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The Little Engine That Could (1991)

Video  -  Short | Animation | Family  -  1 January 1991 (UK)
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Cast overview:
Tillie / Missy (voice)
Farnsworth / Jebediah / Rollo / Perky / Eagle (voice)
Grumpella (voice)
Doc / Tower / Panda (voice)
Georgia (voice)
Pete (voice)
Chip / Stretch (voice)
Eric (voice)
Dina Sherman ...
Jill (voice)


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The Thrilling Animated Adaption of the Cherished Children's Classic

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1 January 1991 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Farnsworth is a diesel. In the book, Farnsworth (who wasn't named) is a "shiny new engine" with a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement. See more »


During the song "Nothing Can Stop Us Now," there is a yellow bear-like toy in the back of the third car. It vanishes about a few minutes into the trek through the mountain and is never seen again for the remainder of the film. See more »


Tillie the Little Engine: [Hooks up tp Pete, and starts pulling him out of the shed] C'mon, Pete!
Pete: Careful, kid. Don't bust a boiler
Tillie the Little Engine: Ha! Are you kidding? Hold on to your smokestack!
[Starts puffing faster, taking Pete by surprise]
Chip: Boy, Tillie's sure fired up today!
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Nothing Can Stop Us Now
Lyrics and Music by Mark Mueller
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Superb childhood entertainment!
20 July 2004 | by (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

As a father of a young boy who loved trains as a toddler, I can wholeheartedly recommend this movie to other adults with children who may happen to find themselves in similar positions; read the readily available picture book before, after or - even! - during viewing this video: 'I think I can ... I think I can ... I think I can ...' is a GREAT message to embed in young minds, ain't it? The story is about a small, blue engine asked to take over from older, more experienced engines who have somehow failed to function on a journey carrying an exceptionally important cargo: TOYS! - to the children on the other side of the mountain. Who could resist, eh?

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