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Truck Loads of Fun is a UK/AUS VHS/DVD featuring five first series episodes and one second series episode narrated by Ringo Starr, two third series episodes, one fourth series episode and one fifth series episode narrated by Michael Angelis and one fifth series song. Two additional fifth series songs were added in the Australian release.

Description

UK

10 Fantastic Adventures and a song featuring Thomas, his friends and those Troublesome Trucks!

AUS

A BUMPER LENGTH video/DVD with Thomas and all his friends having truckloads of fun! Come and play and sing along with 13 stories and songs.

Episodes

UK/AUS

  1. Thomas and the Trucks - Thomas lands himself in trouble with some silly trucks and gets a warning from the Fat Controller.
  2. Troublesome Trucks* - James is sent back to pull trucks again. He has had a bad time with a long train but with a little help from his friend Edward he wins in the end. The Fat Controller is very pleased.
  3. Tenders and Turntables - Sometimes things get very busy in the yard and the Fat Controller has to ask the big engines to do shunting. They don't like it and decide to take action.
  4. Trouble in the Shed - The big engines go on strike so the Fat Controller decides to leave them to sulk and a new engine arrives in the yard, Percy the Saddle Tank Engine.
  5. Off the Rails** - Gordon the big express engine is very upset when he has to pull a train of trucks. He decides to try a spot of sabotage but gets more than he bargains for.
  6. Thomas, Percy and the Coal - Thomas becomes a little too cheeky for his own good. Trucks and coal dust bring disaster - first to Thomas - then to Percy.
  7. Mavis - Here, we welcome Mavis, a young diesel engine who works at the quarry. She causes Toby a lot of trouble, because she still has much to learn about trucks.
  8. Heroes* - Bill and Ben take advice from the trucks and get into a muddle but all is forgiven when they behave bravely at the quarry.
  9. Four Little Engines - Sir Handel is having trouble with some trucks who are being awkward and rude. They bump Sir Handel so hard that he comes off the rails and has to go away to be mended. Skarloey, although old and tried, comes to help and is rewarded for his efforts.
  10. Make Someone Happy - James was moaning about working with dirty trucks instead of taking passengers. He soon cheers up though, when he helps in a special treat for Mrs Kyndley by taking her to the fairground, where she is the guest of honour.

(* Followed by a song in AUS)

(** Followed by a song for both UK and AUS)

Songs

  1. Accidents will Happen (Separate from the main feature on UK DVD)
  2. The Snow Song (Australian release only)
  3. Sir Topham Hatt (Australian release only)

Bonus Features

  • Spot the Difference
  • How Many Suitcases?
  • Quiz

Trivia

  • The font of the text on the UK VHS is written in Comic Sans MS.
  • This is the first VHS and DVD to feature the Gullane Entertainment logo.
  • Some UK releases came with a free Sooty video titled "Sooty's Magic Show". Both shows were owned by Gullane Entertainment at the time.
  • The Cartoon Network master of Four Little Engines is used on the UK release.
  • The back of the UK release features images from Gordon and the Famous Visitor, Dirty Work and A Surprise for Percy.
  • When an episode is picked from the episode selection, the DVD goes to the quiz game after the episode ends, with four questions based on the events of that episode.
  • On the Australian release, "Truck Loads" is spelt as one word in the title.
  • The front cover Australian release uses a promotional image from Thomas and the Magic Railroad as does the UK inner sleeve.
  • The Australian release features the nameboards and Clearwater Features logo that were featured between Tenders and Turntables and Trouble in the Shed, the freeze frame credits for first and second series episodes, along with the different openings from each series and the original title cards from when the episodes were first released on VHS.
  • The Australian release features the song intermissions from the UK VHS, Singalong with Thomas.
  • Inside the Inlay of the Australian VHS as part of Thomas and the Magic Railroad, it featured more Australian Broadcasting Corporation VHS' of The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo, Bob The Builder: Bob's Big Surprise, Bananas in Pyjamas: Rock-A-Bye Bananas, The Hooley Dooleys: Keep On Dancing, Bear in the Big Blue House: Magic in the Kitchen, Elmo's World Volume 1 and ABC For Kids: Let's Sing & Dance.
  • On the Australian release, Off the Rails opens with the nameboards despite not being paired with another episode.

Goofs

  • The back cover of all releases only lists Michael Angelis as the storyteller, when Ringo Starr narrated the first six episodes included.
  • The description of the Australian release claims that there are thirteen episodes, but there are actually ten episodes.
  • In the Quiz Game, a question asked, "What did Thomas and Percy collect from the harbour?" but it was Oliver who was with Percy, not Thomas.
  • On the back of the Australian Carry Me Case release, Thomas and the Trucks and Troublesome Trucks are listed as a single episode.
  • On the front cover of the Australian release, an extra wheel is added to Thomas' right (viewer's left).

In Other Languages

Language Title
Korean 트럭의 재미

DVD Packs

UK

AUS