Friday, August 3, 2018

The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Comes to Blu-ray & DVD August 7th from Shout Kids and Legacy Classics - Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was provided with promotional product in exchange for promoting this upcoming movie event.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

The Film’s Release Comes On the Heels of the 75th Anniversary Of the Beloved Book Series

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Did you hear?   The new animated feature, "The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island" arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 7th from Shout Kids and Legacy Classics.   The film is based on one of the books from the beloved series by Gertrude Chandler Warner and is family-friendly for all ages, with a recommendation for kids 3-13.   My girls and I saw this movie when it was in theaters for one day back in May, and have been waiting for it to arrive on DVD so that we could pick up and add to our movie collection and watch time and again.  

If you didn't know, Gertrude Chandler Warner was born and raised in Putnam, CT.  This is where we live and my girls were born and are being raised.  Ever since they were born, I have shared The Boxcar Children books with them as I was a fan of these books growing up. I never thought I would move to the same city the author lived and wrote her beloved Boxcar Children books, let alone raise my family here, and get to share her books with my girls.

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Learn more about the author of the popular Boxcar Children books now!

If you are ever in the Quiet Corner of CT or are looking for a fun place to travel with your kids for the summer and are heading to the New England area, why not make a pit stop in Putnam and check out the Boxcar Museum.  

Putnam is Gertrude’s hometown, and the museum is located across the street from her childhood home.

As part of our homeschooling my girls have been reading the Boxcar Children books and have visited the museum to learn more about the author. And, they were so excited back in May when they heard there was a new animated movie coming to theaters.  The movie ended up being a hit with both kids and adults who love the Boxcar Children books, and like our family, many couldn't wait to own this movie, so that they could watch time and again.

Here is more about the upcoming THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND animated movie if you missed it when it came to the theater back in May, and which arrives on DVD on August 8th....

"THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND, the highly-anticipated movie adaption of the popular children’s book of the same name, stars Golden Globe®-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden, Oscar®-winner 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 and Talitha Bateman (Love, Simon) as Violet.

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 DippĂ©, 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."


Check out these fun bookmarks, activities and recipe printables to print out and share, based on the film!

Print a FREE Movie Bookmark here

Click here to download Jessie's Clam Chowder recipe card to try making for your family.


Thanks to the kind folks at Shout! Factory, two (2) lucky Inspired by Savannah readers will have a chance to win a copy of this upcoming DVD release, to enjoy with their family.

To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was provided with promotional product in exchange for promoting this upcoming movie event.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I want to win this one for the kids it looks super fun.
    heather [email protected]

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