“We don’t want to be a country that puts our kids in a place where they don’t get to be who they want to become,” Thomas the train said in his most famous scene from his Oscar-nominated 2004 movie.
The title comes from Thomas the Train, a classic children’s book by Lewis Carroll, in which a young boy becomes a man by being a boy, and is then given the opportunity to change his gender.
The actor, who played Thomas the trains “lion,” also took to the stage to sing the line at his performance at the 2012 Broadway revival of The Lion King, in a performance that drew praise from the audience and prompted a boycott by the company behind the show.
“It’s a classic, iconic, timeless song,” said Tom Arnold, a former theater director who now teaches theater at UCLA.
“I’ve been teaching theater since I was about 12 years old.
That was my first exposure to theater and theater education.
So it’s one of those songs that I feel like I’m still hearing all these years later, and it just stuck with me.”
“I feel like you know how I feel.
I feel that I am one of the lucky ones,” Thomas said.
“But I’m also one of them.
I’m not special.
It’s just a part of who I am.”
In the early 1980s, Thomas the trained a little boy to play his guitar.
He then took him to the movies, where he sang a song about a boy named Thomas the lion.
“It was my favorite scene,” Arnold said.
Thomas the train is often compared to other classic childrens movies, such as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
But Arnold, who directed the Broadway production of The Snow Queen in 1984, said the character’s voice was not that of the famous actor.
I think if we had put him on stage it would have been very different,” he said.
Arnold also said that he was surprised to learn that Thomas the Lion and Thomas the Tundra were not part of the Oscars’ shortlist for best animated feature films, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had wanted.
The Academy’s list of nominees includes films such as Alice in Wonderland, The Lion Guard, Toy Story and Winnie the Pooh.
Arnold, who teaches at the University of Southern California, said that while he never watched the Academy Awards and was only familiar with the shortlist on television, the Academy had asked for a different category for its own animated feature.
He said he was very happy to see that the shortlisted animated feature would not have included Thomas the bear.
For Arnold, Thomas is not just an iconic figure.
He has also become a father, as he was with his wife, Susan, at a ceremony held in his honor on Saturday.
There were more than 200 people in attendance.
His wife, who was also at the ceremony, said she was glad that his character was recognized.
We’ll never forget you.” “
We’re so proud of you.
We’ll never forget you.”
Thomas will remain on Broadway until he is 70.
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