The Little Engine That Could
A timeless children's classic comes roaring to life in this star-studded animated tale of a train who overcomes every obstacle by repeating the words "I think I can, I think I can." Along the way, he climbs new heights and finds new friends.
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- Elliot M. Bour
- DVD and streaming
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this straight-to-DVD animated adventure is fine for even preschool-aged kids, especially those who love trains. There only potentially upsetting moments are a brief scene when a couple of bullies throw a snowball at a boy and then steal his grandfather's beloved pocket watch, and when a somewhat frightening Nightmare Train threatens Little Engine and her haul. The language includes mild insults like "annoying," "creepy," and "failure," but the message is a classic that all children should be exposed to: If you "think you can" hard enough, you can do anything, even if it seems impossible.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Boys bully Richard, throw snowballs at him, and steal his grandpa's pocket watch. A creepy Nightmare Train deceives the Little Engine and threatens to keep Richard and the circus toys trapped in Dreamland.
- Some mild insults like "creepy," "scrawny little shunter," "little," "failure," "annoying," and the like.
- Social Behavior
- "If you think you can, you will; if you think you can't, you won't." If you truly believe in yourself, you can accomplish almost anything.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it