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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nurse Baxter (voice)
George Babbit ... Jack / Carlo / Zoltar (voice)
... Thunder / Dylan (voice) (as Murray Blue)
... Carla (voice) (as Kathleen Browers)
... Chihiuahua (voice)
... Daniel (voice)
Shanelle Gray ... Maggie (voice)
Nina Grillo ... Audrey (voice)
... Mark Mathews (voice)
Goldie Jonsie ... Old Lady (voice)
Kendra Leif ... Lasondra (voice)
... Mr. Eames (voice) (as Joey Lotsko)
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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Release Date:

25 December 2013 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

The House of Magic 3D  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,091, 5 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,091, 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 »

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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References The Illusionist (2006) See more »

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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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Standard issue animation
27 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Kitten is abandoned, finds its way to a magicians house with other wacky characters, fights against evil man etc. and that's it. This is a movie with standard script without real surprises. Animation quality is good and on par with DreamWorks. But the problem? The movie is boring. Graphics are good but the characters are unforgettable. And the humor is so politically correct that it fails to amuse anyone. I watched the flick with 5 and 9 year old kids and neither laughed a single time. I myself started reading a book after the first 45 minutes.

It's a shame that obviously there's a lot of effort used for the movie, but once again the script would have to be re-done. And next time hire someone who can actually write funny dialogue. And since the movie is European, then please bravely use the an European angle and the Belgium twists for visuals and gags. Now it's just watered down Dreamworks copy.


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