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The Busy Little Engine

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Telly Award statuette  Winner of the 2007 Telly Award for Excellence in Children's Programming!
"...learning through imagination and curiosity in this fun DVD." Booklist Magazine, November 15, 2006
"...chugs along at just the right clip..." Parenting Magazine, "Parenting Picks", July 2006
"Busy Little Engine and Pig...encourage viewers to use their imaginations..." School Library Journal, June 2006
"Highly Recommended" Video Librarian Magazine, May/June 2006
"... the pinnacle of our mountain of kid's DVDs" DVD Verdict, April 2006
"...sweet story is perfectly paced for children of the targeted age group" About.com, March, 2006
Selected for the 2006 San Diego International Children's Film Festival


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About the show

The Busy Little Engine DVD Front Cover
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"It's a very busy day in Dinkytown...." A little wooden train is pretending to be a real train, but he doesn't know much about what real trains do - he's only ever seen them at crossing gates. With some help from the Narrator and lots of imagination, the Busy Little Engine and his friend, Pig, have a lot of fun learning about what trains do all day!

Gentle transitions and easy pacing are appropriate for even the youngest viewers. Magical animations, real trains, and the loveable Pig make it fun for all ages (even parents and grandparents)!


Special Features include:
  • Jump right to your favorite parts with Scene Selection
  • Sing along with Pig in three original Sing-Along videos (lyric sheet included)
  • See how the show was made in "Making The Busy Little Engine"
The Busy Little Engine DVD Back Cover
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Featuring three new songs by Jimmy Magoo!

Running Time: Approximately 34 minutes, plus extras
Recommended Ages: 2-6 years old


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The Busy Little Engine DVD Front Cover
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“The Busy Little Engine DVD
"It's a very busy day in Dinkytown...." A little wooden train is pretending to be a real train, but he doesn't know much about what real trains do - he's only ever seen them at crossing gates. With some help from the Narrator and lots of imagination, the Busy Little Engine and his friend, Pig, have a lot of fun learning about what trains do all day!

Running Time: Approximately 34 minutes, plus extras
Recommended Ages: 2-6 years old
$15.95
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Busy Little Engine™ wooden train engine
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Busy Little Engine wooden train engine (Exclusive!)
This is Busy Little Engine - the little wooden train engine that inspired the DVD!

Includes 1 Busy Little Engine™ wooden train engine. This engine is completely compatible and interchangeable with BRIO®, Maxim, Thomas & Friends™ brands of wooden trains, track, and accessories. For ages 3 and up (due to small parts).

$5.95
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I'm a Busy Little Engine! T-Shirt
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I'm a Busy Little Engine! T-Shirt
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I'm a Busy Little Engine! T-shirt
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I'm a Busy Little Engine! T-shirt (Exclusive!)
Is your kid a Busy Little Engine? These cute Ultra-Cotton 6.1oz Gildan T-shirts are available in white, light blue, light pink, or daisy (yellow). The top-quality hand silk-screened shirts will endure a lot of wear and a lot of washing (which is very handy for Busy Little Engines). Please note that Gildan Toddler T-shirts are very generously sized, so for most kids, a 3T will easily last until the kid is 4-years-old. Grown-ups and kids love the cute profile of Busy Little Engine on the front. The back of the shirt says, "I like using my imagination!"

$9.95
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Busy Little Engine™ DVD and wooden train
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“The Busy Little Engine DVD and Busy Little Engine wooden train engine

Includes 1 DVD and 1 Busy Little Engine™ wooden train engine.

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Busy Little Engine™ wooden train engine and cars
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“The Busy Little Engine DVD and I'm a Busy Little Engine!T-shirt

Includes 1 DVD and 1 T-shirt in your choice of size and color.

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Busy Little Engine™ DVD - pack of two
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“The Busy Little Engine DVD - pack of two

Don't forget the other busy little engineers among your extended family and friends!

Includes 2 DVDs.

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Screenshots

Click on the thumbnail images below to see large screenshots from the show!
Busy Little Engine pretending to be a real train
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Pretending to be a real train
Busy Little Engine in the playroom
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Back in the playroom
Busy Little Engine comes out of a tunnel
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Out of a tunnel
Busy Little Engine at a farm
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At a farm
Busy Little Engine and Pig visit some farm animals
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Visiting some farm animals
Busy Little Engine on a very tall bridge
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On a very tall bridge
Busy Little Engine pulls a very long train
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Pulling a very long train
Busy Little Engine arrives back home
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Back home
Busy Little Engine DVD main menu
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DVD main menu
Busy Little Engine DVD Scene Selection menu
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DVD "Scene Selection" menu
Busy Little Engine DVD More Fun Stuff menu
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DVD "More Fun Stuff" menu


Movie clips

Click on the thumbnail images below to see MPEG movie clips from the show!

Click here for a short bit of the start of the show
Pretending

(96 seconds/15.1MB - downloads in 84 sec. on Cable, 37 min. on Dialup)
Click here for a short bit with farm animals
Farm Animals

(68 seconds/10.7MB - downloads in 58 sec. on Cable, 25 min. on Dialup)
Click here for a short bit of the end of the show
Back Home

(60 seconds/9.6MB - downloads in 53 sec. on Cable, 23 min. on Dialup)
Click here to see Busy Little Engine pulling a very long train
Long Train

(67 seconds/10.6MB - downloads in 59 sec. on Cable, 26 min. on Dialup)
Click here for a short bit of the 'Back on the Road' sing-along!
"Back on the Road" sing-along

(44 seconds/7.0MB - downloads in 39 sec. on Cable, 17 min. on Dialup)

Audio clips

Click on the buttons below to hear clips of the songs!
MP3
The Busy Little Engine
MP3
Curiosity
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Back on the Road

About Busy Little Studios

Since 2005, Busy Little Studios has been a producer of fun and gently-paced DVDs "illuminating the workings of the world for young children." Creative Director Desmond Mullen's background includes work with George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic, Silicon Valley's Rocket Science Games and WebTV Networks, and creation of world-renowned science education shows at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center including Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House: Space Adventure.

"By focusing on a toy that is familiar to most children, we can present concepts about how the world works in a way that even the youngest child can understand and apply to his or her own life," Mullen says. He adds, "The excitement that a child has when he sees a thing in the real world that he recognizes, or when he applies a concept he's learned to a new situation, is wonderful. That thrill of discovery of the world is infectious. That's what I love about helping children understand the world around them."

You are welcome to email Desmond at desmond@busylittleengine.com with any questions or comments you might have.

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