James' Greatest Stories is a fan-made Thomas and Friends US 2-disc DVD set made by BiggestThomasFan. It features three Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode, three Season 3 episodes, two Season 5 episodes, one Season 6 episode, one Season 7 episode, three Season 8 episodes, one Season 9 episode, four Season 10 episodes and one Season 11 episode.


Disc 1

  1. James Learns a Lesson (Ringo Starr)
  2. Foolish Freight Cars (Ringo Starr)
  3. A Proud Day for James (Ringo Starr)
  4. Old Iron (Ringo Starr)
  5. James Goes Buzz Buzz (George Carlin)
  6. No Joke for James (George Carlin)
  7. Percy, James and the Fruitful Day (George Carlin)
  8. James and the Trouble with Trees (Alec Baldwin)
  9. Make Someone Happy (Alec Baldwin)
  10. James and the Red Balloon (Alec Baldwin)
  11. James and the Queen of Sodor (Michael Brandon)
  12. Thomas and the Fireworks Display (Michael Brandon)
  13. James Goes Too Far (Michael Brandon)
  14. James Gets a New Coat (Michael Brandon)
  15. Keeping up with James (Michael Brandon)

Disc 2

  1. Follow That Flour (Michael Brandon)
  2. Thomas and the Colors (Michael Brandon)
  3. Duncan's Bluff (Michael Brandon)
  4. James the Second Best (Michael Brandon)
  5. Dirty Work (Michael Brandon)

Bonus Features

  • 3 DVD Games:
    • James' Trivia Fun
    • Build an Engine (Taken from Best of James)
    • James' Connect the Dots Fun (Taken from James and the Red Balloon and Other Thomas Adventures)
  • Thomas Saves the Day Read Along (Taken from The Greatest Stories)
  • 4 Songs:
    • James the Really Splendid Engine
    • The Island Song
    • Come for the Ride
    • The Whistle Song
  • Character Gallery


  • Narrated by Ringo Starr, George Carlin, Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon.
  • This is based on the UK release, The Best of James, but with a few different episodes.
  • Episodes 1-7 are restored.
  • Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
  • James and the Queen of Sodor has the redubbed music by Robert Hartshorne and Ed Welch.

DVD Artwork

Front Cover

  • James

Back Cover

  • James and Edward from "James Learns a Lesson"
  • James and Thomas at Tidmouth Sheds from "Thomas and the Fireworks Display"
  • James and Duncan from "Duncan's Bluff"

Cover Color

  • Red


Thomas is often seen with the No. 5 red engine, James! He has a fine scarlet coat and thinks of himself as a Really Splendid Engine. To celebrate the friendship between Thomas and James, enjoy 20 fantastic James episodes. You can find out how James made some very troublesome trucks behave after they break away from him. Then you can see why he was once called 'James the Red-Nosed Engine' after an incident with some bees. But that's not all. You can also see how James made Mrs. Kyndley happy, what happened when he really wanted to pull the presents train at Christmastime, and when he gets chosen to be the star of a show.

So join James and his friends for some of his greatest stories on the Island of Sodor.

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