High jinks ensue when curious cat Thunder sneaks into a wizard’s house
Seeking shelter from a storm, an abandoned young cat, Thunder, sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, a.k.a. “The Illustrious Lorenzo”.
Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-and-dance routine.
High Jinks & Hauntings
Lawrence makes Thunder feel welcome but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get Thunder kicked out.
When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home.
They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon.
The Magic Idea
The House of Magic was based on a theme park attraction film. It was a 4D film lasting only 12 minutes.
Director Ben Stassen says of the film, “Even the scene where the potential buyer for the house leaves the house screaming ‘The house is haunted!’ is completely fun, because the audience knows the whole thing has been orchestrated by the characters that live in the house.”
Catch this family-friendly movie before the holidays are over.
The House of Magic [G]
Director: Ben Stassen and Jeremie Degruso
Vocal Direction: Dominic Paris, Gina Gallo, Mimi Maynard
Genre: Animation / Comedy
Run Length: 86 min
Release: Dec 26