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The Little Engine That Could (1991)

A little switch engine named Tillie must help the birthday train reach a town that holds a kid's upcoming birthday party. Unfortunetly, it is past by a treacherous mountain.

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Cast

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Tillie / Missy / Little Wolf (voice)
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Farnsworth / Jebediah / Rollo / Perky / Eagle / Jeepers / Big Wolf (voice)
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Grumpella (voice)
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Doc / Tower / Panda (voice)
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Georgia (voice)
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Pete / The Cave (voice)
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Chip / Stretch (voice)
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Eric (voice)
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Jill (voice)
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A little switch engine named Tillie must help the birthday train reach a town that holds a kid's upcoming birthday party. Unfortunetly, it is past by a treacherous mountain.

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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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Trivia

First film role for Kath Soucie. See more »

Goofs

When we see Jebediah talking to Tillie, the two are right near the roundhouse and Control Tower is in the foreground. Right after Tillie says, "Yeah, there's me!" and "jumps," she is right next to Control Tower. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Locomotion Reverberation (2017) See more »

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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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