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The Runaway is a Thomas & Friends VHS/DVD idea made by Anchor Bay Entertainment on VHS in 1998 and 2000 and later on DVD in 2004. It contains 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

Song

  1. Thomas' Anthem

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 (version 2), 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, 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 and His Friends' Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS, the "Edward Helps Out" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS, and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • Thomas' Anthem has no lyrics in all versions.
  • The end credits to Henry's Forest & Other Stories are used.
  • This is the first time where George Carlin narrates The Runaway since it is not seen in Shining Time Station's second and third seasons.
  • The nameplates for this video, along with Special Funnel, are from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • 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 Thomas' Anthem
  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 Thomas' Anthem
  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 Thomas' Anthem
  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 red 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 2005)

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes

Description

1998 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

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

After A Big Day For Thomas

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

See Also

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