The Indian in the Cupboard

  Released in theatres: July 14th, 1995


On his ninth birthday, Omri is presented with many gifts – the most unusual being a simple cupboard.  Yet, this is no ordinary wooden box.  It is endowed with magical powers that transform Omri’s plastic toy figurines into living creatures.  However, when Omri’s friend, Patrick, learns about the magic cupboard, their fantastic secret is in danger of being revealed.  Directed by Frank Oz and written by Melissa Mathison (E.T.), this film is based on the beloved children’s novel by Lynne Reid Banks.

  • Cast: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins
  • Director: Frank Oz
  • Writers: Melissa Mathison, Lynne Reid Banks (novel)
  • Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Jane Startz
  • Exec. Producers: Robert Harris, Marty Keltz, Bernard Williams
  • Cinematographer: Russell Carpenter
  • Editor: Ian Crafford
  • Composer: Randy Edelman
  • Prod. Designer: Leslie McDonald
  • Costumes: Deborah Lynn Scott