Thunder and the House of Magic DVD Review

Thunder and the House of MagicThunder and the House of Magic is a whimsical family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values, and universal appeal. Brimming with spectacular animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and captivating movie experience for the entire family.

“The film tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don’t all welcome the new house guest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new friends join forces to save their magical home.”

I wasn’t familiar with this movie before being asked to review it, but when Tee excitedly pointed out that Thunder looked like her Grandma’s cat, Leo, I figured (correctly!) that the girls would enjoy the movie. The animation and character design is done quite well, and both kids especially liked Thunder and Edison, the walking light bulb. Unfortunately, much of this movie was just a little too scary for two-year-old Kay.

All Thunder wants is to be part of a family again, but when Lawrence the lovable old magician ends up in the hospital and his greedy nephew makes plans to sell his home, everyone in the house is faced with the threat of homelessness. The animals and enchanted toys learn to work together to scare off potential buyers, moving men, and Lawrence’s greedy nephew by making the house seem haunted. This part was the most fun for me, but scary for the girls.

Thunder and the House of Magic is a fun movie for Halloween and year round. I liked the movie’s positive messages about family and friendship and acceptance, though I would not recommend it for younger children. Kids five and up will enjoy.

Bonus features include:

  • Origins
  • Character Animation
  • The Making of the Soundtrack
  • Teaser
  • Trailer

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  • Sometimes I feel so out of the loop with some of the shows/movies out there that I have not heard of. This one does sound fun to watch!

  • The story of the abandoned cat whose cruel owner dumps him when they move house.

    Alone and unprotected the lovely cat faces a difficult challenge for survival and as he wanders the streets manages to enter a house that had already other animals in it as well as various gadgets. The owner embraces him instantly but some of the other guests are reluctant to accept him and so he has to earn their trust.

    The opportunity to do so will come as a wicked nephew wants to sell the house.

    An appealing story combined with high quality visuals, giving us an angle of the world from the point of view of a small animal. Various themes are involved such as abandonment, new beginnings, fitting in and proving oneself.

    When it comes to protecting our home, one better not underestimate the determination of even the smallest of opponents.

    It will surely delight children without leaving the adults unimpressed either.