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.

Crew / Cast

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