I received a copy of this DVD from the publisher for review purposes. They are also sponsoring the giveaway copy for a reader. I received no other compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
Update: Congrats to Brook S.
I have been so excited about this review and giveaway of the Boxcar Children Animated Feature! My boys LOVED this movie! But, before I get into that too much, I’ll tell you a bit about it…
About the Boxcar Children Film
About the Film
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret – until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.
About the Cast
Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s best-selling classic!
I remember enjoying The Boxcar Children book as a child, so I was very excited to see this, and the fact that it came from well-known and respected publishers of family-friendly entertainment made it even more exciting. However, I admit to having my doubts about it. Not all animated features are created equally!
This one did NOT disappoint! My boys loved it so much that they chose it, repeatedly, every time they were allowed to watch TV–probably 3 times in the same week.
But, it’s more than just another kid show. This film is so well done that it is truly a delight for the whole family. My husband and I enjoyed it nearly as much as the children, and that is great when we can find something that the whole family appreciates.
It was great to see the characters of Gertrude Chandler Warner really come to life, and to see that new life breathed into a timeless classic of a story was nothing short of inspiring.
This is just such a sweet, sweet story and I was very pleased to see that the film demonstrated that well. The children demonstrate such kindness and thoughtfulness toward one another! We loved to see that, along with the creativity, hard work, and diligence. As a homeschooling mom, I am always looking for lessons in things, and this movie is a great one to build a character study around as there is just so much to learn from this movie and these characters.
My boys are 5 and 7 and the loved it. If you enjoyed the boxcar children as a child, or if you’re just looking for some great family-friendly entertainment, I strongly recommend this video. It will not disappoint.
Win a Copy of the DVD!
Now for the exciting part! The publisher has generously allowed me give away one copy of the DVD to one of my awesome readers!! I love being able to bless my readers with giveaways, and have been especially excited about this particular one since we enjoyed it so much.
I’m making this super easy. Simply leave a comment letting me know why you’d like to win.
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The giveaway closes at midnight EST 8/26/2014.
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