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Anchor Bay Entertainment (formerly Video Treasures) was an American home entertainment and production company. It was a subsidiary of Starz, Inc. which would be acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment in 2016. Formed in 1995 from the merger of budget video labels Video Treasures and StarMaker by the Handleman Company, Anchor Bay marketed and sold films, as well as children's and special interest releases. In 2004, Anchor Bay agreed to have its movies distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and renewed their deal in 2011.

Anchor Bay also had a film studio known as Anchor Bay Films which mainly distributed direct-to-video or independent films.

It distributed US VHS and DVD releases for the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends series from 1995 to 2008 in conjunction with The Britt Allcroft Company, Gullane Entertainment and HiT Entertainment. Lionsgate fully took over this role in 2009. Anchor Bay also had a Canadian branch by the name of HGV Video Productions.

On June 30, 2016, Lionsgate agreed to acquire Anchor Bay's parent company Starz Inc. for $4.4 billion in cash and stock. The merger was completed on December 8, 2016. Not long after, Lionsgate folded Anchor Bay into their home entertainment division.

To date, Anchor Bay has distributed the most Thomas VHS and DVD releases.

Releases

Originals

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Re-releases

1995

1996

Canadian releases

All titles are VHS format.

  • Thomas Gets Tricked (1995)
  • James Learns a Lesson (1995)
  • Trust Thomas (1995)
  • Thomas Gets Bumped (1995)
  • Thomas, Percy and the Dragon (1995)
  • Daisy (1995)
  • James Goes Buzz Buzz (1996)
  • Percy's Ghostly Trick (1996)
  • Thomas' Christmas Party (1996)
  • Rusty to the Rescue (1996)
  • Thomas and the Special Letter (1995)
  • Thomas and His Friends Help Out (1996)
  • Gallant Old Engine (1996) (Light Blue Variant)
  • Sing Along Songs (1997)
  • Thomas Meets the Queen (1997)
  • Thomas and His Friends Get Along (1998)
  • Thomas Comes to Breakfast (1998)

Box Sets

2003

2004

2008

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