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Rusty To The Rescue & Other Stories is a Thomas US VHS/DVD release featuring six fourth season episodes narrated by George Carlin. This video was distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1995 and 2002, Warner Home Video in 1995, Strand Home Video in 2000, Time-Life Video in 2001 and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2007.

Stories

  1. Granpuff
  2. Sleeping Beauty
  3. A Bad Day For Sir Handel
  4. Rusty Helps Peter Sam
  5. Rusty To The Rescue
  6. Thomas & Stepney

Song

  1. Gone Fishing

Notes

  • The Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Anchor Bay versions are narrated by George Carlin.
  • The Video Treasures version is narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • Release Date: Feburary 21, 1995.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the UK Season 4 intro (version 1), nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and the UK Season 4 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Anchor Bay versions, the UK Season 4 intro (version 1), nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the UK Season 4 outro are used together.
  • In the (Ringo Starr) Video Treasures version, the UK Season 4 intro (version 1), nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Better Late Than Never & Other Stories outro are used together.
  • In the Polygram Video version, the US Season 4 intro (version 1), nameplate sequence (1994-1995) and the UK Season 4 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the text is taken from UK Season 4 episodes.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/(Ringo Starr Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the text is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS and the "Thomas, Percy & The Dragon" 1993 VHS.
  • In the Warner Home Video version, the text is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS.
  • Distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment.

Opening Previews

1995 Strand VCI version

  1. Strand VCI Tracking Control
  2. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  3. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 intro (version 1)
  6. First few seconds of Granpuff

Warner Home Video version

  1. Warner Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Warner Home Video logo (1986)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends US Season 4 intro (version 1)
  5. First few seconds of Granpuff

Strand Home Video version

  1. Strand Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 intro (version 1)
  5. First few seconds of Granpuff

Time-Life version

  1. Time-Life FBI Warning
  2. Time-Life Video logo (1993-2001)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 intro (version 1)
  5. First few seconds of Granpuff

2002 Strand VCI version

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

Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 intro (version 1)
  5. First few seconds of Granpuff

Anchor Bay version

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

Closing Previews

1995 Strand VCI version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Warner Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Strand Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)

Time-Life version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2002 Strand VCI version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Better Late Than Never & Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Trivia

  • There is a version narrated by Ringo Starr. It has five bonus stories after Thomas & Stepney which are A New Friend For Thomas, Bowled Out, Toby The Tram Engine, James In A Mess and The Runaway, and the song "Gone Fishing" is omitted. The end credits are from the "Better Late Than Never" 1993 VHS.

Opening Credits

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

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

Warner Home Video version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • RUSTY TO THE RESCUE & OTHER THOMAS STORIES
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Video Treasures version

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

Nameplates

Strand VCI version

After Granpuff

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

After Sleeping Beauty

After A Bad Day For Sir Handel

After Rusty Helps Peter Sam

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

After Rusty To The Rescue

After Thomas & Stepney

Warner Home Video version

After Granpuff

  • Duke
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

After Sleeping Beauty

  • Duke
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

After A Bad Day For Sir Handel

  • Duke
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

After Rusty Helps Peter Sam

  • Duke
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

After Rusty To The Rescue

  • Duke
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

After Thomas & Stepney

  • Duke
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Handel
  • Rheneas
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Stepney

Strand Home Video version

After Granpuff

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

After Sleeping Beauty

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

After A Bad Day For Sir Handel

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

After Rusty Helps Peter Sam

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

After Rusty To The Rescue

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

After Thomas & Stepney

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

Video Treasures version

After Granpuff

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

After Sleeping Beauty

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

After A Bad Day For Sir Handel

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

After Rusty Helps Peter Sam

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

After Rusty To The Rescue

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

After Thomas & Stepney

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

After A New Friend For Thomas

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

After Bowled Out

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

After Toby The Tram Engine

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

After James In A Mess

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

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