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Matilda [videorecording] / TriStar Pictures presents ; a Jersey Films production ; a Danny DeVito film ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Liccy Dahl ; screenplay by Nicholas Kazan & Robin Swicord ; directed by Danny DeVito.

DeVito, Danny, (actor,, film director,, film producer,, director,, producer.). Shamberg, Michael, (film producer,, producer.). Sher, Stacey, (film producer,, producer.). Dahl, Felicity, (film producer,, producer.). Kazan, Nicholas, 1950- (screenwriter,.). Swicord, Robin, (screenwriter,.). Newman, David, 1954- (composer.). Perlman, Rhea, (actor,.). Davidtz, Embeth, 1966- (actor,.). Ferris, Pam, (actor.). Wilson, Mara, (actor,.). Reubens, Paul, 1952- (actor,.). Walter, Tracey, 1942- (actor,.). Dahl, Roald. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Matilda. (Added Author). Tri-Star Pictures, (presenter.). Jersey Films, (production company.). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Danny DeVito (Mr. Wormwood), Rhea Perlman (Mrs. Wormwood), Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey), Pam Ferris (Trunchbull), Mara Wilson (Matilda), Paul Reubens (FBI Agent), Tracey Walter (FBI Agent). (Cast).

Available copies

  • 36 of 41 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Harnett County Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 41 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Angier Public Library J DVD F Mat 147C (Text) 33632002700160 Juvenile Video In transit -
Coats Public Library J DVD F Mat 182A (Text) 33633002087830 Juvenile Video Available -
Harnett County Main Library J DVD F Mat (Text) 33630005052662 Juvenile Video In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1404936289
  • ISBN: 9781404936287
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special edition.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book by Roald Dahl.
Full screen.
Special features: Matilda the movie read-along [slide show]; featurettes: Matilda's movie magic (16 min.); A children's guide to good manners (3 min.); Escape to the library! (6 min.); My movie about making Matilda by Mara Wilson (7 min.); Games: A truly terrible test!; Classroom games; Get rid of Miss Trunchbull! trivia game ; Make magic with Matilda! ; Terrify the Trunchbull! Matilda the movie character gallery [slide show]; Trailers (6 min.).
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1996.
Formatted Contents Note:
Start -- Rather extraordinary child -- "Send me on my way" -- In search of a book -- Her first practical advice -- Hair tonic -- Wormwood Motors -- Cafe Le Ritz -- Million dollar sticky -- Crunchem Hall -- Amanda Thripp -- Miss Honey -- Miss Honey pays a visit -- Bruce Bogtrotter -- Newt -- Miss Honey's story -- Afraid of black cats -- "Let's go get your doll" -- Chase -- "Little bitty pretty one" -- Lissy doll -- Terrifying Miss Trunchbull -- No more Miss nice girl -- "A child was in my house!" -- Haunted chalkboard -- Trunchbull goes for a spin -- Pelting the Trunchbull -- Adopting Matilda.
Restrictions on Access Note:
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Stefan Czapsky ; production design, Bill Brzeski ; editors, Lynzee Klingman and Brent White ; music by David Newman ; costume designer, Jane Ruhm.
Participant or Performer Note:
Danny DeVito (Mr. Wormwood), Rhea Perlman (Mrs. Wormwood), Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey), Pam Ferris (Trunchbull), Mara Wilson (Matilda), Paul Reubens (FBI Agent), Tracey Walter (FBI Agent).
Summary, etc.:
Matilda is a super-smart little girl who is woefully ignored and ridiculed by her self-centered parents. They send her to a school with a mean, bullying principal, where she learns she has special powers that can help her, her friends, and her kind and gentle teacher.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated PG for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule and for some mild language.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround; full screen (1.33:1).
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Dahl, Roald > Film adaptations.
Girls > Drama.
Gifted children > Drama.
Parent and child > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > Drama.
Genre: Children's films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.

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