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James and the Red Balloon and Other Thomas Adventures is a US VHS/DVD featuring six episodes from the sixth series narrated by Alec Baldwin and one song. It was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2003 and Lionsgate in 2009.


PEEP! PEEP! Summer on the Island of Sodor means the engines will be very busy and must do their best to be Really Useful to keep Sir Topham Hatt's railway running smoothly. For James, this means rescuing a hot air balloon that is about to make an unexpected station stop. Find out how this splendid red engine can keep a balloon afloat all by himself. See how Donald and Duncan learn that being cross with each other leads to big trouble and watch how Rusty, Elizabeth, Rheneas and Skarloey learn what amazing things four friends can do when they get on track and work together. So get ready to hop on board and enjoy summer with Thomas and his friends.


  1. James and the Red Balloon
  2. Twin Trouble
  3. Edward the Very Useful Engine
  4. The World's Strongest Engine
  5. Rusty Saves the Day
  6. Dunkin Duncan


Bonus features

  • Sodor Superstars Hall of Fame
  • James' connect the Dots Fun "game"
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Word Fun "game"
  • Which Island Picture is Different? "game"
  • Web Fun



  • Edward the Very Useful Engine is referred to as such in the episode selection and the title card when it appears onscreen, but it is referred to as Edward the Really Useful Engine on the back cover.
  • Douglas is mistakenly referred to as Duncan on the back cover.
  • James' eyes are wonky on the cover. In addition, his whistle is missing and part of the sky clips into James' cab roof.
  • In the DVD menu, Thomas calls Twin Trouble: "Double Trouble."
  • Writers David Mitton, Brian TruemanPaul Larson, and Jenny McDade are not listed in the credits.
  • In the Sodor Superstars Hall of Fame, Edward's Exploit is listed as Edward's Exploits in the section about Edward.
  • On some copies of the DVD release, Balloon is misspelled as "Baloon" on the disc. This was fixed in the 2009 Disc to say Balloon.
  • On the disc, Percy's head and funnel appear to be visible.

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