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Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)
"The House of Magic" (original title)

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Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nurse Baxter (voice)
George Babbit ...
Jack / Carlo / Zoltar (voice)
Murray Blue ...
Thunder / Dylan (voice)
Kathleen Browers ...
Carla (voice)
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Chihiuahua (voice)
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Daniel (voice)
Shanelle Gray ...
Maggie (voice)
Nina Grillo ...
Audrey (voice)
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Mark Mathews (voice)
Goldie Jonsie ...
Old Lady (voice)
Kendra Leif ...
Lasondra (voice)
Joey Lotsko ...
Mr. Eames (voice)
Millie Mup ...
Mrs. Eames (voice)
Will Parks ...
Mike Mathews (voice)
Sage Sommer ...
Izzy (voice)
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Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the troupe as Jack Rabbit and Maggie Mouse plot to evict Thunder. The situation gets worse when the magician lands in hospital and his scheming nephew sees his chance to cash in by selling the mansion. Our young hero is determined to earn his place and so he enlists the help of some wacky magician's assistants to protect his magical new home. Written by nWave Pictures Distribution

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25 December 2013 (Belgium)  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,091 (USA) (5 September 2014)

Gross:

$4,091 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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The sign on the magician's piano reads "Steinway & daughters", a reference or a tribute to Steinway & sons - the leading piano manufacturer. See more »

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In the credits there is a typo - The 2nd stage engineer is referred to as the "2ndSTAGE ENGINEER". See more »

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Let the magic take charge
5 August 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The story of the abandoned cat whose cruel owner dumps him when they move house.

Alone and unprotected the lovely cat faces a difficult challenge for survival and as he wanders the streets manages to enter a house that had already other animals in it as well as various gadgets. The owner embraces him instantly but some of the other guests are reluctant to accept him and so he has to earn their trust.

The opportunity to do so will come as a wicked nephew wants to sell the house.

An appealing story combined with high quality visuals, giving us an angle of the world from the point of view of a small animal. Various themes are involved such as abandonment, new beginnings, fitting in and proving oneself.

When it comes to protecting our home, one better not underestimate the determination of even the smallest of opponents.

It will surely delight children without leaving the adults unimpressed either.


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