Our son has been off school with the snow and now a sore throat so we watch the cartoons etc. on TV.
I was always a big fan of Thomas as a child and so is our son. We were watching the new CGI Thomas about a giraffe being taken to the safari park. The movement of the giraffe was very lifelike as was the cows in the field, even down to the point of their rolling action when they lay down.
"What was wrong with the original, why do they have to ruin it in this way" Nothing was wrong with the original but the models and sets were all hand made in about 'O' scale ( model train buffs will know what I mean ) very skilled and expensive work ( why do you think they had so many snow scenes ). Things change over time, the series is not for grown ups wanting to look back with nostalgia but children new to the stories
The CGI IS very lifelike. Or do you prefer the plate sized eyes of the Japanese cartoons ?
I love T The T and all his little friends best when they used '0' guage 'real' trains, carriages and trucks etc. There was something magic about these real miniature trains that the cgi versions don't convey sadly. (I'm not against cgi ok!!) It reminds me of a time when I was young and had my train sets not unlike the T The T ones.
My favourite character is the 'Controller'...in some episodes he's the 'Fat Controller' and others he's the 'Thin Controller'. I guess he's got a weight problem that goes up and down like the rest of us! Mrs. Topham Hatt must be making him too many sandwiches!