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Special Funnel is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Anchor Bay Entertainment in February 1998 and July 2000 on VHS and in March 2004 on DVD. It has two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes and three Season 4 episodes, plus 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

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: February 10, 1998 (original), July 25, 2000 (reprint) and March 16, 2004 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the All At Sea & Other Thomas Stories outro are used together.
  • Gone Fishing has no lyrics in both the VHS and DVD versions.
  • The nameplates are taken from the "Thomas and His Friends' Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

1998 VHS 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 VHS 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. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas & Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer (2002-2004)
  5. Special Funnel DVD Menu
  6. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  7. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  8. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  9. First few seconds of Special Funnel

Closing Previews

1998 VHS version

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

2000 VHS version

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

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. All At Sea & Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2003)
  5. DVD Digital logo

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

Cover Artwork

Front Cover (1998)

  • Peter Sam without his funnel from "Special Funnel"

Back Cover (1998)

  • Top Left: Gordon, James and Henry at the sheds from "Trouble In The Shed"
  • Top Right: Daisy and Champion from "Bulls Eyes"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top: Peter Sam (without his funnel)
  • Bottom: Gordon and Thomas at Elsbridge from "Tenders and Turntables"

Back Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top Left: Duck from "Fish"
  • Top Right: Edward and Trevor at the orchard from "A New Friend For Thomas"

Cover Color

  • Dark Green (1998)
  • Pink (2000 and 2004)

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes

Description

1998 VHS version

2000 VHS version

2004 DVD version

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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