“Little Engine” (Alyson Stoner, Cheaper by the Dozen”) is a small blue engine working hard on dreamland. Every day she helps the big engines load up and sighs as they leave Dreamland for the real world. She wishes with all her heart to leave as well but keeps being told by everyone that she is just too small and leaving Dreamland will be too much work for her. The timeless message of this brightly animated film is that dreams mixed with tenacity and hard work produce happiness and achieving what everyone thinks is impossible.
The voices in this film – including Whoopie Goldberg and Jamie Lee Curtis – are perfect matches with their characters. The lesson it teaches is empowering and positive. Lizzie and David are a bit too young to really grasp all that yet. There are fun songs on this movie, but they still had a hard time sitting through it all, so I would suggest this movie for kids at least 4 years old and up, possibly 5 depending on the attention span of the child.
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