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Special Funnel is a Thomas VHS/DVD Release made for Anchor Bay Entertainment in April 1998 and July 2000 on VHS, and later in March 2004. It has two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, three Season 4 episodes, and a song at the end.

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. Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: April 21, 1998 and July 25, 2000 (VHS) 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.
  • 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 and 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 made from the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo 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 and the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS and the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 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 nameplates are taken from the "Thomas and His Friends' Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS.
  • Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover has no lyrics in both VHS and DVD versions.
  • The end credits are taken from the "All At Sea" 1993 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 (2003-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas & Friends VHS/DVD Collection (2002)
  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 Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  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 Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  2. All At Sea & Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
  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 Art

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 Colors

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

Running Time for VHS and DVD versions

  • 40 Minutes

Descriptions

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

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

After Trouble In The Shed

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

After Bulls Eyes

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

After Fish

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

After Saved From Scrap

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

After A New Friend For Thomas

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

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