DVD Review & Giveaway ~ The Boxcar Children {Collector’s Edition}

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Personally I have HEARD of The Boxcar Children books but I have never read one myself. {gasp, I know}  I really didn’t know anything about what this DVD would be about when I agreed to review it…I only knew the books were popular. I was very curious about the movie when it arrived in the mail therefore we watched it within just a couple of days of receiving it.

I posted on Facebook about watching it and having a review soon…I was surprised by the amount of comments I got about loving the books and the excitement of it being a movie…more things I didn’t know…I had no idea it had never been on DVD before! (Even more fun for a blogger…to get our hands on something before others, and something others are excited about…THIS is WHAT being a review blogger is about…GETTING THE WORD OUT. LOVE it!)

So…the movie (DVD) is rated G, runs 81 minutes and is full color.

About the movie:
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret – until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.
Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s best-selling classic!
Collector’s Edition Special Features 
  • THE BOXCAR CHILDREN E-BOOK PREVIEW
  • THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GUIDE TO ADVENTURE E-BOOK PREVIEW
  • PRINTABLE TOWN MAP
  • OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR/MUSEUM FEATURETTE
  • DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITY KIT
  • STILLS GALLERY

The Boxcar Children is coming to DVD on August 19th!  VOD also available!

Preorder at Walmart:http://www.walmart.com/ip/38107477
https://www.facebook.com/BoxcarChildren
https://twitter.com/boxcarchildren #TheBoxCarChildren

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Personally, as someone who is not familiar with what this was going to be about, I LOVED this movie…but it was sad too…the thought of these kids being alone in a boxcar. But by the end of the movie I was very happy and LOVED this movie! My husband, who HAS read the book, said it is very similar to it (which is always good and sometimes not the case). Our family will be getting this book from the library and doing a family read-aloud. I am VERY THANKFUL for this review opportunity, we all really enjoyed this movie!

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Have a wonderfully blessed day!

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22 thoughts on “DVD Review & Giveaway ~ The Boxcar Children {Collector’s Edition}

  1. Vivien August 4, 2014 at 10:05 am Reply

    The Boxcar Children is one of our favorites. Glad you liked it and that it stays true to the original story.

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  2. Tiffany DeOs August 4, 2014 at 10:23 am Reply

    I loved reading the Boxcar Children as a child. It was one of my favorite series.

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  3. Allison T Jones August 4, 2014 at 11:13 am Reply

    I am thrilled to hear that this has been made into a movie! Brings back memories of reading the series to my kiddos when they were younger. I’d love to see this movie and then pass it on to some homeschooling friends who have younger kids – to keep the story (and series) going!

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  4. Mary Happymommy August 4, 2014 at 11:36 am Reply

    I know that my son enjoyed the book, and he complains about reading.

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  5. D Johnson August 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm Reply

    I’ve been wanting to have my son read these books. I’m excited that they made a DVD!

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  6. Bernie W August 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply

    I know very little about the boxcar children but I am very excited about this release because it looks like a fun family movie.

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  7. Kala August 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm Reply

    I loved this series when I was younger. Was going to start my own children with them this year for 3rd grade. I’m excited to see they have it on dvd!

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  8. becky August 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I love to read Boxcar Children with my kids.

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  9. Jamie Baker August 5, 2014 at 12:00 am Reply

    My eight year old has been reading the books and loving them! He would love the DVD!

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  10. Terra Wiseman August 5, 2014 at 7:45 am Reply

    This would make a great addition to our library. We have read a lot of these books and it would be fun to see them come alive. Always looking for good quality entertainment for kids.

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  11. Amber August 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Looks Great!

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  12. Stacie August 13, 2014 at 9:51 am Reply

    The Box Car Children is what I read when I was little. Glad to see they have put it in a DVD.

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  13. Lisa August 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm Reply

    Boxcar Children is a favorite and are excited to experience it on DVD.

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  14. Michelle Mansfield August 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Love these books!

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  15. Melissa Bell August 15, 2014 at 6:13 am Reply

    We recently read the first Boxcar book, and my 2 girls (ages 4 and 6) loved it! They kept asking me to read the next chapter. I’m sure they would love to see this story come to life on this movie.

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  16. Melissa Bell August 15, 2014 at 6:18 am Reply

    I don’t see where I can sign up for emails. I would like to.

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  17. Sara K. August 15, 2014 at 8:40 am Reply

    My children loved reading and hearing The Boxcar Children books. This would be a wonderful gift for our grandchildren. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Jenn Kasprzak August 15, 2014 at 9:14 am Reply

    I love that these are a classic, I read them as a kid as well as my bots. I would love to teach a class at our co-op based on the books and now movie

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  19. Jessica Ferdon August 16, 2014 at 7:00 am Reply

    We love these books!

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  20. Alana Jo Whitaker-Couch August 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply

    My boys would enjoy this! 🙂

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    • Alana Jo Whitaker-Couch August 16, 2014 at 8:41 pm Reply

      Sorry. I just now saw that I was suppose to leave a comment about what I know about Boxcar Children– it’s been years, but I enjoyed a few of their books when I was little. I think my boys would love this, and that is why I am excited about it.

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  21. Kayla Arrowood August 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm Reply

    My kids have enjoyed reading several of the adventures and I believe this new DVD will be so awesome!

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