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Special Funnel is a Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD idea made up by Pikachufreak. Released in February 1998 and June 2000 on VHS, and in March 2004 on DVD, it has two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, three Season 4 episodes and one song.

Stories

  1. Special Funnel
  2. Tenders and Turntables
  3. Trouble In The Shed
  4. Bulls Eyes
  5. Fish
  6. Saved From Scrap
  7. A New Friend For Thomas

Song

  1. Gone Fishing (Separate from the main feature on DVD)

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: February 10, 1998 and June 27, 2000 (VHS) and March 16, 2004 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the All At Sea outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS, the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz Buzz" 1994 VHS, the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS and the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas and The Special Letter" 1995 VHS, the "The Gallant Old Engine" 1996 VHS and the "Thomas Meets The Queen" 1997 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The end credit sequence is from All At Sea & Other Stories.
  • Gone Fishing has no lyrics.
  • The DVD version ends with A New Friend For Thomas.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

1998 version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  6. First few seconds of Special Funnel

2000 version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  5. First few seconds of Special Funnel

2004 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. Special Funnel DVD Menu
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  5. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  6. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  7. First few seconds of Special Funnel

Closing Previews

1998 version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. All At Sea and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2000 version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. All At Sea and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of A New Friend For Thomas
  2. All At Sea and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2003)

Opening Credits

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

Closing Credits

Cover Art

Front Cover (1998)

  • Peter Sam without his funnel from "Special Funnel"

Back Cover (1998)

  • Gordon, James and Henry at the sheds from "Trouble In The Shed"
  • Daisy looking at Champion from "Bulls Eyes"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top: Peter Sam (without his funnel)
  • Bottom: Edward and Percy from "Trouble In The Shed"

Back Cover

  • Duck from "Fish"
  • Thomas and Trevor from "A New Friend For Thomas"

Cover Colors

  • Olive Green (1998)
  • Magenta (2000 and 2004)

Running Time

  • 35 Minutes

Descriptions

1998 version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2000 version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2004 DVD version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

Nameplates

After Special Funnel

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

After Tenders and Turntables

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

After Trouble In The Shed

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

After Bulls Eyes

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

After Fish

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

After Saved From Scrap

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

After A New Friend For Thomas

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

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