David Baas is the head of the animation department at Arc Productions, which he joined in 2005. He began directing Thomas and Friends in the seventeenth season. He also directs the CGI television series "Matt Hatter Chronicles". He also directed Shane Acker's "9" for Arc Productions. Prior to joining Arc Productions, he worked as a coordinator and professor in the computer animation program at Seneca College, Canada. Rob Silvestri directed King of the Railway and Tale of the Brave, while Don Spencer directed half of the eighteenth season and David Stoten directed the other half.

He has so far only directed the seventeenth season, and it is unknown if he will direct future episodes.

Episodes Directed

Season 17

  • Kevin's Cranky Friend
  • Scruff's Makeover
  • Wayward Winston
  • Gordon Runs Dry
  • Calm Down Caitlin
  • Steamie Stafford
  • Henry's Hero
  • Luke's New Friend
  • The Switch
  • Not Now, Charlie!
  • The Lost Puff
  • The Thomas Way
  • The Phantom Express
  • Percy's Lucky Day
  • Bill or Ben?
  • Too Many Fire Engines
  • No Snow for Thomas
  • Santa's Little Engine
  • The Missing Christmas Decorations
  • The Frozen Turntable
  • Away From the Sea
  • Gone Fishing
  • The Afternoon Tea Express
  • The Smelly Kipper
  • No More Mr. Nice Engine
  • Thomas' Shortcut

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