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Thomas, Percy and the Dragon and Other Stories is a US and Canadian VHS/DVD featuring three third series episodes and four second series episodes narrated by George Carlin. It was distributed on VHS by Strand Home Video in 1993, Time-Life in 1994, Video Treasures in 1995 and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2003. It was released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2006 including a song. It was released digitally by Starz in 2007. It was re-released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2008 as part of a Double Feature with Thomas and the Treasure. It was re-released in 2009 on DVD by Lionsgate in the US and Lion Cub Films in Canada, and re-released in 2010 by Maple Pictures in Canada.


1993/1994 VHS

PEEP-PEEP! Miles of smiles from Thomas, Percy, and the gang on the Island of Sodor. Ride with Percy when he sees a Dragon! Watch what happens when James lands in an embarrassing situation, Donald and Douglas come to Henry's rescue, and some silly freight cars cause trouble and confusion for Bill and Ben.

So climb aboard, the ride will be great - with Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Volume 8!

1995/1999/2000 VHS

PEEP! PEEP! Get ready for trainloads of adventure with Thomas and all his friends. Percy has a terrible scare when he confronts a huge Dragon. See how James lands in an embarrassing situation due to his impatience and silly trucks cause trouble between Bill and Ben and a diesel called BoCo.

So climb aboard for miles of smiles on the Island of Sodor!

2003 VHS/2006/2009/2010 DVD

PEEP! PEEP! Boo!!! Have you ever had something scare you? On the Island of Sodor, even the bravest of engines sometimes get scared. Why take Percy - - he said that he's not scared of anything. What do you think? Help Thomas use the carnival Chinese Dragon to play a little joke on Percy. Meet Donald and Douglas, the Scottish twin engines, and watch as Edward proves that, even though he's old, he's still really useful.

So make sure you're "Right on Time" for the next journey through the magical Island of Sodor.


  1. Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
  2. Donald and Douglas
  3. The Deputation
  4. Time for Trouble
  5. A Scarf for Percy
  6. The Diseasel
  7. Edward's Exploit

Song (DVD only)

Bonus Features


  • This is the first American video release to not feature Thomas on the original front or back covers.
  • This is the last VHS release to use the long cloud on the cover instead of the smaller cloud.
  • When first advertised, the original prototype of the cover used an image from Heroes.
  • An early release features an image from Pop Goes the Diesel on the front cover. The image is also mirrored and Diesel's face is edited.
  • On the 1993, 1994 and 1995 back covers, an image from Thomas Gets Bumped is used.
  • Some Time-Life editions were packaged with a copy of the Thomas and Trevor Buzz Book.
  • A prototype of the 1995 Anchor Bay Entertainment releases has a grey cover instead of yellow.
  • On the 1995 Anchor Bay Entertainment release, the Embassy Home Entertainment FBI Warning screen is used before the Video Treasures logo.
  • The UK/US audio tracks overlap on one version of the 1995 Anchor Bay Entertainment release. The overlapping restores music and sound effects originally not present in the US version of some episodes, including the owl's second shrieking noise in Thomas, Percy and the Dragon and a cut music portion at the very end of A Scarf for Percy.
  • Along with the 2003 release of Trust Thomas and Other Stories, the 2003 VHS was originally copyrighted in late 2002, as evidenced by the Gullane logo on the spine. However, it was not released until February 2003, at the same time as the release of Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures.
  • On the DVD, the yellow split after The Deputation and The Diseasel is replaced by a fade-to-black.
  • On the DVD version, the end of Edward's Exploit is cut out mostly to transition into the song that was added to the DVD.
  • The Starz version does not feature any nameboards and includes different title cards.


  • On the 1993, 1994 and 1995 back covers, Edward's Exploit is called Edward's Exploits, and The Deputation is listed before Donald and Douglas.
  • The VHS release's captions spell Sir Topham Hatt as "Sir Top 'Em Hat."
  • The 2003 VHS and 2006/2009/2010 DVD front cover shows the brake van copied three times (only two brake vans are noticeable on the 2003 VHS cover). The brim of Percy's funnel is also cut off and the station behind him is not edited out properly.

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