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Special Funnel and Other Thomas Stories is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released in February 1998 and June 2000 on VHS and in March 2004 on DVD, it has two episodes from the first season, two from the second season, three from the fourth season 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

Bonus Features

  1. Bios of Your Favorite Friends
  2. YTV Extras
  3. Web Site Fun

YTV Extras on the 2004 DVD

  1. Cherry Blossom Time (Sailor Moon)
  2. Wherefore Art Thou, Pokemon? (Pokemon)
  3. Pre-Hibernation Week and Life of Crime (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  4. Upside Down Town (Sabrina: The Animated Series)
  5. Mo Job and Pet Feud (The Powerpuff Girls)
  6. Let The Games Begin and Winslow Falls In Love (CatDog)
  7. Who's Afraid of The Big Bad Werewolf? (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?)
  8. The New Rival (Cardcaptors)

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: 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 and 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 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 are from All At Sea and Other Thomas Stories.
  • 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. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer (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 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. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

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 version)

  • Peter Sam without his funnel from "Special Funnel"

Back Cover (1998 version)

  • Gordon, James and Henry (all sad) from "Trouble In The Shed"
  • Daisy looking at Champion from "Bulls Eyes"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004 versions)

  • Top: Peter Sam (with no funnel)
  • Bottom: Edward and Percy from "Trouble In The Shed"

Back Cover (2000 and 2004 versions)

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

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