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LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

What to know: "I think I can, I think I can.
KIDS FIRST ALL STAR LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 4-9
82 minutes
DVD
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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The boys were glued to the screen and loved the boy character, Richard. The girls liked seeing the Little Engine as a girl and felt proud that she was more confident and brave than some of the older trains. One boy said he "liked that Richard stood up to the bullies at the end." "It was really cool how the characters voices sounded and that they used words like 'awesome'!" Some children sang along. One boy mentioned that "maybe girls can do the same things that boys can do." Kids laughed and smiled, while rooting for the Little Engine. All of them said they would watch it again and that they learned that if you think you can do something, you keep trying and don't give up.
A modern day telling of a well-known classic, told in a way that young children today can easily relate to. There is a twist in the classic story. The Little Engine is a girl and a "Real Boy" named Richard is accidentally brought into Dreamland, and the tunnel to the Real World is destroyed. The music and bright colorful scenery are very appealing. Little Engine is confident and never gives up. All the characters are very entertaining. Models compassion, kindness, caring for others, never giving up and being confident in oneself. Shows respect and how to be a good friend. The bullies in the story are faced and dealt with respectfully. I found myself rooting for the Little Engine as she makes it over the mountain into the Real World.
"I think I can, I think I can. . . " The timeless story comes to life in this all-new, feature-length film filled with fun and adventure! When Little Engine (Alyson Stoner, Cheaper by the Dozen) must leave Dreamland to deliver toys into the real world, she sets her fears aside and learns that with a little determination and courage, anything is possible. Featuring an all-star cast, including Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) and Brenda Song (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), this "fun family film" (Francine Brokaw, Los Angeles Family Magazine) is one you'll enjoy again and again.
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