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Thomas Gets Tricked
and Other Stories
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton
Robert D. Cardona

Starring

Ringo Starr
George Carlin

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell

Distributor

Strand VCI
Entertainment

Strand Home Video
Time-Life
Anchor Bay
Entertainment

Released

June 7th, 1990
August 20, 1992
1994
1995
July 24, 2007

Runtime

40 mins

Followed by

James Learns a
Lesson and
Other Stories

Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories is a US VHS/DVD release featuring the first seven episodes of the first season narrated by Ringo Starr. It was distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1990, Strand Home Video in 1992, Time-Life in 1994, Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1995 and later in 2007 on DVD.

Description

1990/1992 VHS

PEEP PEEP! All aboard for fun with Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. The trip takes us to the Island of Sodor for a trainload of fun with Thomas and all his friends, including Gordon, Edward, Percy, Toby, and of course Annie and Clarabel the passenger cars.

Join in our travels and let our magical storyteller, Ringo Starr, guide us through these adventures.

1995 VHS

PEEP PEEP! All aboard for trainloads of fun with Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. See why Gordon gives Thomas a lesson he won't forget and how Henry comes to the rescue when disaster strikes. Find out what happens when Thomas gets a chance to pull his very own train... with unexpected results. So join in on the fun and magic on the Island of Sodor with all your favorite friends.

DVD

All aboard for trainloads of fun with the first ever Thomas episodes. See why Gordon gives Thomas a lesson he won't forget and how Henry comes to the rescue when disaster strikes. Find out what happens when Thomas gets a chance to pull his very own train... with unexpected results.

Join in on the fun and magic on the Island of Sodor with all your favorite friends.

Episodes

  1. Thomas Gets Tricked
  2. Edward Helps Out
  3. Come Out, Henry!
  4. Henry to the Rescue
  5. A Big Day for Thomas
  6. Trouble for Thomas
  7. Thomas Saves the Day

Song

Bonus Features

  • Gordon's Memory Game
  • Sodor Memories

Trivia

  • After the credits roll on the Strand VCI release, there is a message featuring a picture of Sir Topham Hatt that zooms out to reveal Strand VCI's mail address on a blue/purple gradient background encouraging viewers to write to Sir Topham Hatt to receive a tin of cookies as thanks for buying the video.
  • The 2007 DVD cover has a mock-up illustration of Thomas being pushed by the Jet Engine past the the Scottish Castle.
  • On Netflix and Hulu Plus, the stories are told by George Carlin.
  • In 1995, Video Treasures released three versions of the video. One with the 1990 program, one with the 1993 program, and one also under the 1993 program with narration from George Carlin, containing four extra episodes, those being: James in a Mess, Thomas Goes Fishing, A Cow on the Line, and Gordon and the Famous Visitor. The end credits on the George Carlin VHS, and later the DVD release, were taken from Daisy and Other Thomas Stories.
  • The audio is echoed on the 1995 tape featuring the 1992 program with Ringo's narration.

Goofs

  • The first four episodes feature lines that were redubbed.
    • Thomas gets Tricked: In the 1990 release, Ringo Starr says, "And off Thomas ran, laughing." The lines, "Thomas likes to tease Gordon with his whistle" and "'Maybe I don't have to tease Gordon to feel important,' Thomas thought to himself" are also changed. This was the version used in the Random House Read-along CD recording. The original lines, as well as "And off he ran laughing", are restored in the 1993 release and were used on every tape featuring the 1992 program.
    • Edward Helps Out: Edward's driver came up.
    • Come Out, Henry!: How long do you think Henry will stay in the tunnel before he overcomes his fear of the rain and then decides to journey out again?.
    • Henry to the Rescue: "I'd like to come out of the tunnel". But Henry didn't know how to ask.
  • During Trouble for Thomas, as Thomas goes up the hill, a man can be faintly heard saying "Look out for the train" on the 1993 tape.
  • Percy and Toby were seen in between episodes with their name boards and mentioned in the 1990, 1992 and 1994 VHS description, but they did not appear in any of the episodes on the video.
  • Bertie and Terence are seen in between episodes with their name boards but they don't appear in any of the episodes on this release.
  • On the 1995 tape label, Britt Allcroft's name is misspelled as Beth Allcroft.
  • The VHS covers use a photo from Saved from Scrap, but that episode is not featured on the release.
  • The 1992 release still had the Strand VCI logo on the spine despite being a Strand Home Video release.
  • The 1995 release featuring 1990 program displays the Strand VCI logo instead of the Video Treasures logo.
  • The 1995 release featuring the 1992 program with Ringo Starr's narration does not display the Video Treasures logo, and starts off with just the Britt Allcroft logo.
  • On the Netfilx version, the last music cue in Trouble for Thomas is played twice.
  • Thomas Gets Tricked is out of sync on the George Carlin dubbed tape.

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