|Thomas and Friends|
Thomas and Friends first started out as a book series- The Railway Series. Britt Alcoft founded The televison series. In the newer series, The inro to Thomas the Tank Engine is still used in the opening:
Here is your friend Thomas the Tank Engine.
He Wanted to come out of his station yard and see the world.
These storys tell you how he did it.
I Hope you will like them,
Becase You helped me to make them.
Your Loving: Daddy (The Rev W. Awdry)