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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends: The Runaway is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made on VHS in February 1998 and July 2000, and later on DVD in March 2004. It contains two Season 1 episodes, two Season 2 episodes, one Season 3 episode, two Season 4 episodes and a 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. Thomas' Anthem

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 "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 Henry's Forest & Other Thomas Stories.
  • 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 Thomas' Anthem
  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 Thomas' Anthem
  2. Henry's Forest and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2004 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas' Anthem
  2. Henry's Forest & Other Thomas Stories 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
  • THE RUNAWAY
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Art

Front Cover (1998)

  • Thomas (surprised) from "The Runaway"

Back Cover (1998)

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

Front Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Top: Thomas (surprised)
  • Bottom: Rusty and Stepney from "Rusty To The Rescue"

Back Cover (2000 and 2004)

  • Gordon in the ditch from "Gordon Takes A Dip"
  • Bill and Ben from "Wrong Road"

Cover Color

  • Deep Blue (1998)
  • Red (2000 and 2004)

Running Time

  • 40 Minutes

Description

1998 VHS veersion

  • PEEP! PEEP! Thomas, Percy, Stepney, Sir Topham Hatt, and the rest of their friends welcome you to Part 1 of the first season of The New Adventures of Shining Time Station. In this collection of selected stories, watch as Thomas becomes a runaway engine, and see how Rusty rescues Stepney from scrap. Find out what happens to Gordon when he falls into a ditch and when James gets a swollen red nose. So step into the Island of Sodor and hop on board for full-time excitement. Stories told by George Carlin.

2000 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2004 DVD version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

Nameplates

After The Runaway

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

After Wrong Road

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

After Rusty To The Rescue

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

After Thomas and Stepney

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

After Gordon Takes A Dip

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

After James Goes Buzz Buzz

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

After A Big Day For Thomas

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

See Also

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