Excitement levels are always high around here when we get a new DVD sent to us to review. My little pink review team are pretty much always up for the challenge. So when ‘The Little Engine that Could’ arrived the girls couldn’t wait to get to work. From a parents perspective this is a movie with a great message about setting your fears aside and using determination and courage to achieve the seemingly impossible. It’s bright and engaging with a story line that keeps interest levels high. The character are beautifully illustrated and captured the hearts of the girls quickly. However, having said that, it does also have some darker and more scary scenes (centered on the nightmare train) that make it less enjoyable for the pre-school aged child. Little miss pink (3) hid her eyes behind her hands and told it was “scary mummy” before she drifted off to play with some toys. The two elder girls sat glued to the screen from start to end.
Whoopi Goldberg (Toy Story 3, Ghost), Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, True Lies) and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical Trilogy) lend their voices to the major characters. As always I spent most of the movie playing my favourite guessing game working out who was playing who.
The Little Engine That Could was released for sale on the June 29, 2011. It runs for 1 Hour 22 Minutes and is rating: G (for Good Jolly Miss Molly there is nothing obscene in this Movie that mummy needs to worry about her kids watching). Well unless they are 3 and don’t like scary nightmare trains!!
The good people at Universal have given The Truth About Mummy three (3) copies of The Little Engine that Could to give away to readers. If you’d like a copy for your own little people (or to giveaway yourself to someone elses little people) this is what you need to do.
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