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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

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Les enfants du wagon See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The film won Best Animated Feature at the 2015 St. Tropez International Film Festival and the score was nominated for best score for an animated motion picture by Reel Music. See more »

Goofs

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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A faithful and charming adaptation
19 May 2017 | by barbosa-vickiSee all my reviews

I loved the Boxcar Children as a teenager, and this film is true to the story. It's an exciting adventure, as the four children have to find their own place to live in secret and provide all their needs for food, shelter, and fun, while staying hidden from people they fear mean to separate them. It's a great tale of responsibility, hard work, caring and family. The animation is not Disney level but the scenery is beautiful and the colors vivid. A great film for the whole family.


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