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The Runaway is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Thomas Home Video. Released in February 1998, it has two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, one Season 3 episode and two Season 4 episodes.

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

Song

  1. Gone Fishing (separate from the main feature on DVD)

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun

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 Henry's Forest 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.
  • Gone Fishing has no lyrics in the VHS version.
  • The ending sequence is from Henry's Forest & Other Stories.
  • The DVD version ends with A Big Day For Thomas.
  • 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 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Henry's Forest and 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 Gone Fishing
  2. Henry's Forest and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of A Big Day For Thomas
  2. Henry's Forest & Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  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

Closing Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Television story by BRITT ALLCROFT & DAVID MITTON
  • Produced by BRITT ALLCROFT & DAVID MITTON
  • Executive Producer ANGUS WRIGHT
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON
  • Production Supervisor STEVE ASQUITH
  • Art Director ROBERT GAULD GALLIERS
  • Lighting Director TERRY PERMANE
  • Music Composed and Arranged by MIKE O'DONNELL & JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Editors MICHAEL DIXON, REBECCA DE BURGH MOUND & JOHN WRIGHT
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION in associan with FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK INC.
  • Films @Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Ltd. 1984, 1986, 1991
  • Soundtrack @Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Ltd. 1991 for "SHINING TIME STATION"

Cover Art

Front Cover (1998)

  • Thomas (ill) 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: Gordon and Edward 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 Color

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

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes

Descriptions

1998 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP! Thomas, Percy, Rusty, Sir Topham Hatt and the rest of their friends have learned many lessons about working along. They have selected their favorite stories to create this collection about the first part of the first season of The New Adventures of Shining Time Station. Watch as a careless Thomas goes out of control because of the brakes not being set properly. See how Stepney has been rescued by Rusty, and when Gordon gets into trouble as he falls into a muddy ditch. So climb aboard for these heartwarming tales on the Island of Sodor, with your beloved storyteller, George Carlin.

2000 VHS 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

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