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November 2014

Books on Screen

November 2014

If you're feeling a little heroic this November, check out Big Hero 6, Disney’s latest animated film about a band of high-tech heroes and their faithful robot determined to save the day. Based on characters from a Marvel comic book, Big Hero 6 looks like it's going to be just as much fun as last year's Frozen
 
So if you want some action, adventure and a lot of humor, grab your superhero capes and get out and see some books on screen!
 
 
In Theaters:
 
Cast: Voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr.
Director: Don Hall and Chris Williams
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: November 7th
Based On: Marvel comic characters by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau
 
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion --- a robot named Baymax --- and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 
 
 
 
On DVD:
 
Cast: Susan Boyle, Hans Matheson
Director: John Stephenson
Distributor: EchoLight Studios
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: November 4th
Based On: THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE by Max Lucado
 
In the fictional village of Gladbury, every twenty-five years an angel visits the candlemaker and bestows a miracle upon whomever lights the Christmas Candle. However, shortly after the arrival of a new pastor, David Richmond in 1890, the Christmas Candle goes missing.
 
Cast: Voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Stanley Tucci, Darren Criss
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
MPAA: PG
Release Date: November 18
Based On: Tatsuo Hori’s short story, THE WIND HAS RISEN
 
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. In sum, an epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.