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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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3 dimensional | magician | See All (2) »


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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Trivia

Many known, and less known classical music pieces are used for the movie. You can hear excerpts of Verdi's la Traviata, Gounod's Faust and Dvorak's Dumky Trio in many scenes. 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

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #53.11 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Hit the Lights
Duration: 3:14
Writers: Leah Haywood, Daniel James, Tony Nilsson
Publishers: Control (BMI), Songs of Peer, Ltd. for Itself and Land Down Under Music (ASCAP) 2011
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
USHR11132670
Performed by Selena Gomez
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Very good for kids!
3 April 2016 | by buigerSee all my reviews

Every time that I sit down to watch an animated movie nowadays, I inevitably end up surprised by the visual quality of the animations, and this film was no exception. The visuals are stunning (I watched the motion picture in 2D, as i am no fan of 3D for the time being). You could see many of the effects are intended for 3D, but even as 2D they are uniformly excellent and very exciting to watch. The story itself is rather simplistic and intended mostly for children, as are the dialogs.

I watched it together with my wife and 8 year old daughter who found the movie to be excellent. My wife on the other hand thought it to be extremely boring. Myself, I am probably somewhere in-between the two extremes. I found this to be a very decent, professionally made animated movie mainly aimed at a younger audience, and in that it fulfills its purpose totally. Recommended.


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