DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007 Rating: G Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment Actors: Michael Cera, Terry McGurrin, Kathy Najimy Director: Riccardo Durante
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The side-splitting story of a wildly unusual school and its quirky students and teachers arrives on DVD when WAYSIDE The Movie makes its debut September 25, 2007 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The uproarious animated film is based on the best-selling Sideways Stories From Wayside School books by Louis Sachar, the award-winning author of Holes.
The film follows Todd, an ordinary student new to Wayside School, which was supposed to be 30 classrooms in a one-story building, but was mistakenly built 30 stories high—and that’s not the only thing that’s funny about this school! Todd tries to fit in and make sense of his wacky surroundings where kids enter through the windows, grass grows in the hallways and the classrooms are too small to raise your hand. Unfortunately for Todd, the teachers are as unpredictable as the school, which he learns the hard way when Ms. Jewls gives a lesson on gravity by throwing desks out of the window.
Featuring the voices of Michael Cera (“Arrested Development”), Kathy Najimy (“Veronica’s Closet”, “Numb3rs”) and Terry McGurrin (“6Teen”), WAYSIDE The Movie captures how kids really see the world in all its preposterous, contradictory glory. Come visit a world where students are sometimes smarter than their teachers, certain children always get into trouble for no good reason, the substitute teacher has a third ear on the top of her head and old cafeteria food achieves strange magical powers.
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