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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.

Director:

Dave Edwards

Writers:

Ray Rhamey (screenplay by), Watty Piper (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kath Soucie ... Tillie / Missy / Little Wolf (voice)
Frank Welker ... Farnsworth / Jebediah / Rollo / Perky / Eagle / Jeepers / Big Wolf (voice)
B.J. Ward ... Grumpella (voice)
Neil Ross ... Doc / Tower / Panda (voice)
Bever-Leigh Banfield ... Georgia (voice)
Peter Cullen ... Pete / The Cave (voice)
Scott Menville ... Chip / Stretch (voice)
Billy O'Sullivan ... Eric (voice)
Dina Sherman Dina Sherman ... Jill (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Thrilling Animated Adaption of the Cherished Children's Classic


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of Eric's older sister is Jill. Although she wasn't mentioned by name throughout the whole movie, her name can be seen in the credits. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Version of The Little Engine That Could (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing Can Stop Us Now
Lyrics and Music by Mark Mueller
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Superb childhood entertainment!
20 July 2004 | by stevergy2000See 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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