Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue parents guide

Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue Parent Guide

Overall B

In this one hour movie, Thomas the Tank Engine learns to rely on his friends when be becomes lost on a Misty Island.

Violence B+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

Why is Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue Not Rated

Run Time: 60 minutes

Parent Movie Review

If your preschooler is ready for more than a television length episode of Thomas & Friends, he or she may enjoy Misty Island Rescue. Under Sir Topham Hatt’s direction, Thomas and the other engines are busy collecting materials for the new Sodor Search and Rescue Center. Their responsibilities include moving several carloads of expensive wood from one site to the building location.

Unfortunately competitive egos and a dose of overconfidence puts the project and some of the engines in jeopardy. (Young viewers may be frightened by moments of peril when a train is nearly dragged over a cliff by a heavy load he is moving.) Later when Thomas is lost at sea during a transport to the mainland, all of the rescue vehicles are called into action. Steaming and flying around the open ocean, a helicopter and tugboat do their part to search for their friend.

Meanwhile, Thomas is washed up on the shore of the spooky Misty Island and has to learn to face his fears and to trust others when he finds himself alone and lost at night. While the youngest viewers may not anticipate the consequences of the tank engine’s decisions, older kids will likely understand that Thomas is making choices he is going to regret.

Luckily this 60-minute movie doesn’t leave any character out in the cold or any problem unresolved by the time the credits role. Recognizing their mistakes and working cooperatively, the engines, as well as the rescue vehicles, put all right with the help of Sir Topham Hatt.

Running time: 60 minutes. Updated

Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue
Rating & Content Info

Why is Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue rated Not Rated? Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Violence: Characters engage in some mildly dangerous activities while trying to out do one another.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: Mild teasing included.

Alcohol/Drug Use: None noted.

Other: Moments of peril are depicted when an engine is nearly pulled over the side of a cliff. Later an engine finds himself lost and alone on an island at nighttime.

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue movie is September 7, 2010. Here are some details…

Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue releases directly to home video on September 7, 2010. The animation is available in DVD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack, Digital Download and On Demand. The DVD and DVD/Blu-ray packages include:

- The Search for Thomas” Game

- Misty Island Rescue Karaoke Music Video

- Sir Topham Hatt” Karaoke Music Video

Related home video titles:

Thomas and his friends have already made a big screen appearance in Thomas and The Magic Railroad. Other television characters with theatrical credits include Clifford the Big Red Dog in Here Comes Clifford and the sea creatures in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.