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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends: Special Funnel is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made in February 1998 and July 2000 on VHS, and later in March 2004 on DVD. It has two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, three Season 4 episodes and one song.

Stories

  1. Special Funnel
  2. Tenders and Turntables
  3. Trouble in the Shed
  4. Bulls Eyes
  5. Fish
  6. Saved from Scrap
  7. A New Friend for Thomas

Song

  1. Gone Fishing

Bonus Features

  1. Character Gallery
  2. Web Fun

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: February 10, 1998 and July 25, 2000 (VHS) and March 16, 2004 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the All At Sea & 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 "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas and The Special Letter" 1995 VHS, the "The Gallant Old Engine" 1996 VHS and the "Thomas Meets The Queen" 1997 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 ending sequence is from All At Sea & Other Thomas Stories.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

1998 VHS 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 Special Funnel

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 Special Funnel

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. Special Funnel 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 Special Funnel

Closing Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. All At Sea and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2000 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. All At Sea and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. All At Sea and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • SPECIAL FUNNEL
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Artwork

Front Cover (1998)

  • Peter Sam (with no funnel) from "Special Funnel"

Back Cover (1998)

  • Top Left: Gordon, James and Henry (all sad) from "Trouble In The Shed"
  • Top Right: Daisy looking at Champion from "Bulls Eyes"

Front Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top: Peter Sam (with no funnel)
  • Bottom: Edward and Percy from "Trouble In The Shed"

Back Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top Left: Thomas and Duck from "Fish"
  • Top Right: Edward and Trevor from "Saved From Scrap"

Cover Colors

  • Dark Green (1998)
  • Pink (2000 and 2004)

Running Times

  • 40 Minutes

Descriptions

1998 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2000 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2004 DVD version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

Nameplates (taken from Thomas and His Friends Get Along)

After Special Funnel

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

After Tenders and Turntables

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

After Trouble In The Shed

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

After Bulls Eyes

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

After Fish

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

After Saved From Scrap

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

After A New Friend For Thomas

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

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