Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Year:
Duration:
93 min
Genres:
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
IMDB rate:
6.2
Director:
Zach Helm
Awards:
2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2007-11-16
Filming Locations: Cinespace Film Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $9,630,085 (USA) (18 November 2007)
Gross: $32,061,555 (USA) (13 March 2008)
Cast
Actor
Character
Ted Ludzik
Bellini, the Bookbuilder
Natalie Portman
Molly Mahoney, the Composer
Zach Mills
Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector
Dustin Hoffman
Mr. Edward Magorium, Avid Shoe-Wearer
Madalena Brancatella
Jessica, Who Got a Cowboy Hat
Paula Boudreau
Brenda, Who Wants a Mobile
Mike Realba
Dave Wolf, Who's an Engineer
Steve Whitmire
Kermit the Frog
Liam Powley-Webster
Andy, the Boy Who Likes to Color
Marcia Bennett
Lora, Who Wants a Fire Engine
Jason Bateman
Henry Weston, the Mutant
Oliver Masuda
Jordan, Who Said Hi
Samantha Harvey
Cassie, the Girl Chased by a Goose
Jesse Bostick
Derek, Who Opened the Door
Isaac Durnford
Jason, Who's a Little Too Curious
Daniyah Ysrayl
Jimmy, Who Captures the Ball (as Daniel J. Gordon)
Rebecca Northan
Ellie Applebaum, the Mom
Dash Grundy
Ari, Who Wants a Book
Dylan Authors
Mark, Who Fingerpaints
Aidan Koper
Brett, the Yo-Yo Guy
Lin Lin Feng
Angie, Who Nearly Was Hit by a Blimp
He Wen
Larry, Who Held on for Dear Life
Gan Zhen
David, Who Also Held on for Dear Life
Quancetia Hamilton
Gia, with a Squid on Her Head
Matt Baram
Eddie, the Dentist
Jonathan Potts
Dr. Dunn, Who Gives People Sedatives
Mathew Peart
Wyatt, Who Sells Hot Dogs
David Rendall
Tim, the Hot Dog Manager
Kiele Sanchez
Mrs. Goodman, Who Wants the Store
David Collins
Tom, the Realtor
Michael Costa Parke
Jack, Who Thinks It's Magic (as Michael Costa-Parke)
Milo Gladstein
Milo, Who's Not Bad
Kerry-Lee Finkle
Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
Austin Macdonald
Boy in toy store (uncredited)
Mani Nasry
Mani
Christina Orjalo
Shop Girl (uncredited)
Jordan Dean Scott
Boy on Scooter (uncredited)
Daniella Tokic
Nurse (uncredited)
Beatriz Yuste
Lora (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Natalie Portman learned to play the piano for her role.
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Dustin Hoffman originated Mr. Magorium's hairdo, bushy eyebrows and lisping vocals. According to Hoffman, when he first tried the voice out on Zach Helm and two of the producers, "they freaked."
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Music in the trailer is from Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985).
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Goofs
When Mr. Magorium asks Henry to name the Fibonacci series from its 11th to 16th integer at 17:15, Henry should name 6 integers, but only names 5. The 5 he names are the 12th to 16th integers of the Fibonacci series. He leaves out the 11th integer - 55.
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While in the hospital, Molly and Henry are talking in the hallway while Eric is in the background rolling back and forth on his 'wheelie' shoes. Henry begins to walk away from the camera as Molly takes a seat at the front right of the frame, he pauses and beyond him at 47:24 Eric starts to roll from the right side of the hall to the left as Henry starts to turn around. At 47:25 when Eric has rolled about halfway across the hall from right to left, the shot cuts to a narrower shot of only Henry with Eric beyond him where Eric is on the left side of the hall starting to roll to the right side.
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The length of Natalie Portman's hair changes inconsistently throughout the movie. Dramatic differences can be noted during the hospital scene where in various shots it appears at both it's shortest and longest.
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Quotes
Mr. Edward Magorium: Pretty impressive ball isn't it? Impossible to dodge.
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Henry Weston: When you say magical, do you mean special?
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Mr. Edward Magorium: I've been inventing toys since the 1770's.
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Faq
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium can be found here.
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Is "Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium" based on a book?
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No. Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium"\ is based on a screenplay written by American writer Zach Helm, who also made his directorial debut with this movie.
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