Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)

Thunder and the House of Magic DVD

Studio Canal International
Starring:
 Murray Blue, George Babbit, Grant George
Directed by: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen

Synopsis: An abandoned kitten seeks shelter in a scary-looking mansion and finds friends in an elderly magician and his unique companions.

Cartoon Cat: This is a charming animated film and the hero is Thunder (voiced by Murray Blue), the orange kitten who finds himself suddenly abandoned by his family on the side of the road.

Thunder and the House of Magic - orange kitten Thunder hiding under bench

The kitten seeks shelter in a strange-looking mansion and soon learns the house belongs to an elderly magician.   The man adopts the kitten and names him Thunder.

Thunder and the House of Magic - orange kitten Thunder with elderly magician

Thunder is quickly loved by most of the household, an assembly of animatronic toys created by the magician, as well as two love birds.  But the magician’s rabbit named Jack (voiced by George Babbit) and white mouse Maggie (voiced by Shanelle Gray) don’t trust the newcomer and plot to get rid of him.

Thunder and the House of Magic - orange kitten Thunder with white rabbit Jack

Needless to say Jack and Maggie are not happy when the magician makes Thunder part of the act.

Thunder and the House of Magic - orange kitten Thunder in magic act

Another character is Daniel (voiced by Grant George) who is scheming to put the magician, his uncle, into a retirement village and sell off the house.  Daniel just happens to be allergic to cats, so Thunder is able to keep him at bay as well as rallying the toys against the man.

Thunder and the House of Magic - orange kitten Thunder and Dan in hazmat suit

All in all this animated film is a pleasant surprise with some wonderful characters and well worth a watch, especially by cat lovers (who will appreciate the tag ending!)

Thunder and the House of Magic - orange kitten Thunder

Final Mewsings: Abandoned kittens are certainly not worthless!


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