The beloved Boxcar Children are headed to the silver screen! The new animated feature film THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND hits theaters nationwide for a special one-day event on May 8.
This exciting after-school event is a partnership between Fathom Events, Shout! Kids, and Legacy Classics, and it will also offer moviegoers an exclusive introduction with actor Griffin Gluck and Director Dan Chuba explaining the process of adapting the book to film, and the process of animating. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy the film in approximately 700 select U.S. movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available at Fathomevents.com. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or at participating theater box offices.
This highly-anticipated movie adaption of the popular children’s book of the same name, stars Martin Sheen as James Alden, J.K. Simmons as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan as the mysterious Joe, Joey King as Jesse Alden, Carter Sand as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton as Capt. Daniel and Talitha Bateman as Violet.
About 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?
This movie is fun for the whole family, and is Dove approved for all ages and is the first of three new animated features to be adapted from the “The Boxcar Children” book series, as part of a partnership between Shout! Kids and Legacy Classics.
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Win The Boxcar Children Books
One lucky Long Wait For Isabella reader will win the following books: Guide to Adventure, Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children and the novel Surprise Island, on which the film is based. Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Open to US residents 18+.
About The Boxcar Children
“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.
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