New friends , new places finding yourself and your family. This movie has it all. We watched this for our family movie night and loved it. I love a great movie that has it all and this one did. With the adventure at a island and a mysterious friend this movie will have you guessing what is going to happen the whole time. I love a cartoon that is great for the whole family.
THE NEW ANIMATED FEATURE
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND
COMES TO BLU-RAY™ & DVD AUGUST 7, 2018
FROM SHOUT KIDS AND LEGACY CLASSICS
Starring Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons, Dane DeHaan, and more
The Film’s Release Comes On the Heels of the 75th Anniversary Of the Beloved Book Series
Los Angeles, CA – Small island. Big adventure! The beloved Boxcar Children are headed to Blu-ray and DVD on August 7thwith the release of the new animated feature film THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND, courtesy Legacy Classics and Shout Kids. Fans can now pre-order their copies on Amazon.com or shoutfactory.com.
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND, the highly-anticipated movie adaption of the popular children’s book of the same name, stars Golden Globe®-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden, Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) as the mysterious Joe, Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence) as Jesse Alden, Carter Sand (Frozen) as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham (Twilight) as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Capt. Daniel and Talitha Bateman (Love, Simon) as Violet.
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island. Does their new friend have a secret?
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND is fun for the whole family, and is Dove approved for all ages. It is directed by Dan Chuba and Mark Dippé, and is produced by Legacy Classics and co-produced by Shout! Factory, Albert Whitman & Company and Blueberry Pictures. THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND is the first of three new animated features to be adapted from the “The Boxcar Children” book series, as part of apartnership between Shout! Kids and Legacy Classics.
“The Boxcar Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner is one of the best-selling children’s book series of all time. Having just marked its 75th anniversary, over 70 million books have sold world-wide. There are 150 books in the series, and over 1 million kids read the books in schools across North America every year.