Netflix has become the exclusive home for new seasons of thomas and friends two years ago, with two seasons coming in 2020, but that deal looks set to be ready with both seasons leaving Netflix in a pretty dramatic fashion on January 14, 2022.
The takedown was a complete surprise with no takedown date notices and the show’s takedown was notably absent from the PR release of what was coming out in January 2022.
As mentioned, Netflix acquired the rights to season 20 in early 2020, with season 23 arriving in March 2020 and season 24 in September 2020.
It’s worth noting that Netflix Australia, Japan and Sweden still have access to some thomas and friends seasons.
Netflix US (and other regions) still has access to a number of other Thomas-related titles. The United States notably welcomed the final season of the main series, which drastically changed the show’s look (leading to some outrage).
The good news is that US Netflix, like all Latin American countries, received Thomas & Friends: All engines work exclusively in the second half of 2021.
Other Thomas titles still on Netflix US as of January 2022 include:
- Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machines: A New Arrival
- Thomas & Friends: Wonderful Machines: Tomorrow’s World
- Thomas and Friends: The Real Engine
Some other regions have access to titles like Thomas & Friends: Race to the Sodor Cup (Latin America and Asian regions) and Thomas and Friends: King of the Railroad (Netflix Sweden exclusively).
We’ve reached out to Mattel for comment.
@Netflix Any idea when/if seasons 22+23 of Thomas & Friends will return? I had a very sad 3 year old this morning when his favorite show was suddenly removed from Netflix 😞
—Liz ⫩✨ (@lilredlizzie) January 14, 2022
Where to stream Thomas & Friends after leaving Netflix?
The good news is that Thomas & Friends is available elsewhere. According to JustWatch, the show is streaming on Prime Video, where 12 seasons are available.
If you’re not looking for another paid subscription, The Roku Channel has 10 seasons available.
There are other notable child removals coming, including removals from the My little Pony and transformers deductibles.