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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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boy | roundhouse | toy | ballerina | mountain | See more »


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 »


At the beginning of the film, Pete the freight train is assigned to take a printing press "over the mountain to the town." When he brings his delivery up to the toys, it goes into a flashback, and the background behind Pete and the crane is clearly a city, not a town. See more »


Tillie the Little Engine: [Pulling the Birthday Train up the mountain] I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
[Music Starts]
Tillie the Little Engine: I think I can, I think I can, i think I can, I think I can...
Rollo the Clown: [singing] When your feet are dragging on the ground Stand up and face whatever you're afraid of
[Stands up but gets blown back by smoke]
Rollo the Clown: When pandemonium is all around...
Missy: [singing] That's when you find out what it is you're made of.
Rollo the Clown: [singing] If you will just believe it's true ...
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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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