Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Little Engine That Could Review & GIVEAWAY

I was so pleased to have the opportunity to receive a copy of the gorgeous animated version of the beautiful story The Little Engine That Could.  We all grew up with The Little Engine That Could book, so its just brilliant it has been adapted so beautifully to animated movie format.

"The Little Engine That Could comes to life in an all-new feature length movie filled with fun and adventure! Hailed as; “A fun family film” Los Angeles Family Magazine. 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. "

To be honest, I wasn't sure if my sons (4 and 5) would be very interested in The Little Engine That Could - I thought it would perhaps be more suited to the toddler age group.   But the boys were surprising captivated, perhaps by the amazing colours and lovely animation (when you see this movie for yourself, you will realise what I mean about the colours and animation, it is just beautifully made).  I for one loved the storyline, it is a feel good movie with a moral and lessons to be learnt.  My five year old loved the scary bits and the nightmare train, but be warned - younger children might be frightened in these bits.  Overall, its just a lovely innocent family movie that is a joy to watch.  I for one get a bit sick of all the violent movies and cartoons, so this is a refreshing change.

The Little Engine That Could is from Universal Studios and runs for 1hr 22mins  It is released on DVD today the 29th June 2011!


And we have three copies of The Little Engine That Could to give away to readers of this blog.


To enter, simply leave a comment here on this post and tell me why you and your children are looking forward to watching this movie.  If you are unable or do not wish to leave a comment you can send me a message via my Contact Form.

You can also leave separate comments for each of the following for further entries:

1. Follow this blog publicly on Google Friend Connect
2. Tweet this giveaway =
The Little Engine That Could Giveaway at the @YrCheekyMonkey blog - http://yourcheekymonkey.blogspot.com/2011/06/little-engine-that-could-review.html

You could also head on over and like the Your Cheeky Monkey facebook page if you really wanted to.. you know, to stay up to date with any other giveaways ;-)

Giveaway Conditions (please read):
~ Australian Entries only 
~ Be sure to leave your email address in your comment if your profile is protected - if I draw you as a winner but have no way of contacting you I will re-draw the prize.
~ Winners drawn randomly and notified by email.  Prize will be re-drawn if winner does not respond within 3 days.
~ Giveaway closes in one weeks time on Wednesday 6th July 2011 at 6pm (EST)
~ Prizes sent directly to winners from Universal Pictures

29 comments:

Alex said...

I just watched it, it's a pretty cute movie!

operationhotmother said...

I always tell the kids they can do anything if they try hard enough i would love them to watch this movie im sure they would like it.

Tat said...

My son is just standing next to me. I asked him why he wants to watch the movie, and he said 'Because I like it!'

Tat said...

I am a follower already

Di from Max The Unicorn said...

I'm looking forward to sharing this classic from my childhood with my son. Good because it has a moral, too!

Di from Max The Unicorn said...

I follow you publicly via GFC as Di from Max The Unicorn
:)

Di from Max The Unicorn said...

Tweeted the giveaway here @ShinyGlitterBug
http://twitter.com/ShinyGlitterBug/status/86004037929017347
Had to take out a few words as it was too long for the 140 characters of Twitter. Didnt touch the link though!

Jenn (Bandusta Admin) said...

Although my girls prefer "girly stuff", as my 4yo DD calls it, I think they will look forward to watching this movie because we've read the book in the past. Very cute and inspirational book/movie :).

Contact: jenninbrissy@gmail.com

Candice said...

My eldest son loves trains so Im sure he would love this movie. My youngest son wouldn't understand storylines but he would love the bright colours and this would keep him entertained :)

Candice said...

I follow your blog publicly on Google Friend Connect.

Candice said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/Candy3181/status/86776181550096384

Thank you for the opportunity Monique :)

Chont said...

my boys love trains so they would really love this. One is autistic so anything that has trains, is visual and teaches morals would be beneficial for him.

Chont said...

I follow with google friend connect (chonny88)

Amy said...

We have a little engine that could book so I am sure my kids would get a kick out of watching the movie!

Amy said...

have tweeted :-)

Amy said...

Am a follower too :-)

jaz said...

Following

jaz said...

Make a great pressie

operationhotmother said...

Follow via GFC

operationhotmother said...

Tweeted @hootylishous

Leimay said...

I follow via GFC

Leimay said...
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Leimay said...

Lets try that again... have shared on twitter and it can be found here https://twitter.com/#!/Leimaycherry/status/87390135943053312

Ange said...

my little boy just loves trains, and I'm sure his big sister would love it too.

Ange said...

liked on FB

Nicole Grant said...

I am now a follower via Friend Connect. I haven't come across this before! I will have to learn how it works :)

Nicole Grant said...

Just tweeted via @GatewayOT and @NicoleGrant.

Nicole Grant said...

We have this book, and I love the message - don't give up!

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Winners drawn randomly are:
Jenn (Bandusta)
Amy
Nicole Grant
I'll be in touch soon ladies!