Boxcar Children – Surprise Island
FATHOM EVENTS, LEGACY CLASSICS AND SHOUT! KIDS TO BRING THE NEW ANIMATED FEATURE
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND
TO MOVIE THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON MAY 8, 2018 ONLY
Starring Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons, Dane DeHaan, and more
The Film’s Release Comes On the Heels of the 75th Anniversary Of the Beloved Book SeriesThe 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 for THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND will go on sale Friday, April 6, and can be purchased online or at participating theater box offices.
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?
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND is fun for the whole family, and is Dove approved for all ages. It is directed by Dan Chuba and Mark Dippé, and is produced by Legacy Classics and co-produced by Shout! Factory, Albert Whitman & Company and Blueberry Pictures. THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND 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.
“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.
Dates: 4-16-18 to 4-24-18
US only 18+