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Matilda / TriStar Pictures presents ; a Jersey Films production ; a Danny DeVito film ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Liccy Dahl ; screenplay by Nicholas Kazan & Robin Swicord ; directed by Danny DeVito.

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  • 41 of 43 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Union Free Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Union Free Public Library DVD PG MAT (Text to phone) 34913148442415 Juvenile DVD Available -

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General Note:
Based on the book by Roald Dahl.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1996.
Special features: Matilda the movie read-along [slide show]; Matilda's movie magic [featurette] (16 min.); A children's guide to good manners [featurette] (3 min.); Escape to the library! [featurette] (6 min.); My movie about making Matilda by Mara Wilson [featurette] (7 min.); A truly terrible test! [interactive feature]; Classroom games [interactive feature]; Get rid of Miss Trunchbull! trivia game [interactive feature]; Make magic with Matilda! [interactive feature]; Terrify the Trunchbull! [interactive feature]; Matilda the movie character gallery [slide show]; Trailers (6 min.).
Formatted Contents Note:
Start -- Rather extraordinary child -- "Send me on my way" -- In search of a book -- Her first practical advice -- Hair tonic -- Wormwood Motors -- Cafe Le Ritz -- Million dollar sticky -- Crunchem Hall -- Amanda Thripp -- Miss Honey -- Miss Honey pays a visit -- Bruce Bogtrotter -- Newt -- Miss Honey's story -- Afraid of black cats -- "Let's go get your doll" -- Chase -- "Little bitty pretty one" -- Lissy doll -- Terrifying Miss Trunchbull -- No more Miss nice girl -- "A child was in my house!" -- Haunted chalkboard -- Trunchbull goes for a spin -- Pelting the Trunchbull -- Adopting Matilda.
Restrictions on Access Note:
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Stefan Czapsky ; production design, Bill Brzeski ; editors, Lynzee Klingman and Brent White ; music by David Newman ; costume designer, Jane Ruhm.
Participant or Performer Note:
Danny DeVito (Mr. Wormwood), Rhea Perlman (Mrs. Wormwood), Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey), Pam Ferris (Trunchbull), Mara Wilson (Matilda), Paul Reubens (FBI Agent), Tracey Walter (FBI Agent).
Summary, etc.:
Matilda is a super-smart little girl who is woefully ignored and ridiculed by her self-centered parents. They send her to a school with a mean, bullying principal, where she learns she has special powers that can help her, her friends, and her kind and gentle teacher.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated PG for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule and for some mild language.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Gifted children > Drama.
Parent and child > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > Drama.
Gifted children > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > Drama.
Parent and child > Drama.
Relaciones maestro-estudiante > Teatro.
Padre de familia e hijo > Teatro.
Parent-child relationship > Drama.
Relaciones maestro-estudiante > Teatro.
Padre de familia e hijo > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Comedy films.
Children's films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures.
Feature films.
Comedy films.

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