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Thomas' Useful Adventures is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released in May 2001 on VHS and in July 2002 on DVD, it has six episodes from the first five seasons and one song. The DVD version includes an extra song.

Stories

  1. Put Upon Percy (Alec Baldwin)
  2. Thomas Goes Fishing (George Carlin)
  3. Trouble In The Shed (George Carlin)
  4. Wrong Road (George Carlin)
  5. Donald's Duck (George Carlin)
  6. All At Sea (George Carlin)

Songs

  1. Rules and Regulations (separate from the DVD version)
  2. Harold The Helicopter (DVD only)

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: May 22, 2001.
  • The Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence (1999-2000) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • The "Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thoms' Christmas Wonderland" 2000 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas' Christmas Wonderland" 2000 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas' Useful Adventures" 2001 VHS.
  • This is the first time where Rules and Regulations is a music video.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Bonus Features

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

Opening Previews

VHS version

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

DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Thomas and Friends VHS Collection Trailer (2001-2002)
  4. Thomas' Useful Adventures DVD Menu
  5. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  6. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  7. First few seconds of Put Upon Percy

Closing Previews

VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Rules and Regulations
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of All At Sea
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 5 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • THOMAS' USEFUL ADVENTURES
  • Storyteller GEORGE CARLIN & ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Closing Credits

  • Storyteller Direction by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Television Stories by BRITT ALLCROFT & DAVID MITTON
  • Director of Photogrophy TERENCE PERMANE
  • Assistant Director STEVE ASQUITH
  • Production Management GRAEME MacARTHUR
  • Production Co-ordinator MELANIE INSKIP
  • North American Production Co-ordinator SHELLEY-ELIZABETH SKINNER
  • Camera Crew NIGEL PERMANE & SIMON HECK
  • Gaffer MICHAEL FLYNN
  • Model Shop Supervisor BRIAN RUTLAND
  • Special Effects Supervisor DAVID EVES
  • Set Dresser JULIE McKAY
  • Senior Model Maker MARTIN DASKELL
  • Model Crew CONARD AYLING, SOPHIE BROWN, ANTON CHRISTIAN, ANGELA HAYCOCK, CHRIS LLOYD, TRACY MILHAM & JENNE de NAEYER
  • Figurines JOHNATHAN SAVILLE
  • Stagehands MATTHEW VEALE & ELEANOR DENMAN
  • Railway Considant DAVID MAIDMENT
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by LEE LIGHTING LTD.
  • Periscope Lens Supplied by GRIP HOUSE LTD.
  • Sound Effects and Dubbing MAIDSTONE STUDIOS
  • Dubbing Mixer MIKE ERANDER
  • North American Sound Supervisor BILL MAITHER
  • North American Audio Engineer MARK DeSIMONE
  • Post Production Facilities THE HOUSE
  • Editor JOHN L. WRIGHT
  • Music Composed by MIKE O'DONNELL And JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Made At SHEPPERTON STUDIOS, LONDON, ENGLAND
  • Processed by TECHNICOLOR
  • Executive Producer ANGUS WRIGHT
  • Produced by BRITT ALLCROFT and DAVID MITTON
  • A GULLANE PICTURES RELEASE
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION
  • @Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1998
  • ENTERTAINMENT TO GROW UP WITH

Cover Art

Front Cover

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

Back Cover

  • Percy from "Put Upon Percy"
  • Donald and Duck from "Donald's Duck"

Nameplates

After Put Upon Percy

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

After Thomas Goes Fishing

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Trouble In The Shed

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

After Wrong Road

  • Peter Sam
  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Henry
  • Rusty
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Donald's Duck

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

After All At Sea

  • James
  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Bill and Ben

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