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The Very Best of Thomas & Friends Vol.1 is SuperMalechi's Thomas VHS Release featuring two Season 1 episodes and one Season 2 episode narrated by Ringo Starr, one Season 3 episode and two Season 4 episodes narrated by George Carlin and two Season 5 episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin. This is distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2002, Strand VCI Entertainment in 2003, Strand Home Video in 2004, Time-Life Video in 2005, and Video Treasures in 2006.

Stories

  1. Thomas Gets Tricked (Ringo Starr)
  2. James Learns A Lesson (Ringo Starr)
  3. Cranky Bugs (Alec Baldwin)
  4. Rusty and The Boulder (Alec Baldwin)
  5. Diesel's Devious Deed (Ringo Starr)
  6. Thomas Meets The Queen (George Carlin)
  7. James Goes Buzz, Buzz (George Carlin)
  8. Thomas and The Special Letter (George Carlin)

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr, George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: March 5, 2002.
  • In the Anchor Bay version, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Trust Thomas & Other Stories outro are used together.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life versions, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Anchor Bay version, the nameplates are taken from the "Thomas & His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • In the Anchor Bay/Strand Home Video/Time-Life versions, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy & 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 & His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the "Next Story Coming Up!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Tricked" 1990 VHS, the "James Learns A Lesson" 1990 VHS, the "Tenders & Turntables" 1990 VHS, the "Thomas Breaks The Rules" 1990 VHS and the "Better Late Than Never" 1991 VHS.
  • In the Anchor Bay version the text is taken from the "Best of James" 2002 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the text is taken from the UK Season 5 episodes.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life versions, the text is taken from the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz Buzz" 1994 VHS and the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the nameplates muffle after Cranky Bugs, Rusty and The Boulder, Thomas Meets The Queen and James Goes Buzz Buzz.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the closing credits muffle after Thomas and The Special Letter.
  • Distrubuted by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Trivia

  • The front cover shows a picture from "Foolish Freight Cars", but that episode doesn't appear on the video.

Opening Credits

Anchor Bay version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • THE VERY BEST OF THOMAS AND FRIENDS VOL.1
  • Storytellers RINGO STARR, GEORGE CARLIN & ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • THOMAS GETS TRICKED
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Opening Previews

Anchor Bay version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment (1998-1999)
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo
  5. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  6. Thomas & Friends Season 5 Intro
  7. First few seconds of Thomas Gets Tricked

Strand VCI version

Strand Home Video version

Time-Life version

Closing Previews

Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Special Letter
  2. Trust Thomas & Other Stories Outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Gullane Entertainment logo
  5. Anchor Bay Entertainment (1998-1999)

Strand VCI version

Strand Home Video version

Time-Life version

DVD Artwork

Front Cover

  • Thomas and James from "Foolish Freight Cars"

Back Cover

  • James from "James Learns A Lesson"
  • Diesel from "Diesel's Devious Deed"

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