The Indian in the cupboard

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Based on the popular children's book by Lynne Reid Banks, this fantasy concerns a young boy who discovers that his toys are developing lives of their own -- which presents him with unexpected responsibilities. Omri (Hal Scardino), a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday: a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother Jane (Linsday Crouse), and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick (Rishi Bhat). Putting them all together, Omri locks the Indian inside the cabinet, only to be awoken by a strange sound in the middle of the night. Omri opens the cabinet to discover that the tiny Indian has come to life; it seems that he's called Little Bear (Litefoot), and he claims to have learned English from settlers in 1761. Omri hides this remarkable discovery from his mother but shares it with Patrick; as an experiment, Patrick locks a toy cowboy into the cupboard, and soon Little Bear has a companion, Boone (David Keith), though predictably, the cowboy and the Indian don't get along well at first. Omri comes to the realizations that his living and breathing playthings are also people with lives of their own, and he begins to wonder how much control he should really have over their lives. The Indian in the Cupboard was directed by Frank Oz, best known as one of the original puppeteers for The Muppets and the voice of Miss Piggy. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouping Titleindian in the cupboard
Grouping Authorcolumbia pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Banks, Lynne Reid, 1929-
Bhat, Rishi.
Crouse, Lindsay.
Davis, G. Paul, 1969-
Jenkins, Richard, 1947-
Keith, David, 1954-
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1963-
Marshall, Frank.
Mathison, Melissa.
Oz, Frank.
Scardino, Hal.
Startz, Jane.
author2-roleBanks, Lynne Reid,1929-
Banks, Lynne Reid,1929-Indian in the cupboard.
Bhat, Rishi.
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Crouse, Lindsay.
Davis, G. Paul,1969-
Jenkins, Richard,1947-
Keith, David,1954-
Kennedy, Kathleen,1954-
Kennedy, Kathleen,1963-
Marshall, Frank.
Mathison, Melissa.
Oz, Frank.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Scardino, Hal.
Scholastic Productions.
Startz, Jane.
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display_descriptionOn his 9th birthday, Omri receives a cupboard that magically brings his toy Indian Little Bear to life. They bond, embarking on an amazing adventure, until Omri's friend Patrick brings a 6-shooting cowboy to life and the secret of the cupboard is in danger of being revealed.
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subject_facetChildren's films
DVD (Digital video discs)
Dramatic videos
Fantasy films
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Indians of North America -- Drama
Indians of North America -- Fiction -- Juvenile films
Indians of North America -- Juvenile drama
Indios de América del Norte -- Teatro juvenil
Iroquois Indians -- Fiction -- Juvenile films
Iroquois Indians -- Juvenile drama
Juguetes -- Teatro juvenil
Magia -- Teatro juvenil
Magic -- Fiction -- Juvenile films
Magic -- Juvenile drama
Motion pictures
Toys -- Drama
Toys -- Fiction -- Juvenile films
Toys -- Juvenile drama
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayThe Indian in the cupboard
title_fullThe Indian in the cupboard [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures present ; a Kennedy/Marshall production ; in association with Scholastic Productions ; screenplay by Melissa Mathison ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Jane Startz ; directed by Frank Oz
The Indian in the cupboard [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production in association with Scholastic Productions ; a Frank Oz film
The Indian in the cupboard [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production in association with Scholastic Productions ; screenplay by Melissa Mathison ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Jane Startz ; directed by Frank Oz
title_shortThe Indian in the cupboard
topic_facetIndians of North America
Indios de América del Norte
Iroquois Indians