''Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium'' is the story of Edward Magorium (Creator/DustinHoffman), who is over 200 years old and owns the remarkable toy store of the title. Molly Mahoney (Creator/NataliePortman) is the manager of the store. The time comes for Mr. Magorium to "go", so he hires an accountant named Henry (Creator/JasonBateman) to go over the store's finances and transfer ownership of the building into Molly's name. Meanwhile, he gives Molly a block of mysterious wood called the Congreve Cube. Molly tries to convince Mr. Magorium to stay in his magical toy store instead of "going."

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: Kimura Kaela's [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Kaela-Kimura---Jasper/45e7a254bb4986c336aae3c6ae3196c6 "Jasper"]] is the theme song for the Japanese version.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Eric. In his lines of dialogue, he doesn't have the usual voice inflections that people are expected to have when speaking. One particular trait of his that is pointed out is [[NoSocialSkills his trouble making friends]] [[IntergenerationalFriendship except with Mr. Magorium, Molly, and Henry, who are all adults]]. [[NiceHat Also, don't forget his massive collection of hats]].
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Mr. Magorium's ultimate fate. And yet, it really is death by any other name.
* BagOfHolding: While Mr. Magorium [[spoiler:is in the hospital,]] Eric brings him some things from the gift shop in a paper bag. He pulls a ridiculous number of things out of it, including a hose with a nozzle, a wooden plank, and a euphonium[[note]]Think tuba[[/note]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Molly's appearance is fairly androgynous.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The toy store.
* ButNowIMustGo: Mr. Magorium's decision to "leave" prompts the plot.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: It's what makes the toy store magical.
* CompanionCube: The block of wood Mr. Magorium gives to Molly, which may or may not have been a MagicFeather.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mr. Magorium, and Molly from time to time.
* DeadlyEuphemism: When Mr Magorium says [[spoiler:he's leaving, what he means is he's dying.]]
* EmpathicEnvironment: The toy store turns gray when it gets depressed.
* GeniusLoci: The toy store, which has a mind much like a child's.
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Mr. Magorium's long lifespan is attributed to his having bought a "lifetime's supply" of shoes that lasted 200 years. When the last pair goes, so does he.
** His dialogue implied more that he was always long-lived, and that he bought 200 years' worth of shoes as a way of marking time--as he wears each pair out, he can estimate how much longer he has left.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: What Eric, a preteen child, has with Mr. Magorium, Molly, and Henry, who are all adults.
* MuppetCameo: [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog]] shops at the Emporium. Yes, really.
** Tough Pigs [[http://www.toughpigs.com/mr-mcallisters-wonder-disaster recommends the movie]] [[JustHereForGodzilla based on this cameo alone]].
* NeverSayDie: Averted - at first, Mr. Magorium refers to his imminent death as "leaving." Then Molly uses the D word, and later [[spoiler:it actually shows Mr. Magorium's funeral.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer explained absolutely nothing about the story being told in the film, leading some to presume it was "a movie about CGI".
** The trailers played up the whimsy leading to a lot of kids in theaters expecting fun and leaving with emotions ranging from bored with the actual plot to being unexpectedly upset by it.
* NiceHat: Eric has a huge hat collection, and he wears a different hat every day.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Mr. Magorium, who has also played hopscotch with Abraham Lincoln and helped Thomas Edison come up with the idea for the lightbulb.
* TitleDrop: When Mr. Magorium tells Mahoney that he plans on giving her the store, she insists that ''he'' has to run it, saying, "It's called Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium! It ''rhymes''!"
* VisualPun: A statue of Abraham Lincoln...made from ''Lincoln Logs''.