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Track Stars
Director(s)

Steve Asquith

Producer(s)

Simon Spencer

Starring

Michael Brandon (US)
Michael Angelis (UK)
Povl Dissing (Denmark)
Kalle Øby (Norway)
Aku Laitinen (Finland)

Music by

Robert Hartshorne
Ed Welch

Distributor

HiT Entertainment
Lionsgate (US)
Universal (US)
2Entertain (UK)
Barnas Favoritter
(Finnish)

Released

February 7th, 2006
2009
2011
2012
2014 (US)
2005
March 20th, 2006
2008
January 9th, 2009 (UK)
November 7th, 2007
(Finland)
May 6th, 2008
(Denmark)
October 1st, 2008
(Norway and Sweden)

Runtime

50 mins (US)
54 mins (UK)
60 mins (Finnish)

Preceded by

Thomas and the Really
Brave Engines and
Other Stories
(US)
Bumper Party
Collection!
(UK)

Followed by

Tales from
the Tracks/Little Engines,
Big Day Out
(US/UK)

Track Stars is a US VHS/DVD release featuring six eighth season episodes, four learning segments and two songs. The DVD was released in the UK and Arabic as Tales From The Tracks. The DVD was released in Finnish and Norwegian as Stories From the Rails. It was renamed Stories From the Tracks for the Danish release.

Description

US

2005/2011

The Island of Sodor is always bustling with trainloads of work to be done, and keeping it all on track are the engine heroes!

Meet our track stars --- Thomas, Emily, Percy and James, and join them on exciting journeys to great destinations!

Can Thomas slow down? Will Emily deliver her passengers? Has Percy made a big mistake? Is anyone as bright as James?

Find out as Sodor's track stars ride the rails to adventure!

UK

2005

Join Thomas & Friends with this collection of adventures from the Island of Sodor. This complimentary DVD contains six great stories, all of which feature everybody's favourite Number 1 Blue Engine...Thomas!

2006/2008

Join Thomas & Friends with this collection of adventures from the Island of Sodor. This DVD contains six great stories, all of which feature everybody's favourite Number 1 Blue Engine...Thomas!

Finnish

Thomas and his friends are back with new adventures from Sodor. On this DVD, you'll see when James gets a new coat, which makes him so proud that he forgets one of his jobs. Gordon gets a very important special: He is going to take Sodor's new mayor on a special trip round the Island. Come and look!

Episodes

UK/US

  1. Thomas Gets it Right *
  2. Emily's New Route **
  3. Percy's Big Mistake *
  4. As Good as Gordon *
  5. James Gets a New Coat *
  6. Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough **

(*Followed by a Learning Segment)

(**Followed by a song)

Finland

  1. Thomas, Emily and the Snow Plow
  2. Thomas Does the Right Thing
  3. Percy's Mistake
  4. Emily's New Route
  5. James' New Color
  6. As Good as Gordon

Denmark

  1. Thomas Takes it Gently
  2. Emily's New Route
  3. Just as Good as Gordon
  4. James Gets a Makeover
  5. Percy's Big Mistake
  6. Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough

Norway

  1. Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough
  2. Thomas Gets It Right
  3. Percy's Big Mistake
  4. Emily's New Route
  5. James Gets Painted
  6. As Good as Gordon

Sweden

  1. Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough
  2. Thomas Makes It in the End
  3. Percy's Big Mistake
  4. Emily's New Route
  5. James Gets a New Coat
  6. As Good as Gordon


Learning Segments

  1. Guess the Engine - James
  2. Helping One Another
  3. Which Way Should Thomas and Emily Go?
  4. Truck Trouble

Songs

  1. Emily
  2. Engine Rollcall

Bonus Features

US

UK

  • Interactive Puzzle DVD Game

Trivia

  • This was the last independent DVD/VHS release by HiT.
  • Percy was not on the prototype cover.
  • On the original 2005 DVD release, the Fun and Games menu plays the instrumental version of Engine Roll Call. But on the 2014 Universal release, it features the instrumental version of Trying.
  • A complimentary copy of Tales from The Track, with a different cover and no bonus features, was given to anyone who visited the Thomas and Friends 60th Anniversary Party at Hatfield House in 2005.
  • On the Norwegian DVD, James Gets a New Coat is renamed "James Gets Painted".

Goofs

  • In the fun and games menu, Percy's siderods are not moving.
  • In the "James' Colors of Sodor" game, James mispronounces Farmer McColl as "Farmer McCool".
  • In the "James' Colors of Sodor" game, James states that Wilbert is purple when he is actually blue.
  • The 2009 Lionsgate release doesn't list the episodes on the back cover and the disc is the same as the 2005 release.
  • Michael Angelis is credited in the opening of the Norwegian DVD.

Songs Used on US DVD Menus

Engine Roll Call (Instrumental, All Menus)

Surprises (Instrumental, Character Gallery)

Trying (Instrumental, Fun and Games Menu On The 2014 Universal Re-release.)

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