The exciting new CG-animated children’s movie ‘Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie’ bursts onto the big screen around the country on 5 October 2018 and local pop sensation Bobby Van Jaarsveld has been tapped to perform the theme song for the local release of the film.

The ‘Big World Adventures’ theme song shares the message that we should be open to exploration; to traversing the globe, seeking out adventures, engaging with new and different people, and making new friends along the way.

Naturally, Bobby is excited to lend his voice to the production. “This film resonates with me partly because my own friends are such a big part of my life. I feel much the same way as Thomas does about friendship: for me, the true meaning of friendship is acceptance,” Bobby says. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve grown up with Thomas. Now, as a dad of three children (a two-year-old daughter and two sons aged five and six) I’m going to be the hero of the house just for taking them to see the movie. Once they realise I’m singing in it, we’ll be watching it the entire year.”

The 80-minute movie is the 13th feature-length film in the Thomas & Friends stable and is considered to be the brand’s biggest, boldest and most relevant release to date. It has an exciting plotline full of twists and turns, and seven new musical pieces that are bound to delight pre-schoolers and their parents.

What’s exciting about this film is the inclusion of Nia, an African tank engine from Kenya. “The involvement of a character from Africa adds an extra-special dimension to the story. I’m proud to know I’ve been involved in a film, with this kind of history and global reach, that’s working to represent diversity. Plus, my wife and I love Kenya, because we honeymooned there!”

‘Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie’ premieres around the country on 5 October 2018.

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