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Granpuff & Other Stories is a Custom US/CAN/UK/AUS/NZ Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends VHS/DVD release. It has ten fourth season episodes narrated by Ringo Starr. The CAN/UK/AUS/NZ releases had Michael Angelis narrating the episodes.

Stories

  1. Granpuff
  2. Sleeping Beauty
  3. Bulldog
  4. You Can't Win
  5. Four Little Engines
  6. A Bad Day For Sir Handel
  7. Peter Sam & The Refreshment Lady
  8. Rusty Helps Peter Sam (US release)/Trucks! (CAN/UK/AUS/NZ releases)
  9. Home At Last
  10. Rock N Roll

Notes

  • US release narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • CAN/UK/AUS/NZ releases narrated by Michael Angelis.
  • Release Date: May 30, 2000.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the Season 1 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the 2000 and 2003-present Paramount Home Video CAN/UK/AUS/NZ versions, the UK Season 4 intro (version 3), nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Lyrick Studios/Roadshow Home Video CAN/NZ versions, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (2000-2005) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the 2002 Video Treasures/Paramount Home Video CAN/UK/AUS/NZ version, the Season 6 intro, nameplate sequence (1994-1995) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay 2000 and 2003-present Paramount Home Video CAN/UK/AUS/NZ versions, the text is taken from the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz Buzz" 1994 VHS and the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS.
  • In the Lyrick Studios/Roadshow Home Video CAN/NZ versions, the text is taken from the "Make Someone Happy" 2000 VHS.
  • Distributed by Strand Home Video.

Trivia

  • In the 2001 Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the music and sound effects echo throughout the episodes.

Opening Credits

Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • GRANPUFF
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

2000 and 2003-present Paramount Home Video CAN/UK/AUS/NZ & Roadshow CAN/NZ versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • GRANPUFF
  • Told by MICHAEL ANGELIS
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Lyrick Studios version

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

2002 Video Treasures version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created For Television by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • GRANPUFF AND OTHER STORIES
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

2002 UK/NZ/AUS/CAN Paramount versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created For Television by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • GRANPUFF AND OTHER STORIES
  • Told by MICHAEL ANGELIS
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Video Artwork

Front Cover (2000 Anchor Bay/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/2000-2003 Paramount CAN/NZ/UK/AUS/Roadshow NZ versions)

  • Duke from "You Can't Win"

Back Cover (2000 Anchor Bay/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/2000-2003 Paramount CAN/NZ/UK/AUS/Roadshow NZ versions)

  • Falcon (cross) from "Bulldog"
  • Peter Sam pilled up by the broken cars from "Rusty Helps Peter Sam"

Front Cover (2003 Anchor Bay/2004 Lyrick Studios versions)

  • Top: Duke
  • Bottom: Sir Handel derailed from "A Bad Day For Sir Handel"

Back Cover (2003 Anchor Bay/2004 Lyrick Studios versions)

  • The engines from "Sleeping Beauty"
  • Duncan stuck in the tunnel from "Rock N Roll"

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