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It'sGreattobeanEngine
It's Great to be an Engine
It's Great to be a Train
It's Fantastic to be an Engine
It's Cool to be a Train
Director(s)

Steve Asquith

Producer(s)

Simon Spencer

Starring

Michael Angelis (UK)
Michael Brandon (US)
Kalle Øby (Norway)

Music by

Robert Hartshorne
Ed Welch

Distributor

VCI (UK)
HiT Entertainment
(UK/US)
Barnas Favoritter
(Norwegian, Denmark
Sweden and Finland
)

Released

September 21st, 2004
2012 (US)
October 18th, 2004
2008
January 9th,
2009 (UK)
November 1st,
2007 (Denmark)
November 7th,
2007 (Finland)
April 2nd,
2008 (Norwegian)
July 9th,
2008 (Sweden)

Runtime

56 mins (UK)
60 mins (US/Danish)

Preceded by

Pulling Together! (UK)
Thomas and the Jet
Engine and Other
Adventures
(US)

Followed by

Peep! Peep! Hurray!
Three Cheers
for Thomas

(UK)
The Early Years (US)

It's Great to be an Engine is a UK, US, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish VHS/DVD featuring seven eighth season episodes and one song. It was renamed It's Great to be a Train for the Danish audiences, It's Fantastic to be an Engine for the Finnish release, and It's Cool to be a Train for the Norwegian and Swedish releases.

Description

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 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!

US

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? 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!

Denmark

Thomas and his friends are back with new adventures from Sodor. Now we'll see when Gordon shall teach Percy, who usually shunts trucks, to pull coaches. But Gordon soon gets conceited about his own knowledge...

Episodes

UK/US

  1. Too Hot for Thomas
  2. Emily's Adventure
  3. You Can Do it, Toby!
  4. Gordon Takes Charge
  5. Edward the Great
  6. James Goes Too Far
  7. Percy and the Magic Carpet

Denmark

  1. A Warm Day
  2. Emily's Adventure
  3. You Can Do it, Toby!
  4. Gordon Takes Charge
  5. Edward the Great
  6. James Does an Important Job
  7. Percy and the Magic Carpet

Finland

  1. Thomas, A Hot Summer's Day
  2. Emily's Adventure
  3. You'll Be Great, Toby
  4. Gordon Teaches
  5. Edward Much
  6. James Goes Too Far
  7. Percy and the Magic Carpet

Norway

  1. Too Hot for Thomas
  2. Emily's Adventure
  3. You Can Do it, Toby
  4. Gordon Shows Off
  5. Edward the Great
  6. James Goes Too Far
  7. Percy and the Magic Carpet

Sweden

  1. Emily's Adventure
  2. Edward the Great
  3. James Goes Too Far
  4. You Can Do It Toby!
  5. Percy and the Magic Carpet
  6. Gordon Gives Lessons
  7. Thomas in Hot Air

Song

Learning Segments

  1. Dot to Dot - Edward
  2. Henry Huffs out of the Station

Bonus Features

UK

US

  • Read to Race game
  • If You Were an Engine game
  • Cargo Challenge game
  • Character Gallery
  • The Special Delivery - Read Along
  • Sneak Peeks
  • Web Fun

Trivia

  • An 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.
  • Too Hot for Thomas and Percy and the Magic Carpet were the only episodes to be broadcast after this release was brought out.
  • On the Norwegian DVD, Gordon Takes Charge is renamed "Gordon Shows Off" and You Can Do it, Toby! doesn't have the exclamation point.

Goofs

  • In the US 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 in the US DVD, Edward has Thomas' whistle sound.
  • Michael Angelis is credited in the opening of the Norwegian DVD.

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