Parents' Guide to

The Animal Train

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute pro-environment story that's best for little kids.

Movie NR 2002 30 minutes
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THE ANIMAL TRAIN is a cute 30-minute story that is as imaginative as it is informative. The dream sequence, where a boy and his toy dog ride a train together, should hold the attentions of young children, and as each endangered animal is introduced, their plights are discussed in ways that are easy to understand.

It is a simple story, and while it is perhaps too simple for older viewers, The Animal Train's message of protecting endangered animals and the world in which they live should easily resonate with younger viewers, and unlike so many media productions for young kids, this will be a story that can be viewed repeatedly by parents and kids alike.

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