Synopsis by Heather M. Fierst
Based on the book by Virginia Burton, this is a classic story of Man vs. Machine. Mike Mulligan loves his steam shovel Mary Ann and thinks that they can dig more and faster than any man or machine. But when they are replaced by newer equipment, Mike and Mary Ann head to Popperville, where Mike offers to dig the town hall's foundation for free -- that is, if he can't finish it in one day. The townspeople gather around as Mike and Mary Ann dig faster and faster and finish just in time only to be stuck in the deep hole they created. One little boy has an ingenius idea that works for everyone. Recommeded for preschoolers.