Trust Thomas and Other Stories

David Mitton


Britt Allcroft


George Carlin

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell


Strand Home Video
Anchor Bay



February 27th, 1992
February 25, 2003
January 23, 2007


40 mins

Preceded by

Better Late
Than Never and
Other Stories

Followed by

Thomas Gets Bumped
and Other Stories
A Big Day
for Thomas

Trust Thomas and Other Stories retitled Trust Thomas is a US and Canadian VHS/DVD featuring seven third season episodes narrated by George Carlin. It was distributed by Strand Home Video in 1992, Time-Life in 1994, and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1995 and 2003. It was released on DVD in 2007.


1992/1994 VHS

PEEP-PEEP! Wonders and surprises on the Island of Sodor. On this ride, meet Mavis, a young diesel engine who puts Toby on the spot. Watch along as Percy keeps his promise, and as the engines help Henry rescue the forest. Laugh as Gordon gets splashed, and James' trick backfires.

Get on track for fun and adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Volume 6!

1995 VHS

PEEP! PEEP! All aboard. First stop - The Island of Sodor with Thomas and his friends. Bertie learns that he can trust an engine - especially if his name is Thomas. Mavis puts Toby on the spot and watch Terence and Trevor help Henry rescue the forest when a storm damages the trees.

Get your ticket and climb aboard for a magical ride!

2003 VHS/2007 DVD

PEEP! PEEP! Take a journey to the magical Island of Sodor, where fun and adventure lies around every bend. Hop aboard Thomas and see how he finds a new way to cross a river. Watch Toby as he trades his branch line for a tightrope, and help the engines replant Henry's favorite forest after a devastating storm.

Join your friend Thomas on what he says will be a fun and exciting trip --- and like the title says, you can always "Trust Thomas."


  1. Trust Thomas
  2. Mavis
  3. Toby's Tightrope
  4. No Joke for James
  5. Percy's Promise
  6. Henry's Forest
  7. The Trouble with Mud

Song (DVD only)

Bonus Features


  • This is the first Thomas home media release to have the same name as the UK VHS.
  • This is the first Thomas home media release to feature George Carlin's narration.
  • In 1995, Anchor Bay released a new version of the tape alongside their re-release of the 1993 program, featuring type rockwell fonts instead of italic. The name boards do not feature Mavis', Harold's or Trevor's and the credits are changed. Also, the UK/US soundtracks overlap. The overlapping restore music and sound effects originally not present in the U.S. version of some episodes, including the ending theme in Mavis and music bits from Percy's Promise.
  • The DVD release includes Toby's Tightrope and Henry's Forest from the original master source, while the other five episodes are taken from the following:
  • The entire master source was used for the Netflix release.
  • This is the only US DVD and one of the two US VHS tapes to feature Mavis' nameboard sequence.
  • From this release onwards, the nameboard sequences end with a screenshot of Sir Topham Hatt from Duck Takes Charge.
  • This was the first VHS released by Strand Home Video.
  • The was the first Thomas VHS to use the Strand Home Video logo on the spine and the back cover to replace the Strand VCI Entertainment logo.
  • Some of the 1995 copies came with a blue VHS tape instead of black.
  • This was the last VHS to use the Strand VCI Entertainment logo at the beginning on the tape
  • Some of the 1995 Anchor Bay tapes features the Britt Allcroft logo or the Strand VCI Entertainment logo instead of the Video Treasures logo.
  • This is the only US VHS/DVD release to feature entirely third season episodes.
  • This is the first US VHS/DVD to feature the stories in a randomized order after Better Late Than Never and Other Stories and it was also the first not to have an order based on the airdates of Shining Time Station all future US VHS/DVD's would follow with the same randomized story order style.
  • This was Only Strand Home Video release to have the Strand VCI Entertainment logo at the beginning instead of the Strand Home Video logo.


  • The 1992 release, despite being distributed by Strand Home Video, displays the Strand VCI Entertainment logo on the actual tape itself.
  • On the 1992 Strand Home Video release, the Britt Allcroft logo jerks to the left.
  • The 1995 Anchor Bay release featuring the 1992 Strand VCI Entertainment program does contain the Video Treasures logo.
  • The 1995 release featuring the 1993 program does not contain the Strand Home Video logo. It just starts off to the Britt Allcroft logo.
  • The DVD release has Percy's Promise out of sync, as it was taken from Thomas and His Friends Help Out.
  • The last few seconds of Mavis are cut out on the 1992 Strand VCI Entertainment version of the release.
  • Because most episodes are taken from other videos on the DVD, the title card for Trust Thomas is played twice.
  • Both the 1992 and 1995 back covers miscopyright the film as 1985 and 1986, and the soundtrack as 1989, but both the film and soundtrack were done in 1991.
  • The DVD captions refer to the trucks yelling "On, On, On!" as "Un, Un, Un!"
  • The soundtrack for Trust Thomas is warped on the original Strand Home Video tape.

DVD Packs


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