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Special Funnel is a Thomas & Friends VHS/DVD idea distributed in February 1998 and July 2000 on VHS, and then on DVD in March 2004. It has two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, and three Season 4 episodes.

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 Dates: February 10, 1998 (original), July 25, 2000 (re-release) and March 16, 2004 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), 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 end credits for this release are from the "All At Sea" 1993 VHS.
  • Some 2000 versions have the episodes use the intro and outro in between.
  • 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

2000 alternate version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends UK 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 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 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 version

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

2000 alternate version

  1. Last few seconds of A New Friend For Thomas
  2. Thomas and Friends UK Season 2 outro
  3. Producers Britt Allcroft, David Mitton, Robert Cardona logo
  4. @ Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1984 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

1998/2000/2004 version

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

2000 alternate version

Special Funnel

  • 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

Tenders and Turntables

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

Trouble In The Shed

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

Bulls Eyes

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

Fish

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

Saved From Scrap

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

A New Friend For Thomas

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • THOMAS AND TREVOR
  • 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 Colors

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

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes

Description

1998 version

2000 version

2004 DVD version

Nameplates (taken from Thomas and His Friends Get Along)

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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