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The Little Engine That Could (2011)

Featuring an all-star cast, the timeless story comes to life in this all-new, feature-length film filled with fun and adventure!

Director:

Elliot M. Bour

Writers:

David Koepp (screenplay by), John Kamps (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jodi Benson ... Jillian (voice)
Corbin Bleu ... Lou (voice)
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Bev (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Tower (voice)
Khamani Griffin ... Marcus (voice)
Suzy Nakamura ... Teacher (voice)
Ray Porter Ray Porter ... Nightmare Train (voice)
Michael S. Garcia ... Scott (voice) (as Michael Rodrigo)
Charlie Schlatter ... Major (voice)
Brenda Song ... Shiny Passenger Train (voice)
Alyson Stoner ... Little Engine (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Caboose (voice)
Glenn Shadix ... Arkana (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Bennett ... Hudson / Red Engine (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Rusty (voice)
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Featuring an all-star cast, the timeless story comes to life in this all-new, feature-length film filled with fun and adventure!

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Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die kleine blaue Lokomotive See more »

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Love It
10 August 2013 | by reginatocascamoSee all my reviews

My 3-year-old son loves this film and I enjoy watching it with him. I absolutely love the music and wish the soundtrack was released on iTunes. It's an all around great movie for adults and children to enjoy together. It offers a great message of overcoming and resiliency, a message all children need to hear. All families should enjoy this movie.

There are a few scary parts but my 3-year-old son handles it exceptionally well and it's necessary to the plot.

Again, I wish I could find the music on iTunes or in some digital format so I can listen to it in the car as the message is very up lifting.


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