Monday, September 22, 2014

Movie Monday: Thunder and the House of Magic

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD,  free of charge, from the Shout Factory, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


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Our Christmas Meme doesn't OFFICIALLY started until October 1st (hence, the scary font above to tie in with Halloween! LOL), but I'm sneaking in some great ideas for kids this week, as the books/videos are being released this week, which means, usually great prices and perfect time to snag them and knock a few presents off the annual list!

Today, I have an adorable movie for you!

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Next Tuesday, September 30, 2014, this adorable movie will be released on DVD and two-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and digital), exclusively at Walmart stores everywhere. It is also available onVOD already, and is playing at select theatres nationwide (see the list here

THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a whimsical animated family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal.  Brimming with spectacular animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and captivating movie experience for the entire family.

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The film tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don't all welcome the new house guest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new friends join forces to save their magical home.

Check out the trailer:



Filled with laughter and adventure, THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a wonderful tale that you and your little ones will love.

THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is written by James Flynn, Domonic Paris and Ben Stassen, and id based on an original story idea from Ben Stassen (Fly Me to the MoonSammy's AdventuresEscape from Paradise The film is produced by Caroline Van Iseghem and Ben Stassen, executive produced by Olivier Courson and Eric Dillens, and features original music by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones). The 85-minute film is produced by nWave Pictures in association with Studiocanal and Anton Capital Entertainment. 

THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC DVD packs all include a fun Making of the Soundtrack feature, that will delight the young musicians in your house!  There is additional music in the film by the Cure (I know, hello!) and Selena Gomez (much to Miss Grace's Delight).

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This is a very cute movie, and while it might not be a huge award winner, the animation is really cool from an adult perspective. There is a whole lot of attention to detail and the lighting, and the many small gizmos that Lawrence has made over the years to assist him, and be part of his magic act. Miss Grace was glued to the movie, and rooted for the madcap conglomerate to keep the house from being sold while Lawrence was in the hospital. It's a cute movie for family movie night and we highly recommend it!


Visit www.thunderandthehouseofmagic.com for more information about the movie.



About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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