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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Boxcar Children Animated Movie Review and Giveaway

About the Film: Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.
About the Cast: Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!

OBM says:  Speaking honestly, I've always heard of The Boxcar Children books, but never read any of them as a child myself or to my own children.  Since they come highly recommended though, I happily volunteered for this chance to check out the brand new animated movie based on The Boxcar Children's story.  I was not disappointed.  While the animation itself is not major animation studio quality, that does not get in the way of it faithfully (at least according to synopses I read online) retelling the story of the first Boxcar Children book (there were over 100!) and drawing the viewing in to the sweet tale.  And the cast boasts all-star talent to be sure.  I loved this tale of these four kids "making it" despite their circumstances, and doing whatever it takes to stay together, and I think you will too.

The Boxcar Children is rated G and is safe for the whole family.  You can order a copy of The Boxcar Children from Walmart, or you can enter the giveaway below to win one.

* Giveaway for U.S. and Canada residents only

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dkb said...

My son is just starting this series!

Susan said...

I think we read the first book a long time ago.

Blondie said...

This was my all-time favorite series as a child...

Sarah said...

I've read them when I was younger and had a few books in the series. I think they may still be in my mom's attic.