(The Secret of the Magic Gourd was provided to me by Click Communications for the purpose of review.)
Experience a magical story about the boundless limits of imagination and the strength we each have inside us with Disney’s heartwarming film The Secret of the Magic Gourd. Based on the beloved children’s novel and featuring the voice talent of High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu, this wondrous fantasy is sure to delight the entire family. It’s a “truly inspiring story that captures the wonder and awe of childhood,” raves Carey Bryson of KidsTVMovies.About.com.
When an inquisitive 11-year-old discovers a mythical, magical gourd while fishing, he has no idea of the trouble that lies at the end of his hook. With the ability to grant any and every wish, The Magic Gourd attempts to make all of the boy’s dreams come true, but instead succeeds in turning his world upside down.
Enjoy every moment of this enchanting adventure as a curious child discovers that the best things in life are those he earns himself.
When I noticed that this is an Chinese film with dubbed over voices, I thought the boys would think it was cheesy – the whole lips not moving in synch thing is a little distracting. I was wrong – the boys really liked this film, and found much to laugh about while watching it.
Noah’s Review: This a very, very good fantasy movie. Little kids would really like it. 5 stars.
Jonathan’s Review: The Secret of the Magic Gourd is a great movie because it has marching toys. Raymond goes into a movie and it’s called “The Swamp Dinosaur” and he almost gets killed by it, so the Magic Gourd comes into the movie and turns it into bones. 5 stars.
Josiah’s Review: Great movie! 5 stars.
The Secret of the Magic Gourd is available on DVD on January 27th. The DVD special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, bloopers, games and activities, and a music video.