It was a good movie but it may be easier to have a sequel to the first movie in 2004 for Big Idea Animation Studios called Thomas The Tank Engine 2 or Thomas The Tank Engine: Journey Beyond Sodor. In the film, James is stolen by a Engine from the Mainland, prompting Thomas and his friends to rescue him, but James is then tempted by the idea of immortality in a museum. Thomas reminds James that a engine is supposed to be really useful in Sodor, which James would never experience in a museum. James realize that Thomas was right and invite Merlin to come along and become Sodor's Engines. Merlin accept, but Hurricane blocks them, revealing he was the one who cause all of this it's a perfect crime during James earlier escape attempt and framed Merlin for it he has never been getting along by the other Mainland engines and sees the museum as his only purpose. Then kidnapped the two of them and departs for the Stealworks. Sodor's Engines pursue Hurricane, but his Mainlands goons got them. But managed to get through while Engines of Sodor follow Hurricane to the Stealworks. There, they sneak into the Stealworks and find Hurricane. In the ensuing struggle, He scratched James paintwork. But they subdue Hurricane and place him in prison. They capture Hurricane but Merlin ends up on the explosion of the Stealworks. James go back and frees Merlin. They escape the Stealworks during explosion and return home. Sir Topham Hatt was overjoyed to see James found. They repairs James Paintwork and Kevin, while Stealworks are no longer in business. James tells Thomas. That no matter what happens, he and Thomas will be friends for.