Saturday, May 31, 2008

News: Thomas TV Show Author David Mitton Dies

David Mitton, who wrote and directed more than 180 episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine, die unexpectedly this week in England. At the time of his death, he was working as creative director at London-based Pineapple Squared Ent., where he was overseeing a number of projects including the animated boys’ series Adventures on Orsum Island. Mitton died from a heart attack last week. He met Brit Alcroft who secured the rights to a Thomas show and worked with her to get it off the ground.