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LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD, THE (HDNET)

What to know: This re-telling of the classic tale features a train engine that refuses to give up, teaching children that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to.
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Recommended age 4-9
80 minutes
DVD
HDNET MOVIES LLC
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This movie is about a little engine in Dreamland that delivers things that kids wish for, like a doll, from Dreamland to the kids in the real world. But, "oh no!" the tunnel has closed! The trains have to get to the real world from dreamland. What will they do? Why is the tunnel closed? Is there another way to get to the real world and deliver the toys? The music in this movie is very cheerful and happy. It made me feel so hopeful, in a good way! The voices in this move are very blissful. My favorite voice is the clown because she is so goofy! My favorite character is the sock monkey, he is so funny, I love him. I have a sock monkey of my own and now I think that I know how he might sound when he talks. The age range for watching this movie is probably around 2-8 years old. I am 10 and this movie is a little young for me. But for younger ages, they will like it! The message in "The Little Engine That Could" is to keep on trying, even when things get really, really hard. Just have faith in yourself and try, try again. I give "The Little Engine That Could" 3 and one half stars out of 5 stars. But if I were a little younger I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars! It has a great message for young kids, nice animation, and fun characters. KIDS FIRST! Reviewed by Makai Weber Colvin, Age 10, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
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.
This re-telling of the classic tale features a train engine that refuses to give up, teaching children that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to.
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