Neil Patrick Harris displays lifelong passion for Thomas &Friends™ in
new Funny Or Die video
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today, the Emmy Award-winning comedy site, Funny Or Die and Thomas
&Friends, unveiled "Neil Patrick Harris' Thomas & Friends Obsession," a
starring award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris. The short celebrates
Thomas' 70th anniversary by highlighting a uniquely Thomas
storyline that only parents of #ThomasObsessed children can understand.
Harris stars as an unabashed, self-professed Tankie, a Thomas & Friends
super fan, who lets his fandom run wild in a room full of young Tankies.
The film brings to life children's lovable obsession with Thomas and
what it means to be #ThomasObsessed.
"As a father of two I truly understand the obsession that kids have with
Thomas, mine love him," said award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris.
"There are parents like me everywhere; we know the songs, train names,
and fall into the story just like we did when we were kids. This film is
a fun way to let parents know they're not alone."
"We're excited to partner with Neil Patrick Harris on this hilarious
depiction of how kids can be #ThomasObsessed - something Neil and
today's parent can absolutely relate to," said Geoff Walker, Executive
Vice President Fisher-Price Global Brands. "For parents, Thomas
transcends generations and now they're seeing that same joy in their
To view "Neil Patrick Harris' Thomas & Friends Obsession" visit
FunnyOrDie.com and to learn more about what Thomas & Friends has in
store for 2015 visit www.ThomasandFriends.com
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