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Busy Going Backwards and Other Stories is a fan-fiction VHS/DVD Release made by Malechi Perez featuring four Season 1 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and two Season 4 episodes and two Season 5 episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin. This is distributed by Video Treasures in 2000, Strand VCI Entertainment in 2001, Strand Home Video in 2002, Time-Life Video in 2003 and Lyrick Studios in 2004.

Stories

  1. Busy Going Backwards (Alec Baldwin)
  2. Trouble For Thomas (Ringo Starr)
  3. Toad Stands By (Alec Baldwin)
  4. Thomas Saves The Day (Ringo Starr)
  5. Bulldog (Alec Baldwin)
  6. Toby's Discovery (Alec Baldwin)
  7. Come Out, Henry (Ringo Starr)
  8. Whistles and Sneezes (Ringo Starr)

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date:
  • In the Video Treasures and Lyrick Studios versions, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1996-1998) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video and Time-Life Video versions, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Video Treasures and Lyrick Studios versions, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Spills and Chills" 2000 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the "Next Story Coming Up!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Tricked" 1990 VHS, the "James Learns A Lesson" 1990 VHS, the "Tenders and Turntables" 1990 VHS, the "Thomas Breaks The Rules" 1990 VHS and the "Better Late Than Never" 1991 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video and Time-Life Video versions, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS, the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz, Buzz" 1994 VHS, the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS and the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • In the Video Treasures and Lyrick Studios versions, the text is taken from the "Thomas' Christmas Wonderland" 2000 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the text is taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video and Time-Life Video versions, the text is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS and the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS.
  • Distributed by Video Treasures.

Trivia

  • In theStrand Home Video/Time-Life Video versions, the audio is noticably echoed.

Opening Credits

Video Treasures/Lyrick Studios versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • BUSY GOING BACKWARDS & OTHER STORIES
  • Storytellers RINGO STARR & ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Strand VCI version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • BUSY GOING BACKWARDS
  • Storyteller ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Strand Home Video/Time-Life Video versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • BUSY GOING BACKWARDS
  • Told by ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

DVD Artwork

Front Cover (Video Treasures/Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life Video versions)

  • Toad and Oliver from "Busy Going Backwards"

Back Cover (Video Treasures/Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life Video versions)

  • Edward and Henry from "Whistles and Sneezes"

Front Cover (Lyrick Studios version)

  • Top: Toad
  • Bottom: Thomas being pushed down the hill from "Trouble For Thomas"

Back Cover (Lyrick Studios version)

  • Henry feeling stuffed-up from "Whistles and Sneezes"
  • Toby at the mines at night from "Toby's Discovery"

Nameplates

Video Treasures/Lyrick Studios versions

Strand VCI version

Strand Home Video/Time-Life Video versions

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