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Cranky Bugs & Other Stories (Ringo Starr version) is SuperMalechi's fan-made Thomas & Friends US VHS/DVD Release featuring six Season 5 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and one song. This was distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1999, Lyrick Studios in 1999, Time-Life in 2001, Video Treasures and Britt Allcroft in 2003, and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2010 and 2014.

Stories

  1. Cranky Bugs
  2. Lady Hatt's Birthday Party
  3. Double Teething Troubles
  4. Thomas, Percy & Old Slowcoach
  5. Busy Going Backwards
  6. A Better View For Gordon

Song

  1. Night Train

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • Release Date: Feburary 2nd 1999.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1999-2000) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the blooper version, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the "Next Story Coming Up!" logo is taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the "Music Video Coming Up!" logo is made from the "Next Story Coming Up!" logo taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • In the blooper version, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy & 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 & His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • In the blooper version, the "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is made from the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • In the blooper version, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy & 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 & His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the text is taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the text is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • In the blooper version, the text is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS and the "Thomas, Percy & The Dragon" 1993 VHS.
  • Distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment.

Trivia

  • The 2000 VHS Release, despite being distributed by Strand Home Video, still displays the Strand VCI logo in the beginning.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the nameplates are taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.

Opening Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  2. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of Cranky Bugs

Lyrick Studios version

  1. Lyrick Studios FBI Warning
  2. Lyrick Studios Interpol Warning
  3. Lyrick Studios logo (1998-2001)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of Cranky Bugs

Time-Life version

  1. Time-Life FBI Warning
  2. Time-Life Video logo (1992-2001)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of Cranky Bugs

Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of Cranky Bugs

2010 Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of Cranky Bugs

2014 Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 5 intro
  5. First few seconds of Cranky Bugs

Closing Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Last few seconds of Night Train
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Lyrick Studios version

  1. Last few seconds of Night Train
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Lyrick Studios logo (1998-2001)

Time-Life version

  1. Last few seconds of Night Train
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of Night Train
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

2010 Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Night Train
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2014 Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Night Train
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • CRANKY BUGS
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Arts

Strand VCI/Time-Life version

Front Cover

  • Cranky on his side from "Cranky Bugs"

Back Cover

  • Gordon (worried) at Kirk Roman station from "A Better View For Gordon"

Cover Color

  • Orange

Video Treasures version

Front Cover

  • Cranky on his side from "Cranky Bugs"

Back Cover

  • Bill, Duck and Ben from "Double Teething Troubles"

Cover Color

  • Orange

Nameplates

Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions

After Cranky Bugs

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Lady Hatt's Birthday Party

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Double Teething Troubles

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Mavis
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas, Percy & Old Slowcoach

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Busy Going Backwards

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Better View For Gordon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Harold
  • Trevor
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Lyrick Studios version

After Cranky Bugs

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Lady Hatt's Birthday Party

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Double Teething Troubles

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas, Percy & Old Slowcoach

  • James
  • Thomas
  • George
  • Henry
  • Caroline
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Class 40

After Busy Going Backwards

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Bertie
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Thomas

After A Better View For Gordon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

blooper version

After Cranky Bugs

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Lady Hatt's Birthday Party

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Double Teething Troubles

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas, Percy & Old Slowcoach

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Busy Going Backwards

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Better View For Gordon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

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