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The Runaway is a Thomas & Friends US VHS/DVD idea made on VHS in February 1998 and July 2000, and later in March 2004 on DVD. 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. Thomas' Anthem

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: February 10, 1998 (VHS original), July 25, 2000 (Rerelease), March 16, 2004 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Henry's Forest and 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 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 "Henry's Forest" 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 The Runaway

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 The Runaway

2000 alternate version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  5. First few seconds of The Runaway

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-
  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 Thomas' Anthem
  2. Henry's Forest 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 Thomas' Anthem
  2. Henry's Forest and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2000 alternate version

  1. Last few seconds of A Big Day For Thomas
  2. Thomas and Friends UK Season 1 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 Thomas' Anthem
  2. Henry's Forest and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2003)
  5. DVD Digital logo

Opening Credits

1998/2000/2004 versions

  • 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

The Runaway

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

Wrong Road

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

Rusty To The Rescue

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

Thomas and Stepney

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

Gordon Takes A Dip

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

James Goes Buzz Buzz

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • JAMES GOES BUZZ, BUZZ
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

A Big Day For Thomas

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

Cover Artwork

Front Cover (1998)

  • Thomas (tired) 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 (tired)
  • 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 Colors

  • Deep Blue (1998)
  • Red (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 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

After A Big Day For Thomas

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

See Also

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