Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a 2007 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Zach Helm. The film stars Dustin Hoffman as the owner of a magical toy store, and Natalie Portman as his store employee. Also Starring Jason Bateman as the mutant account, and Zach Mills as the hat collector and his store volunteer. Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), called "Mahoney" throughout the movie, is an employee at "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium", a magical toy shop run by the eccentric 243-year-old Mr. Edward Magorium (Dustin Hoffman). Besides Molly and Mr. Magorium, store bookbuilder Bellini (Ted Ludzik), a strongman, is also employed. Eric Applebaum (Zach Mills) is a boy who comes to the store daily and functions as an employee despite his young age. He also narrates the story and introduces the characters. The toy shop is magical, meaning the toys have a life of their own. Amusement, mystery, and fun ensue.