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|movie name=10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
2005=[[File:10YearsofThomasDVDcover.jpg|250px]]<br>2007 DVD
 
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|movie name=10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends/[[10 Years of Thomas & Friends]]
 
 
|director=
 
|director=
*[[W:c:ThomasandFriends:David Mitton|David Mitton]]
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*David Mitton
*[[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Frank Vitale|Frank Vitale]]
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*Frank Vitale
|producer=[[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Britt Allcroft|Britt Allcroft]]
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|producer=Britt Allcroft
|starring=[[W:c:ThomasandFriends:George Carlin|George Carlin]]
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|starring=George Carlin
|music=[[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Mike O'Donnell|Mike O'Donnell]] & [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Junior Campbell|Junior Campbell]]
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|music=Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell
 
|distributor=
 
|distributor=
*[[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Anchor Bay Entertainment|Anchor Bay Entertainment]]
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*Anchor Bay Entertainment
*[[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Lionsgate|Lionsgate]]
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*Lionsgate
|release date=
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|release date=September 14th, 1999
*14 September 1999 (''VHS'')
 
*23 August 2005 (''DVD'')
 
*10 June 2008 (''Sounds of Sodor'')
 
*2013
 
 
|runtime=63 mins
 
|runtime=63 mins
|preceded by=[[Races, Rescues and Runaways and Other Thomas Adventures]] (''VHS'')/[[Percy Saves the Day and Other Adventures]] (''2005'')
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|preceded by=[[Races, Rescues & Runaways and Other Thomas Adventures]] <small>(''VHS'')</small>
|followed by=[[Spills and Chills and Other Thomas Thrills]] (''VHS'')/[[Thomas Comes to Breakfast and Other Thomas Adventures (US)|Thomas Comes to Breakfast and Other Thomas Adventures]] (''DVD'')
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|followed by=[[Spills & Chills and Other Thomas Thrills]] <small>(''VHS'')</small>
 
}}
 
}}
'''10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends''' (renamed in 2005, '''[[10 Years of Thomas & Friends]]''') is a US VHS/DVD Released to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:television series|Television Series]] in the [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:United States|United States]]. It features 2 [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Season 1|1st Season]] Episodes, 2 [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Season 2|2nd Season]] episodes, 4 [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Season 3|3rd Season]] Episodes, and 1 [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Season 4|4th Season]] Episode narrated by [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:George Carlin|George Carlin]] and 1 [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:song|Song]]. It was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1999 and was released on DVD in 2005. Each Song and Story was bookended with interviews about Thomas from various people at a [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Day Out with Thomas|Day Out with Thomas]] Event at the [http://strasburgrailroad.com/ Strasburg Rail Road] in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Lionsgate released the Title for digital download in 2013.
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'''10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends''' is a US VHS/DVD celebrating the 10th anniversary of the television series in the United States. It features 2 1st series episodes, 2 2nd series episodes, 5 3rd series episodes and 1 4th series episode narrated by George Carlin and 1 song. It was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1999 and was released on DVD in 2005. Each song and story was bookended with interviews about Thomas from various people at a Day Out with Thomas event at the Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Lionsgate released the title for digital download in 2013.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
===1999/2001 VHS:===
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===1999 VHS===
This commemorative Collector's Edition video celebrates 10 Years of Britt Allcroft's [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends|Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends]] in America, and highlights Thomas' Favorite Friends, as chosen by the Experts - his Loyal Fans! Children love [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Thomas|Thomas]] and his Friends because they can identify with their Everyday Friendships, Squabbles and Rivalries and Parents love Thomas because of its entertaining wholesome qualities that teach gentle messages important in developing good morals and values.
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This commemorative Collector's Edition video celebrates 10 years of Britt Allcroft's Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends in America, and highlights Thomas' favourite friends, as chosen by the experts - his loyal fans! Children love Thomas and his friends because they can identify with their everyday friendships, squabbles and rivalries and parents love Thomas because of its entertaining wholesome qualities that teach gentle messages important in developing good morals and values.
   
In this anniversary video, children from across the Country came out for a Special Day with Thomas to share with us their Favorite Thomas Friends and Episodes, and to help us choose these 10 Classic Thomas Stories. In a Live-Action Clip introducing each episode, you'll learn straight from the Fans just what they like about their Favorite Characters. The Grand Finale features the music of Thomas' Theme with special appearances by all the Friends Thomas has made over the Last 10 Years!
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In this anniversary video, children from across the country came out for a special day with Thomas to share with us their favorite Thomas friends and episodes, and to help us choose these 10 classic Thomas stories. In a live-action clip introducing each episode, you'll learn straight from the fans just what they like about their favorite characters. The grand finale features the music of Thomas' theme with special appearances by all the friends Thomas has made over the last 10 years!
 
===2005 DVD:===
 
This commemorative Collector's Edition DVD celebrates 10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends in America, and highlights Thomas' Favorite Friends, as chosen by the Experts - his Loyal Fans! Children love Thomas and his Friends because they can identify with their Everyday Friendships, Squabbles and Rivalries and Parents love Thomas because of its entertaining wholesome qualities that teach gentle messages important in developing good morals and values.
 
 
In this anniversary DVD, children from across the Country came out for a Special Day with Thomas to share with us their Favorite Thomas Friends and Episodes, and to help us choose these 10 Classic Thomas Stories. In a Live-Action Clip introducing each episode, you'll learn straight from the Fans just what they like about their Favorite Characters. The Grand Finale features the Music of Thomas' Theme with special appearances by all the Friends Thomas has made over the Last 10 Years!
 
 
===2008 DVD:===
 
This commemorative Collector's Edition, now for the 1st Time on DVD, celebrates 10 Years of Thomas & Friends in America, and highlights Thomas' Favorite Friends, as chosen by the experts - his Loyal Fans! Children love Thomas and his Friends because they can identify with their Everyday Friendships, Squabbles and Rivalries and Parents love Thomas because of its entertaining wholesome qualities that teach gentle messages important in developing good morals and values.
 
 
In this anniversary DVD, children from across the Country came out for a Special Day with Thomas to share with us their Favorite Thomas & Friends Episodes, and to help us choose these 10 Classic Thomas Stories. In a Live-Action Clip introducing each episode, you'll learn straight from the Fans just what they like about their Favorite Characters. The Grand Finale features the Thomas & Friends Theme Music with Special Appearances by all the Friends Thomas has made over the Last 10 Years!
 
   
 
==Episodes==
 
==Episodes==
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Thomas and Bertie's Great Race|Thomas and Bertie's Great Race]]
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# Thomas and Bertie's Great Race
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Old Iron|Old Iron]]
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# Old Iron
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:The Trouble with Mud|The Trouble with Mud]]
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# The Trouble with Mud
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Terence the Tractor|Terence the Tractor]]
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# Terence the Tractor
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Percy's Ghostly Trick|Percy's Ghostly Trick]]
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# Percy's Ghostly Trick
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# Mavis
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Mavis (episode)|Mavis]]
 
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Henry and the Elephant|Henry and the Elephant]]
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# Henry and the Elephant
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Percy's Promise|Percy's Promise]]
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# Percy's Promise
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:James Goes Buzz Buzz|James Goes Buzz Buzz]]
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# James Goes Buzz, Buzz
# [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:All at Sea|All at Sea]]
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# All at Sea
   
 
==Song==
 
==Song==
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale|Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale]]
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* Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale
Throughout the Program, Extracts of the Songs [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover|Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover]], [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Let's Have a Race|Let's Have a Race]], [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Really Useful Engine|Really Useful Engine]], [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:That's What Friends Are for|That's What Friends Are for]], [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Toby (song)|Toby]], [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:The Island Song|The Island Song]], [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Rules and Regulations|Rules &amp; Regulations]] and [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Gone Fishing|Gone Fishing]] are featured as Background Music in the Live Action Interstitials.
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Throughout the program, extracts of the songs Don't Judge a Book by its Cover, Let's Have a Race, Really Useful Engine, Toby, The Island Song and Gone Fishing are featured as background music in the live action interstitials.
   
 
==Bonus Features==
 
==Bonus Features==
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* "Counting Celebration" game
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Breakfast-Time for Thomas|Breakfast-Time for Thomas]] read-along (from [[Salty's Secret and Other Thomas Adventures]])
 
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* "Paint Party" game
* Bios of your Favorite Engines (from [[Percy Saves the Day and Other Adventures]])
 
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* "Fun with Shapes" game
* Build an Engine Game (from [[The Early Years]])
 
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* Link to the official website
* Link to [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:the Official Website|the Official Website]]
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The Release was made to celebrate 10 Years of Thomas' Introduction to America, which was on January 29, 1989 - the Airdate of the 1st ''[[Shining Time Station]]'' Episode, [[w:c:shiningtimestation:A Place Unlike Any Other|A Place Unlike Any Other]]
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* The release was made to celebrate 10 years of Thomas' introduction to America, which was on January 29, 1989 - the airdate of the 1st ''[[Shining Time Station]]'' episode, [[w:c:shiningtimestation:A Place Unlike Any Other|A Place Unlike Any Other]].
* This was the Last VHS to use the Original Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Logo on the Cover.
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* This was the last VHS to use the original ''Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends'' logo on the cover.
 
* This release won a Parents' Choice Award.
 
* This release won a Parents' Choice Award.
* A Tin Bank was included in some Limited Edition Releases of the VHS.
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* A tin bank was included in some limited-edition releases of the VHS.
* [[W:c:TTTE:Mr. Conductor|Mr. Conductor]]'s Whistle from Shining Time Station is heard at the Start of Each Episode.
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* Mr. Conductor's whistle from the 2nd and 3rd seasons of Shining Time Station is heard at the start of each episode.
* The Day Out with Thomas Clips were featured in the Music Videos in [[W:c:TTTE:Storytime with Thomas|Storytime with Thomas]] on Fox Family.
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* The Day Out with Thomas clips were featured in the music videos in Storytime with Thomas on Fox Family.
* Interviews feature kids telling stories of the Favorite/Favourite Characters, some of which Reference Episodes that were not included on this video:
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* Interviews feature kids telling stories of the favourite characters, some of which reference episodes that were not included on this video:
** The Stories about [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Gordon|Gordon]] allude to [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Edward Helps Out|Edward Helps Out]] and [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Henry to the Rescue|Henry to the Rescue]].
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** The stories about Gordon allude to the 1st series episodes, Edward Helps Out and Henry to the Rescue.
** The Story about [[W:c:ThomasandFToby|Toby]] alludes to [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Time for Trouble|Time for Trouble]].
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** The story about Toby alludes to the 3rd series episodes, Time for Trouble.
** The Story about [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Henry|Henry]] alludes to [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Come Out, Henry!|Come Out, Henry!]]
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** The story about Henry alludes to the 1st series episodes, Come Out, Henry!
** 1 Story about [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:James|James]] alludes to [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Thomas Saves the Day|Thomas Saves the Day]].
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** 1 story about James alludes to the 1st series episodes, Thomas Saves the Day.
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Wilbert Awdry|Wilbert Awdry]] was not mentioned on the Release, despite having written the Original Stories (except All at Sea). Shining Time Station was not mentioned either.
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* Wilbert Awdry was not mentioned on the release, despite having written the original stories (except All at Sea). Shining Time Station was not mentioned either.
* The Music Video appears twice in the DVD Menu, once in the Episode selection and again in the Sing-Along Song Menu.
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* The music video appears twice in the DVD menu, once in the episode selection and again in the sing-along song menu.
* Some VHS copies are <span style="color:black">black</span> tapes and some are <span style="color:blue">blue</span> tapes.
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* Some VHS copies are black tapes and some are blue tapes.
* During an Interview, a Parent Mentions [[W:c:TTTE:Culdee|Culdee]], thus marking the 1st Time the [[W:c:TTTE:Culdee Fell Railway|Culdee Fell Railway]] has been alluded to in a Television Series Production.
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* During an interview, a parent mentions Culdee, thus marking the first time the Culdee Fell Railway has been alluded to in a television series production.
* The Live-Action Segments were filmed at the Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. This railroad would be used for filming again in [[W:c:TTTE:Thomas and the Magic Railroad|Thomas and the Magic Railroad]].
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* The live-action segments were filmed at the Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. This railroad would be used for filming again in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
* [[W:c:TTTE:Julia Weinstein|Julia Weinstein]], who was a Producer for Shining Time Station, was post-production supervisor for this.
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* Julia Weinstein (who was a producer for Shining Time Station) was post-production supervisor for this.
* The Recordings of the Day Out with Thomas Event took place between April 30 and May 2 1999.
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* The recordings of the Day Out with Thomas event took place between April 30 and May 2, 1999.
* James Goes Buzz Buzz is given the UK Title.
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* James Goes Buzz, Buzz is referred to under its UK title on its title card and the episode selection menu on DVD.
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* This is the only VHS release captioned by the National Captioning Centre.
* On the Back Cover, an Image from [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Gordon and the Famous Visitor|Gordon and the Famous Visitor]] is used.
 
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* The original VHS with a 2000-2004 styled ink label came in an original 1999 box, which means it was released in 2000, but the box did not change until 2001.
 
==Goofs==
 
* Henry and the Elephant is called "Henry the Elephant" on the Back Cover and in the DVD's Booklet.
 
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Culdee|Culdee]]'s name is spelled "Coldy" on the Closed Captioning.
 
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Skarloey|Skarloey]]'s name is spelled "Skarloway" in the Closed Captioning.
 
   
 
==Merchandise==
 
==Merchandise==
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Wooden Railway|Wooden Railway]] (''discontinued'')
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* [[Wooden Railway]] <small>(''discontinued'')</small>
   
 
==DVD Packs==
 
==DVD Packs==
 
* [[Totally Thomas Volume 7]]
 
* [[Totally Thomas Volume 7]]
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Ultimate Thomas Collection|Ultimate Thomas Collection]]
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* Ultimate Thomas Collection
* [[W:c:ThomasandFriends:Best Tales on the Tracks|Best Tales on the Tracks]]
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* Best Tales on the Tracks
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[[Category:VHS]]
 
[[Category:VHS]]
[[Category:DVDs]]
 
[[Category:Thomas and Friends DVDS]]
 
 
[[Category:Thomas and Friends VHS]]
 
[[Category:Thomas and Friends VHS]]

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10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends is a US VHS/DVD celebrating the 10th anniversary of the television series in the United States. It features 2 1st series episodes, 2 2nd series episodes, 5 3rd series episodes and 1 4th series episode narrated by George Carlin and 1 song. It was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1999 and was released on DVD in 2005. Each song and story was bookended with interviews about Thomas from various people at a Day Out with Thomas event at the Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Lionsgate released the title for digital download in 2013.

Description

1999 VHS

This commemorative Collector's Edition video celebrates 10 years of Britt Allcroft's Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends in America, and highlights Thomas' favourite friends, as chosen by the experts - his loyal fans! Children love Thomas and his friends because they can identify with their everyday friendships, squabbles and rivalries and parents love Thomas because of its entertaining wholesome qualities that teach gentle messages important in developing good morals and values.

In this anniversary video, children from across the country came out for a special day with Thomas to share with us their favorite Thomas friends and episodes, and to help us choose these 10 classic Thomas stories. In a live-action clip introducing each episode, you'll learn straight from the fans just what they like about their favorite characters. The grand finale features the music of Thomas' theme with special appearances by all the friends Thomas has made over the last 10 years!

Episodes

  1. Thomas and Bertie's Great Race
  2. Old Iron
  3. The Trouble with Mud
  4. Terence the Tractor
  5. Percy's Ghostly Trick
  6. Mavis
  7. Henry and the Elephant
  8. Percy's Promise
  9. James Goes Buzz, Buzz
  10. All at Sea

Song

  • Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale

Throughout the program, extracts of the songs Don't Judge a Book by its Cover, Let's Have a Race, Really Useful Engine, Toby, The Island Song and Gone Fishing are featured as background music in the live action interstitials.

Bonus Features

  • "Counting Celebration" game
  • "Paint Party" game
  • "Fun with Shapes" game
  • Link to the official website

Trivia

  • The release was made to celebrate 10 years of Thomas' introduction to America, which was on January 29, 1989 - the airdate of the 1st Shining Time Station episode, A Place Unlike Any Other.
  • This was the last VHS to use the original Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends logo on the cover.
  • This release won a Parents' Choice Award.
  • A tin bank was included in some limited-edition releases of the VHS.
  • Mr. Conductor's whistle from the 2nd and 3rd seasons of Shining Time Station is heard at the start of each episode.
  • The Day Out with Thomas clips were featured in the music videos in Storytime with Thomas on Fox Family.
  • Interviews feature kids telling stories of the favourite characters, some of which reference episodes that were not included on this video:
    • The stories about Gordon allude to the 1st series episodes, Edward Helps Out and Henry to the Rescue.
    • The story about Toby alludes to the 3rd series episodes, Time for Trouble.
    • The story about Henry alludes to the 1st series episodes, Come Out, Henry!
    • 1 story about James alludes to the 1st series episodes, Thomas Saves the Day.
  • Wilbert Awdry was not mentioned on the release, despite having written the original stories (except All at Sea). Shining Time Station was not mentioned either.
  • The music video appears twice in the DVD menu, once in the episode selection and again in the sing-along song menu.
  • Some VHS copies are black tapes and some are blue tapes.
  • During an interview, a parent mentions Culdee, thus marking the first time the Culdee Fell Railway has been alluded to in a television series production.
  • The live-action segments were filmed at the Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. This railroad would be used for filming again in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • Julia Weinstein (who was a producer for Shining Time Station) was post-production supervisor for this.
  • The recordings of the Day Out with Thomas event took place between April 30 and May 2, 1999.
  • James Goes Buzz, Buzz is referred to under its UK title on its title card and the episode selection menu on DVD.
  • This is the only VHS release captioned by the National Captioning Centre.
  • The original VHS with a 2000-2004 styled ink label came in an original 1999 box, which means it was released in 2000, but the box did not change until 2001.

Merchandise

DVD Packs