The Boxcar Children movie - Free Screening

Albert Whitman & Company is pleased to announce that the very first animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s beloved story The Boxcar Children is coming to DVD on August 19th! To celebrate, we’re hosting a FREE SCREENING of the movie at the Pickwick Theatre (5 S Prospect Ave) in Park Ridge, Illinois on August 16 at 12pm. 

The event will double as a book drive for Chicago-area literacy organization Open Books and a donation of one used book will receive admission for two (2) to the screening. The first 500 guests will get an exclusive Boxcar Children goodie bag! Director Dan Chuba and voice actor Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) will be in attendance to answer questions following the show.


Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!

Available for sale or download on August 19 wherever DVDs are sold.