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Spills and Thrills is a US/UK/AUS/Dutch DVD containing six episodes from the seventeenth season. The Australian DVD features a fourteenth season episode and the iTunes release a different seventeenth season episode, replacing one seventeenth season episode from the initial lineup.

Description

The Island of Sodor is always bustling with activity, yet when the engines try to be "Really Useful" they often find themselves in some messy muddles!

James tries to prove he's not afraid of the dark, or too vain to haul smelly fish, but when he pulls the nighttime Kipper Express he gets more than he bargained for!

Stephen's need for speed, and Salty's need to impress sends them both into some sticky, slippery situations. Hiro shows Diesel that nice engines do finish first and Sir Topham Hatt shows you can't cry over spilled milk... twice!

It's full steam ahead for Spills & Thrills on Sodor!

Episodes

US/UK

  1. Away From the Sea *
  2. The Smelly Kipper *
  3. No More Mr. Nice Engine *
  4. Gone Fishing *
  5. Thomas' Shortcut *
  6. The Afternoon Tea Express

*Followed by a Bonus Feature

AUS

  1. The Smelly Kipper
  2. The Afternoon Tea Express
  3. Away From the Sea
  4. No More Mr. Nice Engine
  5. Gone Fishing
  6. Jitters and Japes*/The Thomas Way**

*DVD Only

**iTunes Only

Bonus Features

US

UK

Trivia

  • This DVD was released ahead of its UK release date on iTunes, on March 24th.
  • This release was shown in select Australian theatres.
  • The UK version comes with a free storybook.
  • This is the first episodic widescreen DVD release in the US.
  • The Australian iTunes release replaced the fourteenth season episode, Jitters and Japes which was on the DVD release with another seventeenth season episode being The Thomas Way. It is unknown why the episodes were not kept consistent for both DVD and digital releases, and with the initial episode lineup for this mini tentpole.

Goofs

  • Reginald Payne is credited for providing the illustrations in the Mr. Perkins' story time segment, but it is actually C. Reginald Dalby's illustrations that are used.
  • On the US Episode Selection menu, an image from Percy's Lucky Day is used for Gone Fishing.
  • In the Australian release, Porter is featured in The Smelly Kipper before his introductory episode, Away From the Sea.
  • In the US Language Menu, the image shows Thomas' wheels coming off the track a bit.
  • The UK back cover lists Away From the Sea and The Smelly Kipper round the wrong way.
  • Music is absent during the Mr. Perkins' postcard segment about the Blue Mountain Quarry in the French narration.

Merchandise

Take-n-Play

  • James and the Flying Kipper
  • Stephen's Sticky Delivery
  • Harvey's Heavy Haul
  • Special Edition Spills and Thrills Thomas

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