Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Connoisseur of Children's Movies

I have two girls, ages 9 & 6. We recently saw "Enchanted" for the second time. I love quality, fun, and SURPRISE! This scene carries all of those for me:

Since, I go to movies that are targeted for kids about their age, I have become a connoisseur of this genre. Often, these movies will take really lame scripts and use visual effects to try to make a movie. UGH!!! "The Wild" was this for me, borrowing the characters from Madagascar and the plot of Toy Story 2.

Overall, I feel like in the past 15 years, Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and others have done a great job improving the quality of these films not only for kids but also for adults. This dual strategy (adult references that are over the kids heads) keeps me engaged and brings me back. Here are my top five kid's movies:

1. The Incredibles
2. The Emperor's New Groove
3. Enchanted
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp)
5. Shrek 2

If you had to pick 5, which would they be?


J Aquila said...

1) Wizard of Oz
2) Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
3) Fox and Hound
4) Peter Pan
5) Hook

David said...

Monsters Inc
Bugs Life
- Sounds like a Disney commercial.

Non-animated set (a tougher set)
Spy Kids
Babe/Charlottes Web/Because of Winn-Dixie
Swiss Family Robinson
Princess Bride

Anonymous said...

1. Matilda
2. Freaky Friday
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
4. Parent Trap
5. Enchanted


Anonymous said...

1. Over the Hedge
2. Open Season
3. Matilda
4. Shrek 3
5. Bridge to Terrabithia


Kristin Baker said...

Toy Story 2
Shrek 2
Flushed Away

Old School Favs:
Sound of Music
Anne of Green Gables
Wizard of Oz
Sleeping Beauty

Sherry Ingle said...

Toy Story I & II
Monsters Inc.
Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe

jordan said...

love the new banner. Who did it? interesting stuff. Worship sounded great this week. Keep up the good work!

as for my list...

1. Cars
2. Ratatouille
3. Shrek
4. Meet the Robertsons
5. Increadibles

Non animated
1. Charlotte's Web
2. Evan Almighty
3. Wizard of Oz


Angie Aquila said...

1 - Narnia
2 - Monsters Inc.
3 - Lion King
4 - Mulan
5 - Pocohantus

Honorable Mention - Shreks...