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The Brave Engineer (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Musical | 3 March 1950 (USA)
Legendary engineer Casey Jones is determined to keep his train schedule and nothing is going to stop him.

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Casey Jones is one of the best engineers there is and it is his duty to get his cargo to its destination on time via train. He sets off but is set back by a number of unfortunate circumstances such as a rain storm, a cow on the tracks, a mad bomber, and finally, when his train starts falling apart. Worst of all, he is on a collision course with another train coming in the opposite direction. After a terrific crash, the man at the train station assumes the worst when Casey doesn't show up but, to his delight, Casey finally makes it to his destination a total wreck but on time (almost). Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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The top row of the "Trains" blackboard at the end changes between cuts. See more »

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[Casey's train is in collision course with another train]
Narrator: [as conductor] Hey, Casey, here comes a freight! I said here comes a freight!
Narrator: [as Casey] Don't worry mate. We wont be late.
Narrator: [as conductor] Egad! Look, look, look, look! Train, train, train!
Narrator: [as Casey] So what?
Narrator: [as conductor] So long!
[Conductor jumps off]
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Connections

Featured in American Legends (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Casey Jones
Music by Eddie Newton
Lyrics by Wallace Saunders and T. Lawrence Seibert
Performed by The King's Men
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A really fun short
6 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Some of the pacing did feel a tad rushed in places, however The Brave Engineer is still really fun. The animation is lusciously coloured and beautifully drawn, and the music is catchy, especially the song, helped by the lively singing. The Brave Engineer has some hilarious commentary, some terrifically paced and never dull action, while the story is always engaging. The characters are zany and likable, and I personally thought Jerry Colonna's voice work was one of The Brave Engineer's best assets(though I can understand as his delivery and his style of humour can be seen as an acquired taste). True, it is not always subtle, but you can tell that a lot of enthusiasm went into it and it is immensely enjoyable as a result.

Overall, a really fun short with everything I love about Disney evident. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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