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Foolish Freight Cars & Other Thomas Adventures is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Thomas Home Video. Released in March 2004, it has one Season 1 episode, one Season 2 episode, one Season 3 episode, three Season 5 episodes and one Season 6 episode.

Stories

  1. Foolish Freight Cars (George Carlin)
  2. A Big Surprise For Percy (Alec Baldwin)
  3. Busy Going Backwards (Alec Baldwin)
  4. Woolly Bear (George Carlin)
  5. Henry's Forest (George Carlin)
  6. Snow (Alec Baldwin)
  7. It's Only Snow (Alec Baldwin)

Songs

  1. Never Never Never Give Up (Separate from the main feature on DVD)
  2. Come For The Ride (DVD Only)

Bonus Features

  1. 2 DVD Games: James' Spot The Differences Game and Fun With Animals
  2. Character Gallery
  3. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: March 16, 2004.
  • The Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (2000-2005) and the Season 6 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Make Someone Happy" 2000 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Make Someone Happy" 2000 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "New Friends For Thomas" 2004 VHS.
  • Never Never Never Give Up has no lyrics.
  • The DVD version ends with It's Only Snow.
  • The "Visit The Thomas & Friends Website" logo is taken from the "New Friends For Thomas" 2004 VHS.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

2004 VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2003-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of Foolish Freight Cars

2004 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2003-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer
  5. Foolish Freight Cars and Other Thomas Adventures DVD Menu

Closing Previews

2004 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Never Never Never Give Up
  2. Visit Thomas and Friends Website logo
  3. Thomas and Friends Season 6 outro
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of It's Only Snow
  2. Visit Thomas and Friends Website logo
  3. Thomas and Friends Season 6 outro
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • FOOLISH FREIGHT CARS
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Closing Credits

  • Story by DAVID MITTON
  • Written by BRIAN TRUEMAN
  • Script Editor ABI GRANT
  • Script Consultant PHIL FEHRLE
  • Director of Photography TERRY PERMANE
  • Head of Production MATT PORTER
  • Production Accountant PETE DUNKERLEY
  • Production Co-ordinator ANDREAS FEHRLE
  • Production Supervisor MICHELE VARDY
  • 1st Assistant Cameraman NIGEL PERMANE
  • Camera Crew TREVOR FOREST & FRAN WESTON
  • Caffer MICHAEL FLYNN
  • Art Director BOB GAULD GALLIERS
  • Model and Special Effects Supervisor DAVID EVES
  • Model Engineers ANDY BAKER, KEN CITTENS, DAVE KNOWLES, STEVE KNOWLES, CHRIS LLOYD, RAY LOVELL, DUNCAN ORTHNER, JOHN PAYNE, DAVE POOLE, ROY SPENCER & IAN WHITTAKER
  • Special Effects MATT VEALE
  • Model Makers VICKY BALL, MITCH BARNES, ALEX BENNETT, CORD BRAY, BRIAN COLE, MARTIN CASKELL, BRUCE GORDON, DAVID GRANT, NICOLA HATCH, JEREMY KING, PETER LEE, FRANC MADDEN, JENNIE DE NAEYER, CHRISSIE OVERS, MICHELE WRAIGHT & DAN WRIGHT
  • Stage Crew CONRAD AYLING, SOPHIE BROWN, MARISSA CLIFFORD, JULIAN EYRES & MORAG McINTOSH
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by LEE LIGHTING LTD
  • Camera Engineering RICHARD MALPASS ASSOCIATES
  • Dubbing Facilities THE MAIDSTONE STUDIOS
  • Dubbing Mixer MIKE ERANDER
  • Post Production Facilities RESOLUTION
  • Editor JOHN WRIGHT
  • Music Composed by MIKE O'DONNELL & JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Made at SHEPPERTON STUDIOS
  • Processed by TECHNICOLOR
  • Associate Producer STEVE ASQUITH
  • Executive Producer PETER URIE
  • Produced by PHIL FEHRLE

Cover Art

Front Cover

  • Top: James
  • Bottom: Toad racing pass Henry from "Busy Going Backwards"

Back Cover

  • Top Left: Henry at the forest from "Henry's Forest"
  • Top Right: Thomas and Toby from "It's Only Snow"

Cover Color

  • White

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes

Descriptions

2004 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP! For the final part of the fourth season of The New Adventures of Shining Time Station, it's about time that Thomas, Percy, Skarloey, Sir Topham Hatt, and their friends must be really useful. Discover why James learns to pull freight cars, and see how Percy gets into a hairy situation. Watch Henry save the forest after a destructive storm, and when Thomas doesn't mind an old snowplow while delivering the tree to all villagers. So climb aboard and go on a ride for this creative collection full of selected stories about lots of discoveries.

2004 DVD version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

Nameplates

After Foolish Freight Cars

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

After A Big Surprise For Percy

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

After Busy Going Backwards

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

After Woolly Bear

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

After Henry's Forest

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

After Snow

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

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