|This article is about the US/UK DVD release. You may be looking for the song, the German DVD or the Danish DVD.|
|It's Great to be an Engine|
October 18th, 2004
56 mins (UK)
Thomas & Friends are back with over 55 minutes of non-stop new stories and fun on the beautiful Island of Sodor. Brand new to video/DVD, It's Great to be an Engine includes 7 exciting stories plus interactive sections such as 'Dot to Dot', 'Henry Huffs Out Of The Station' and a new song to sing along to! Episodes on this video/DVD are:
Thomas & Friends are back with over 55 minutes of non-stop stories and fun on the beautiful island of Sodor. 'It's Great To Be An Engine' includes 7 exciting stories plus interactive sections such as 'Dot to Dot', 'Henry Huffs Out Of The Station' and a song to sing along to! Episodes on this DVD are:
Magic carpets, rip-roaring races, snow, sleet, wind and trainloads of ice cream! Every season on the Island of Sodor brings new opportunities for adventure and discovery. And that means there is never a dull moment for Thomas and all the engines on Sir Topham Hatt's Railway. Will Emily get the timber to Farmer McColl in time to save the baby calves? Will Toby muster enough confidence to push Gordon up a hill? Maybe with a little encouragement from his friends. And will James learn that it's better to be useful than to be important? Watch and find out. Share in these timeless stories featuring seven of the island's classic characters, and you'll see why it's true that It's Great to be an Engine!
- Too Hot for Thomas
- Emily's Adventure *
- You Can Do it, Toby!
- Gordon Takes Charge **
- Edward the Great
- James Goes Too Far *
- Percy and the Magic Carpet
(*Followed by a Learning Segment)
(**Followed by a song)
- Dot to Dot - Edward
- Henry Huffs out of the Station
- If You Were an Engine Game
- Day Out with Thomas Preview
- Read to Race
- If Your Were An Engine...
- Cargo Challenge
- Character Gallery
- Read Along 'The Special Delivery'
- Sneak Peaks
- Web Fun
- A photoshopped image from Toby's Windmill is on the 2008 rear sleeve of the UK DVD, with Toby's face changed from Sad to Happy.
- This was the first UK Thomas VHS released in widescreen.
- This is one of the few new series releases that doesn't have the engine roll call in it.
- In the DVD menu, Annie and Clarabel's names are missing and Thomas is behind the fence at the platform when it should be behind him.
- In one of the intermissions, Edward has Thomas' whistle sound.
- The US trailers has a closeup of Gordon's whistle with the sound of Thomas'.