The Little Engine that Could is a 1991 animated direct-to-video short film directed by Dave Edwards and co-produced by Edwards and Mike Young, animated at Kalato Animation in Wales and co-financed by Universal Studios through their MCA/Universal Home Video arm and S4C, Wales' dedicated Welsh-language channel. It was released on VHS by MCA. The film features the voice talents of Kath Soucie and Frank Welker. It is based on the book of the same name, by Watty Piper.
In Wales the film was joint-released in both English and Welsh, under the title Yr Injan Fach Fentrus (The Adventurous Little Engine) and was broadcast on television in both languages. As a native production it was widely available on VHS in Wales and thus achieved a degree of cult status during its time, though never touching on the level of other iconic characters such as Fireman Sam and Superted, both of which featured production staff members who worked on The Little Engine That Could.
Starring[edit | edit source]
- Tillie/Missy - Kath Soucie
- Farnsworth/Jedediah/Rollo/Perky/Eagle - Frank Welker
- Grumpella - B.J. Ward
- Doc/Tower/Panda - Neil Ross
- Georgia - Bever-Leigh Banfield
- Pete - Peter Cullen
- Chip/Stretch - Scott Menville
- Eric - Billy O'Sullivan
- Jill - Dina Sherman