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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Movie Review & Giveaway: The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children (August 19, 2014)
81 minutes / Rated: G

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!

Visit the official website: http://www.boxcarchildren.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxcarChildren
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Watch the trailer:

My rating:

My thoughts:

Are you familiar with the classic children's book, The Boxcar Children? This film is the animation of that story and a fun one to watch! The animation was done pretty well (there were a couple moments where it didn't seem/look real, but it was still good) and the picture color was great. It's a cute movie and I think most kids or fans of animation movies will enjoy this film. It's a clean movie that the whole family can watch.

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  1. These were fun books to read this movie looks like a cute one for my niece and nephew

  2. I can't wait to see this with my children. It is one of my favorite books growing up.

  3. I loved The Box Car Children when I was a little girl! I wanted to live in the box car with them! It was one of my favorite books. When my daughter was old enough,I bought her the books too. She loved the first few but then got tired of the series. It seems like the firsts are always the best :)

  4. Not sure if first on went through My kids love the boxcar children books. this sounds like a wonderful movie thanks

  5. I LOVED the Boxcar children when I was young, and some friends and I read the books over and over...Strangely, I can no longer remember the plot, but I can still remember some of the characters' names...lol. :) Would love to have the movie!

  6. This looks sooo good. Would love for my kids to have this to watch, especially when they have friends over.

  7. We love the Boxcar Children and are very excited about the movie! The Boxcar Children hit such a nice variety of ages. Thanks for posting.

  8. So excited for this movie! My siblings and I grew up on these books and we were completely addicted... still love them to this day!

  9. I LOVE these books! :D I wish they had made a movie with real people instead of animation, but hey at least they finally made a movie! :)


  10. It's exciting to see this first book in the series being made into a movie! I LOVED these growing up - "The Yellow House Mystery" was my favorite - and always wished there was a movie version. :-)

  11. Sharon Richmond BryantAugust 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Enter me I have read Boxcar Children as a child and loved them!!
    Sharon Richmond Bryant
    Conway, SC.

  12. I loved this series as a child, its nice to see that there is a movie

  13. These were my most favorite stories of my childhood. I love the Boxcar Children. They were the cutest little mysteries ever. I always thought I would have love to have lived in a Boxcar, too!

  14. From reading your review I think this would be wonderful to share with my grandchildren! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I loved the Boxcar Children books as a child, and now my own children enjoy them.

  16. I would like to have this movie to share with my neighbor family children. Thank you for your review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  17. My son and I read these books over and over. Timeless!

  18. We have the Box Car Children's books in the church library. Thanks for giving me the chance to win the DVD.
    Janet E.


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