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The Runaway (February 1998, US Volume) is a Thomas VHS/DVD made in February 1998 and July 2000 on VHS, and in March 2004 on DVD. It has two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, one Season 3 episode, two Season 4 episodes and one song.

Stories

  1. The Runaway
  2. Wrong Road
  3. Rusty To The Rescue
  4. Thomas and Stepney
  5. Gordon Takes A Dip
  6. James Goes Buzz Buzz
  7. A Big Day For Thomas

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: February 10, 1998 and July 25, 2000 (VHS) and March 16, 2004 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Henry's Forest & Other 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, 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.
  • Thomas' Anthem has no lyrics in both VHS and DVD versions.
  • The end credits for this release are from the "Henry's Forest" 1993 VHS.
  • The nameplates are taken from Thomas and His Friends Get Along.
  • 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 The Runaway

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 The Runaway

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. The Runaway 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 The Runaway

Closing Previews

1998 version

  1. Last few seconds of A Big Day For Thomas
  2. Henry's Forest and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo (with the Entertainment To Grow Up With text)
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2000 version

  1. Last few seconds of A Big Day For Thomas
  2. Henry's Forest and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo (with the Entertainment To Grow Up With text)

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of A Big Day For Thomas
  2. Henry's Forest & Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo (with the Entertainment To Grow Up With text)
  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
  • THE RUNAWAY
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Artwork

Front Cover (1998)

  • Thomas (surprised) from "The Runaway"

Back Cover (1998)

  • Top Left: Rusty and Stepney from "Rusty To The Rescue"
  • Top Right: James (with a swollen nose) from "James Goes Buzz Buzz"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top: Thomas (surprised)
  • Bottom: Bill, Ben and Gordon at the Harbor from "Wrong Road"

Back Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top Left: Stepney from "Rusty To The Rescue"
  • Top Right: BoCo, Duck and James from "James Goes Buzz Buzz"

Cover Colors

  • Deep Blue (1998)
  • Red (2000 and 2004)

Running Time for both VHS and DVD versions

  • 40 Minutes

Description

1998 version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2000 version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2004 DVD version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

Nameplates

After The Runaway

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

After Wrong Road

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

After Rusty To The Rescue

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

After Thomas and Stepney

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

After Gordon Takes A Dip

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

After James Goes Buzz Buzz

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

See Also

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