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SpillsandThrills
Spills and Thrills
Director(s)

David Baas
Greg Tiernan (AUS only)

Producer(s)

Robert Anderson
Nicole Stinn (AUS only)

Starring

Mark Moraghan
Michael Angelis
(AUS only)

Music by

Robert Hartshorne

Distributor

HiT Entertainment
(UK/US)
Lionsgate (US)
ABC for Kids (AUS)

Released

March 4th, 2014 (US)
March 5th, 2014 (AUS)
March 31st, 2014 (UK)

Runtime

67 mins
65 mins (AUS)

Preceded by

The Thomas Way
(UK/US)

Followed by

Santa's Little
Engine
(UK)
Trouble on the
Tracks
(US)

Spills and Thrills is an US/UK/AUS/Dutch DVD containing six seventeenth season episodes. In most countries, these episodes had not yet aired on TV before the DVD release. An additional fourteenth season episode is featured in the Australian DVD replacing a seventeenth season episode.

Description

All aboard for Spills and Thrills with Thomas and his friends! 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 night time 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 The Fat Controller shows you can't cry over spilt milk...twice! It's full steam ahead for Spills and 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

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

Bonus Features

US

UK

Trivia

  • This DVD was released ahead of it's 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 widscreen DVD release in the US.

Goofs

  • Reginald Payne is credited for providing the illustrations in the Mr. Perkins' storytime 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's 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 was absent during Mr. Perkins postcard about the Blue Mountain Quarry in the French narration.

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