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Rusty to the Rescue and Other Thomas Stories, sometimes known simply as Rusty to the Rescue, is a US and Canadian VHS/DVD release featuring six fourth series episodes narrated by George Carlin and one song. It was distributed by Video Treasures in 1995, and was re-released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1996, 1999 and 2000, and on DVD in 2008. Lionsgate re-released it on DVD in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Description

1995 VHS

PEEP! PEEP! Next stop - The Island of Sodor for more Thomas adventures with new friends. Watch Rusty (the small Diesel engine) set off where only brave Diesels dare to go. Will the rescuers find Duke with a bang and reunite him with Stuart and Falcon? Sir Handel's bad temper gets him into trouble and Thomas tells Toby and Percy the story of how Duke became known as Granpuff. So join in the adventure with Thomas and his friends, in volume 12 where the fun never ends.

1996/1999/2000 VHS

PEEP! PEEP! Next stop - The Island of Sodor for more Thomas and his friends. Watch Rusty, the small Diesel engine, set off where only brave Diesels dare to go. Will the rescuers find Duke with a bang and reunite him with Stuart and Falcon? Sir Handel's bad temper gets him into trouble and Thomas tells Toby and Percy the story of how Duke became known as Granpuff.

So join in the adventure with Thomas and his friends, where the fun and excitement never end!

DVD

Peep! Peep! Next Stop - The Island of Sodor with Thomas & Friends™. Watch Rusty, the small Diesel engine, set off where only brave Diesels dare to go. Will the rescuers find Duke with a bang and reunite him with Stuart and Falcon? Join in the adventure with Thomas and his friends, where the fun and excitement never ends!

Episodes

  1. Granpuff
  2. Sleeping Beauty
  3. A Bad Day for Sir Handel
  4. Rusty Helps Peter Sam
  5. Rusty to the Rescue
  6. Thomas and Stepney

Song

Bonus Features

Trivia

  • This is the first US VHS to feature a few things:
    • The first VHS distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, and the first to have the on-screen original name Video Treasures, though it is the fourth (and last) distributed by their original name, as they would change to their official name on May 2, 1995.
    • The very first release of Rusty to the Rescue and Thomas and Stepney.
    • The first VHS in which the story featured in the release's title is not the first featured story.
    • The first VHS not to have the end credits roll over the final shot of the last episode.
    • The first VHS to have Duke, Peter Sam, Sir Handel, Rheneas, Skarloey, Rusty, and Stepney's nameboards.
    • The first US VHS to feature HiFi stereo audio.
  • This is the only VHS to be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment's original name, Video Treasures (unless reprints of the previous releases distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment and Strand Home Video count).
  • The 1995 VHS uses the closing variant of the Video Treasures logo at the beginning of the tape.
  • On the front cover of the VHS, an image from the fourth series episode, Home at Last is used.
  • This is the only release to title Trucks as Rusty Helps Peter Sam, as other releases it was featured in refer to it by its original title.
  • After Sleeping Beauty, no fading in of the nameboard sequence is used.
  • This US DVD marks the last of a few things:
    • The last US DVD to not have Thomas on the front cover.
    • The last US DVD to feature the nameboard sequences.
    • The last Thomas & Friends DVD to be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
    • The last US DVD not to have a language selection menu until The Heroic Collection.
  • On the back cover of the 2008 DVD release, images from the seventh series episode, Trusty Rusty are used.
  • This and Henry and the Elephant were the only DVDs released by Anchor Bay Entertainment to not come with a booklet.
  • Some stickers from the show Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! are included in some copies in the Anchor Bay DVD release.
  • On the front cover of the 2008 DVD release, Rusty's eyebrows are thicker.
  • This is the only US DVD to have a narrow gauge engine on the menu as the spotlight.

Goofs

  • On the front cover of the 2008 DVD release, Rusty has no wheels, and grass is visible behind his driver. Steam is also seen coming from Rusty on both the front cover and in the main menu.
  • Rusty's eyes are wonky on the front of the 1995/1996 cover.
  • The DVD has mono audio, even though the VHS release was stereo.

DVD Packs

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