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The Runaway and Other Thomas Stories is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Distributed in 1998 and 2000 on VHS and in 2004 on DVD, it has two episodes from the first season, two from the second season, one from the third season and two from the fourth season, plus 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. Let's Have A Race

Bonus Features on the DVD

  1. Bios of Your Favorite Friends
  2. Web Site Fun

Notes/Trivia

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: February 10, 1998.
  • The US Season 4 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Henry's Forest and Other Thomas 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 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 nameplates are taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • Let's Have A Race has no lyrics.
  • 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

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 Let's Have A Race
  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 Let's Have A Race
  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 and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  5. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)

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 version)

  • Thomas (surprised) from "The Runaway"

Back Cover (1998 version)

  • Rusty and Stepney from "Risty To The Rescue"
  • James (with a red nose) from "James Goes Buzz Buzz"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004 versions)

  • Top: Thomas (surprised)
  • Bottom: Gordon and Edward from "Wrong Road"

Back Cover

  • Stepney and Duck from "Thomas and Stepney"
  • James (with a red nose) from "James Goes Buzz Buzz"

Nameplates

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