The official theatrical trailer has been released for oddly named animated film, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island. Based on Gertrude Chandler Warner’s beloved books, the film will be gracing the big screens next month via a limited US screening courtesy of Shout! Factory Films and Fathom Events. The screening will be for a single day, May 8, at 4pm local time and will feature a special introduction from voice star Griffin Gluck, as well as a talk from producer-director Dan Chuba.
“What I like best about the Boxcar Children books and Surprise Island in particular, is how the kids seem to effortlessly appreciate life as it happens,” said Chuba in the announcement. “The vegetables they eat taste better because they tended the garden themselves. They make daily chores more fun by doing them together. They wonder at and explore the nature that surrounds them on the little island, experiencing and sharing their world in a series of small, beautiful moments.”
The story of The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island revolves around the titular orphaned children as they spend an entire summer living on their grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. The children then meet the friendly and helpful Joe, who is living on their island.
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island boasts of an impressive voice cast that includes the likes of Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons, Griffin Gluck, Joey King and Dane DeHaan.