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New Friends for Thomas and Other Adventures is a US VHS/DVD featuring two sixth series episodes and four seventh series episodes re-narrated by Michael Angelis, the show's UK narrator, as well as one song. It was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2004.


PEEP! PEEP! It's so busy on the Island of Sodor that Sir Topham Hatt needs to bring in some new engines to keep the railway running smoothly. That means new friends and adventures for Thomas. Climb aboard and meet them all. There is Spencer, the fastest express engine the Island has ever seen. Meet Emily, the sleek green engine with the beautiful brass dome; and new friend Arthur, whose spotless record gets ruined when Thomas plays a trick on him. Don't forget cheerful tractor Jack and all of his construction crew friends. And come meet the big and mighty Murdoch, who is always looking for some peace and quiet, but who finds out what it means to have some Really Useful friends. Join Thomas and his new friends for trainloads of discovery and fun. Peep Peep!


  1. Gordon and Spencer
  2. Emily's New Coaches
  3. The Spotless Record
  4. Peace and Quiet
  5. Jack Jumps In
  6. A Friend in Need


  1. Five New Engines in the Shed
  2. Thomas' Anthem Grand Finale (DVD Only)

Bonus features


  • The VHS and DVD release included a postcard of a character introduced in the video.
  • This is really the first US VHS to feature the 2003 Anchor Bay Entertainment logo.
  • This was the last US VHS to use the Thomas screencap from Saved from Scrap next to the episode box.
  • This is the only US release narrated by Michael Angelis.
  • This is one of two US releases to feature seventh series episodes with original music, the other being Thomas and the Jet Engine, which would be released afterwards. While being the only US releases to have seventh series episodes be as part of the classic era of the show before the modern era came out two months later with the release of Steamies vs. Diesels.
  • On the DVD, a trailer for Steamies vs. Diesels is featured.
  • When completing all three games on the DVD, the 10 Years of Thomas version of Thomas' Anthem is shown as a reward.
  • On the 2015 Double Feature re-release, Web Fun was removed from the bonus features section due to the drastic changes that occurred to the show's website between 2004 and 2015.
  • For this DVD, Sir Topham Hatt's Scrapbook was included. Although it was taken from Salty's Secret, it also included the six new characters introduced in this release.
  • At the end of the feature, a link to the Thomas and Friends website is shown over a still image from the first series episode, Thomas Gets Tricked.
  • The bottom part of the front cover is reused from Thomas and His Friends Get Along, albeit mirrored and with Salty, Harvey and Murdoch in Duncan's place. Moreover, Robin Smith's line, "Welcome to the Thomas & Friends DVD experience" is also re-used from "Thomas and His Friends Get Along."
  • On the 2009 Lion Cub Films DVD disc, Spencer is shown without Thomas.
  • Oliver, Emily and Sir Topham Hatt appear on the 2009 Maple Pictures disc from an image from Emily's New Coaches.
  • Some copies included a postcard of one of the new characters featured in this release.
  • This release is the only US release to feature a title card for a seventh series song.


  • On some DVD covers, there appears to be a copy of Spencer behind him. Also, Knapford Sheds is not properly edited out from behind Harvey.
  • In Sir Topham Hatt's Scrapbook, Sir Topham Hatt mentions the time that Henry was bricked up in the tunnel, but the clip shown is from Something in the Air.
  • Writers Paul Larson, Jan Page, Phil Fehrle, Jonathan Trueman and Abi Grant are not listed in the credits.
  • Michael Angelis is not credited on the back of the cover.
  • In the DVD description, Jack is described as a tractor instead of a front loader.
  • A question in the DVD game asks "Who is most likely to be down at the quarry unloading cargo from Bulstrode?" where the answer is Cranky. This is incorrect as Cranky works at the docks.
  • Salty and Mavis have whistles instead of horns.
  • Spencer appears duplicated on the Lion Cub Films and Maple Pictures DVD disc, a Wooden Train Bonus Pack and a double feature DVD cover.
  • Thomas' number is duplicated on the Maple Pictures DVD disc and the half of the snapshot of Emily's New Coaches is cut off.
  • Although Thomas' Gallery appears on the DVD, it is not listed on the DVD back cover.
  • The half of the snapshot is cut off on Emily's New Coaches on the VHS and DVD back cover.
  • On the Universal reprint, the last few seconds of the credits are cut out, the same happens with Harvey to the Rescue and the Lionsgate reprints of James and the Red Balloon, Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Best of Gordon.
  • In the DVD menu, Salty is heard puffing and steam is shown coming from his cab.
  • Alfie is misspelled as "Alphie" at one point in the booklet.
  • The booklet says that James is on the main menu, when it is actually Salty.
  • The booklet says "follow the bouncing steam cloud" under Five New Engines in the Shed, even though that song doesn't have a bouncing steam cloud.

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