Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver 2018

A young orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend Luke and a magical steam engine called Emma travel across the world in search of the truth about where Jim came from. Battling pirates and dragons, outsmarting make-believe giants, they must travel through the Forest of a Thousand Wonders, beyond the End of the World to find the hidden Dragon City.

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver 1977

The story begins on a tiny island called Morrowland, which has just enough space for a small palace, a train station and rails all around the island, a grocery store, a small house, a king, two subjects, a locomotive named Emma, and a locomotive engineer by the name of Luke. One day, the postman – who has to come by ship – drops off a package with black baby inside - Jim Button. As Jim grows up, the King begins to worry that the island is too small and there won't be enough space for Jim to live on once he's an adult. He announces to Luke that Emma has to be removed. Luke, upset about this decision, decides to leave the island with Emma, and Jim (who had accidentally overheard Luke relating his woes to Emma) decides to come along. They convert Emma into a makeshift ship and sail off the island in the night, eventually arriving at the coast of Mandala (a fictional country inspired by China).

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver 1977

Eine Insel mit zwei Bergen, genannt Lummerland, ist die Heimat von Lukas, dem Lokomotivführer. Regiert wir Lummerland von König Alfons, dem Viertelvorzwölften. Eines Tages bringt der Briefträger ein Paket nach Lummerland. Darin befindet sich Jim Knopf. Der Junge wird bald der beste Freund von Lukas. Als auf Lummerland akuter Platzmangel ausbricht, machen sie sich gemeinsam auf die Reise, erleben spannende Abenteuer, treffen so merkwürdige Wesen wie den Scheinriesen Tur-Tur und retten schließlich die chinesische Prinzessin Li-Si aus dem Drachenland.