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Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Sodor Tales is a VHS/DVD idea made up by Pikachufreak. Released in September 1997 and July 2000 on VHS and in March 2004 on DVD, it has three Season 1 episodes, four Season 2 episodes, and four Season 3 episodes narrated by George Carlin. The DVD version includes a sing-along song that is not featured on VHS.

Stories

  1. Come Out Henry
  2. A Proud Day For James
  3. Thomas Gets Bumped
  4. A Cow On The Line
  5. The Runaway
  6. Henry's Forest
  7. Percy Runs Away
  8. The Deputation
  9. A New Friend For Thomas
  10. Heroes
  11. Escape!

Bonus Features

  1. Bios of Your Favorite Friends
  2. Sing Along Song: Really Useful Engine
  3. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: September 16, 1997 and July 25, 2000 (VHS) and March 16, 2004 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1996-1998) and the UK Season 4 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas' Sodor Tales" 1997 VHS.
  • Distributed by Video Treasures (later Anchor Bay Entertainment).

Opening Previews

1997 VHS version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  6. First few seconds of Come Out Henry

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 Come Out Henry

2004 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer
  4. Thomas' Sodor Tales DVD Menu
  5. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  6. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  7. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  8. First few seconds of Come Out Henry

Closing Previews

1997 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Escape!
  2. Thomas and Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

2000 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Escape!
  2. Thomas and Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Escape!
  2. Thomas and Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  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
  • THOMAS' SODOR TALES
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Closing Credits

  • Television Stories by BRITT ALLCROFT and DAVID MITTON
  • Director of Photography TERENCE PERMANE
  • Art Director ROBERT GAULD GALLIERS
  • Models Supervisor STEVE ASQUITH
  • Camera Crew DAVID WATKINS & NIGEL PERMANE
  • Gaffer MICHAEL FLYNN
  • Programme Management TELEVISION SUPPORT SERVICES & GRAEME MacARTHUR
  • Production Co-ordinator NADINE SCHOEN
  • Chief Model Maker MARTIN GASKELL
  • Special Effects Model Maker DAVID EVES
  • Specialist Model Makers PETER EVES
  • Model Crew CONRAD AYLING, KEVIN HARRIS, GARETH HUTCHINSON, JENNIE DE NAEYER & JOHN PIPER
  • Figurines JOHNATHAN SAVILLE
  • Stagehands ADAM COOK & LEIGH GROSCH
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by LEE LIGHTING LTD.
  • Periscope Lens Supplied By GRIP HOUSE LTD.
  • Sound Effects and Dubbing THE FAMILY CHANNEL STUDIOS
  • Dubbing Mixer MIKE ERANDER
  • Post Production Facilities DEAN STREET POST
  • Editor JOHN WRIGHT
  • Music Composed and Performed By MIKE O'DONNELL and JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Made At SHEPPERTOWN STUDIOS, LONDON, ENGLAND
  • Processed By TECHNICOLOR
  • Executive Producer ANGUS WRIGHT
  • Producers BRITT ALLCROFT and DAVID MITTON
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION
  • Films @BRITT ALLCROFT (Thomas) Limited 1995
  • Soundtrack @BRITT ALLCROFT (Thomas) Limited 1995 for "SHINING TIME STATION"

Cover Art

Front Cover (1997)

  • Thomas at Elsbridge from "The Runaway"

Back Cover (1997)

  • Gordon, James, Henry and Thomas from "A Proud Day For James"
  • Bill and Ben from "Heroes"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top: Thomas and Edward
  • Bottom: Oliver and Toad from "Escape!"

Back Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Percy and the cows from "A Cow On The Line"
  • Donald and Douglas from "The Deputation"

Nameplates

After Come Out Henry

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

After A Proud Day For James

  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Rheneas
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • BoCo
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After Thomas Gets Bumped

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Toby
  • Gordon
  • Edward

After A Cow On The Line

  • Duncan
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Rusty
  • Trevor
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • Edward
  • Thomas

After The Runaway

  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Henry's Forest

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Daisy
  • Bertie
  • James
  • Harold
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Percy

After Percy Runs Away

  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas

After The Deputation

  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Rusty
  • BoCo
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Trevor

After A New Friend For Thomas

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • BoCo
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • George
  • Caroline
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Bill and Ben

After Heroes

  • Diesel
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Daisy
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Donald and Douglas

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