Based on the popular Newbery Award-winning novel, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA is a fantasy/adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination from the producers of “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.” Jess Aarons (JOSH HUTCHERSON) is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Jess has trained all summer to become the fastest kid in his middle school class but his goal is unexpectedly thwarted by the new girl in school, Leslie Burke (ANNASOPHIA ROBB) who competes in the “boys only” race and wins.
Despite their awkward introduction, the two outsiders quickly become best friends. Leslie loves to tell stories of fantasy and magic. Jess loves to draw, but until he met Leslie it was something he kept to himself. Leslie opens a new world of imagination for Jess. Together they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia, a magical place only accessible by swinging on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies. Thanks to his friendship with Leslie, Jess is changed for good. Brimming with fantastical creatures, palaces and beautiful forests, the world of Terabithia is brought to life by the amazing Academy AwardÂ®-winning visual effects wizards at Weta Digital (“The Lord of the Rings,” “King Kong”) and Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media (the same studio who brought you â€œThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobeâ€)
This film is rated PG and is coming to a theater near you February 16, 2007. Make it an event for your Homeschool groups â€“download the free study guide that will be posted on this website www.disney.com/terabithia and lead a discussion before the opening of film. When release date comes it will be a special treat for the students to see the story that they had become familiar with brought to life.