Thomas and the U.K. Trip & Thomas Number 1 (found Japanese "Thomas the Tank Engine" crossover TV special and music video; 1991)
In 1991, the true first Thomas special aired, a crossover entitled Thomas and the U.K. Trip, featuring characters from the Japanese show, Hirake! Ponkikki. The characters from the Japanese show visit the Island of Sodor where Thomas and his friends live, and then the "real" UK to see real steam engines. The special was never released on VHS, however, it is likely that it was recorded by a home viewer, as VHS recordings were very common. Notably during the special, several instrumental covers of various songs by the Beatles like Magical Mystery Tour, Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, The Fool on The Hill and When I'm Sixty-Four can be heard, this may be because Ringo Starr was the narrator for the English version of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Another rare Japanese Thomas artifact is the song "Thomas Number 1". It is so obscure that it is not listed in the songs category of the official Thomas the Tank Engine Wiki. It's confirmed as to be an official music video made exclusively for Japan as at the time the first two seasons had aired in Japan. The music video uses clips from seasons 1 and 2 which had only aired at that very time during this special airing. (The song currently credited as the first is "Thomas' Anthem").
On October 16th, 2016, the special was found and uploaded onto YouTube by ThomasFan1945 Productions™.
Thomas & Friends
- Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go (partially found test animation of reboot of British children TV series; 2019)
- Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels (lost original cut of direct-to-DVD film; existence unconfirmed; 2011)
- Thomas & Friends "Jack Jumps In" (found Alec Baldwin narration of British children's TV series episode; 2002)
- Thomas & Friends "Series 7" (partially found original music of American dub of British children's TV series; mid 2000s)
- Thomas & Friends "Series 12" (partially found Pierce Brosnan narrations of British children's animated series; 2008)
Thomas the Tank Engine
- Thomas the Tank Engine (lost pilot episode of unproduced 2D animated adaptation of "The Railway Series" books; 1976)
- Thomas the Tank Engine "Down the Mine" (partially found unaired pitch pilot version of children's TV series; 1983)
- Thomas the Tank Engine "The Missing Coach" (partially found footage from unfinished episode of children's TV series; 1986)
- Thomas the Tank Engine "Season 3" (found original Michael Angelis narrations of British children's TV series episodes; 1991)
- Thomas the Tank Engine "Season 4" (found pre-recorded version of British children's TV series episodes; 1994)
- Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (partially lost deleted scenes of British children's TV series; 1984-2021)
- Barry the Rescue Engine (lost production material of cancelled "The Railway Series" book; 1980s)
- Jack and the Sodor Construction Company (miscellaneous lost media of spinoff series; existence unconfirmed; 2002)
- The Sad Story of Henry (lost live BBC broadcast adaptation of "The Railway Series" books; 1953)
- Storytime with Thomas (partially found Fox Family series; 1999-2000)
- The Thomas & Friends Institute of Innovation (partially found informational short film; 2013-2014)
- Thomas and the Magic Railroad (found deleted scenes of children's fantasy adventure film; 2000)
- Thomas and the Magic Railroad (lost test footage of 3.5" character models for British children's TV series; 1995)
- Thomas the Tank Engine (found original illustrated edition of book; 1946)
- Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (found build of cancelled NES port of educational game; 1993)
- Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (lost build of cancelled PlayStation educational game; 1999)
- The Three Railway Engines (found original edition of book; 1945)
- ↑ https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/%E3%83%9D%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AD%E3%83%83%E3%82%AD-%E3%83%87%E3%82%A4%E3%82%BA-%E3%82%AC%E3%83%81%E3%83%A3%E3%83%94%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E9%83%A8%E5%B1%8B%E7%B7%A8part2/1154129151
- ↑ "A Britt Allcroft production in association with Fuji Television Network, Inc." was credited at the ending of the third series.