Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He dreamed of sailing across the ocean and of climbing high mountains. But one day, Franklin wondered if some dreams were too big to come true.
And there's one that looks like a sailing ship.
And there's a dinosaur.
Hey look! A bird!
That one looks almost real!
Just look at it glide through the air. Up there so high. Oh well.
What's the matter Snail?
Well... I've always really wanted to..uhm..oh, never mind. It's just a silly thing I think about sometimes.
Come on Snail, you can tell me. I won't think it's silly.
Okay. Some day, I want to fly.
That's not silly. If you really want to fly, I'm sure someday you will.
Oh, thank you Franklin.
For believing in my dream. Anyone else would say it's silly that a little snail like me wants to fly.
My dad says you should always follow your dream, because that's how you make them come true.
What's your dream Franklin.
One day, I'm going to be an astronaut and explore space. Maybe I will even be the first turtle on Mars.
All the ways to Mars! Wow, that makes my dream sound easy. I just want to go up high enough to touch the clouds.
Hey Franklin. Look at me!
What are you doing Snail?
I'm going to fly! See! See! I'm fly...aaalling...
Are you okay, Snail?
Did you see that? I was up in the air for almost a whole second! And it's all thanks to you Franklin!
Yes, I'm following my dream. I'm going to fly! But first, I need to find a steeper hill.
Snail, I'm really glad to see you're working so hard on your dream, but, I don't think you're going to get very far with a couple of feathers.
You're right! I need to cover my whole body with feathers!
Um... Well...I wonder if maybe there's a better way to fly...
You've got a better idea? That's great Franklin!With your help, I'll be flying in no time.
It's just like a big hot air ballon, only snail-sized. There. It's all ready to carry to up to the clouds.
Five seconds to lift off. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... No lift off, Franklin.
Hmm... You must be too heavy. Let's go get another balloon.
Oh no, it's flying away without me!
It's okay, Snail. I can make another one. The important thing is we know it works.
It works alright, but I just thought of one big problem. How will I get back down?
You're right Snail. I never thought of that.
There, how dose it look?
Hi Guys! What are you making Franklin?
Kind of small, isn't it?
It's for me, Beaver. Franklin's going to help me fly.
What?! Everyone knows Snail can't fly.
That's what you think!
You're not going to do something dangerous, are you?
Of course not.
Are we ready to launch, Franklin?
He's going to fly on your kite? That is silliest idea I've ever heard.
Shhhh...This is Snail's big dream.
Yeah, if his big dream is to crack his shell. How do you even know this will work?
Okay Franklin. Where's my parachute? I'm ready for takeoff.
Just tell him the truth, Franklin. Snail's can't fly.
Uh... You know Snail, I've been thinking about this...
What?... You're not cancelling my flight, are you Franklin?
He's just worried that you might hurt yourself.
But Franklin, you're the one who I should follow my dream.
That's right, Snail. That's what I said...but when you think about it, I mean it's really high up there...
And... I think we should have a test flight first... Just be on the safe side.
Oh, good thinking, Franklin.
It's a perfect day for flying!
Yeah, I hope Power Pal has a good test flight.
Good afternoon passengers, this is your captain speaking. Flight Number One- Two- Three- Four is ready for take-off. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride, and thank you for flying Franklin Airlines.
Look at how high it's going, Franklin!
I'll let our more string.
No, don't. Wind it in! Power Pal has had a long enough ride! It's my turn now!
Okay. I think it's passed the safety test.
Uh, oh, I think it's hit a cross wind or something.
See. As long as you're wearing your parachute, you've got nothing to worry about!
Let's face it. Some dreams are just too big to come true.
Don't give up Snail. We can try flying something else tomorrow.
No Franklin. Beaver's right. Snails can't fly.
Franklin, you should look out your window. You can see Mars coming up on the horizon.
Have you lost interesting in space, son?
You were all excited about becoming an astronaut some day. Remember what I told about following your dreams?
But what about dreams are too big to come true? Like Snail's. He wants to fly, but, that's never going to happen. And if snails can't fly, then, maybe turtles can't be astronauts.
Now Franklin, some dreams might take longer than come true than others, but if we give up on them, they'll never come true at all.
You're a dad. You're supposed to say stuff like that.
That's right. And as "a dad", it's my job to keep your dreams alive.
Can you keep Snail's dream alive too?
Hmmmm... Actually, I think I know someone who might be able to make his dream come true.
Really? That's be great Dad!
I thought we were going to meet a friend of yours.
We are. Just listen for a second.
Hey.. that sounds like...
A plane. See Franklin?
Look over there!
It's coming in for a landing.
A snail!!! She's a snail!!
Franklin, Snail, I'd like you to meet an old of mine, Miss Periwinkle. She is a airplane pilot.
How do you do?
You're a pilot?
That's right. I dreamed of flying ever since I was your age. Of course, all my school chums thought I was positively crackers!
Because Snails can't fly. Right?
Oh no. They told me girls can't be pilot. Now, isn't that the silliest thing you ever heard?
How come you never gave up on your dream?
My father always told me that I should follow my dreams. And my dream was to fly. Now then, Mr. Turtle tell me that someone else here who wants to fly.
Me! Me! I want to fly!
Care to go for a little spin around the clouds?
Yes please! Look everybody- I'm flying!!!
Well what do you know? Snails CAN fly!
Do you think maybe one day, a Turtle will land on Mars?
Well son, it's a wonderful dream, isn't it?