“The Little Engine That Could” DVD Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
March 2, 2011

On March 22nd, 2011, Universal Studios Home Entertainment released The Little Engine That Could on DVD!  The Little Engine That Could is based on the timeless children’s storybook and stars the voice talents of Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brenda Song, Corbin Bleu, and more!  The DVD will be available in stores and online, retailing for $19.98.


“I think I can, I think I can….”  The timeless story comes to life in this all-new, feature-length film filled with fun and adventure!  When Little Engine (Alyson Stoner, Cheaper by the Dozen) 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.  Featuring an all-star cast, including Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) and Brenda Song (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), this “fun family film” (Francine Brokaw, Los Angeles Family Magazine) is one you’ll enjoy again and again.


CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Warburton, Dominic Scott Kay, Brenda Song, Corbin Bleu, Alyson Stoner

DIRECTED BY:  Elliot M. Bour

Universal partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation on The Little Engine That Could release and will donate up to 50 cents per DVD sold.

Limited Time Offer:  Buy the DVD and receive a “Kids Ride Free” AMTRAK coupon.  Coupons valid from when booking your travel from March 22 – September 15, 2011 for travel October 1, 2011 – February 29, 2012 (restrictions and black-out dates apply).


For more than 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness.


My boys loved watching this movie and I loved the message it sends to kids – do your best and don’t give up!  Based on the classic story, The Little Engine That Could comes to life!  This is a cute and fun, family-friendly movie that families everywhere will love watching!  A special thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment for this DVD review opportunity!


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I received a screener of “The Little Engine That Could” on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  The giveaway was sponsored by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

141 Responses to ““The Little Engine That Could” DVD Giveaway”

  1. Adrienne Gordon says:

    It is one of those classic stories with a great message.

  2. sandra says:

    i like the moral of the story

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    i think the Ithink i can is a good lesson for kids and my son and i read the book
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    I like The Little Engine’s perseverance and positive attitude. He’s quite a guy!

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    My mother used to read me this book

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    I love Little Engine That Could because it was my favorite story growing up.

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    This is special not only because it has a great message in it, but also because it brings back childhood memories of reading it.
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  33. Ashley says:

    It teaches children not to give up and to keep going!

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  38. Christina H says:

    I love The Little Engine That Could. It is a great story for all to keep at something until you succeed. I know many that could benefit from learning that lesson!

  39. Jackie says:

    What’s special to me is that I remember my mother reading the book to me when I was little. I loved the story then, and still think it sends a great message. Thanks!
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  48. Laura says:

    I took my 4 year old to see this movie in the theater this weekend. It was great. The thing I liked the most about it was watching my daughter enjoy the movie.

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    I remember this being one of the first stories that I read all by myself !! My dad worked for the railroad so it was extra special to us !!

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    I remember reading it over and over as a child. Thank you for the chance!

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    I love that The little Engine That Could was something I grew up with, and now I can share it with my son.

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  74. katklaw777 says:

    Well…when I was a child it was always one of my favorite books. My kids also loved it when I read it for them. It has a wonderful message about life and the importance of trying your best and not giving up/

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  78. Erica C. says:

    This is a classic and would be great to have at home!

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  84. Aleks says:

    I like the moral of the story. I think my daughter would injoy this. Thanks!

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    I think I can, I think I can, it’s such a good message that anybody can learn from

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    I think it’s a very encouraging story for children.

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    This is a classic story!

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    I like the little engine that could cause it is the message that anything is possible as long as you don’t give up that I like about the movie

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  102. susan smoaks says:

    i always tell myself i think i can, i think i can when i am discouraged.

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    I love that he does even though he is not sure he can do it he keeps trying till he reliazes he can

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  116. Brasil says:

    We weren’t sure what to expect, but I have to say that we loved it! The movie is bright, colorful and FUN! The animation is surprisingly good, and the voice acting top-notch. Usually, movies for younger kids can drag, but this one moved along at a perfect pace, keeping all the kids in the audience enthralled. And I was pleasantly surprised at how FUNNY it was, keeping the adults entertained, too. The filmmakers really did a nice job of making sure all ages can enjoy this.

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