Back in the 70's when life was simpler and children were easily entertained, Disney Studios held their title as pioneers in special effects and we were introduced to brother and sister Tony and Tia Malone, the children from Witch Mountain with magical powers.
When Tony and Tia are sent to an orphanage, they realize that they are different from the other kids and don't belong. They discover a road map hidden in Tia's purse and decide they must follow the map to its final destination. When a stranger, Mr. Bolt, discovers the children's magical powers, he decides that he wants to adopt them, but his intentions are less than honourable as he wants to use their powers to his benefit. When brought to his mansion, they are showered with all the luxuries a child could want including tennis courts and riding lessons. But they were secluded and unhappy.
Once the children finally learned Mr. Bolt's true ambitions, they decided it was time to run away and follow the map. Mr. Bolt will not allow the children leave his control, so uses all his powers and influence to find them. This is when they meet Jason O'Day (played by Eddie Albert), a self proclaimed grumpy man who is taking a trip across the country in his R.V. Mr. O'Day informs the children that he is not interested in having them tag along, but the children turn those feelings around when he becomes endeared by them and wants to protect them. He helps the children return to where they came from, Witch Mountain, where they were reunited with their family.
Tia and Tony and movie watchers are taken on a magical Disney adventure with captivating special effects and comical situations. And a Disney happy ending. Even grouchy Mr. O'Day turns out to be a good guy in the end.
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-Disney Effects – Something Special
-1975 Disney Studio Album