A few months ago I was thrilled to announce The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island was coming to the big screen and now on August 7th it is released on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital!! I highly recommend reading the book with your kids before watching the movie so you can talk about the difference and similarities.
With over 70 million books sold worldwide and 150 books in the series, Gertrude Chandler Warner is on the best-selling children’s books series authors of all time. You can download a Boxcar Children bookmark by clicking on the image below.
On the heels of the 75th Anniversary of the beloved book series, the movie is released. 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?
Small Island. Big Adventure.
The highly-anticipated 82 minute animated movie, The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island, stars:
- Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden
- J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Dr. Moore
- Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) as the mysterious Joe
- Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence) as Jesse Alden
- Carter Sand (Frozen) as Benny Alden
- Gil Birmingham (Twilight) as Lonan Browning
- Griffin Gluck (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) as Henry Alden
- Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Capt. Daniel
- Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave) as Violet
The kids and I planned a family movie night to watch The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island and it didn’t disappoint. As a fan of the series growing up I didn’t know what to expect, you could easily get lost in the book and caught up in the story so I had high expectations.
Dustin loved the movie because the kids were able to be safe on the Island and explore everything it had to offer. He loved how they made their own little museum of all the trinkets they found on their adventures. If you're looking for something fun to do you can make your own museum too with The Boxcar Children Museum Printout.
Cheyenne is also a fan of the books so she was thrilled to see it come to life on the TV. She loved how they cooked for themselves from what they could find on the Island and made the barn into a home. She said it reminded her that a family is a team that needs to always stick together.
The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island – Giveaway
Who’s ready for a family movie night? I’ve teamed up with The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island to bring you a movie night in with the kids. We've got two DVDs up for grabs.
Each Winner Receives: A copy of The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island DVD
Giveaway Open to: Canada US Residents, except where prohibited
Ends: August 12, 2018