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Lionsgate Entertainment is a Canadian–American entertainment company formed in 1997. They co-distributed Thomas & Friends DVDs with HiT Entertainment in the United States from 2008 until 2014. They took over 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment's former roles and re-released many of their titles. Their role was replaced by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment as of 2014 onwards.

Lionsgate also released some DVDs of Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie.


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  • Almost all current US releases, excluding the specials, (apart from The Great Discovery and Calling All Engines) were rendered to a 4:3 fullscreen aspect ratio; CGI DVD titles from 2010 onwards have been released in their original widescreen renders, although these are only available to those who purchase them by digital download, or watch them via Netflix, Vudu, iTunes or Amazon Instant Video. The issue was finally resolved with the widescreen DVD release of Spills and Thrills in March 2014.
  • Lionsgate would end up owning Anchor Bay, Thomas & Friends' previous distributor, in 2016 via the Starz merger. Ironically at that point, Lionsgate lost the distribution rights to Thomas & Friends to Universal Pictures in 2014, 2 years prior to the merger.

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