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It's Great to Be An Engine is a fan-fiction US Thomas VHS/DVD Release made by SuperMalechi. It features seven custom Season 8 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and one song. This was distributed by Video Treasures in 2004, Lyrick Studios in 2004, Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2007 and LionsGate in 2016.

Stories

  1. Gordon Shows Off
  2. Duck, Patrick & The Cliff
  3. Thomas, Molly & The New Special
  4. BoCo & The New American Engine
  5. The Return of Sir Handel
  6. Skarloey & The Museum Piece
  7. James Does It Again

Song

  1. A World Around You (with a Season 6-7 Mike O'Donnel and Junior Campbell)

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • Release Date: July 20, 2004.
  • In the Video Treasures/Anchor Bay/LionsGate versions, the Season 7 intro, nameplate sequence (1996-1998) and the Season 7 outro are used together.
  • In the Lyrick Studios version, the Season 7 intro, nameplate sequence (2000-2005) and the Season 7 outro are used together.
  • In both versions, the text is taken from the "New Friends For Thomas" 2004 VHS.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  5. Thomas & Friends Season 7 intro
  6. First few seconds of Gordon Shows Off

Lyrick Studios version

  1. Lyrick Studios FBI Warning
  2. Lyrick Studios Interpol Warning
  3. Lyrick Studios logo (1998-2001)
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  5. Thomas & Friends Season 7 intro
  6. First few seconds of Gordon Shows Off

Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-2004)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 7 intro
  5. First few seconds of Gordon Shows Off

Lionsgate version

Closing Previews

Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of A World Around You
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 7 outro
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2004)
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

Lyrick Studios version

  1. Last few seconds of A World Around You
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 7 outro
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2004)
  4. Lyrick Studios logo (1998-2001)

Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of A World Around You
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 7 outro
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2004)

Lionsgate version

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Stories by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created For Television by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • IT'S GREAT TO BE AN ENGINE
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by STEVE ASQUITH

Cover Arts

Video Treasures version

Front Cover

  • Thomas, Percy and James

Back Cover

  • Patrick stuck on the cliff edge from "Duck, Patrick & The Cliffs"

Lyrick Studios/Anchor Bay versions

Front Cover

  • Top: Thomas and Edward
  • Bottom: Duck racing to Patrick's rescue from "Duck, Patrick & The Cliffs"

Back Cover

  • James pushed the cars off the rails and onto the top of Toby from "James Does It Again"
  • Gordon stuck in the snow from "Gordon Shows Off"

Summary

Video Treasures version

Lyrick Studios/Anchor Bay versions

Lionsgate version

Nameplates

Video Treasures/Anchor Bay/LionsGate versions

After Gordon Shows Off

After Duck, Patrick & The Cliffs

After Thomas, Molly & The New Special

After BoCo & The New American Engine

After The Return of Sir Handel

After Skarloey & The Musuem Piece

After James Does It Again

Lyrick Studios version

After Gordon Shows Off

After Duck, Patrick & The Cliffs

After Thomas, Molly & The New Special

After BoCo & The New American Engine

After The Return of Sir Handel

After Skarloey & The Musuem Piece

After James Does It Again

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