Monday, July 4, 2011

The Little Engine That Could DVD review and giveaway

Our family was recently excited to receive a copy of The Little Engine that Could movie to review. Having recently taken some of my cherubs on trains into the city, they were looking forward to watching a movie that had some more trains in it.

I was looking forward to being able to yell out, 'I think I can, I think I can!'. Sad but true!

The Little Engine That Could is an all-new feature length movie filled with fun and adventure! When Little Engine must leave Dreamland to deliver toys into the real world, she sets her fears aside and learns that with a little determination and courage, anything is possible.

The voices and cast include:
Whoopi Goldberg (Toy Story 3, Ghost)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, True Lies)
Corbin Bleu (High School Musical Trilogy)

My cherubs enjoyed the movie. They loved the colour, the characters and story. It really is very well made and the animation is excellent. My older cherubs were even interested in what was happening throughout the movie and the only part that several of my cherubs did not enjoy was near the end when the Nightmare train enters the scene. Several of my children felt a little scared during this part but most of them were fine and enjoyed it.

The movie does have a lesson to be learned and lovely message for children. It encourages children to follow their dreams and to not give up. To stand up for what you believe in and to make it happen. It also addresses the issue of being bullied and picked on and I like the way they dealt with this issue.

The movie is being released in stores on June 29th and you can see more about the movie here.

Thanks to Universal Pictures we have 10 copies of The Little Engine that Could to giveaway.

To enter this giveaway here are the guidelines:

1. Open to Aussie residents only
2. Winners picked by the random number generator
3. Entries close July 12th, 2011
4. Leave a comment below to enter.

* Please make sure you have email attached to your profile or leave it below.
* I was not paid any money for this review but did receive a copy of the movie to watch as a family.

Giveaway is now closed.
Here are the 10 winners:
1. Felicity, Bits and Pieces
2. Nat, Nats Natterings
3. The Modernparent
4. Gabby Howlett
5. Cheryl
6. Felicity Gifts of Serendipity
7. Kate Our Little Sins
8. DanniiBeauty
9. Tini Family
10. Ames from Tutu Ames

Please send me an email with your home address to sevencherubs (@)


  1. My boys would love this! I didn't realise it had been re-done.. I used to watch the old version at my Grandmas everytime we would go there!

  2. My 2 year old is quite train obsessed so I know would love this too! We have so much train track he was able to set up a track that covered 3 rooms of the house today! Great way for big boys to help their brother on day 1 off the holidays!

  3. We would love to own a copy of 'the little engine that could' something with a real message instead of just fighting for the kids to watch would be very welcome.

  4. OMG! I so need a copy of this, whether I win it or not! My little Cherub is 4 & so loooves trains, his treat is to go to our train station to see the trains....I love it, he finds them so interesting & rather than have a chocolate or a toy, he'd had the train station any day.

    Thanks for the review it's great :)

    Cheers G

  5. My boys would love to watch this!!
    Cheers Sue

  6. My children would LOVE to see this. Thanks for the op to possibly win a copy xoxo

  7. This looks like such a cute movie. My 2 boys would love to watch this, Im sure it would be replayed over and over as they love trains (especially my eldest who is 3.5yrs old)

  8. Oh this looks like a good one.

  9. Looks like a great movie!

    diannelovelock AT gmail dot com

  10. I remember reading the book at kinder. We had a big hill out the front and we'd all run in slow motion yelling "I think I can, I think I can" to go in every morning. Aaaah memories........

  11. Sounds like a great movie, my kids would really get a kick out of it.

  12. I think my little men would adore this movie,would be a great watch these school holidays. Thanks x

  13. We haven't seen the movie but we have the old book - which my kids love!! I'm a sucker for almost any kids story that has a moral to it :)


  14. I remember this book from my childhood. DS would love it. Thanks for the chance to win! smiles

  15. I still chant "I think I can, I think I can" in my head when I'm walking up a steep hill! My mum encouraged us to do that when we were kids when something was difficult. So excited to share this with my 2 year old!
    ourlittlesins AT gmail DOT com

  16. Omg! My son would love this! We have read this book a gazillion times! He's such a train enthusiast! Loves anything to do with trains!

  17. I think I can... I think I can... I think I can... I hope I can... win this!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. Tee hee, have just read Effie's comment - very cute!
    I've just spent an enjoyable afternoon making train lines and villages with my little niece so I can imagine sitting in a big bean bag watching this together would be terrific fun too.

    xx Felicity

  19. My son is realy getting to trains right now - he'd love this

  20. yes please!

  21. I'd love to enter as my son would really enjoy this DVD. He loves all things trains!
    djchilds (at) hot mail {dot} com

  22. Oohh.. I have this book, I love that there is a movie! Such a good message for kids.

  23. Oh I would love this movie :)

  24. We have the book, so the kids will definatly love the movie!

  25. Sounds like the perfect movie for my grand kids. I remember the story when I was little and would be interested to see how the movie compares to my memories.

  26. A truely gorgeous story teaching the importance of never giving up, my gorgeous son and daughter will easily fall in love with this movie!!

  27. A truely gorgeous story teaching the importance of never giving up, my gorgeous son and daughter will easily fall in love with this movie!!

  28. My 22 mth old daughter would love this movie!

    Her current obsession is cars and trains and she is forever going through her brothers toys to find more.

  29. I would love this for my lil man. He is just discovering a love of toot toots....


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