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The Boxcar Children (2014)

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Four children set out on a journey to find a new home.

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Justin Merz (screenplay), Zach Strauss (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Illeana Douglas ... Mary (voice)
Mackenzie Foy ... Violet (voice)
Zachary Gordon ... Henry (voice)
Joey King ... Jessie (voice)
Jadon Sand ... Benny (voice)
Martin Sheen ... Grandfather Alden (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Moore (voice)
D.B. Sweeney ... Baker (voice)
Audrey Wasilewski ... Baker's Wife (voice)
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Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are four orphaned brothers and sisters who mysteriously appear in a small town on a warm summer night. No one knows who these young wanderers are or where they have come from. Frightened to live with a grandfather they have never met, the children make a home for themselves in an old abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Henry, the oldest, goes to town to earn money and buy food and supplies while the other kids make a home in the boxcar finding old dishes and scraps in a junkyard. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves. As time passes, they discover the struggles and rewards of independence as well as the joys of family - until one day Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her. They must take Violet to a doctor risking discovery and the loss of their secret home in the forest. Written by Anonymous

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One warm summer night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from... Meet Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny, The Boxcar Children.


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USA | Guatemala | South Korea

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English

Release Date:

April 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Les enfants du wagon See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The Chandler bakery is actually named after the author who created the book series. See more »

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When the kids all slide down the muddy hill during a rainstorm, when they reach the bottom, none of them have any mud on their clothes. You see them brushing themselves off, but what are they brushing off? See more »

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Perfect movie for the hyper child
8 July 2016 | by dml7788See all my reviews

I'm not going to harp on this movie much for its bad animation and choppy characters that look and move an awful lot like the characters in the Heidi series from a few years ago. I'm going to tell you you what is great about this movie.

Unlike most movies or shows for kids now a days boxcar children is not obnoxious. It's the calmest and most laid back program I've ever seen for children. It really mellowed out my 5 year old daughter. It was relaxing for she and I both. That's what i loved about this title the most.

I wish there were more of these movies to be made. There just aren't enough things for kids to watch that are safe and relaxing as well as watchable.


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