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Make Someone Happy and Other Thomas Adventures is a US and Canadian VHS/DVD featuring six fifth series episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin and one song. It was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment on VHS in 2000 and on DVD in 2002. The DVD release also featured an additional song. It was re-released in 2009 by Lionsgate on DVD with some releases titled Really Useful Engines. It was released in French-speaking Canada on VHS in 2000 under the title Happy Ever After and Other Thomas Adventures. It was released in South Korea in 2002. It was released on DVD in Latin America in 2006 without the title episode but with two additional episodes at the end.

Description

2000 VHS

PEEP! PEEP! ALL ABOARD!!! Have you ever made someone really happy? For Thomas and his friends, doing good deeds means that you're a "Really Useful Engine." Help Thomas and Gordon build a new playground for some special children. Join in the festivities as James learns that making someone happy really cheers you up, and watch Percy bring an important "Good Luck" package to a very special person. Hop aboard for miles of smiles with Thomas and the rest of your Island of Sodor friends.

2002/2009 DVD

PEEP! PEEP! ALL ABOARD!!! Have you ever made someone really happy? For Thomas and his friends, doing good deeds means that you're a "Really Useful Engine." Help Thomas and Gordon build a new playground for some special children. Join in the festivities as James learns that making someone happy really cheers you up, and watch Percy bring an important "Good Luck" package to a very special person.

Hop aboard for miles of DVD smiles with Thomas and the rest of your Island of Sodor friends!

Episodes

US/Canada/South Korea

  1. Make Someone Happy
  2. A Big Surprise for Percy
  3. Happy Ever After
  4. Thomas and the Rumors
  5. James and the Trouble with Trees
  6. Baa!*

* Followed by a song on US VHS

Latin America

  1. A Big Surprise for Percy
  2. Happy Ever After
  3. Thomas and the Rumors
  4. James and the Trouble with Trees
  5. Baa!
  6. Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday
  7. Toby's Discovery

Songs

  1. It's Great to be an Engine (Separate from main feature on DVD in US/CAN/KOR)
  2. Every Cloud has a Silver Lining (US/CAN/KOR DVD only; separate from the main feature)

Bonus Features

  • Character Gallery from Best of Thomas (US/CAN/KOR only)
  • Trivia DVD Game (Korean version only)
  • Web Fun (US/CAN version only)

Trivia

  • In the song selection menu screen, the thumbnail for Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining is the same as the one on Spills and Chills.
  • This is the last episodic US VHS to have a sticker label until James and the Red Balloon and Other Thomas Adventures that looks different than the ink label, as well as the first to use the new ink label.
  • The French release uses the intermissions from Thomas' Trackside Tunes, excludes the music video at the end and only uses the Britt Allcroft logo.
  • The DVD menu changed for the 2009 release, but the other selections remained the same, but this is the only US DVD to have two different main menus.
  • On the French release, the soundtrack is echoed.
  • On the Latin American DVD back cover, a snapshot from the eighth series episode, Thomas and the Circus is used.
  • The Latin American release excludes the episode Make Someone Happy because it did not exist in Spanish at that time. The episode was replaced with Toby's Discovery instead. In 2012, the episode was dubbed in Spanish on the US DVD, Engine Friends.
  • This was the first video release to use the first series character nameboard sequence, the second series character nameboard sequence (which is out of sync making the first part of Bill and Ben's nameboards cut and Trevor's nameboard stay on screen longer), and the original 14 characters nameboard sequence (as seen on Thomas and His Friends Help Out) between each episode. This trend would continue with most classic series VHS/DVD releases until Hooray for Thomas and Other Adventures in 2005.
  • The episodes on the Korean VHS/DVD are voiced over the English audio.
  • On the Korean set up menu, a snapshot from the fourth series episode, Paint Pots and Queens is used.

Goofs

  • Due to a promo being used, the front cover of the original release shows James' whistle pointed upward.
  • On the Korean DVD subtitles, when Thomas says "My favorite station is Ffarquhar," it is misspelled as "Farquar."
  • On the Korean DVD episode selection menu, James and the Trouble with Trees is mistaken as "James and the Trouble with Threes".
  • The Korean DVD English subtitles misspell Bertie as "Berdy."
  • On the Latin American DVD back cover, Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday and Toby's Discovery are mistakenly listed as Saved from Scrap and Home at Last, despite these episodes not being on that release.
  • On the Korean DVD menu, Sir Topham Hatt says view the Web Site Fun, but Web Fun is not on this Korean DVD.
  • On the Korean DVD menu, Adventures is misspelled as "Acventures"
  • On the front cover shows that buffer on the flatbed is missing. This is because the shot in the background below is a reused from Thomas and His Friends Get Along as it’s the shot from Passengers and Polish and Duncan’s break van can be seen there.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Canadian French Heureux pour Toujours et Autres Aventures de Thomas
Korean 메이크 섬원 해피
Latin American Spanish Hagamos felices a los demás

DVD Packs

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