This is the section about Thomas and Friends during Seasons 17 - 20 and onward, for the older series, simply see Thomas & Friends.
Why It Rocks
- Return of Duck, Oliver, Toad, Bill, Ben, Harvey Duncan, Donald and Douglas, the list goes on
- Andrew Brenner wrote the episodes
- Better Animation
- Better plots
- Introduced new and better characters like Connor, Caitlin, Stephen, and Ryan.
- Some characters personalities were restored (except Henry)
- Duck looks enormous (until S19) and doesn't look like his model
- Not all the new characters are that great (i.e. Ashima isn't as great as Ryan was)