. The term is also sometimes used as a generic term for solids separated from suspension in a liquid; this 'soupy' material usually contains significant quantities of 'interstitial' water (between the solid particles). Industrial wastewater treatment plants produce solids that are also referred to as sludge, whether generated from biological or physical-chemical processes
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ABC Films
WORLDVISION ENTERPRISES, INC. was a television program and home video distributor established in July 1953 as ABC FILM SYNDICATION, the domestic and overseas program distribution arm of the ABC Television Network . They primarily licensed programs from independent producers, rather than producing their own content. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 ABC Films Syndication * 1.2 Worldvision Enterprises
Worldvision Enterprises
* 2 Legal issues of the name * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYABC FILMS SYNDICATIONOn March 27, 1954 (1954-03-27), American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres , Inc. created the ABC FILMS SYNDICATION, INC. (AFS), a subsidiary headed by George Shupert, which specialized in syndication and in-house program production. By 000000001956-01-01-0000January 1956, AFS formed a 50/50 joint venture production company, Rabco Productions, with Hal Roach, Jr.
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Americanization
In countries outside of the United States, AMERICANIZATION or AMERICANISATION is the influence American culture and business has on other countries, such as their media, cuisine, business practices, popular culture , technology, or political techniques. The term has been used since at least 1907. While not necessarily a hostile term, it is most often used by critics in the target country who are against the influences. Americanization has become more prevalent since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989–91, and especially since the advent of widespread high speed Internet use starting in the mid-2000s. In Europe, in recent years there is growing concern about Americanization through Google , Facebook , Twitter , Apple Inc. and Uber , among many other Internet-oriented corporations based in the U.S
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Peter Fonda
PETER HENRY FONDA (born February 23, 1940) is an American actor. He is the son of Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, younger brother of Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda (by first wife Susan Brewer, stepdaughter of Noah Dietrich ). Fonda is an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s
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Wilbert Awdry
WILBERT VERE AWDRY, OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997) was an English Anglican
Anglican
cleric , railway enthusiast , and children\'s author . Better known as the REVEREND W. AWDRY, he was the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine , the central figure in his Railway Series . CONTENTS* 1 Life * 1.1 Memorials * 1.2 Letter to Christopher * 2 Publications * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links LIFEAwdry was born at Ampfield vicarage near Romsey , Hampshire
Hampshire
on 15 June 1911. His father was the Reverend Vere Awdry (1854-1928), the Anglican
Anglican
vicar of Ampfield, and his mother was Lucy Awdry (née Bury) (1884-1965). His younger brother, George, was born on 10 August 1916 and died on 27 October 1994. All three of Awdry's older half-siblings from his father's first marriage died young
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Doug Lennox
DOUG LENNOX (January 21, 1938 – November 28, 2015) was a Canadian actor, writer and radio personality who was perhaps best known for his book Now You Know, The Big Book of Answers and his many appearances in movies such as X-Men
X-Men
and Police Academy . CONTENTS * 1 Death * 2 Filmography * 2.1 Television * 2.2 Film * 3 References * 4 External links DEATHLennox died in his sleep on November 28, 2015, aged 77. FILMOGRAPHYTELEVISION * Juliette and Friends (1973) – Co-host * The New Avengers – "The Gladiators" (1977) – Nada * Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1987) – Patrol Man * My Secret Identity (1988) – Goon * The Hitchhiker (1989) – Sheriff * E.N.G. (1989) – Staff Inspector * Due South (1996) – Lt. Will Kelly * Once a Thief (1998) – Mr
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