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10 Years of Thomas
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton
Robert D. Cardona

Starring

George Carlin

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell

Distributor

Anchor Bay
Entertainment

Lionsgate

Released

September 14th,
1999 (VHS)
2001 (DVD)

Runtime

63 mins

Preceded by

Races, Rescues and
Runaways and Other
Thomas Adventures

Followed by

Spills and Chills and
Other Thomas Thrills

10 Years of Thomas is a US VHS/DVD released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the television series in the United States. It features two first season episodes, two second season episodes, five third season episodes, and one fourth season episode narrated by George Carlin and one song. It was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1999 and 2001. 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

VHS

This commemorative Collector's Edition video celebrates 10 years of Britt Allcroft's 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 video, children from across the country came out for a special day out 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!

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!

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

  1. Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale

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

Bonus Features

Trivia

  • 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 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.

Goofs

  • Henry and the Elephant is called "Henry the Elephant" on the back cover.
  • James Goes Buzz Buzz is given the UK title "Buzz Buzz" when it plays.
  • The music video appears twice in the DVD menu, once in the episode selection menu and again in the sing-along song menu.
  • On the back cover, a photo from Gordon and the Famous Visitor is used, but that episode is not on this release.
  • Culdee's name is spelt "Coldy" on the closed captioning (despite not appearing in the TV Series, Culdee is mentioned by one of the parents in the interview segments).

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