Our 2yr old son is now OBSESSED with this movie, and to be quite honest, so am I! I bought this movie for him for Christmas, but couldn't resist "giving" it to him early. We have had it for less than 1week and probably watched it a dozen times already! He is soooo in to trains right now, and while this movie sends a great/positive message about the Christmas spirit and the belief in Santa Claus (which I love), it also REALLY focuses on the train in the movie itself! If your child or yourself are into Trains/ Steam Engines, this is DEFINITELY the movie for you! Also, I am truly AMAZED at the computer animation in this movie. So many movies produced this way end up with the animated people in the movie not even looking like real people... But the train Conductor CAN NOT be mistaken for anyone else but Tom Hanks. VERY IMPRESSIVE! It really is a well put together movie in every way, shape and form. Don't over think purchasing this movie... JUST GET IT!!