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Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Stories (later retitled Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Adventures) is a US and Canadian VHS/DVD featuring one second series episode and six third series episodes narrated by George Carlin. It was distributed in 1992 by Strand Home Video in the US and HGV Video Productions in Canada, Time-Life in 1994, and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1995 and 2003. The DVD version was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2006 with a song included. It was re-released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2008 as part of a Double Feature with Percy Takes the Plunge. It was re-released on DVD in 2009 by Lionsgate in the US and by Maple Pictures in Canada.


1992 VHS

PEEP-PEEP! Join all your friends - Edward, Gordon, Percy, and Thomas for exciting new escapades on the Island of Sodor! Everyone's excited when an important engine visits the yard, Harold thinks he can deliver the mail better than Thomas and Percy, and Edward and Trevor prove that despite being older, they are Really Useful!

Come along, visit your friends, and make some new ones with Thomas the Tank Engine in Volume 7!

1995 VHS

PEEP! PEEP! Join Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends on the Island of Sodor. Bertie helps out while Thomas eagerly awaits for new rails to be laid on his branch line. Harold thinks he can deliver the mail better than Thomas and Percy and everyone's excited when an important engine visits the railyard.

We better get started - Thomas, Harold, Percy and the rest of the gang are waiting!

2003 VHS/2006/2009 DVD

PEEP! PEEP! There are many questions floating around the engine shed in Sir Topham Hatt's train yard.

"Why is Harold carrying the mail instead of Percy?"

"Who is the Famous Visitor and why isn't Gordon excited about it?"

"Why is Bertie carrying Thomas' passengers?"

Find out the answers to these and many other questions on this video starring everyone's favorite #1 engine Thomas.


  1. Thomas Gets Bumped
  2. Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party
  3. Diesel Does it Again
  4. Gordon and the Famous Visitor
  5. Donald's Duck
  6. Percy and the Signal
  7. Thomas, Percy and the Mail Train

Song (DVD only)

Bonus Features


  • A cassette tape was included with some 2003 VHS releases. It featured the following songs:
    1. Thomas' Anthem
    2. Night Train
    3. It's Great to be an Engine
    4. Harold the Helicopter
  • This is the first VHS to feature the Strand Home Video logo on the tape.
  • The front covers of the 1992, 1994 and 1995 releases feature an image from The Runaway.
  • The 1992 Canadian VHS release has an HGV Video Productions sticker over the Strand Home Video distribution text and address.
  • The soundtrack is overlapped on most releases of the VHS. Due to the overlapping audio, certain music pieces not present in the US version of some episodes were restored, including Trevor's theme at the beginning of Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party and a cut portion of a music bit from Gordon and the Famous Visitor.
    • On the DVD, Thomas, Percy and the Mail Train and the nameboards before it were replaced with unechoed audio from Best of Percy, while other episodes remain echoed.
  • The 1994 Time-Life VHS release features different title cards and end credits. This is the only Time-Life release known to differ from its Strand Home Video counterpart's main program.
  • Some of the 1995 Anchor Bay Entertainment tapes would feature only the Britt Allcroft logo instead of the Video Treasures logo.
  • The 2003 VHS uses the title "Thomas Gets Bumped & Other Adventures" on the front cover, but the VHS spine, top, and tape ink label use the title "Thomas Gets Bumped & Other Stories."
  • The image of Harold on the 2003/2006 cover is the same as the one used for Spills and Chills and Other Thomas Thrills.
  • The credits were later reused for Thomas and His Friends Get Along.


  • The echoed 1992 release and the 1995 Anchor Bay Entertainment release is missing the Strand Home Video and Video Treasures logos and the warning screen and goes straight to the Britt Allcroft logo.
  • The 1994 Time-Life release for the end credits says that the film was made in 1991, but this release also features one Series 2 episode that was made in 1986 which was due to an error on Time-Life’s part. The original prints does not feature this error.
  • On the 2006 DVD release during the Series 3 intro, it plays a bit of the closing theme audio for a few seconds as the audio was taken from Thomas Comes to Breakfast, before reverting back to the opening theme audio.
  • On the 1999 tape label, Britt Allcroft is misspelled as "Beth Allcroft."
  • On the front cover of the 2003 VHS/2006 DVD, Thomas' eyes are a bit wonky.

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