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I am excited to share with you the new animated feature The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island, opening in theaters nationwide on May 8th as part of a special after-school event with Fathom. The film is based on one of the books from the beloved series by Gertrude Chandler Warner and is family-friendly for all ages, with a recommendation for kids 3-13. With hundreds of theaters across the nation booked, there will likely be a theater near you offering up the film!
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?
Check out the trailer below:
“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.
Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Here are some fun bookmark and recipe printables, based on the film.
This special after school event will also feature a special introduction and an exclusive short program with producer/director Dan Chuba about how the adaptation of a book to movie works and the process of animating!
Pre-purchase tickets for this event, using this link.
The Film’s Release Comes On the Heels of the 75th Anniversary Of the Beloved Book Series and is in theaters one day only!
Giveaway Winner: Leela