Toyland (2004)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Holiday Film  |   Run Time - 49 min.  |  
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A young boy learns the importance of caring and sharing after visiting a magical toy store in this animated adventure from producer/director Diane Paloma Eskenazi. Jesse's father is a "Top Gun" air force instructor whose demanding job leaves little time for bonding with his lonesome son. As a result, Jesse's perception of caring for others leaves him looking selfish to his peers, who want little to do with the struggling misfit. When Jesse's father is called away for a training mission on Christmas Eve, Jesse is sent to spend some time with his understanding cousin Gabriella. Though his spirits are dampened by the absence of his father, Jesse gets a pleasant surprise when Gabriella announces that the pair will be making a surprise trip to Toyland - a store 'where all your wishes can come true." When the toys come to life to offer Jesse an important lesson about caring for others and Jesse learns that his father's plane has gone down in a remote area of the mountains, he and his new friends set out on a daring rescue mission that will help Jesse learn the power of teamwork and the value of friendship.

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boy, Christmas, father, holiday, toy