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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, formerly known as Universal Studios Home Entertainment, also known as Universal, began distributing Thomas & Friends videos in North America in September 2014 with Tale of the Brave, after taking over from Lionsgate. Like with Lionsgate, they re-released several Anchor Bay and Fox titles as well as many of Lionsgate titles.



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  • They also released Big Idea's The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: a VeggieTales Movie, which was animated by Arc Productions, now called Jam Filled Toronto. Interestingly, theVeggieTales videos were distributed by HiT Entertainment from 2001 to 2002 and by Universal since 2018.
  • On several of their digital and Blu-ray releases of Thomas DVDs and specials, the audio is at a lower pitch, likely due to conversion from PAL to NTSC speed.
  • They are the final company to produce physical home media releases of Thomas & Friends in the US as of 2020, with the 10-Movie Birthday Collection being their final release to date. However, NCircle Entertainment started releasing DVDs for Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! since December 2021.
  • On most re-releases of older Thomas & Friends DVDs, the Web Fun feature was removed due to drastic changes to the official website.
  • Universal Studios Florida was opened to the public on the same day that the American home video releases of Thomas & Friends was launched with Thomas Gets Tricked and James Learns a Lesson.

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