The House of Magic 3D

The House of Magic 3D

The House of Magic 3D

Animated family adventure about an abandoned cat caught in a miserable storm. Seeking shelter in a large, mysterious house, the stray is adopted by an old magician and the rest of its peculiar inhabitants – naming their new friend Thunder.

Once known as The Illustrious Lorenzo, Lawrence is now a retired magician sharing 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. He soon makes Thunder feel welcome, but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get him 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...

2013Rating: G, Some scary scenes85 minsBelgium
AdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy3D
Director:
Jeremy Degruson (feature debut)Ben Stassen ('A Turtle's Tale', 'Fly Me to the Moon')
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Cues much cheery knockabout comedy, with ample scope for impressively whooshy 3D tracking shots.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

A romp that compensates for its fluffy simplicity with sweetness, generosity and 3D ingenuity.

2.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

A mixed bag of tricks.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Marrying American voices to Belgian animation, this candy-colored adventure has a harum-scarum energy that rarely flags.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is soulless, like something that has been generated by a computer programme.

2.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

An unexpected delight.

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Breezy, undemanding CGI fare that should readily appeal to its target audience of younger children.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A curious mix of Britpop music cues and moppet-bait storytelling makes for a diverting, if derivative kids' animation.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Cues much cheery knockabout comedy, with ample scope for impressively whooshy 3D tracking shots.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A romp that compensates for its fluffy simplicity with sweetness, generosity and 3D ingenuity.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A mixed bag of tricks.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Marrying American voices to Belgian animation, this candy-colored adventure has a harum-scarum energy that rarely flags.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is soulless, like something that has been generated by a computer programme.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An unexpected delight.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Breezy, undemanding CGI fare that should readily appeal to its target audience of younger children.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A curious mix of Britpop music cues and moppet-bait storytelling makes for a diverting, if derivative kids' animation.

3.0
0

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