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Cranky Bugs
and Other Thomas Stories

David Mitton


Britt Allcroft
David Mitton


Alec Baldwin

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell


Anchor Bay


February 2nd,
1999 (VHS)
July 23rd,
2002 (DVD)
2013 (Digital Download)


37 mins

Preceded by

A Big Day for Thomas

Followed by

Races, Rescues and
Runaways and Other
Thomas Adventures

Cranky Bugs and Other Thomas Stories is a US VHS/DVD release featuring six fifth season episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin and one song. The DVD release included two different songs. Lionsgate released the title for digital download in 2013.


1999 VHS:

PEEP! PEEP! Join Thomas, Gordon, Sir Topham Hatt, and their friends for exciting adventures on the Island of Sodor. Meet Cranky the Crane and watch as Thomas and Percy come to his rescue after a destructive storm. Help Sir Topham Hatt celebrate Lady Hatt's birthday party after disaster strikes, and see how Toad realizes that going backwards is really useful! Don't miss the fun and magic on the Island of Sodor with all of your favorite friends.


  1. Cranky Bugs
  2. Lady Hatt's Birthday Party
  3. Double Teething Troubles
  4. Thomas, Percy and Old Slowcoach
  5. Busy Going Backwards
  6. A Better View for Gordon


  1. Night Train (VHS only)
  2. Donald's Duck (DVD only)
  3. Toby (DVD only)

Bonus features

  • Character Gallery
  • Link to official Thomas web site


  • This is the only US VHS and DVD to feature Class 40's nameboard sequence.
  • The song Night Train was never seen on DVD, it was seen on the VHS release.


  • The front cover features a picture from Horrid Lorry, but that episode is not included on this release.
  • The back cover features an image from Thomas and the Rumours, but that episode is not included on this release either.
  • "Lady Hatt's Birthday Party" comes before "A Better View For Gordon", meaning the viewers would not know about Gordon's view at Kirk Ronan.
  • The title card for Cranky Bugs was played twice.


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