Toys in the Attic

Toys in the Attic

DVD - 2012
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A visual feast combining multiple forms of animation into an enchanting and fantastic adventure for the entire family. When the lovely Buttercup is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head, it is up to her friends--a teddy bear, a mechanical mouse and a marionette puppet--to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.
Publisher: Fayetteville, AR : Hannover House, ©2012.
Branch Call Number: J MOVIE TOYS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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jonnybroom
Mar 28, 2015

This is a fantastic and inventive film using stop-action animation. The original Czech dialogue has been replaced with an English sound track using some well-known American actors. It is described on this web site as "an enchanting and fantastic adventure for the entire family." I question that. it's certainly not for young children. I found it frightening. and the old-world irony and political overtones make it a challenge for American viewers. But it's well done.

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ashleysears
Aug 15, 2014

My kids watched this, then when it was finished my 10 year old watched it over again. She really enjoyed this movie.

kevfarley Jul 19, 2014

Too scary for children !! (The label says for ages 10 & up.)

josette0503 Mar 13, 2014

very creepy movie.

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SaraShiba
Nov 29, 2013

This is a detailed and imaginative stop-motion film for kids and adults alike. Younger kids under age 6 might be scared by some of the scenes or characters, but otherwise this is a creative work of art!

Families who like quirky European films are going to love this!

ages 6 and up

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JEarl
Jul 12, 2013

An odd but good claymation picture. The rescuse of a girl from evils clutches. Really liked the effects and the mouse who can make anything.

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kylew
Jul 03, 2013

From the box art in the listing it looked like it would be a fun little movie for my 3 year old daughter. I saw that it was ready to pick up and went to youtube to see the trailer. Canceled the hold as It is not appropriate content for a 3 year old. Watch the trailer first before you take it out to show your kids.

Official 2012 trailer: http://youtu.be/nSSGsgiB0qw

theorbys May 28, 2013

If ever there was a labor of love, constructive imagination, and meticulous care, this is it. The film creates a world of its own in the attic of an old house by Ingeniously piecing together, and animating by stop motion, toys, game pieces, and generations of stored bric a brac. A world under attack by a dark world that shares the attic, where a despot commands a similarly constructed society of insects and debris. When the despot kidnaps Buttercup, the two worlds must fight.----- Although the film is mostly stop motion there is some live action and traditional animation deftly mixed in.

professortjbookworm12 May 01, 2013

interesting movie, some questionable scenes for kids to view, like the one boiling baby body parts.

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DFX
Apr 02, 2013

I don't get most of it... I stoped watching half way... :(

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DFX
Apr 02, 2013

DFX thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

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pronto1961
Apr 17, 2013

sir handsome: ah, buttercup, my princess bride

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