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'Thunder and the House of Magic' full of worn-out tricks
'Thunder and the House of Magic' full of worn-out tricks

"Thunder and the House of Magic" epitomizes the sort of animated film that's supposed to be fun for the whole family but that actually pleases no one. Co-directors Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson have assembled so many clichés and bits borrowed from other films that "Thunder" feels like a rerun on its first viewing. A young cat gets dumped by his owners and makes its way to an eerie Victorian mansion where Lawrence, a retired magician, lives with a collection of pets and mechanical toys. Lawrence names the stray Thunder and immediately adopts him — to the chagrin of his grouchy rabbit, Jack, and scheming white mouse Maggie. But a...

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