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The Brave Locomotive

  • Опубліковано 28 лют 2024
  • In this Old West musical tale with 1940s flair, a fearless little train and his engineer confront obsolescence as bigger, faster, and more automated machines take center stage.
    Oscar-qualified for the 96th Academy Awards by winning Best Animation at LA Shorts International Film Festival.
    0:00 - Opening Titles
    0:13 - Linus and Henry
    1:40 - The Baron's Proposal
    2:12 - What Becomes of Linus
    3:15 - Samson Assumes
    4:00 - Linus to the Rescue
    5:18 - Train Heaven Finale
    6:20 - End Credits ("The Brave Locomotive")
    Andrew Chesworth Productions
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  • @Piemations
    @Piemations 3 місяці тому +3577

    Masterclass. Reminds me a whole lot of Klaus

  • @robinomps9121
    @robinomps9121 Місяць тому +566

    I really like how there is no real villain to this story, Samson was just doing his job and didn’t do anything wrong and the Baron was just a man of progress, if you read the newspaper, the baron even redirected funds from his own business to the rebuilding of Linus! Bravo!

    • @Dr.Disney
      @Dr.Disney Місяць тому +89

      I’d say the real villain was the guy with the whip. He enjoyed doing it a bit too much

    • @user-mh5hc2bv3t
      @user-mh5hc2bv3t Місяць тому +19

      You identified a redeemed villain, but he was still a villain nonetheless. That dark part of the story with the Baron/Samson was crucial for creating tension and unease.

    • @HaruCanalPrimario
      @HaruCanalPrimario Місяць тому +31

      Dont forget that guy with the Revolver, he and the one with the whip really formed a villainous duo for the short.@@Dr.Disney

    • @oniemployee3437
      @oniemployee3437 Місяць тому +14

      @@user-mh5hc2bv3t If anything There's only Samson, and he's an _antagonist_ . Not a villain.

    • @brucealanwilson4121
      @brucealanwilson4121 Місяць тому +6

      ​@@Dr.DisneyAnd he got dragged into the tunnel by one of the other obsolete engines.

  • @williamwassmann9349
    @williamwassmann9349 2 місяці тому +781

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate that THE ENTIRE NEWSPAPER SCENES ARE ACTUALLY COMPLETE NEWSPAPERS!?

    • @mcbombernuggets
      @mcbombernuggets 2 місяці тому +10

      No Blahs

    • @adamhandley9482
      @adamhandley9482 2 місяці тому +38

      In addition to revealing what happened to Samson, the other stories appropriate for the period were a nice touch!

    • @4.99dollarchickenstripbask7
      @4.99dollarchickenstripbask7 Місяць тому +12

      actually complete newspapers WITH RELEVANCE TO THE STORY

    • @williamwassmann9349
      @williamwassmann9349 Місяць тому

      @@4.99dollarchickenstripbask7 RIGHT!? Like - RIGHT!? :O

    • @aydensufianthetrain
      @aydensufianthetrain Місяць тому +6

      ​@@adamhandley9482Samson was re-assigned to lumber haul

  • @GarrettTheCarrot
    @GarrettTheCarrot Місяць тому +168


    • @ILoveOTR123
      @ILoveOTR123 Місяць тому +4

      I LOVE CHIKIN NUGETS!!!1!1!!!1!1

    • @luclee9290
      @luclee9290 Місяць тому +4

      The fact that someone like him only has 10 likes is surprising.

    • @Angea-mina
      @Angea-mina Місяць тому +3


    • @MineraftxD
      @MineraftxD Місяць тому +2

      @@luclee9290 dem boi'

    • @josha254
      @josha254 7 днів тому


  • @magiccarpetmadeofsteel4564
    @magiccarpetmadeofsteel4564 3 місяці тому +649

    As someone really, REALLY into trains/railroading, specifically steam locomotives, I already really liked this: drawing from Golden Age of Animation is something that's basically impossible to get wrong.
    THat ending actually made me tear up a bit. The idea that the Engineer and his wife are still running the train but now for fun, like an excursion railroad, is just such a happy and wholesome ending.

    • @j-train13
      @j-train13 2 місяці тому +16

      It's become a lovely heritage line that's kept preserved

    • @cheezyches
      @cheezyches 11 днів тому

      why the hell do I feel like it's a branchline

  • @wolffan1515
    @wolffan1515 2 місяці тому +246

    There are many callbacks to classic animation in this little short if you look closely:
    Linus' blue anthropomorphic personality is clearly a nod to Tillie from "The Little Engine That Could," from 1991, and his blue cap is like Casey Jr. from "Dumbo."
    Engineer Henry is essentially Casey Jones from "The Brave Engineer."
    The vultures on the mountain are a big nod to the vultures from Snow White.
    And the women's choir is just like the Andrews Sisters singing Little Toot in "Melody Time."
    All of this goes to show there is a great passion and respect for this style of animation, and the fact that this little feature conveys so much story and emotion in jist seven minutes makes it all the more exquisite.
    Absolutely phenomenal.

    • @Minecraftmark101
      @Minecraftmark101 2 місяці тому +3

      Ima keep this reply just incase i want to read this comment again

    • @blazingswordsman5410
      @blazingswordsman5410 Місяць тому +2

      Linus is basically Casey jones with Thomas the tank engine’s blue paintwork.

    • @LukeMccloud-gj1wx
      @LukeMccloud-gj1wx Місяць тому +1

      And Samson is a base of the poler express

    • @brucealanwilson4121
      @brucealanwilson4121 2 дні тому

      Rhe score quites 'Rhapsody in Blue" several times.

  • @Saberspark
    @Saberspark 3 місяці тому +11605


    • @JAdg75oo00
      @JAdg75oo00 3 місяці тому +212

      Indeed it is 🙂🚂

    • @lknmjh
      @lknmjh 3 місяці тому +187

      8 years…….worth every bit of patience

    • @Bonkerer
      @Bonkerer 3 місяці тому +53

      Outstanding performance

    • @pokemario8673
      @pokemario8673 3 місяці тому +75

      Little engines can do really big things

    • @ricardoreyes1576
      @ricardoreyes1576 3 місяці тому +34

      Here before it blow up

  • @SmudgerTheRascal1234
    @SmudgerTheRascal1234 2 місяці тому +277

    Just like thomas said... "Little Engines Can Do Big Things!" Also this animation is wonderful! So cool.

    • @A.S.CGamer2009
      @A.S.CGamer2009 2 місяці тому +4

      You are right dude

    • @thearchivest
      @thearchivest 2 місяці тому +2

      my man!

    • @SmudgerTheRascal1234
      @SmudgerTheRascal1234 2 місяці тому +2

      You havent seen thomas and the magic railroad, YOUR DIRTY MINDED!​@@DopeLinglingchon

    • @Joshua-ok5xj
      @Joshua-ok5xj 2 місяці тому +1

      @@DopeLinglingchon WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

    • @thearchivest
      @thearchivest Місяць тому +1

      @@DopeLinglingchon Nazi alert!

  • @100waystoplay4
    @100waystoplay4 2 місяці тому +271

    This is absolute legend. I didn't think people could even come close to this level of decency in film-making anymore.

  • @disskuss4268
    @disskuss4268 2 місяці тому +165

    I watched this with my 2,5 year old son a million times and we love it! Recently we walked up a hill and he said "cole in the oven!" and begun to run! This came totally from his own mind and it was the cutest thing ever. Greetings from Germany

  • @jacobjcb8883
    @jacobjcb8883 2 місяці тому +110

    Forget All Engines Go
    This is a cartoon about a blue train that's worth watching because it shows heart and soul and wasn't made just to sell toys
    You did great on this, may steam locomotives live on forever and keep up the good work

    • @Dr.Disney
      @Dr.Disney 2 місяці тому +13

      Plus this isn’t taking a huge dump on a 75 year series.
      This is its own individual thing

    • @NorCraftLinerz
      @NorCraftLinerz 2 місяці тому +5

      Tho it would be cool if Linus and Samson were actually toys.

    • @wengcurioso9452
      @wengcurioso9452 Місяць тому +4

      forget aeg, watch tbl instead

    • @jacobjcb8883
      @jacobjcb8883 Місяць тому +4

      It would be something, but it would have to be careful not to become a cashgrab like Thomas did
      Quality over quantity after all

    • @NorCraftLinerz
      @NorCraftLinerz Місяць тому

      @@wengcurioso9452 Ok

  • @GameAnGrog
    @GameAnGrog 2 місяці тому +67

    I can absolutely see why you have an Oscar nomination to your name. The fluidity and expressiveness of the animation is captivating to say the least. Truly top tier work.

    • @0Warpsmith
      @0Warpsmith 26 днів тому +1

      Classic Disney in the flesh.

  • @WhitneyAvalon
    @WhitneyAvalon 3 місяці тому +6652

    So glad the whole world can now see this spectacular film!

  • @sharontest8144
    @sharontest8144 3 місяці тому +97

    So proud of you, Andrew!!! Fingers crossed for more recognition for you! Happy to have helped in the little ways I could

  • @SonicBoone56
    @SonicBoone56 2 місяці тому +23

    The trains aren't the villains, they're the heroes of the story, even Samson. Linus gets to stay a legend no matter what, just like many vehicles that became heroes in their own right.

    • @Parciwal_Gaming
      @Parciwal_Gaming Місяць тому +2

      Samson even takes ober linus' job in the freight industry (Newspaper)

  • @andretokunaga3382
    @andretokunaga3382 2 місяці тому +39

    3:49 the level of detail applied to each frame is amazing. There is no placeholder text in this journal, every single word is meticously thought to ensure it fits, expands and deepens the entire story.
    Would love to see the entire journal with more detail, it reveals some interesting facts about the Von Kapital's background

  • @zachboyd4749
    @zachboyd4749 3 місяці тому +36

    6:02, 6:13
    I recognize the sights and sounds of P-51 Mustangs anywhere! I know this is about the trains, but am still thrilled to see my favorite aircraft included here as well!

  • @itsnic2295
    @itsnic2295 2 місяці тому +33

    Outstanding short! This really is one of, if not the best animated shorts I've seen on UA-cam! Also, love the little C&O L1 cameo at at 6:03!

    • @Gearz-365
      @Gearz-365 2 місяці тому +2

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the C&O L1!

    • @itsnic2295
      @itsnic2295 2 місяці тому +2

      @@Gearz-365 It sure is a difficult engine to miss!

  • @Haminations
    @Haminations 3 місяці тому +3789

    I love trains and animation. Good job :)

    • @ar12456ar
      @ar12456ar 3 місяці тому +48

      Oh yeah you’re that UA-cam guy

    • @mr.bf1107
      @mr.bf1107 3 місяці тому +71

      Don’t put Thomas in the toilet pls🙏

    • @frozencascade
      @frozencascade 3 місяці тому +36

      i like trains

    • @bamzer
      @bamzer 3 місяці тому +13

      is that bryson from baco- i mean minecr- i mean hamination while watching a goofy lil train animation which i loved?!?!?

    • @dylansino2403
      @dylansino2403 3 місяці тому

      Haminations give me all of your hams

  • @TheRyanLamont
    @TheRyanLamont 3 місяці тому +53

    That was perfect! Such a joy to watch!

  • @j.g.digital
    @j.g.digital 2 місяці тому +19

    This is the kind of animation we need more of! Not only beautifully animated, but an adorable story with wonderful music! Everything about it has so much passion put into it, and it all paid off so well!!!

  • @la1sk203
    @la1sk203 2 місяці тому +13

    Love the underlining complexity that lurks in the details. Morally grey presentation of the antagonists and interactions. Truly awesome for such a short and quick paced film.

    • @hernancastillo283
      @hernancastillo283 Місяць тому +3

      Well actually the lumberyard foreman and bounty hunter were the real villains of this short.

  • @mattkradelman7964
    @mattkradelman7964 2 місяці тому +11

    This short film is absolutely fantastic. It reminds me of my favorite childhood book: "The little engine that could". Thank you for producing this, and thank you for deciding to go through with it after shelving it for so many years!

  • @Wolfewriter83
    @Wolfewriter83 2 місяці тому +8

    I really like the tribute to Jerry Colonna (narrator of The Brave Engineer - 1950) on the station board. Very well done!

  • @shgurr
    @shgurr 3 місяці тому +2138

    This was beautiful!

    • @derpifier233
      @derpifier233 3 місяці тому +9

      Didn’t expect to see you here

    • @PurgeTime
      @PurgeTime 3 місяці тому +3

      didnt ask + my animations are better

    • @Thesuree
      @Thesuree 3 місяці тому

      @@PurgeTime I don't even know this animator, BUT THATS RUDE! YOU ARE A SON OF THE DEVIL!

    • @SeanJAnimations
      @SeanJAnimations 3 місяці тому

      ​@@PurgeTimeNo one asked for your reply either. Go away

    • @someguyakanoahw
      @someguyakanoahw 3 місяці тому +1

      hi shgurr

  • @polarexpressproductions890
    @polarexpressproductions890 Місяць тому +8

    Also something I really appreciate is that Henry is actually called the Engineer! And the fact that the steam trains have the actual whistles and sounds! Very nice attention to detail that only nerdy train fans would see

  • @m6isme
    @m6isme 2 місяці тому +7

    Love that Samson was never portrayed as an antagonist. He was just as worried as the rest.

  • @Gaby-yb8vj
    @Gaby-yb8vj Місяць тому +6

    I can’t express enough how much I adore this little short. The music, the characters, the animation, all beautifully done. A polished contemporary production giving love to classic animation of the past century. Phenomenal work! Thank you all so much!

  • @user-po3xw2fv2x
    @user-po3xw2fv2x 2 місяці тому +20

    I love it!!! I love how you added the 1940s cartoony animation style to this film. Classics should always be treasured forever. It's such a shame that the film makers of today just do a pathetic job on making movies with a bunch of "modern " stuff that is just ruining our lives and our children too. Thank you for this outstanding film!

  • @pillowpete
    @pillowpete Місяць тому +6

    I just listened to your interview on the What's In My Head podcast, which is how I discovered this lovely cartoon, and I'm in complete awe! This is hands down some of the best animation I've seen in a long time! Don't get me started on the music either. This is absolute perfection. Congratulations to you and everyone who worked on this! ❤️

  • @Cqat1
    @Cqat1 3 місяці тому +7898

    I love how Samson isn't actually evil or anything. He's just intimidating. And he still just tries to transport the passengers as quickly as possible and gets scared for his life when the bridge breaks. Lovely piece of animation!

    • @sabertooth3studioshq838
      @sabertooth3studioshq838 3 місяці тому +676

      I know right. While yes he is like a foil or rival to Linus, he isn't a villain. Just cause a character is a rival or foil doesn't make them automatically mean they are a villain or bad guy unless they do something that says otherwise. But like you said he doesn't do anything that would make him a bad guy or villain, as just because a character is intimidating doesn't mean they're a villain or bad guy.

    • @American_PhilippineA
      @American_PhilippineA 3 місяці тому +190

      @@sabertooth3studioshq838the real bad guy is that fricker who made henry switch

    • @the-terrible63
      @the-terrible63 3 місяці тому +40

      I like it, thank you.

    • @sabertooth3studioshq838
      @sabertooth3studioshq838 3 місяці тому +40

      @@American_PhilippineA The Baron guy?

    • @sto1asgoetia600
      @sto1asgoetia600 3 місяці тому +297

      @@American_PhilippineAactually the bad guy was the one with a revolver that shot Linus in the water tank

  • @killianbonnetdesire6323
    @killianbonnetdesire6323 3 місяці тому +7

    Bonjour, je suis utilisateur Français.
    C'est vrai très touchant comme court métrage : j'apprécie surtout les relations entre les personnes : Le Baron et sa Fille aiment le mécanicien, et ce malgré la rivalité de "puissance" entre Linus, qui évoque le passé du train et les voyages agréables, et Samson, qui lui, représente plutôt la vitesse et le futur du train, plus indifférent et plus orienté "toujours plus vite". C'est très touchant quand on voit aujourd'hui que amour rime avec rien du tout... Aujourd'hui c'est toujours plus notre monde et plus rien d'échange... Rien en retour de personne...
    On le voit clairement lorsque Linus se tue à la fin, le Baron et sa fille sont tristes, et aussi au paradis juste après, La fille est même prête à aider pour réparer Linus, le Baron lui, est juste derrière... Ce qui prouve que, rivalité ne veut pas dire "ennemis". Les deux véritables ennemis sont surtout le type qui fouette Linus sur ses tronc d'arbres et l'autre qui utilise son pistolet sur Linus pour l'empêcher de sauver Samson et ses wagons... à vrai dire, les ennemis sont pas toujours ceux que l'on pourrait croire !!!!
    Ce court métrage évoque très bien les relations entre les années 1890 et les années 2020... Et franchement, j'aurais plus aimé vivre en 1890 que maintenant. Certes, c'était beaucoup plus strict les lois, etc... Mais le respect était de mise et l'amour était pour moi, bien plus véritable... De nos jours, c'est plus rien, toujours plus rapide et toujours plus indifférents... seule la vitesse compte et l'intérêt... Ignoble !! Même Samson aurai certainement été dégouté car, même s'il est plus indifférent que Linus, il à quand même une certaine sensibilité... Notamment lorsque il manque de tomber du pont détruit...

  • @Bajiy
    @Bajiy Місяць тому +5

    Reminds me a whole lot of Casey Jones and Brave Little Toot from Disney, can see a lot of inspiration taken from those two shorts which makes this an even more wonderful delight. Fantastic cartoon, and shows why older school animation (read: not CGI) is something we definitely need more of!

  • @elihutchinson007
    @elihutchinson007 2 місяці тому +3

    Holy cow, what a film! Not only exceptional animation on display but a heartfelt story and wonderful music. Does a perfect job of capturing that midcentury era and style of animated shorts while adding flourishes of its own.

  • @ARandomSpy
    @ARandomSpy 2 місяці тому +3

    I've watched this so many times. I remember how much i loved the original trailer you posted, when this showed up in my notifications i almost cried from pure joy. Thank you for this wonderful piece of my childhood.

  • @micahscott3895
    @micahscott3895 3 місяці тому +1470

    I love that samson isn't even a villain he's just intimidating.

    • @user-mm8qb5vw7c
      @user-mm8qb5vw7c 3 місяці тому +212

      I like that concept, where characters seem big and intimidating but aren't bad guys.

    • @MrFive2FiveVods
      @MrFive2FiveVods 3 місяці тому +174

      ikr homeboy was just doing his job same as the little engine, the real villians are the ones that end up with the small trains in my book.

    • @Kingofmenaces
      @Kingofmenaces 3 місяці тому +25

      I wonder what happened to him, we don't see

    • @Jen-hen
      @Jen-hen 3 місяці тому +4

      didnt ask + my animations are better

    • @jouroz14
      @jouroz14 3 місяці тому +59

      random fact: Samsons passengers cars are sentient. Look at 4:50

  • @TheVanHelsingSocietyMovie
    @TheVanHelsingSocietyMovie 3 місяці тому +5

    What a beautiful short!! Kudos to Andrew and his crew!!!

  • @cyboyentertainment92
    @cyboyentertainment92 2 місяці тому +3

    Simple story with a great execution. Wonderful sound design and music was top notch. No complaints. Simple and fun for anyone. 10/10!

  • @fr8ener96
    @fr8ener96 2 місяці тому +6

    Bravo! Bravo! Linus is DEFINITELY called the brave locomotive for a reason!

  • @batteryrailway4229
    @batteryrailway4229 2 місяці тому +5

    Seeing this made me miss the good old days of what cartoon trains were suppose to be. I never thought this short film would ever come to fruition but after hearing from Saberspark, it was nothing more than a miracle.

  • @8bitbunnie936
    @8bitbunnie936 Місяць тому +1

    There's so much detail put into every single scene! The two shots of the newspapers alone has so much content on it, pausing to read it took me at least 5 minutes straight each!
    (I salute Hercules, he was a real one)

  • @danjoredd
    @danjoredd 3 місяці тому +1955

    I like how Samson isn't even the bad guy here...just a really mean looking guy thats good at his job. Glad both got a happy ending!

    • @sabertooth3studioshq838
      @sabertooth3studioshq838 3 місяці тому +182

      Yeah, it would have been easy to make him an irredeemable bastard. But they don't do that. Yes, you could say he's a foil to Linus, but just because a character is a foil to another character doesn't mean they're a villain.

    • @WesternOhioInterurbanHistory
      @WesternOhioInterurbanHistory 3 місяці тому +165

      According to the newspaper at the end, Samson is grateful for what Linus did, so he isn't even evil.

    • @sabertooth3studioshq838
      @sabertooth3studioshq838 3 місяці тому +68

      @@WesternOhioInterurbanHistory Exactly That's what I was saying. They weren't trying to make him an irredeemable bastard.

    • @Dubs22005
      @Dubs22005 3 місяці тому +48

      well that one train that had a rapey face going back into a tunnel sure is

    • @joshuasaxon769
      @joshuasaxon769 3 місяці тому +71

      @@Dubs22005 that creep along with the lumber mill boss ( the one with the absurdly long whip. ) and the gunner are the real villains here. Baron and his daughter also feel bad for Linus and pitch in to bring him back.

  • @niawhite7457
    @niawhite7457 2 місяці тому +3

    This was the best thing I've ever seen the animation, the characters, the designs, the story, the music, everything! It's been a long time since I've seen a 2D animation since watching Klaus. It was like watching a classic Disney short just like the good ol days. I would love to see more of your work in movies the future and I hope you find a great career in animation.

  • @ericlundquisthere
    @ericlundquisthere 2 місяці тому +2

    This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Gorgeous animation, incredible period-appropriate music, and a lovely little story. From a steam train lover, this is absolutely brilliant. Amazing work!

  • @metronite
    @metronite Місяць тому +3

    As someone who loves trains
    This is incredible
    Bring me right back to my childhood

  • @invincibleadmiral3764
    @invincibleadmiral3764 2 місяці тому +4

    That was truly a masterpiece! Right up there with pieces like Diamond Jack for masterworks of indie animation!

  • @rampagedm
    @rampagedm 2 дні тому +1

    reminds me of the old Disney cartoons i's watch before school, brave littel toot, casey jones and so many others. thank you for the trigger to great memories

  • @thegoon3840
    @thegoon3840 3 місяці тому +884

    This level of 2d animation is what Disney WISHES they could return to HOLY CRAP IT’S SO AMAZING

    • @WillowHeartz
      @WillowHeartz 3 місяці тому +31

      Ha! I see the pun there, the upcoming movie "WISH" :P

    • @verycleverusername8159
      @verycleverusername8159 3 місяці тому +18

      @@WillowHeartzI’m not trying to be rude, but I don’t think the pun was implied…

    • @elephantmarch
      @elephantmarch 3 місяці тому +12

      OH they totally could, if the directors were left to their own devices. 2d is much cheaper than 3d, so it's not like they couldn't take more risks with it...

    • @TheRecklessBravery
      @TheRecklessBravery 3 місяці тому +5

      @@elephantmarchisn’t that the other way around? 3d is cheaper than 2d

    • @elephantmarch
      @elephantmarch 3 місяці тому +11

      @@TheRecklessBravery No, common misconception. Many think because even high end 3d has so many "automated" parts it's cheaper or easier, but it takes just as much work to and time to make 3d animation look good as 2d, even if the specifically challenging areas are different. THEN you have to add how much more rendering power it takes, and you need rigging artist and modelers and FX simulators in far greater number then with 2d.
      Now, BAD or cheap 3d animation can be inexpensive of course if you use stock and reuse to pay less people... BUT the 2d equivalent of that would be cheap Flash or other 3d puppet style animation, which would still be cheaper.
      The last 2d high end Disney fiilm, Princess and the Frog, cost half as much as their last 3d one to make. It's just b/c 3d was getting people into theatres that they stopped doing 2d

  • @JordanVanRyn
    @JordanVanRyn 3 місяці тому +3

    It's films like this that really gives me hope in animation. I really hope we bring back this beautiful use of 2D animation in the near future. The fluidity of the art style and the characters really transports back to the old days of Disney and other animated fims. Wonderful job!

  • @fruitfulness
    @fruitfulness 2 місяці тому +2

    I loved that the engineer gave the engine a little pat after he managed to not run over the tortoise! Tiny details everywhere. I LOVE this! 💕💕

  • @Xeno_The_hedgewolf
    @Xeno_The_hedgewolf Місяць тому +2

    The greatest train animation I've ever seen... 👏🏽👏🏽 With a wonderful ending. I'm happy this popped up on my feed... Cause I was not gonna miss this masterpiece. I'm so happy I watched this.

  • @Dithrick
    @Dithrick 2 місяці тому +6

    my god, I haven't seen anything like this in so long and it was done so well! I hope that you are still working on other projects because this is a damn treasure! Low key though I was hoping the newer train would befriend Linus since, you know, Linus saved his kaboose. Great work!

    • @KingofGamingAndTrains456
      @KingofGamingAndTrains456 2 місяці тому +2

      If a sequel is made, then it should show Linus and Samson as friends. Maybe it could be the start of a new series, "The Adventures of Linus and Samson"!

  • @BenjaminAlcine
    @BenjaminAlcine 2 місяці тому +3

    Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic!!!
    This short film really is something special and magical, and I'm happy to call Linus a new favorite steam locomotive, right alongside another old little blue steam engine
    Keep on chuffing Linus, Full stream ahead!!!

  • @Vailskibum
    @Vailskibum 3 місяці тому +860


    • @mynameisyourname4684
      @mynameisyourname4684 3 місяці тому +7

      This is the year where indie animation keeps on giving and I'm all for it!

    • @RemakeTrain
      @RemakeTrain 3 місяці тому +1


    • @ruralmama80
      @ruralmama80 3 місяці тому +1


    • @Dud079
      @Dud079 3 місяці тому +1

      I should've expect to see you in the comments

    • @LamationsakaThatDude
      @LamationsakaThatDude 3 місяці тому +2

      Indeed, animation this year is now great.

  • @LisaNaniOfficial
    @LisaNaniOfficial 2 місяці тому +1

    This was such a feast for the eyes kind of production. From the story, visuals, music, the backgrounds & character designs, and the spectacular marriage between 2d/3d elements, EVERYONE who worked on this deserves a huge round of applause. Its awe inspiring this came from an indie animation studio ❤

  • @Amnizm
    @Amnizm 3 місяці тому +2

    My 4yr old loved it so much he wants to see after he gets home from school. Well done.

  • @MIDNITE69
    @MIDNITE69 24 дні тому +2

    This might be the best animation work I've ever seen

  • @TracksideProd758
    @TracksideProd758 Місяць тому +1

    This is simply breathtaking, I don't know how else to describe it. This is pure perfection. Bravo.

  • @McSmartX7
    @McSmartX7 Місяць тому +2

    Thank you for sharing this peace of beautiful Art

  • @5MadMovieMakers
    @5MadMovieMakers 3 місяці тому +1734

    You packed a lot of story, emotion and charm into 7 minutes! Well done

    • @nostalgeek2872
      @nostalgeek2872 3 місяці тому +12

      I like this !

    • @SyonTube07
      @SyonTube07 3 місяці тому +17

      Hi 5MadMovieMakers!

    • @achesworth
      @achesworth  3 місяці тому +51

      Thank you so much! Your videos are incredible!

    • @braurrayllatraccionferrea8941
      @braurrayllatraccionferrea8941 3 місяці тому +3

      Concuerdo rotundamente con tu comentario 😢😊😊, por favor saca más historias de esta bonita y noble locomotora amigo

    • @GeraldProductions650
      @GeraldProductions650 3 місяці тому +4

      @@achesworthi loved it. everything to the bottom of it. perfection.

  • @thinklyfriends490
    @thinklyfriends490 2 місяці тому +2

    I love this short, I've seen the video like 10 times, I cry every time and I'm not very emotional, it's foundationally touching, powerfully animated, and no doubt a masterpiece

  • @comicreaperharry3723
    @comicreaperharry3723 2 місяці тому +2

    Spectacular, I love it, I like the music, the mix of 2D and 3D animation, the small details, the classic Disney inspire animation style, paying tribute while doing your own thing, all the characters designs and the happy ending, I also like that Linus save not only the humans but also Samson. It's a 5 out of 5 animation and music.

  • @PJS-8200
    @PJS-8200 2 місяці тому +1

    Absolutely outstanding. From the music score to the animation, it's just stunning. While you don't see this type of animation anymore, I hope to see more in the future.

  • @The_Magnificent_express
    @The_Magnificent_express 3 місяці тому +3

    Being a rail-fan its really a masterpiece for me, Sometimes I thinks that the old locomotives who had served the whole railway system in its past, why they sent to the old locomotive's graveyard, why we can't use them in safari trains, our whole world railway systems need to put their attention on this topic ❤

  • @FinnTheTrainKid
    @FinnTheTrainKid Місяць тому +1

    This gives me so many Thomas and the breakdown train vibes since it feels like it has the same plot, and it feels like Linus earns his line back after being a hero, just like Thomas saving James from his accident. Amazing!

  • @joemama1132
    @joemama1132 3 місяці тому +1246

    I love how the businessman and Samson aren't big bad villains. The businessman genuinely wants progress and to make the conductor's life easier, it would've been so easy to make him the money-hungry heartless bad-guy. Wonderful job!

    • @ching-jungyang62
      @ching-jungyang62 3 місяці тому +246

      Judging by the fact the businessman can enjoy tea with a lower class, there's certainly some good in him.

    • @destroyazoid2060
      @destroyazoid2060 3 місяці тому +86

      Stuff like this is nice for a change when it comes to story telling.

    • @evernewb2073
      @evernewb2073 3 місяці тому

      small track railroads were a weird mix of companies that were legitimately in the business of making people's lives better (or even just possible, they were a MASSIVE part of mining and logging) and straight up horror stories made reality, usually in the form of company towns...which were also a massive part of mining and logging.
      to sum up what "company town" means if you are unfamiliar: think of a completely isolated population in a remote area in a settlement created for the express purpose of being cut off and kept under a literal total monopoly by a small group controlling transport, think about it for a bit, got an idea of how bad that can get? okay, good, now make everything compounding-in-on-itself _worse_ by it somehow being legal to pay people in tender that is nonexchangeable and only accepted by the company in question _and_ legal to claim debts in that tender equate to debts in legal tender despite exchange of tender being impossible so once they are in they can't even drop literally everything and hike their family through a couple hundred miles of wilderness to get out. they had a literally captive workforce that they legally could and regularly _did_ do things to which were banned in both custom and law to do to slaves because slaves still had to be a transferable commodity.

    • @1lukarioz
      @1lukarioz 3 місяці тому +90

      @@ching-jungyang62 omg that's actually a pretty good point.
      At first i was grudging about why the money man that actually brings economy easing the life of the lower class and maintaining their jobs without an unhealthy relationship with "unanimated objects" was portrayed as the bad guy because "big gray with cigarette" but the tea scene is an actual decision made from the storyboard.
      im too used to black-white portrayals on classic animations it seems.

    • @LeonSteelpaw
      @LeonSteelpaw 3 місяці тому +66

      The only mistake the guy made was not improving the infrastructure (the bridge) when he intended to bring in the bigger and heavier engine

  • @iamtheduckman112
    @iamtheduckman112 2 місяці тому +4

    This looks absolutely *PHENOMENAL!!!* and I love everything about this animation and it really shows it really reminds me of the 1980s Disney movies a little with that animation style and I love it great job to the team who created this masterpiece and I wish it got to like 50M views because this is just phenomenal.

  • @nickisanuke
    @nickisanuke 2 місяці тому +4

    Hey Andrew! I just recently found your work and I love this classic style of animation, as well as steam locomotives. That said, if you're open to animation suggestions, I think that an animation based off the Gordon Lightfoot song "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" in this style would be amazing. It's a 7-minute song so I believe it would work well in a short animation format like this.
    Keep up the good work!

  • @inferno4653
    @inferno4653 2 місяці тому +5

    Linus is a 2-4-0 "Porter" Type, idk which one is it based off but I'm guessing it's a Baldwin Type locomotive.
    Samson is a 4-8-4 "Northern" type locomotive which is based off ATSF 3751
    The train seen speeding down the bridge at the end is a Chesapake and Ohio 4-6-4 "Hudson" type locomotive which is C&O Class L-1 locomotive.

    • @cheezyches
      @cheezyches 12 днів тому

      why the hell does samson look like an s2 berkshire? but modified to be a 4-8-4

  • @MrSammyD91
    @MrSammyD91 Місяць тому

    As a train lover and an animation fan through and through, this was easily one of the best animated shorts I ever saw!! I also love how it has the look and feel of a classic Disney cartoon from the 40s and 50s.
    Well done on finally getting this done Andrew, I commend you!😊

  • @joekmj
    @joekmj Місяць тому

    Watching this animation, I felt like I was taken back to the enjoyable Sunday mornings of the 80s in my childhood. I was immersed in the story, and every character portrayed was truly amazing. Thank you...

  • @DieselD199
    @DieselD199 3 місяці тому +1498

    Such beautiful animation. A real pleasure to watch!

    • @Jen-hen
      @Jen-hen 3 місяці тому +8

      this dude steals my animations for money and is getting filthy rich

    • @ThomasTheTankEngineFan
      @ThomasTheTankEngineFan 3 місяці тому +23


    • @liteship6185
      @liteship6185 3 місяці тому +23

      @@ThomasTheTankEngineFanIt’s probably the same user who said “my animation is better than yours”, best not give him attention.

    • @ThomasTheTankEngineFan
      @ThomasTheTankEngineFan 3 місяці тому

      @@liteship6185 oh

    • @SwordsArt
      @SwordsArt 3 місяці тому +3

      Holy cow, didn’t expect to see you of all people here.

  • @TsWade2
    @TsWade2 2 місяці тому +4

    It's a shame that this short didn't make it to the shortlist for the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film. It has so potential. Oh well, I guess I'll hope for Once Upon A Studio then.

  • @wolfheard7790
    @wolfheard7790 2 місяці тому +3

    Wat a lovely piece of art ❤️🤌

  • @jamesbelcher8509
    @jamesbelcher8509 2 місяці тому +5

    Samson the 4-8-4 Locomotive
    4:16 [train whistle] 2:00 [train chugging]
    3:22 [train chugging]

  • @jwbullardxxiii
    @jwbullardxxiii Місяць тому

    This is magnificent!! Truly a beautiful work of film making showing heart and exquisite attention to detail. Story kinda reminds me of Little Toot with the Andrew Sisters in Melody Time. Keep up the great work!

  • @Daginni1
    @Daginni1 2 місяці тому +8

    The railroad barons daughter honestly will put on the overalls and actually do the manual labor. What a boss?

    • @hernancastillo283
      @hernancastillo283 2 місяці тому +4

      I believe the phrase, “girlboss” is the word you’re looking for.

  • @missfrubby7814
    @missfrubby7814 3 місяці тому +3166

    It is Disney's 100 year anniversary and they came up with nothing new, but YOU and your team brought something astounding to the table! Well done!

    • @sericsmith5770
      @sericsmith5770 3 місяці тому +151

      To their credit, they did roll out a nicely animated short, but I have to agree that this is one of the greatest animated shorts I've ever seen, and, as of the moment I'm writing this, I'm not even finished watching it yet!

    • @nonyabusiness3619
      @nonyabusiness3619 3 місяці тому +67

      @@sericsmith5770 Nah. Disney's short was pretty poorly animated, with a message/story that came across as artificial. There were only a few characters and scenes that were well animated, but it was mostly thanks to animation vets like Eric Goldberg and James Baxter. Since Disney got rid of their 2D animation department years ago, they had to outsource to other studios who are clearly less experienced. But this short however, was very well made. Disney should take notes.

    • @AshDemonYoung
      @AshDemonYoung 3 місяці тому +18

      @@nonyabusiness3619yeah the Disney one weird me out with how they saintified Walt.

    • @blackstar044
      @blackstar044 3 місяці тому +26

      Not to mention The Marvels flopped hard. Get your act together, Disney!

    • @DrAngelKins
      @DrAngelKins 3 місяці тому +26

      ​@nonyabusiness3619 are we really making fun of disney? I know this film is like a disney short, but good lord stop comparing disney to a independent studio.

  • @SadFairlie
    @SadFairlie 3 місяці тому +2

    This was beautiful! Definitely worth the 15 year long wait.

  • @jamesthereallyusefulredeng4162
    @jamesthereallyusefulredeng4162 Місяць тому +3

    Samson: I don’t wanna fall
    Linus: Trust me Samson you’re not gonna fall

    @JPKDVC 22 дні тому +1

    So this is where those vulture belong! I remember watching that bit over and over on IG. Congratulations to the whole team!

  • @CarlosGarcia-em3ps
    @CarlosGarcia-em3ps 2 місяці тому +1

    This feels like a Disney short film that never got released until now. This feels like it was produced in 2016. 10 years went into the production of this and the final product is absolutely fantastic! I love this!

  • @gabrielawvr777redbirdelfer7
    @gabrielawvr777redbirdelfer7 8 днів тому +3

    3:17 Canadian Pacific 8510 Horn
    4:16 Canadian Pacific South Simcoe Railway 136 Whistle

  • @HorrorSkunx
    @HorrorSkunx 3 місяці тому +875

    Well done! Lovely animation and storytelling 🙏🏻

    • @Jen-hen
      @Jen-hen 3 місяці тому +2

      this dude steals my videos for money and is getting filthy rich

    • @Jen-hen
      @Jen-hen 3 місяці тому +2

      this dude steals my animations for money and is getting filthy rich

    • @JackWilke
      @JackWilke 3 місяці тому +1

      my animations are way better than this "cartoon"

    • @aydensufianthetrain
      @aydensufianthetrain 3 місяці тому +6

      ​@@JackWilkedude you blind? It's a film

    • @ImalsoaMercenary0105
      @ImalsoaMercenary0105 3 місяці тому +1

      @@aydensufianthetrainmade by others and not just one person

  • @gabrielzanon6999
    @gabrielzanon6999 3 місяці тому +4

    Nossa de verdade... Melhor curta metragem que ja vi... Klaus sem duvida é ótimo, mas esses sete minutos superaram tudo... Por favor fassam um filme. Merece ir a frente. Abração do Brasil

  • @naughtyringtail2002
    @naughtyringtail2002 19 днів тому +3

    This feels like it came straight out of Melody Time

  • @veneratedmortal4369
    @veneratedmortal4369 День тому +1

    That animation reminds me of the old cartoons. I love it. A lot of personalities.

  • @trakkconnector
    @trakkconnector 3 місяці тому +1

    This was such a great video. The visuals, audio, everything.

  • @SonyoeGaming
    @SonyoeGaming 2 місяці тому +4

    Thank you for Watching Congratulations The Brave Locomotive Chugga!

    • @SonyoeGaming
      @SonyoeGaming 2 місяці тому +2

      Thank you Like 61K Choo Choo charles that 😒

  • @Pro94-lj1ef
    @Pro94-lj1ef 3 місяці тому +1184

    The Brave Locomotive deserves its own film because the animation is so sublime. It has everything it takes to be a masterpiece. Well done.
    Thank you for all the likes 👍🏻.

    • @gablit-gt8kk
      @gablit-gt8kk 3 місяці тому +7

      Is there any other animated short that got cancelled

    • @RyanSoltani
      @RyanSoltani 3 місяці тому +4

      It’s incredibly well made

    • @thedelinquentchannel548
      @thedelinquentchannel548 3 місяці тому +6

      if only a certain movie company which had previously made projects like this had taken notes..

    • @W.E1522
      @W.E1522 3 місяці тому +2


    • @fallbranch
      @fallbranch 3 місяці тому +6

      It already has a film. You just watched it.

  • @anarchohelenism
    @anarchohelenism 25 днів тому +2


  • @alexanderwhittle7671
    @alexanderwhittle7671 Місяць тому

    What an absolute splendor! Bravo to all of the artists who worked tirelessly and passionately on this cartoon! This deserves an Oscar nomination!

  • @EmmittDahlen
    @EmmittDahlen 2 місяці тому +2

    It’s awesome how you get to see the fate of Linus and Samson in the ending newspaper

  • @ericduchesnes7340
    @ericduchesnes7340 3 місяці тому +1

    Excellent !.. Thanks for sharing !.. 👍👍❤❤🕊🕊

  • @DarthWill3
    @DarthWill3 2 місяці тому +2

    Adorable, heartfelt and full of nostalgia.

  • @TayumeTheMuffinMan
    @TayumeTheMuffinMan 3 місяці тому +780

    If you told me this was an unreleased Disney short from back in the day, I would've beleieved you. This is industry professional, and you and your team should be proud of what you've made. My only complaint is that I wish there was more of this. This is amazing, and you guys deserve more than a pat on the back.

    • @serpentmaster1323
      @serpentmaster1323 3 місяці тому +33

      I would be skeptical because I think it’s smoother. No joke. Outstanding work

    • @rainpooper7088
      @rainpooper7088 3 місяці тому +34

      Nah, it looks a lot smoother and more modern in terms of colors, but the script structure and soundtrack are on point.

    • @cashbuyshappiness7338
      @cashbuyshappiness7338 3 місяці тому +15

      The guy animated Klaus in 2019.

    • @Cwilliam1999
      @Cwilliam1999 3 місяці тому +8

      This guy actually got to share his film at the Walt Disney Studios before it was released

    • @fdelper
      @fdelper 3 місяці тому +7

      Back in the days ? It's as good if not better than most of the official movies we got nowadays, the work here is astonishing we need this to survive in our culture

  • @JevRango
    @JevRango 3 місяці тому +1

    Amazing and beautiful animation, A real pleasure to watch for those who are train fans.

  • @ray_games.animations
    @ray_games.animations Місяць тому +2

    The animation is excellent, the plot is no better, the music is a separate form of art.

  • @MikeyVenture
    @MikeyVenture 2 місяці тому +1

    Oh my god I didn't even know this released! This was an absolute joy and put a huge smile on my face. Thank you for this!

  • @Aggressive_Toast13
    @Aggressive_Toast13 2 місяці тому +2

    I really like the older animation style. Not one we see much anymore, and I wish it came back. The old school style of "Squash and Stretch" with all the characters, and the exaggerated expression really shows all the emotions of the characters without any direct dialog. I am extremely impressed that a smaller animation like this can outshine most of the giant movie producing companies like Disney or Hollywood. This brings back a beautiful vibe that really resonates with most people.

    • @ivoneo2806
      @ivoneo2806 2 місяці тому

      Yeah, not really about the part around u say old school style animation since that still happening alot

    • @Aggressive_Toast13
      @Aggressive_Toast13 2 місяці тому

      It is an old school style, but it is coming back,@@ivoneo2806