Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Your Favorite Kids' Movie


And I guess there will be some differences on what constitutes a kid's movie but let's keep it loose.

From my childhood, THE SECRET GARDEN with Margaret O"Brien
From my parenthood, E.T.
From my grand-parenthood, UP.

24 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I'm not sure UP is a kids' movie, but I like it a lot. My favorite from my own kidhood is Disney's PETER PAN.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Funny you should mention it, I just got a copy from the library today for Kevin, my grandson. He has never seen it!!
Remember the one on TV every year with Mary Martin. Wonder why there is a tradition of women playing the part.

Naomi Johnson said...

Disney's ROBIN HOOD. Every voice is perfectly cast. Add in Roger Miller's music and oo-de-lolly!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Haven't seen that in a million years. These new kids with CARS, TOY STORY and KUNG FU PANDA. They don't know what they are missing.

le0pard13 said...

At this point in my life, it's WALL•E

Anonymous said...

UP was definitely one of the greatest movies ever. WALL-E was pretty good too.

As a kid I loved DUMBO and LADY AND THE TRAMP. Also OLD YELLER.

Jeff M.

F.T. Bradley said...

I didn't watch many movies as a kid (it was too expensive), but I remember ANNIE vividly.

UP is great. I also liked SUPER 8 recently.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Ole Yeller was way too sad for me. I may have never gotten a dog because of it.
Dumbo was my first movie.
WALL-E was terrific.
I remember watching Annie with Megan. Boy, did she love it.

Todd Mason said...

Well, a slight woman is an adult, who can look a bit like a boy (there's a longstanding tradition of women doing boys' as well as girls' voices, after all...and PETER PAN not the only play/recording where women play boys...).

Childhood favorite when I was about 8: KING KONG; PAPER MOON (Favorite Disney...possibly THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK)
Childhood favorite at about 11: THE BAD NEWS BEARS; DEATH RACE 2000 (Favorite Disney...possibly THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD)
Favorite now: THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD (Korda version) (Favorite Disney, recent: LILO AND STITCH)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Loved BAD NEWS BEARS. A lot of these others are new to me. THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK? Scrooge McDuck?

Todd Mason said...

Nope. Those two '70s Disneys were among their "live action" productions...Dean Jones and Buddy Hackett (not doing his Vegas act) dealing with a duck which laid golden eggs. THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD was one of the several Kurt Russell films with him as a teen (when he was only a little too old for it) who had Things Happen To Him, such as becoming THE COMPUTER who WORE TENNIS SHOES...I'm fond of THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD silent (I enjoy noting that who reminds one more of Iraq than Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Anna May Wong?), but the Korda production seems particularly made to blow young minds (while still being fine adult entertainment). You missed PAPER MOON? The earlier major film for Tatum O before the BEARS? (I'm only making the connection myself now...clearly she made an impression back when).

Todd Mason said...

Least favorite 11yo film experience: THE FRENCH CONNECTION II. I was already a needle-phobe.

Anonymous said...

Fritz the Cat

Rick K.

John said...

What? Not one person has mentioned THE WIZARD OF OZ? I was addicted to that movie until I was in high school, I think. I remember the morning after I saw it for the very first time I re-enacted the entire movie in my kindergarten and I assigned roles to the other kids and told them what to do. Got in trouble for that and I never knew why until I was much older.
The memory still makes me laugh. What an obnoxious thing to do as a child!

Loved anything Disney, once again until I was a teen.

Didn't really watch kids' movies when I was a teen as that was when I became obsessed with the horror genre. TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE PLANET OF THE APES movies, and tons of old 40s and 50s movies on TV.

Among the current spate of animated films that I almost always enjoy: RATATOUILLE is brilliant. UP and WALL-E are great, too. Just saw ADVENTURES OF TINTIN two nights ago and very much enjoyed that as well.

Stark32 said...

"The Secret Garden" is good. Never seen UP. But one of the things wrong with this country is that people think ET is a great film and that Spielberg is great director. Neither is true. ET has never made any sense. Why does Elliot get drunk just because ET does? It is never explained and serves no purpose beyond using screen time that should have been filled with a real story, if only Spielberg and his writers could have come up with one. ET is dead, dead as a doornail, and yet he miraculously comes back to life. How? Just because Elliot tells him that he loves him? Something else never explained. How does ET know that his people are coming for him? Someone once explained that to me a mental telepathy. But then why does ET have to phone home? Why does he have to build a communications machine in the forest? (Only so that Spielberg can have the bicycle flying in the air scene.)

Now "Mary Poppins," there’s a great kids movie. Practically perfect in every way.

Jim said...

Patti,

Too many, how about;

When I was a kid - Wizard of Oz. (scared the bejesus outta me. Flying monkeys ....that's just wrong.)

When my oldest daughter was young - Alladin. Fantastic even after the 20th time watching with her. Great music, Robin Williams doing the Genie...

When my youngest daughter was a little younger - Peter Pan (she liked the classic Disneys from day one)

sandra seamans said...

My favorite as a kid was probably "Lady and the Tramp". We love the Shrek movies in our house and the Ice Age movies. Grandkids loved Monsters Inc. when they were younger.

Randy Johnson said...

THE WIZARD OF OZ is probably the one we looked forward to every year on television growing up.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wall-E is the first that comes to mind. I liked Rango a lot.

George said...

My uncle took me to see WAR OF THE WORLDS when I was five years old. I didn't sleep for days. Years later my brother and I went out in a blizzard and saw DIRTY HARRY. And our car got stuck in the snow. Now, I alternate between gritty crime moves like the DRAGON TATTOO trilogy and nostalgia like MIDNIGHT IN PARIS.

Richard R. said...

I'm surprised no one else has mentioned it: my favorite when I was a kid, seen at the theater in a rerelease was FANTASIA. I also loved PINOCCHIO. When I was about ten, I saw a double feature that made a deep impression on me: KING KONG and HOUSE OF WAX. The later gave me nightmares, something very rare for me.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I don't let a night go by without a good nightmare or two. I remember Fantasia scaring me.

Cap'n Bob said...

Live action: Disney's Davy Crockett.

Animated: A tossup between Dumbo and Snow White.

I guess it was good to be a Disney fan when I was a child.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

THE ARISTOCATS, DUMBO, THE JUNGLE BOOK, LADY AND THE TRAMP, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING and TOM & JERRY.