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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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Ben Stassen (story), James Flynn (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cinda Adams ... Nurse Baxter (voice)
George Babbit George Babbit ... Jack / Carlo / Zoltar (voice)
Brianne Brozey ... Thunder / Dylan (voice) (as Murray Blue)
Kathleen Gati ... Carla (voice) (as Kathleen Browers)
Joey Camen ... Chihiuahua (voice)
Grant George ... Daniel (voice)
Shanelle Gray ... Maggie (voice)
Nina Grillo Nina Grillo ... Audrey (voice)
Kyle Hebert ... Mark Mathews (voice)
Goldie Jonsie Goldie Jonsie ... Old Lady (voice)
Kendra Leif Kendra Leif ... Lasondra (voice)
Joe Ochman ... Mr. Eames (voice) (as Joey Lotsko)
Millie Mup Millie Mup ... Mrs. Eames (voice)
Will Parks Will Parks ... Mike Mathews (voice)
Sage Sommer Sage Sommer ... Izzy (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official Site (FR) | See more »

Country:

Belgium | UK | France

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

25 December 2013 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of Magic 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,091, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$4,091

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,197,205
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The sign on the magician's piano reads "Steinway & daughters", a reference or a tribute to Steinway & sons - the leading piano manufacturer. See more »

Goofs

When we first see the orange tree music box there are no oranges on the floor around it, but after the zoom in and out there are seven oranges scattered on the floor, none of which dropped off the tree. See more »

Quotes

Thunder: [Locked in a bird cage] I can't catch a break
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Connections

References The Illusionist (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Am I Wrong
Written by William Wiik Larsen, Nicolay Sereba (as Nico Sereba) and Vincent Dery
Performed by Nico & Vinz
Produced by William Wiik Larsen
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An overlooked gem, for adults as well as kids
8 February 2019 | by crmfghtrSee all my reviews

First off Im a 53 year old retired police officer who almost never watches an animated film but this was free on Shout TV channel and I thought the title looked cool so what the heck!

Of course the story is a bit juvenile but it is after all an animated film, but never the less I found it very charming and actually laughed out loud a few times. The animation was well done and the cat, Thunder carries the lead role well.

It does get a bit cliche with the villain, but then I guess we have to expect that. The magician and his magical home are fun for all ages. Unique is Einstein the sort of robotic light bulb who steals the show a bit. Its a pleasant and fun way to pass an hour and 20 minutes. (pssst, I might even buy it on DVD but don't tell anyone)


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