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OF THE BRAVE is the eighth Thomas & Friends Direct-To-DVD Special produced by HIT Entertainment. It is the second full-length special to be written by Head Writer, Andrew
Tale of the Brave marks the first time
that Thomas, Percy and James have shared the leading roles of a Thomas &
Friends film in any era. It reintroduces
the China Clay Pits at Brendam and the Scrap Yard at Wellsworth, and introduces
new friend from overseas, Gator.
The story revolves
around the aftermath of Thomas’s discovery of a set of dinosaur footprints in
the China Clay Pits, which makes Percy worried about the possibility of a
monster on the Island. With help from
his new friend, Gator – he strives to overcome his fears... but James isn’t
going to let him do it without a bit of difficulty first!
Tale of the Brave was
Andrew Brenner, Head Writer for Thomas
Composed & Performed by Robert Hartshorne
of the Brave
Composed by Robert Hartshorne
Composed by Eggplant LF
Casey Manierka & Terry Tompkins
of the Brave
went through three title
changes before finally settling on the final title. Other working titles included Tracks to Bravery and The Monster of Sodor. It’s the last ever
Special where Ben Small
and Martin T. Sherman voice Thomas.
VOICE ARTISTS (USA ONLY)
JULES DE JONG
MARTIN T. SHERMAN
EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION
Robert & Peter Hartshorne
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very own Sir Topham Hatt gives us his special guest contribution all about what
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takes us on a round the world trip to hear Tales of Bravery from the Rails –
from John Axon to Jesus Garcia, and a very brave woman who was a pioneer on the
rails of modern times!
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When Thomas’s Branch Line is being
repaired, he is asked by the Fat Controller to go and work with Bill and Ben at
the China Clay Pits whilst the work is done.
Thomas is pleased to help out, but even he isn’t one to avoid Bill and
Ben’s naughty tricks and is taken on a whirlwind chase around the pits before he
finally catches up with Bill and Ben in the main yard.
Bill and Ben tell him that
he has trucks to take
away, but for the sake of a joke, they neglect to tell him that they are
already coupled up to Timothy – the little oil burning engine who also works in
the China Clay Pits. Thomas pulls hard
on the trucks and gives Timothy a start, which makes both engines feel very
Bill and Ben think it’s
very funny, and even Thomas
and Timothy find they can laugh about it when the twins scamper away to do
other work, and become fast friends.
However, as Thomas is making his way
through the Clay Pits, the weather takes a turn for the worse and it begins to
rain very heavily. Timothy had warned
Thomas to be careful as the rain can make the walls of the clay pits
All of a sudden, the rain erodes
part of the clay wall and sends rocks tumbling to the ground. Thomas is startled
to see what looks like a
large footprint embedded in one of the rocks.
Thomas is so mesmerised
by the sight that he doesn’t
realise that more of the wall is collapsing until it is far too late for him to do anything. The rocks are tumbling
down, but poor Thomas is frozen in fear!
Thankfully for him, Bill and
Ben come rushing in
behind and push him clear of the danger zone with a heavy shunt. The twins narrowly
miss being bashed by the
falling debris and all three of them make it out safely.
The Fat Controller is so proud of Bill
and Ben that he holds a special ceremony at the Shunting Yards to honour their
bravery with the other engines present.
Gordon and James are less than impressed, but Bill and Ben are chuffed
to be the centre of attention.
But Thomas is quite preoccupied throughout
the event, and Percy asks why he is so distracted. Thomas tells Percy about
the footprints and
how unusual they were – almost as if they had come from a monster...
The Fat Controller had asked
Thomas to go and
collect trucks from the Docks. But
before he goes to collect them, Thomas decides to go back to the Clay Pits and
take a look down the track where he had seen the giant footprint in the
rock. But as he approaches, he finds the
area is completely cordoned off – and suddenly, a something very large drops
down in front of him!
Thomas is surprised, but it’s
only Marion the Steam
Shovel who’s come to help clear the debris from the rockfall... once she’s finished
talking about digging... and talking about thinking about digging of course!
Timothy soon arrives with empty trucks
and equipment to help Marion clear the rubble.
Thomas begins to quiz him on whether or not he has seen any big animals
in the Clay Pits, but Timothy says the largest animals he’s aware of on Sodor
are cows and deer, save for the giraffes and elephants in the Animal Park. Marion
then suggests Dinosaurs, but makes
note that they don’t exist anymore – they lived a very long time ago.
Timothy is curious as to why Thomas is
asking about ‘big animals’. Thomas
doesn’t want to say, and shrugs it off as just a fleeting thought in his
mind. Meanwhile, unknown to Thomas,
Timothy or herself, Marion has dug up a large rock with a footprint in it...
the same one that Thomas saw drop to the ground...
Thomas eventually makes
his way to the Docks, where
Cranky asks where he has been all morning.
Again, Thomas is not keen to discuss his discovery in the Clay Pits, and
doesn’t tell Cranky the truth.
But when Percy arrives in
and asks if he has been
back at the Clay Pits and found out what caused the landslide, Thomas tells him
he couldn’t find out because the area was closed off. Cranky reprimands
Thomas for not paying
enough attention to his railway jobs, and tells him to focus on those as
opposed to going chasing footprints around the Island.
Percy wants to know more and asks
Thomas why he is so curious about the footprints. Thomas tells him that the
footprints were so
large he doesn’t know what could have made them – they were bigger than any
animal he had ever seen on Sodor... and Percy begins to wonder... could they
have been made by a monster?
Both Thomas and Cranky laugh off the
suggestion of monsters, saying that there’s no such thing. Percy is still
slightly unsure, and puffs off
nervously – hoping that Thomas is right.
Deep down inside, poor Thomas hopes he is right too!
As Percy leaves the Docks,
an eerie fog rolls in
from the sea. He’s worried – he’s
beginning to wonder if there really is a monster on the Island! But for all
his attempts to convince himself
otherwise, he’s still very unsure.
Rolling down a hill,
the fog thickens and Percy can
see a strange shape making its way through the mist. It’s big, it’s
bulky and it doesn’t look
friendly. Percy thinks it can only be
one thing – the giant monster from the Clay Pits is on the loose and slithering
up the track ready to pounce at the first thing it sees.
Percy makes a mad dash back up the hill
and hurries back to the Docks. Cranky
has just finished loading Thomas’s trucks, when Porter comes rushing in warning
of runaway trucks coming in. Percy’s
train bashes a brake van, and he cries in terror warning of a ‘Monster’
approaching! Cranky is so surprised that
he drops a bag of sand, which bursts everywhere causing another cloud which
masks the monster, already shrouded in the mist.
When the dust settles and the mist
clears, Thomas, Salty, Percy and Cranky are greeted by the sight of... a
smiling, friendly and charming new engine!
The new engine laughs off
the suggestion that he’s
a monster, but does say that in the past, some have thought that his unusual
sloping boiler makes him look like an Alligator! This has won him the nickname,
he prefers to be called to his real name – Gerald.
The engines introduce themselves,
and even Percy
begins to warm to Gator. Gator
apologises for giving Percy a fright, and explains that he was in a hurry to
catch a ship. Percy puffs away again
feeling a little better, but still curious and a little bit scared about
monsters on the Island.
That night as he pulls the
Mail Train across the
Island – everywhere around him seems to conjure up strange shapes and sights,
which aren’t all they seem. Haystacks,
houses, signal junctions and shadows appear to take on forms that aren’t all
Once again, Thomas returns to the Clay
Pits in the early morning to investigate.
Bill, Ben, Timothy and Marion are all hard at work. Thomas asks Timothy
if he’d seen anything unusual
– but Timothy can’t account for anything out of the ordinary.
Thomas creeps along one of the clay pit
lines, looking all along the walls to see if he can find anything unusual... he
is so engrossed in his own thoughts that he doesn’t realise Bill and Ben are sidling
up along on either side of him... and catch him completely unawares at the
points and give him a big fright! The
twins think it a great joke, but Thomas thinks they’re being very silly indeed!
Thomas isn’t the only
preoccupied. Poor Percy is more nervous
than ever, and not paying attention when coming to collect his trucks at
Brendam Docks. He’s so tired from not
sleeping the night before, that he is drifting off to sleep as he’s backing
down. When he hits the front truck, he’s
so startled that he races forward in alarm with the shunter’s pole in tow, and
without the trucks, who are laughing and giggling manically far behind!
Gator is sympathetic and comes
over to ask if he’s
all right. Percy begins to explain about
what Thomas had said about the footprints in the Clay Pits, but then decides
against it – he’s not sure if Gator, or anyone else, would believe him.
Thomas is helping Marion to clear the
tracks again. As she loads more rocks,
he looks curiously for any more unusual footprints in the stone. But as she
loads, and he looks, the rocks all
look very ordinary. There’s nothing
unusual about them. Thomas begins to
wonder if he had saw anything unusual after all, and thinks maybe the light was
playing tricks on him...
...then he spots two other engines who
like playing tricks. He wonders if it
had been Bill and Ben playing a trick on him instead that night.
Thomas puffs over when Bill
and Ben are taking on
water at the water column, and asks if they had been up to their old tricks on
the night of the landslide. The twins
are quite upset at the suggestion that they would cause such trouble, and tell
Thomas as such. Thomas tries to explain
about the rock with the giant footprint, but the twins are having none of it
and refuse to listen.
When Thomas returns to Tidmouth
surprised to find Percy hasn’t left to take the Mail Train. When Thomas
asks, Percy explains that he kept
seeing strange sights in ordinary things in the night. Percy is still worried
about the possibility
of a monster roaming the Island. James
thinks it’s very funny, but Thomas is sympathetic, and when Percy asks him to
take the Mail Train in his place, he agrees.
Percy waits anxiously for
Thomas to return, and
when he does, Thomas kindly informs him that there’s been no monsters or
anything unusual in the night. Percy
asks about what Thomas saw in the Clay Pits, but Thomas shrugs it off – he’s
not sure if he saw anything that night given the stormy conditions and
encourages Percy to rest.
The following morning, Thomas’s
Branch Line is
reopened and he sets off to work with Annie and Clarabel. James meanwhile is
rather displeased – he’s
being sent for scrap... truck loads of scrap metal from the Scrap Yard on
Edward’s Branch Line, that is.
On the way, James meets Percy and
seizes the opportunity for a tease about Percy being a “Scaredy Engine” and
asks if he’s seen any monsters. Percy is
firm with him and tells him about the giant footprints Thomas saw, and how
no-one knows what made them.
Percy is convinced that there is
credence to Thomas’s story, and even James begins to wonder if there might be
something in it.
All of a sudden, James swerves
off the Main Line
and onto the Branch Line, right into the Scrap Yard sidings, and bashes the buffers
of a large, foreboding tower of scrap metal, which is being piled higher by a
large mechanical claw. James flinches
and cowers in terror, before hearing a friendly voice on the other side of the
trucks calling to say “Hello!”
Reg the Scrap Yard Crane is
unloading trucks of scrap
metal from loaded trucks, and asks if the scrap had given James a bit of a
fright. James tries to pretend it hadn’t
bothered him, but Reg can see through the facade very clearly, despite his
At the Docks, Percy meets Gator, who’s
missed his ship home. He tells Percy
that he’s going to be helping out on Duck’s Branch Line that evening, and Percy
asks if he is afraid of monsters lurking in the dark. Gator laughs off the suggestion,
monsters would likely be afraid of him!
Percy admires his new friend’s bravery,
but Gator tells Percy that he wasn’t always as brave as he is now – and tells
him a story of something that happened a long time ago...
Gator was built with a sloping
boiler to help him
when climbing high mountains in a far off land.
Unfortunately for him, he found out that he was afraid of heights when
trying to cross a high bridge to a small rural village. Gator remembers being
scared, but knowing
that the villagers needed the supplies he was carrying, he decided he would be
brave and cross the bridge to help them.
Gator tells Percy that being
brave is all about
what you do even when you feel scared. Percy
understands perfectly, and puffs off at once.
He’s got work to do!
That night, Percy decides he’s going to
be brave and take the Mail Train. He
doesn’t care if there’s monsters hiding in the undergrowth and roaming the
Island – he’s going to follow Gator’s wise words and do a good job regardless.
James teases Percy as he prepares to
leave for the night, and mockingly warns him about monsters. Percy calls back
confidently and ignores
James, puffing proudly off to a good night’s work. Emily scolds James,
but he doesn’t listen.
But James has little time
to rest as the Fat
Controller comes to tell him he’ll be pulling the Flying Kipper in Henry’s
place that evening. James protests, but
the Fat Controller gives him no option.
This time, Emily turns James’s teasing back on him – much to the
splendid red engine’s fury.
As Percy puffs through the
night – he realises that
the things he thought were spooky and scary are just mundane and
non-threatening. He’s being brave and
he’s loving it!
James is at the Docks getting
ready to take the
Flying Kipper – and he’s hating it.
As he makes his way
through the night, he spies a
mysterious shape in the darkness, poking out from one of the branch line
junctions. It’s Gator. He
calls to James to say hello, and James is
quite startled. So startled that he
races away as fast as his wheels will carry him – down the line wailing in a
state of panic.
He races so fast that he bounces
off the track at
the fenland, down the embankment and into the river. Percy and Gator find him,
and James is very
The next morning, Percy is feeling
great – he’s taken the Mail Train, James has got his comeuppance, and he’s got
his new friend Gator working on the Island with him.
James, however, is feeling
embarrassed. Emily and Henry tease him
when they meet him at Knapford Station, which makes Thomas and Gordon laugh
too. James is furious – he decides to
show the others just who the ‘Scaredy Engine’ is, and begins making a plan to
play a trick on Percy.
That night, when Percy goes
out to take the Mail
Train, James slips out when he thinks the other engines are asleep. Percy is
completely unaware and carries on
working as usual.
But out on the Main Line,
James has taken Reg’s
pile of scrap out from the sidings and shunted it onto Percy’s line. James
lies in wait and then slips away just
as Percy comes around the bend.
Percy is confronted by the towering
pile of scrap iron, silhouetted in the cold light of the moon, and looming
large above him.
He hits the truck with a bash, and the
jolt brings it’s swinging ‘arms’ and wheels to life, thrashing around as Percy
watches helplessly, unable to make sense of what it could be – other than the
form of a hideous, nasty monster out to get him! Percy races away as fast as
he can, terrified
of what he’s seen.
James returns quietly, satisfied
with his night’s
work, and careful not to wake the other engines. He closes his eyes and pretends
asleep. Then, Percy comes rushing in wailing
about the monster.
Gordon, James and Henry think
it’s a great
joke. Emily tries to comfort Percy and
help him rationalise the situation, and orders the others to stop teasing
him. Percy tries desperately to explain
what he saw, but the other engines don’t believe him. He pleads with Thomas
to tell them about the
monster in the Clay Pits, but even he isn’t sure if it was a monster or just
Edward and Henry tell him
that there’s no such
thing as monsters. Thomas suggests that
maybe it was something he thought looked like a monster, just like when he
first met Gator. But James continues to heckle
Percy and calls him a “Scaredy Engine”.
Thomas firmly reminds him that he got a fright when he saw Gator too,
which James defensively plays down!
Percy is angry and disappointed
friends. None of them believe him. But
he admits he was scared... and he knows
what he saw.
The following morning, the Fat
Controller comes to the shed and reprimands James for leaving a truck of scrap
on the Main Line.
James sheepishly goes to collect it and
take it away, whilst the Fat Controller enquires as to where Percy is too. His
mail delivery wasn’t done the night
before and there have been complaints.
Percy is trying to make up
for lost time. He’s upset that no-one believes him – but
he’s very relieved and happy to find Gator is nearby and going the same
route. He decides to puff along with him
whilst he delivers the Mail Train.
The two work well together,
keeping pace and racing
ahead. But when Gator reaches the
Suspension Bridge, he stops when he looks to the chasm below... but then he
watches as Percy rushes past, freely and confidently, and with a sense of
assurance he races after him! Percy is
delighted that Gator is there for him, but is deeply saddened when Gator tells
him that he is going away – his ship leaves that evening. With that, Gator
glides down Gordon’s Hill,
leaving Percy to watch him puff away...
Thomas is out pulling ‘The Local’. He calls to Percy, but Percy ignores him and
looks away. Thomas is sad, he feels he’s
let his friend down – Annie and Clarabel try to comfort him, but it’s no good.
Further down the line, he finds James
shunting the ‘Scrap Monster’ back to the Scrap Yards. Even in the
daylight, he is taken aback by
the intimidating form of the scrap, and realises that James played a nasty
trick on Percy. He orders James to find
Percy, tell him what he did and above all else – apologise!
The Fat Controller finally
catches up with Percy at
Knapford Station, and begins telling him off for causing confusion and delay by
not delivering the Mail Train the night before.
Percy tries to explain what happened and why he couldn’t complete his
duties when the Fat Controller is called away to answer a telephone call.
Thomas arrives in the station and tries
to apologise for the night before. Percy
is still cross with Thomas and refuses to listen. He doesn’t think it
was fair that Thomas didn’t
believe him, when he had supported him about the footprints.
Furious, Percy puffs away, telling
Thomas that he wants to go to a far away land and make new friends like
Gator. The Fat Controller returns and
calls for him to come back, but Percy isn’t listening.
Out on the Main Line, James
tries to apologise and
explain about the night before. But,
Percy doesn’t give him the chance. He
defiantly tells James that he’s going to do something brave that will surprise
everyone, and slips onto a Branch Line away from him.
That night, James tells Thomas what
Percy had said. Thomas is worried –
James thinks it a great joke, but the other engines now feel sorry for Percy
and don’t approve of James’ jokes at his expense.
Thomas isn’t the only one who’s
concerned – the Fat Controller is beginning to worry about him and his erratic
behaviour as well. More importantly,
no-one has seen Percy all evening, and he hasn’t collected the Mail Trucks from
Thomas volunteers to take
the Mail Train in Percy’s
place, and offers to look for him when he’s out on the delivery.
Whilst Thomas is out, he looks
for Percy and
wonders where he could be. On his
travels, he meets Gator, who’s heading for the Docks to catch his ship
home. He hasn’t seen Percy either – and
is quite disappointed as he wanted to say goodbye before he left. The two exchange
goodbyes and Gator continues
on his way to the Docks.
At the Docks, Cranky
is loading Gator’s ship with a
special load... Percy!
Cranky asks if this is right, but Percy
tells him that it is and that he wants to be useful on other railways too. Cranky
reluctantly agrees and loads Percy
Soon after, Gator arrives and is
surprised to find Percy sitting beside him.
Percy tells him that he’s going to go and work in a far away land just
like Gator, and show everyone how brave he can truly be. But Gator is sceptical
and encourages Percy
not to run away from his problems, but to face them head-on instead. Percy looks
at his buffers – he knows Gator
Back at Tidmouth Sheds,
Thomas is frustrated to
find that Percy still hasn’t come back.
He demands answers from James, who is reluctant to help or think. He
then suggests in a blasť manner that Percy
has likely gone up to the Clay Pits to catch a monster or something.
This gives Thomas a boost
and he is encouraged to
continue looking. He hurries off and
wills James to come with him, but James refuses – claiming he’s too
sleepy. Thomas is firm with him, and
asks if he’s ‘scared’...
James, determined to prove
he’s not scared, leads
the charge to the Clay Pits to find Percy.
But as they make their way down Edward’s Branch Line, Thomas hears the
sound of a ship’s horn at the Docks. He
suddenly remembers what Percy had said at Knapford Station about going off to a
Thomas races into the Docks just as the
ship is sailing out. He cries
frantically for it to stop and come back, but they can’t hear him. He
calls to Cranky and pleads with him to
stop the ship, emphasising strongly that this is an emergency.
Cranky swings himself around with great
speed, and throws out his hook like a fishing line, which catches hold of the
ship. Thomas and Cranky celebrate his
excellent shot, but their victory is short-lived when the rest of Cranky’s
cable unravels very quickly as the ship speeds away.
The strain of holding the
ship begins to cause
damage to Cranky as he begins to lean over with rivets and metal-work
bursting. Salty and Porter cry to him to
let her go for his own safety, but Cranky knows he can’t let go.
Thankfully, the captain of
the ship stops before
Cranky suffers any further damage, and draws back into Port. Everyone is very
relieved, and Thomas is
delighted that his friend won’t be leaving the island after all... but Cranky
is cross to find that he has risked his own safety for someone he unloaded
Up at the Clay Pits, Percy
is puffing around in the
dark, looking for clues about Thomas’s monster.
However, the sound of his puffing around wakes Bill who accuses Ben of
making puffing noises in his sleep!
Percy stops at the Danger Sign ahead of
the track where Thomas saw the footprints in the landslide, just as James
arrives and finds him. At first James
teases Percy and calls him “Scaredy Engine”, but then tries to apologise and
explain himself, but Percy cuts him off and tells him that he’s braver than
James will ever be.
James scoffs and suggests that Percy
should go down the line and look for the monster. Percy tells him it’s
dangerous to go past the
sign, but James is cocky and slips past – saying that only a “Scaredy Engine”
wouldn’t go down there.
At the entrance to the Clay
Pits, Thomas puffs in
and calls for Percy. This wakes Bill and
Ben again – who assume it’s Timothy dreaming and talking in his sleep!
Further up inside the
Clay Pits, James is mockingly
‘searching’ for the monster, calling out to ‘it’ on the dangerous track with
Percy following cautiously behind.
blows his whistle, and ignores Percy’s cautionary pleas for him to be
careful. James’s noise causes a small
rockslide, and one of the rocks falls down beside Percy – with yet another
giant footprint embedded in the rock.
James is proud of himself, he thinks
he’s brave for venturing onto the dangerous track – but when he sees a
rockslide beginning to fall ahead of him, he’s not so confident. There,
buried inside the falling clay, is a
huge brown skeleton with very sharp teeth and razor claws, staring down at
James is so taken aback, he races back
down the line to escape it, blowing his whistle and crying for help. Thomas
and Percy hear him and they’re worried
too. But James’s panic is causing the
rockslide to worsen. But as he rounds a
bend, a large block of clay falls down onto the track and blocks his way
out. James is trapped!
Percy calls to James to go
forward, but he doesn’t
listen – he’s too scared of the monster.
Thomas encourages Percy to back out of there, but Percy realises that
it’s up to him to save James. He races
over, still crying to him to go forward, and emphasising that he will be caught
in the landslide if he doesn’t.
With a great effort, Percy
bashes into the back of
James and forces him down the track, through the landslide, which is now following
them like a giant wave of mud and rubble, destroying everything in its path.
Eventually it catches up with Percy and
sweeps him from the rails, sending him surfing along on the wave of clay. James
manages to clear the track without
incident, but Percy is stuck fast with no chance of moving under his own
power. To make matters worse, the head
of the ‘monster’ has been shaken loose and is falling directly toward him.
Percy closes his eyes and waits for it
to hit him, but with expert timing and skill, Marion manages to catch it in her
Percy looks up at the spectacle
in Marion’s bucket
and gasps in awe – it’s not a monster, it’s a dinosaur fossil!
Marion thinks it a great joke
and begins recreating
a scene from Hamlet, and musing on where the rest of the dinosaur could be and
what fun she’ll have digging it up. Poor
Percy takes it upon himself to remind her that he needs digging out first!
Percy is taken to the Steamworks,
where Thomas and
James come to apologise. Percy forgives
them both, and all three engines go back to work as the best of friends again.
In a little while, Thomas, James and
Percy arrive at the Town Hall Station for the grand unveiling of the newly
recreated dinosaur skeleton. The Fat
Controller is giving a speech, dedicated to Percy and his brave actions, when
Emily puffs in and tells them that Gator is leaving again.
Instead of staying for the dedication,
Percy decides to go and say goodbye to his friend and wish him well for his
journey home – much to the Fat Controller’s bewilderment!
Percy puffs in just in time
to see Big Mickey
lifting Gator onto the Cargo Ship. The
two engines thank each other for everything they’ve learned from one another,
and Percy wishes Gator a safe journey home.
Gator is looking forward to going home – after seeing how brave Percy
could be, he thinks he’s ready for the highest of high bridges now!
Percy looks on sadly as Gator
is lifted onboard the
ship, and watches sadly as it sails out of the docks. Thomas and James arrive
soon after and
whistle their goodbyes to Gator as well.
Then, together, the three engines puff back to work, pleased to be
friends again – and proud to be brave!