The story about an average yellow star on a search for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along his way, he encounters other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars can combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets, and each is introduced to audiences along with basic information about the Solar System.
Throughout The Little Star That Could, a yellow star featured in the shown title image, travels around the galaxy. Everytime he travels there are some fairly quick motion animations including streaks of light or "flying" through the stars. Some of the other stars he visits speak suddenly with a slight increase in volume.