The House of Magic

The House of Magic

Jérémie Degruson (2013)

U Certificate


Our Score
An utterly charming and marvellously realised effort across the board, this action-packed fantasy adventure comes from the Belgian animation studio responsible for Fly Me to the Moon and A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures. Attaining a near perfect Disney-style mix of colourful inventiveness, engaging characters, eye-popping spectacle (especially in its 3D version) and fun-scary set pieces, it's a polished delight with ageless appeal. Abandoned cat Thunder is welcomed into the foreboding mansion of a retired magician, but must learn how to get along with the other cute animals and mysterious automated gizmos residing there. When the magician has a car accident and is hospitalised, his scheming nephew tries to sell his home from underneath him, forcing the adorable menagerie still living there to devise a haunted-house strategy to scare away any prospective buyers. With great knockout visuals and plenty of zany excitement, this is a ridiculously entertaining, bright and breezy package of wonder and laughter.


A stray cat wanders into a magician's mansion, and finds it is full of strange gadgets. The illusionist allows him to stay, to the annoyance of his other pets, but the cat proves an invaluable addition to the group when their owner's scheming nephew plots to take the house for himself. Animated adventure, with the voices of Murray Blue and Doug Stone.

Cast & Crew

Thunder / Dylan Murray Blue
Nurse Baxter Cinda Adams
Carla Kathleen Browers
Carlo / Jack / Zoltar George Babbit
Chihuahua Joey Camen
Daniel Grant George
Maggie Shanelle Gray
Audrey Nina Grillo
Director Jérémie Degruson
Director Ben Stassen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Jul 2014
Drama Children's