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|Industry||Entertainment, Children's Programming|
|Fate||Acquired by and folded into HIT Entertainment, Still active as IP holder for Thomas & Friends.|
|Products||Thomas & Friends|
Guinness World Records
Magic Adventures of Mumfie
James the Cat
|Divisions||Gullane Children's Books Limited|
Gullane (Development) Limited
Gullane (Licensing) Limited
Gullane (Thomas) Limited
The Magic Railroad Company Limited
|Subsidiaries||Bridgefilms (joint-venture with Sooty International)|
Guinness World Records Limited
The Media Merchants
Prism Art & Design Limited (Joint-venture with S4C International)
Gullane Entertainment PLC was a British independent production company which produced children's programming, including Thomas & Friends, Shining Time Station, and The Magic Adventures of Mumfie. The company was purchased by HIT Entertainment in July 2002, and went defunct in 2003.
The Britt Allcroft Company
In December 1999, The Britt Allcroft Company announced they had acquired a 50% stake on Sooty from then-owner from Sooty International Limited, forming a joint-venture company called Bridgefilms (also known as Sooty Limited), which would also handle licensing rights to existing Britt Allcroft creation Mumfie.
In March 2000, HIT Entertainment offered a $363 million bid to purchase the company, alongside other interested companies. In the same month, the company announced they had purchased The Media Merchants for £14 million, bringing Art Attack to their list of IPs.
In September 2000, with negative reception and box-office disappointment of Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Britt Allcroft stepped down as the company's CEO, and under new leadership, the company announced they would rebrand as Gullane Entertainment in order to expand and export their brands worldwide.  Britt Allcroft would however remain as a creative consultant for the Thomas the Tank Engine franchise.
In January 2001, Gullane announced they had purchased the book franchises Zippy Dinosaurs and Vroom Vroom for £1.1 Million.
In December 2001, Gullane purchased a majority stake in Fireman Sam from S4C International for £16 Million, with both companies agreeing to produce a new season of 26 episodes and to remaster the previous 4 seasons.
In January 2003, Britt Allcroft announced she had resigned as a board director at HIT Entertainment in order to focus her work on her new company Britt Allcroft Productions.
After the Purchase
In October 2007, HIT put the rights to both Mumfie and Sooty up for sale. Britt Allcroft reacquired Magic Adventures of Mumfie in March 2008, while Richard Cadell would purchase the Sooty franchise and brand in June 2008.
- Thomas (the Tank Engine) & Friends (1984–2021, Seasons 1-7)
- Shining Time Station (1989–93, 1995)
- Magic Adventures of Mumfie (1994-1998)
- James the Cat (1998 series)
- Fireman Sam (1987-present, Series 5)
- Captain Pugwash (1998 series)
- Art Attack (1990-2007, Series 13-15)
- Sooty Heights (1999-2000, Series 2)
- Eckhart (2000–2001, UK distribution)
- Sooty (2001–2004, Series 1 and 2)
- Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000). Gullane's only feature-length film. This film features Thomas and his friends protecting a lost engine from the evil Diesel 10 and finding some magic. The film stars Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor, Peter Fonda as Burnett Stone, Mara Wilson as Lily, Russell Means as Billy Twofeathers, Didi Conn as Stacy Jones, and Edward Glen as the voice of Thomas.
- Britt Allcroft - Co Founder, Director, Deputy Chairman (resigned 7 September 2000)
- Angus Wright - Co Founder
- Adam F. Mills - Director (resigned 3 September 2002)
- William S. Harris - Chief Executive, Director (resigned 3 September 2002)
- Charles J. Falzon - President, Director (resigned 3 September 2002)
- Timothy J. Hilton - Finance Director, Director (resigned 26 October 2001)
- Helen Byme - Secretary
- "Gullane Entertainment Limited - Overview". Companies House. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "Pugwash to sail again". The Irish Times. 26 June 1997. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "Sooty prepares to sweep the world". BBC News. 21 December 1999. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "Britt Allcroft picks up Sooty". Kidscreen.com. 1 February 2000. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Boehm, Erich (2 February 2000). "HIT offering $363 mil for Britt Allcroft". Variety.com. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "All chuffed by Thomas talks". Southern Daily Echo. 30 January 2000. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Dawtrey, Adam (15 March 2000). "Britt Allcroft to buy Media". Variety. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Cassy, John (8 September 2000). "Britt Allcroft quits as Thomas flops". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Ball, Ryan (21 May 2003). "Allcroft Leaves HIT". Animationmagazine.net. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "Gullane buys David and Charles kids' arm for £1.1m". The Guardian. 29 January 2001. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "Gullane buys Guinness Book of Records". The Irish Times. 1 July 2001. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Griffiths, Katherine (19 December 2001). "Gullane to pay £1.6m for half the rights to 'Fireman Sam'". The Independent. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Cassy, John (6 July 2002). "Gullane gives in to Barney bid". Guardian. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- "Hit Entertainment has put the rights to kids' TV puppet Sooty up for sale". The Guardian. 4 October 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Bates, Jim (19 March 2008). "Children's Television Pioneer Britt Allcroft Reacquires Mumfie - "Special Little Elephant with a Great Big Heart" Returning Home". Businesswire.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Langsworthy, Billy (14 January 2014). "Richard Cadell on saving Sooty, brand longevity and stage shows". NewBay Media. Archived from the original on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- Allen, Katie (14 February 2008). "Guinness world records brand sold to Ripley's for £60m". Guardian. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- "Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "Gullane Entertainment Limited - Officers". Companies House. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- The predecessor company, Britt Allcroft Railway Limited, or Britt Allcroft Limited, was founded in 1979. This company is now known as Gullane (Thomas) Limited)
- Companieshouse still lists the company as "active" with a list of subsidiaries.