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Special Funnel and Other Thomas Stories is a fan-fiction Thomas and Friends US VHS idea made by Pikachufreak. It features 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

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: February 10, 1998 (1998 Anchor Bay), June 27, 2000 (2000 Anchor Bay) and March 16, 2004 (Anchor Bay 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 nameplates are taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • 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" 1998 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.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Trivia

  • Some 2000 releases have each episode beginning with an intro and ending with an outro.

Opening Previews

1998 Anchor Bay 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 Anchor Bay 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 Anchor Bay 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

Closing Previews

1998 Anchor Bay 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 Anchor Bay version

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

2000 Alternate Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing

Opening Credits

Anchor Bay version

  • 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

Alternate Anchor Bay 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

Gone Fishing

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • GONE FISHING
  • Song by MIKE O'DONNELL and JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Edited by JOHN WRIGHT
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Video Artwork

Front Cover (1998 Anchor Bay version)

  • Peter Sam (without his funnel) from "Special Funnel"

Back Cover (1998 Anchor Bay version)

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

Front Cover (2000 Anchor Bay version)

  • Top: Peter Sam (with no funnel)
  • Bottom: Edward and Trevor at the scrapyards from "Saved From Scrap"

Back Cover (2000 Anchor Bay version)

  • Duck from "Fish"
  • Percy from "Trouble In The Shed"

Cover Color

  • Pink Orange

Description

  • PEEP! PEEP! Thomas and the gang are ready for part 2 of Season 4 of Shining Time Station. Watch what happens when Peter Sam loses his old funnel and is in need of a newer one, then Gordon, James and Henry went on strike due to the problem of not shunting like smaller engines finally Daisy meets her match with a bull named Champion. Hop on board and join the fun on these exciting adventures, with yours truly, George Carlin.

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