The Indian in the Cupboard


1h 36m 1995

Brief Synopsis

On Omri's ninth birthday, he receives a skateboard, a helmet, a Skeleton Warrior action figure, an old wooden cupboard, and a miniature plastic Indian. That night, Omri finds a special key and locks the Indian inside the cupboard without dreaming of the magic to follow. When Omri opens the cupboard, a three-inch-tall living Indian named Little Bear emerges. Little Bear is from the Onondaga nation, which is part of the Iroquois confederacy; he's also from 1761, a time when his people are in danger of extinction. Omri hides Little Bear from his family and shares this secret only with his best friend, Patrick. Ignoring Omri's warnings, Patrick places a plastic cowboy inside the cupboard and another small being emerges--the cowboy Boone, who's from the 1870s, when the modern world is fast encroaching. The boys will soon discover the many startling consequences of their actions.

Film Details

Also Known As
Indian in the Cupboard, La llave mágica, llave mágica
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Drama
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

On Omri's ninth birthday, he receives a skateboard, a helmet, a Skeleton Warrior action figure, an old wooden cupboard, and a miniature plastic Indian. That night, Omri finds a special key and locks the Indian inside the cupboard without dreaming of the magic to follow. When Omri opens the cupboard, a three-inch-tall living Indian named Little Bear emerges. Little Bear is from the Onondaga nation, which is part of the Iroquois confederacy; he's also from 1761, a time when his people are in danger of extinction. Omri hides Little Bear from his family and shares this secret only with his best friend, Patrick. Ignoring Omri's warnings, Patrick places a plastic cowboy inside the cupboard and another small being emerges--the cowboy Boone, who's from the 1870s, when the modern world is fast encroaching. The boys will soon discover the many startling consequences of their actions.

Crew

Elton Ahi

Music

Susan Ahulii

Craft Service

Jon Alexander

Graphic Artist

Gina R. Alfano

Dialogue Editor

Fran Allgood

Set Costumer

Tom Altobello

Props Assistant

Debra Amador

Other

Amanda Ansorge

Assistant

Pete Antico

Stunts

Leah Anton

Graphic Artist

Okan Ataman

Effects Assistant

Craig B Ayers

Greensman

Al Bailey

Visual Effects

Marc Baird

Storyboard Artist

Scott Balcerek

Assistant Editor

Lynne Reid Banks

Source Material (From Novel)

Randall K Bean

Other

Jason Bedig

Propman

Kathleen Beeler

Graphic Artist

Richard Bernstein

Music Editor

Sandy Berumen

Stunts

Ken Beyer

Other

Patricia Blau

Other

John Blausey

Production

David Blitstein

Special Effects Supervisor

Ron Bochar

Sound Editor

Rod Bogart

Other

Kenneth Bonet

Electrician

Sxott Bonnenfant

Visual Effects

Bob Bornstein

Music

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Felicity Bowring

Makeup Artist

Joey Box

Stunt Man

Stephen M Boyd

Production Assistant

Marty Brenneis

Camera Equipment

Eric Brevig

Visual Effects Supervisor

J David Brightbill

Dga Trainee

Steve Brodsky

Transportation Captain

Judith Brown

Other

Billy Burton

Stunts

Erika Wangberg Burton

Photography

William H Burton

Stunts

Dennis Butterworth

Other

Randy Cabral

Special Effects Assistant

Anne Calanchini

Effects Coordinator

Jay Caputo

Stunts

Russell Carpenter

Director Of Photography

Clete Cetrone

Foreman

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Ben Cheah

Sound Effects

Bruce Chimerofsky

Grip

Tim Clark

Other

Christian Clarke

Production Assistant

Charlie Clavadetscher

Digital Effects Supervisor

Barry Clint

Grip

Steve Cohagan

Lighting

Rob Coleman

Graphic Artist

Francis Connolly Jr.

Transportation Coordinator

Lori Connolly

Assistant

Michael Conte

Graphic Artist

Caitlin Content

Art Department

Leslie J Converse

Assistant

Gene Cooper

Art Department

Lisa Corbin

On-Set Dresser

Larry Cornick

Propman

Kimberly Cossette

On-Set Dresser

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Lisa Van Cott

Other

Ian Crafford

Editor

Lowell Crisp

Other

Diana Crozier

Production

Gail Currey

Cgi Artist

Caroline M Dahm

Assistant

Jim M Davis

Foreman

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Mike Delaney

Lighting Technician

Cosmas A. Demetriou

Set Designer

John E. Dexter

Set Designer

Sheena Duggal

Art Department

Jim Duggan

Grip

Timothy Eaton

Editor

Randy Edelman

Music

Randy Edelman

Music Conductor

Kathleen Jo Stude Elliott

Post-Production Supervisor

John Ellis

Production Manager

Mike Ellis

Visual Effects

Chrissie England

Visual Effects

Jenny Evans

Art Assistant

Jackie Evonochick

Other

Tony Fanning

Art Director

Craig Fehrman

Transportation Co-Captain

James C. Feng

Art Director

Aaron Ferguson

Effects Assistant

Richard Fernendez

Set Designer

Ralph Ferraro

Original Music

Chris Fielder

Assistant Sound Editor

Gary Finkel

Scenic Artist

John Finklea

Music Editor

Jamie Fishman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Judie Fixler

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Debbie Fought

Effects Assistant

Warren L Fox

Other

Scott Frankel

Graphic Artist

Matt Freeman

Assistant

Dana Friedman

Other

Kelcey Fry

Makeup Assistant

David Fudge

Assistant Director

Lauren M Gabor

On-Set Dresser

David Scott Gagnon

Propman

Lauren Gale

Craft Service

George Gambetta

Other

Eugene Gearty

Sound Effects Editor

John James Geary

Craft Service

Timothy Geideman

Other

Vincent Gerardo

Photography

William Gerardo

Photography

Howard Gersh

Graphic Artist

Maria Gillen

Assistant

Roy Gittens

Electrician

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Effects Editor

Taj Gombart

Photography

Raymond Gonzalez

Electrician

Timothy Greenwood

Projectionist

Mari Grimaud

Costume Supervisor

Lee Grubin

Associate Editor

Grant Guenin

Effects Assistant

Indira Guerrieri

Graphic Artist

Richard Guinness

Grip

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Joanne Hafner

Graphic Artist

Stephen Hagen

Assistant Director

James Halty

Stunts

Sandy Hamilton

Property Master

Clifford Happy

Stunt Man

Robert B Harris

Executive Producer

Anna E Hayward

Assistant

Andy Hendrickson

Other

Wendy Hendrickson-ellis

Effects Assistant

Robert Hill

Motion Control

Ed Hirsh

Stage Manager

J Bryan Holloway

Art Department

Mark Cordell Holmes

Art Department

Shelley Houis

Production Coordinator

Jody Hummer

Location Manager

Peg Hunter

Graphic Artist

Greg Hyman

Assistant Editor

Ann Jaeckel

Set Designer

Kenton Jakub

Adr Editor

Jo Ann Jansen

Dialect Coach

Jeffrey A Johnson

Grip

Randy Johnson

Boom Operator

Walter T Johnson

Grip

Doug Jones

Negative Cutting

Paula Karsh

Production

Pamela J Kaye

Production

Ian C Kelly

Consultant

Martin J Keltz

Executive Producer

Erin Kemp

Set Designer

Kate Kennedy

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kathleen Kennedy

Producer

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Dan Kerns

Lighting Technician

Eugene Kerry

Grip

Jeanmarie King

Production Assistant

Brian Knep

Other

Beth Koenigsberg

Costumes

Luca Kouimelis

Script Supervisor

Annette Kudrak

Adr Editor

Reginald Lake

Lighting Technician

Amy Lalicata

Camera

Peter Lamppu

Foreman

Cynthia Lane

Graphic Artist

Jean-claude Langer

Graphic Artist

Michael Lantieri

Special Effects

Donald J. Lee

Unit Production Manager

Donald J. Lee

Assistant Director

David Levey

Assistant Costume Designer

Skip Lievsay

Sound Editor

James Lim

Other

Marissa Littlefield

Adr Editor

Nancy Jill Luckoff

Effects Coordinator

Brian D Manis

Production Assistant

Jeff Mann

Other

Frank Marshall

Producer

Alan Martin

Set Costumer

Ned Martin

Photography

Melissa Mathison

Screenplay

Susan Mathison

Production Assistant

Jim May

Editor

Lori Mcadams

Other

Mary Mcculloch

Graphic Artist

Leslie Mcdonald

Production Designer

Robert Mcgrath

Projectionist

Suzy Mclaughlin

Other

Chris Mclean

Video

Gary Meyer

Video

Fred Meyers

Video

Lisa Meyers

Hair Assistant

Danny Michael

Sound Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Indian in the Cupboard, La llave mágica, llave mágica
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Drama
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 14, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 16, 1996

Completed shooting Mid February 1995.

Began shooting September 15, 1994.

Released in United States Summer July 14, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 16, 1996