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Engines and Escapades
The Adventure of the Locomotives
Engines on the Move
On New Adventures
Locomotives and Wild Adventures
Director(s)

Steve Asquith

Producer(s)

Simon Spencer

Starring

Michael Angelis
(UK/AUS)
Michael Brandon
(US)
Sky du Mont
(German)
Povl Dissing
(Denmark)
Kalle Øby
(Norway)
Erik de Zwart
(Dutch)

Music by

Robert Hartshorne
Ed Welch

Distributor

2Entertain (UK)
Lionsgate
Twentieth Century Fox
(US)
ABC for Kids (AUS)
UHE (Taiwan)
Europa Mini
(GER)
Barnas Favoritter
(Denmark, Norway,
Finland, and Sweden
)

Released

October 22nd,
2007 (UK)
March 4th,
2008 (US)
November 18th,
2008 (GER)
January 7th,
2010 (AUS)
December 22nd,
2010 (TWN)
July 6th,
2011 (SWE)
August 2nd,
2011 (DEN)
October 5th,
2011 (NOR)
2012 (Dutch)

Runtime

49 mins
50 mins (GER)
60 mins (DEN/Dutch)

Preceded by

On Track for Adventure
(UK)
Thomas and the
Treasure
(US)

Followed by

The Spirit of Sodor (UK)
Mud Glorious Mud (US)

Engines and Escapades is a DVD focusing on the narrow gauge engines. It was released in the UK on October 22nd, 2007 and in the US on March 4th, 2008. The events take place within the eleventh season. It was also released under the title "The Adventure of the Locomotives" for German audience. In Norway and Danish, the DVD was released under the title "Engines on the Move". It was also renamed "On New Adventures" for Swedish audience, and for the Dutch release, it was renamed "Locomotives and Wild Adventures".

These episodes aired in the US and the UK following the airing of the eleventh season and the release of this DVD.

Description

UK/AUS

Six brand new Thomas & Friends episodes never seen on TV before!

Enter the exciting world of the narrow gauge railway and travel high up the hills of Sodor where the intrepid little narrow gauge engines have many amazing adventures in some exhilarating and epic environments!

The narrow gauge engines include such favourites as the wise Sir Handel, the brash and boisterous Duncan and the mischief-making & fun-loving duo Rheneas and Skarloey.

Norwegian/Danish/Swedish/Finnish

Join Thomas and his friends when they have fun in the snow! Also, they must help someone to safety when a storm comes to Sodor. And in the episode "Pling-a-Lig", Mr. Percival gets a new bicycle, but the bicycle needs a bell. They try many different bells, until they find the right one.

Episodes

UK/US/AUS

  1. Duncan Does it All
  2. Sir Handel in Charge
  3. Cool Truckings
  4. Ding-a-Ling
  5. Skarloey Storms Through
  6. Wash Behind Your Buffers

German

  1. Duncan Takes Over
  2. Sir Handel in Command
  3. Fun on the Road
  4. Bell Sought
  5. Skarloey Conquered His Fear
  6. The Big Scrub

Sweden

  1. Slippery Transport
  2. Skarloey Storms Forwards
  3. Under Sir Handel's Responsibility
  4. Clean Behind the Bumpers
  5. Duncan Wants to do Everything
  6. Pling-a-Ling

Denmark

  1. Tracks in the Snow
  2. Skarloey Rides Out the Storm
  3. Sir Handel in Charge
  4. Wash Behind Your Buffers
  5. Duncan Does it All
  6. Ding-a-Ling

Norway

  1. Wheelspin
  2. Skarloey in Bad Weather
  3. Sir Handel Gets the Responsibility
  4. Wash Behind Your Buffers
  5. Duncan Arranges it All
  6. Pling-a-Ling

Dutch

  1. A Breeze
  2. Skarloey Goes Like Lightning
  3. Sir Handel in Charge
  4. Wash Behind Your Buffers
  5. Duncan Does Everything
  6. Ting Ling

Songs

  1. The Narrow Gauge Engines
  2. Engine Rollcall

Trivia

  • This is the only UK DVD to feature the Reverend Awdry's Letter before the opening credits.
  • This is the first US DVD that features the French narration track. This is also the last US DVD Fox released.
  • The US DVD includes a bonus episode from Fireman Sam; "Fiery Finale".

Goofs

  • On the back cover of the UK release, Skarloey is wearing one of Rheneas' face masks.
  • On the Norwegian DVD, the title cards are in Danish.
  • Michael Angelis is credited in the opening of the Norwegian DVD.
  • The eighth - tenth season opening and end credits are used in the Norwegian DVD.
  • In the description on the back cover of the Norwegian release, "Pling-a-Ling" is misspelled "Pling-a-Lig".
  • In the main menu of the Norwegian release, part of Sir Handel is visible under one of Thomas' buffers.
  • In the episode selection menu of the Norwegian release, part of Thomas' face is visible in the bottom-left corner.


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