Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"The Boxcar Children" DVD Review and GIVEAWAY! (8/27)

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About The Boxcar Children DVD:
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!

Collector's Edition Special Features:
* THE BOXCAR CHILDREN E-BOOK PREVIEW
* THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GUIDE TO ADVENTURE E-BOOK PREVIEW
* PRINTABLE TOWN MAP
* OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK
* ABOUT THE AUTHOR/MUSEUM FEATURETTE
* DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITY KIT
* STILLS GALLERY

Dove Approved - all ages!  

To learn more about The Boxcar Children DVD, check out the following sites:
    https://www.facebook.com/BoxcarChildren
    https://twitter.com/boxcarchildren

My Review:
When I was offered to review this movie, I immediately made sure that the kids and I picked up at least one of The Boxcar Children series books from the library.  I hoped to get the original, but they didn't have it, so we checked out "The Dinosaur Mystery" to read together.  (Morgan got one to read on her own and liked it so much that she's read several others now too.)  We've been spending much of the summer reading books, many classics, then watching the movies to go along with them and I knew this would be another book-to-movie opportunity for us. :-)

I have to say that the kids and I completely enjoyed The Boxcar Children DVD...probably more than the book/s we read!  (I will have to search out the original book now to read and compare!)  I really appreciated that the kids in the movie were hardworking and respectful and knew not only how to get along on their own, but also how to make a wonderful life for themselves in a boxcar!  I don't know that an animated film has ever felt so nice to watch...it was just so wonderfully wholesome and good!!

I HIGHLY recommend seeing this movie with your family...or even without your family, because I honestly think adults will like it just as much, or more, than the kids! :-)

Buy It!
The Boxcar Children is coming to DVD on August 19th! VOD also available!
Preorder at Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/38107477 for $12.77.

GIVEAWAY:

Congratulations to comment #15, My Flower!

One of my readers is going to win their own copy of The Boxcar Children!

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24 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm not entering but I ended up doing a tweet about this giveaway :)

Mami2jcn said...

My sons have read the book and would enjoy the movie.

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My Flower said...

this would be a great family night movie

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