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The Runaway and Other Thomas Stories is a fan-fiction US Thomas VHS/DVD Release featuring eight Season 2 episodes narrated by George Carlin. This is distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1992, Strand Home Video in 1996, Time-Life Video in 1997, Video Treasures in 1999 and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2004. This is made by Pikachufreak.

Stories

  1. Percy Proves A Point
  2. The Runaway
  3. Percy Takes The Plunge
  4. Pop Goes The Diesel
  5. Diesel's Devious Deed
  6. A Close Shave For Duck
  7. Better Late Than Never
  8. Donald and Douglas

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: August 20, 1992 (Strand VCI Entertainment), February 2, 1996 (Strand Home Video), August 19, 1997 (Time-Life Video), February 2, 1999 (Video Treasures) and May 18, 2004 (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
  • In the Strand VCI version, the Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and outro are used together.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the "Next Story Coming Up!" logo is taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, 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.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the text is taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the text is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS and the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the text for the end credits are taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the text for the end credits are taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS and the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, there are two yellow slooshes before Percy Proves A Point.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, there are two yellow slooshes after Percy Proves A Point, Percy Takes The Plunge, Diesel's Devious Deed and Better Late Than Never.
  • Distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment.

Trivia

  • In the end credits, a "Donald and Douglas" still picture is used.
  • The 1996 release still had the Strand VCI logo on the spine despite being a Strand Home Video release.

Summary

Opening Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Strand VCI Tracking Control
  2. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  3. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1989)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas & Friends Season 3 Intro
  6. First few seconds of Percy Proves A Point

Strand Home Video version

  1. Strand Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 3 Intro
  5. First few seconds of Percy Proves A Point

Time-Life version

  1. Time-Life FBI Warning
  2. Time-Life Video logo (1992-2001)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 3 Intro
  5. First few seconds of Percy Proves A Point

Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 3 Intro
  5. First few seconds of Percy Proves A Point

Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 3 Intro
  5. First few seconds of Percy Proves A Point

Closing Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Last few seconds of Donald and Douglas
  2. Thomas & Friends Outro

Strand Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of Donald and Douglas
  2. Thomas & Friends Outro
  3. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)

Time-Life version

  1. Last few seconds of Donald and Douglas
  2. Thomas & Friends Outro
  3. Thomas & Friends Videos Trailer

Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of Donald and Douglas
  2. Thomas & Friends Outro
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, silent, still version)

Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Donald and Douglas
  2. Thomas & Friends Outro
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)

Opening Credits

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

Video Artwork

Front Cover (Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions)

  • Thomas from "The Runaway"

Back Cover (Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions)

  • Duck and Diesel from "Pop Goes The Diesel"

Front Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • Top: Thomas (surprised)
  • Bottom: James and Douglas from "Donald and Douglas"

Back Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • Duck and Diesel from "Pop Goes The Diesel"
  • Thomas and Percy from "Percy Takes The Plunge"

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