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HiT Entertainment is the current owner of Thomas and Friends.

HiT was originally formed as Henson International Television (hit!) in 1983 as a branch of the Jim Henson Company in order to coordinate the co-production of Fraggle Rock in London. This subsidiary was later sold and retains none of the original Henson company architecture except for the name. It later re-branded itself as "HiT Entertainment".

They later purchased Gullane Entertainment in 2003 and have since produced the new series format of Thomas episodes and merchandise. HiT acquired the television rights for Thomas and Friends in 2002, during the airing of the sixth season and the filming of the seventh. Ian McCue produces the series for HiT, while Christopher Keenan and Edward Catchpole act as executive producers. Marion Edwards andMichael Carrington formerly acted as executive producers.

On February 1st, 2012, it was announced that Mattel purchased HiT Entertainment from Apax Partners for $680 million.

Releases

UK VHS and DVD Releases

  • The Very Best of Thomas and Friends (DVD only)
  • The Fogman and Other Stories
  • The Chocolate Crunch and other stories
  • Brave Little Engines
  • Happy Little Helpers
  • All Aboard!
  • Engines to the Rescue
  • All Aboard with the Steam Team
  • Pulling Together!
  • It's Great to be an Engine
  • Peep! Peep! Hurray! Three Cheers for Thomas
  • The Complete First Series
  • The Complete Second Series
  • Bumper Party Collection!
  • Calling All Engines!
  • The Complete Third Series
  • Tales from the Tracks
  • Little Engines, Big Days Out
  • The Complete Fourth Series
  • Thomas' Trusty Friends
  • The Complete Fifth Series
  • On Track for Adventure
  • Together on the Tracks
  • Engines and Escapades
  • The Complete Sixth Series
  • The Complete Seventh Series
  • The Spirit of Sodor
  • The Complete Eighth Series
  • The Great Discovery
  • The Complete Ninth Series
  • Carnival Capers
  • Songs from Sodor
  • Heave Ho!
  • Hero of the Rails
  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  • The Best of Thomas
  • The Complete Tenth Series
  • Thomas and the Runaway Kite
  • Creaky Cranky
  • Misty Island Rescue
  • Christmas Express
  • Official DVD and Book (Gift Set)
  • Wobbly Wheels and Whistles
  • The Complete Twelfth Series
  • The Lion of Sodor
  • Pop Goes Thomas
  • Day of the Diesels
  • The Birthday Express
  • Thomas in Charge!
  • The Best of James
  • The Best of Percy
  • The Best of Friends
  • The Complete Thirteenth Series
  • Up, Up and Away!
  • Steam Team Collection
  • Rescue On the Rails
  • Curious Cargo
  • Blue Mountain Mystery
  • Merry Winter Wish
  • A Close Shave
  • Journey with Thomas
  • Sticky Situations
  • Go Go Thomas!
  • Sodor's Heroes!
  • Muddy Matters
  • The Complete Fourteenth Series
  • King of the Railway
  • Merry Christmas, Thomas!
  • Big Bang Surprise
  • The Thomas Way
  • Spills and Thrills
  • Really Useful Collection
  • The Complete Fifteenth Series
  • Tale of the Brave
  • Santa's Little Engine
  • Dinos and Discoveries
  • Trouble on the Tracks
  • The Complete Sixteenth Series
  • Fantastic Friends
  • Railway Mischief
  • Friends Together
  • The Adventure Begins
  • 1st Class Stories
  • Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
  • The Christmas Engines
  • Signals Crossed
  • Start Your Engines!
  • Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures (coming soon)
  • The Complete Seventeenth Series (coming soon)
  • The Great Race (coming soon)

AUS VHS and DVD Releases

  • Thomas and the Jet Engine
  • Twin Trouble
  • Truck Loads of Fun
  • Happy Holidays
  • The Very Best of Thomas and Friends
  • Engines to the Rescue
  • Rusty Saves the Day
  • The Party Surprise
  • All Aboard with a Steam Team
  • Peep! Peep! Hurray! Three Cheers for Thomas
  • The Complete First Series
  • The Complete Second Series
  • Thomas' Trusty Friends
  • The Complete Third Series
  • The Complete Fourth Series
  • The Complete Fifth Series
  • Calling All Engines!
  • Together on the Tracks
  • Engines and Escapades
  • The Complete Sixth Series
  • The Complete Seventh Series
  • The Complete Eighth Series
  • The Great Discovery
  • The Complete Ninth Series
  • Carnival Capers
  • The Complete Tenth Series
  • Songs from Sodor
  • The Complete Eleventh Series
  • Heave Ho!
  • Hero of the Rails
  • The Complete Twelfth Series
  • Misty Island Rescue
  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  • Day of the Diesels
  • Tale of the Brave
  • Santa's Little Engine
  • Dinos and Discoveries
  • Trouble on the Tracks
  • Rescue On the Rails
  • The Lion of Sodor
  • Thomas in Charge!
  • Curious Cargo
  • Blue Mountain Mystery
  • King of the Railway
  • Merry Winter Wish
  • Wobbly Wheels and Whistles
  • Go Go Thomas!
  • Sticky Situations
  • Spills and Thrills
  • The Adventure Begins
  • Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
  • Start Your Engines!
  • Railway Mischief (coming soon)
  • The Great Race (coming soon)
  • My First Thomas with Thomas
  • My First Thomas with Percy
  • My First Thomas with James
  • My First Thomas with The Fat Controller
  • My First Thomas with Henry and Gordon
  • My First Thomas with Bertie and Harold
  • My First Thomas with Toby and Edward
  • My First Thomas with Diesel
  • My First Thomas with The Twin Engines
  • The Best of Thomas and Friends - Volume 1
  • The Best of Thomas and Friends - Volume 2

US VHS and DVD Releases

  • Steamies vs. Diesels and Other Thomas Adventures
  • Thomas and the Jet Engine and Other Adventures
  • It's Great to be an Engine
  • Hooray for Thomas and Other Adventures
  • Thomas' Sodor Celebration!
  • Songs from the Station
  • Percy Saves the Day and Other Adventures
  • 10 Years of Thomas (DVD)
  • Calling All Engines!
  • Thomas and the Really Brave Engines and Other Adventures
  • Track Stars
  • On Site with Thomas and Other Adventures
  • Tales from the Tracks
  • Thomas Comes to Breakfast and Other Thomas Adventures (DVD)
  • Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Stories (DVD)
  • Sing-Along and Stories (DVD)
  • Steam Engine Stories
  • Come Ride the Rails
  • Thomas' Halloween Adventures
  • Team Up With Thomas
  • Milkshake Muddle
  • Trust Thomas and Other Stories (DVD)
  • Thomas and the Special Letter and Other Stories
  • Percy's Ghostly Trick and Other Thomas Stories (DVD)
  • Rusty to the Rescue (DVD)
  • Thomas Gets Tricked (DVD)
  • Thomas' Trackside Tunes (DVD)
  • Percy Takes the Plunge
  • Henry and the Elephant
  • Percy and the Bandstand
  • Carnival Capers
  • Full Steam Ahead
  • Thomas and the Toy Workshop
  • Thomas and the Treasure
  • Engines and Escapades
  • The Great Discovery
  • Ultimate Christmas
  • Sing-Along and Stories
  • Hero of the Rails
  • James Learns a Lesson and Other Stories (DVD)
  • Holiday Express
  • Fun Pack
  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  • Steam Team Collection
  • Thomas and the Runaway Kite
  • The Greatest Stories
  • Creaky Cranky
  • Misty Island Rescue
  • Totally Thomas Volume 1
  • Totally Thomas Volume 2
  • Totally Thomas Volume 3
  • Totally Thomas Volume 4
  • Totally Thomas Volume 5
  • Totally Thomas Volume 6
  • Totally Thomas Volume 7
  • Totally Thomas Volume 8
  • Totally Thomas Volume 9
  • Ultimate Thomas Collection
  • Best Tales on the Tracks
  • Merry Winter Wish
  • The Lion of Sodor
  • Wobbly Wheels and Whistles
  • Pop Goes Thomas
  • Let's Explore with Thomas
  • The Birthday Express
  • High Speed Adventures
  • Holiday Favorites
  • Thomas in Charge!
  • Day of the Diesels
  • Merry Christmas, Thomas!
  • The Movie Pack
  • Rescue On the Rails
  • Curious Cargo
  • Up, Up and Away!
  • Engine Friends
  • Schoolhouse Delivery
  • Blue Mountain Mystery
  • A Very Thomas Christmas
  • Celebrate with Thomas
  • Let's Explore with Thomas
  • Sticky Situations
  • Muddy Matters
  • Full Steam Ahead
  • Go Go Thomas!
  • Railway Mischief
  • Animals Aboard!
  • Whistle Express Collection!
  • King of the Railway
  • Santa's Little Engine
  • The Thomas Way
  • Spills and Thrills
  • Trouble on the Tracks
  • Engines to the Rescue
  • Tale of the Brave
  • The Christmas Engines
  • Signals Crossed
  • Dinos and Discoveries
  • The Adventure Begins
  • Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures
  • Wild Water Rescue and Other Engine Adventures
  • Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
  • Thomas' Christmas Carol
  • Tales on the Rails
  • Start Your Engines!
  • The Great Race (coming soon)

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