The Haunted Mansion

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

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The Haunted Mansion Description

The Haunted Mansion (2003 Movie)

“The Haunted Mansion” is a supernatural comedy film released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2003. Directed by Rob Minkoff, the film is loosely based on the iconic Disneyland and Walt Disney World attraction of the same name.

The story follows Jim Evers (played by Eddie Murphy), a workaholic real estate agent, who receives an invitation to visit the mysterious Gracey Manor. Together with his wife Sara (played by Marsha Thomason) and their two children, Megan (played by Aree Davis) and Michael (played by Marc John Jefferies), they set off to meet the mansion’s owner, the eccentric and reclusive master of the house, Edward Gracey (played by Nathaniel Parker).

As they arrive at the mansion, they find themselves trapped inside due to a sudden storm. Soon, they discover that the mansion is haunted by restless spirits, and they must unravel the mysteries and secrets of the mansion to break the curse that binds the spirits to the estate.

Throughout their adventure, they encounter various ghostly characters, including Madame Leota (played by Jennifer Tilly), a séance medium trapped in a crystal ball, and Ezra, Emma, and Phineas, three mischievous singing ghosts.

“The Haunted Mansion” combines humor, spooky elements, and family-friendly adventure, making it an entertaining film for audiences of all ages. It pays homage to the iconic Disney attraction by incorporating elements and references from the ride into the storyline.

The film features impressive visual effects and set design, recreating the eerie atmosphere of the Haunted Mansion attraction. It also offers a fun and lighthearted take on the haunted house genre, with Eddie Murphy’s comedic talents adding a touch of humor to the spooky proceedings.

While “The Haunted Mansion” received mixed reviews from critics, it was generally well-received by audiences, particularly families looking for an enjoyable and entertaining Halloween-themed film. It also managed to find a dedicated fan base among Disney enthusiasts and Haunted Mansion fans.

Despite not achieving the same level of critical and commercial success as other Disney live-action adaptations, “The Haunted Mansion” remains a fun and nostalgic watch for those who appreciate Disney’s ability to transform their beloved theme park attractions into cinematic adventures.

The Haunted Mansion Cast
  • Eddie Murphy: Jim Evers
  • Terence Stamp: Ramsley
  • Nathaniel Parker: Master Edward Gracey
  • Marsha Thomason: Sara Evers
  • Jennifer Tilly: Madame Leota
  • Wallace Shawn: Ezra
  • Dina Waters: Emma
  • Marc John Jefferies: Michael Evers
  • Aree Davis: Megan Evers
  • The Dapper Dans: The Singing Busts
  • Deep Roy, Jeremy Howard: the Hitchhiking Ghosts
  • Corey Burton: The Ghost Host

The Haunted Mansion Crew
  • Director: Rob Minkoff
  • Producers: Andrew Gunn and Don Hahn
  • Music: Mark Mancina

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  • Year Released: 2003
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $88.3 million
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