Imira Takes Thomas & Friends to Disney Channel

Barcelona-based youth programming outfit Imira has closed a deal with Disney Channel Spain for four seasons of HIT Entertainment’s popular pre-school show Thomas & Friends (106×10′). Disney Channel Spain will air the series on its Playhouse channel.

Thomas & Friends is one of the best-loved and well-known brands in the world and we’re very pleased to further extend our relationship with the Disney Channel which we believe will provide the ideal home for the series in Spain,’ says Christophe Goldberger, head of distribution and marketing at Imira Entertainment.

Thomas & Friends is the world’s number one pre-school show with distribution across 185 territories and translated into more than 30 languages. Created by Britt Alcroff, Thomas & Friends was first broadcast on the ITV network in September 1984. The popular stop-motion show is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend W. V. Awdry. Ringo Starr (1984-1986), Michael Angelis (1991-present), George Carlin (1991-1995), Alec Baldwin (1998-2002), Michael Brandon (2003-present) and Pierce Brosnan (Guest Narrator) have all been featured on this classic series. Thomas & Friends will celebrate its 65th anniversary next year.