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Magic Island is a 1995 DTV film released by Moonbeam Entertainment, the kidvid division of Full Moon Entertainment.

Overview

Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13-year old boy. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as he feels his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his nanny convinces him to read a 'magic book' that belongs to her. The book is about a pirate adventure on Magic Island. As Jack reads the book, he is sucked into the world and goes on numerous adventures with Prince Morgan, while fleeing the evil Blackbeard the Pirate. He is even saved by Lily, a beautiful mermaid, whom he falls in love with. Lily is given the power to turn into a human and accompanies Jack on his adventure. Along the way, Jack encounters sand sharks, a tree that grows the favorite food of the person who climbs it, and a cursed temple full of treasure. Jack also uses items he brought along with him in his "magic" bag to stop the pirates. Eventually Jack is able to return home. He wakes up to his loving mother, and finds that his jeans are now torn and frayed and the flag on Prince Morgan's ship has transformed into his bag--signs that his adventure may have actually happened.

DVD release

As of March 20, 2012, neither Paramount Pictures or Full Moon Features have announced any plans to release the film onto DVD and Blu-Ray.

Cast

  • Zachary Ty Bryan as Jack "Mad Jack" Carlisle. The 13-year old boy who is convinced if he runs away, no one will miss him. He gets sucked into the book and joins Prince Morgan, Gwyn, and Dumas on their adventure to find the Treasure before the villainous Captain Blackbeard and his band of Pirates.
  • Edward Kerr as Prince Morgan the leader of the good guys.
  • Jessie-Ann Friend as Lily, who is so named by the fish, for "Lily" means "Mermaid" in "fish-talk." She saves Jacks life when he almost drowns. By saving his life, she is allowed a wish and uses it to gain legs and join Mad Jack on his adventures.
  • Andrew Divoff as Captain Blackbeard. The wicked Pirate who is determined to get the treasure first at all costs.
  • Lee Armstrong as Gwyn the only female member of the good group. She is the tough fighter.
  • Oscar Dillon as Dumas, the religious member of the good group.
  • Abraham Benrubi as Duckbone
  • Ja'net Dubois as Lucretia, the Carlisle's housekeeper who gives Jack her "Magic Island" book.
  • Schae Harrison as Mrs. Carlisle. Jack's mother.
  • Isaac Hayes the voice of Mad Face. The guardian of the Treasure.
  • Sam Irvin as Genie
  • Sean O'Kane as Jolly Bob
  • French Stewart as Mr. Sapperstein

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