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Good Kids Movies?

 9:03 pm on Dec 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi there, Everyone:

Just wanted to get your suggestions on some good kids movies for Christmas / new years 2011 (or if you have some good DVD suggestions of older movies, then bring 'em on)

I have a 6 year old boy and here are some that we say (in order of preferred first, least preferred last):

1) Muppet Movie
My son enjoyed it despite not having any knowledge of who the muppets are (except for Elmo, and due to licensing restrictions, elmo doesn't appear in the muppet moie).

2) Arthur Christmas:
Drags a bit in the middle, but again, it's a pretty fun movie to take kids to.

3) Tintin (2D version)
This was ok, although my son was kind of squirmy through the movie. Saw it in 3D and to be perfectly honest, i would probably recommend the 2D version. the 3D version gets kind of tiring halfway through the film, so by the time the "big chase" arrives, you've already gotten your fill.

I know some people who LOVE this movie, and I think if you are a Tintin fan, you might like it a lot. But since we haven't read a tintin book together, we aren't already big on him. (also, and not trying to spoil the movie for you, but let me just say that it has the type of ending that REALLY annoys me.)

Any other suggestions that might be right for a 6 year old boy? It seems like "We Bought A Zoo" is too full of course language and that Hugo isn't really a movie for kids (might give him nightmares).

Thanks in advance.



 12:15 am on Jan 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Tangled is good, but may be a little mature.
Despicable Me
Kung Fu Panda 2
Cars 2
Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Toy Story 3
Astro Boy
Return from Witch Mountain (new version - older one Race to Witch Mountain)
Tooth Fairy

Not having young kids, not sure if all of these are appropriate for real young audiences, but I hope it helps.



 5:37 am on Jan 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hey ya, Marshall:

Thanks for the suggestions.

My son liked Tangled and the original Kung Fu Panda and Cars, so most likely parts 2 of those movies would be ok for kids that age.

Tow Story 3 seems like an obvious one that I missed. Will have to try and rent it on New Years Day (yeah, I get a day off - woo hoo!)


 6:12 am on Jan 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

My all time favorite is "A Christmas Story", it's become a bit of a tradition to watch it Christmas Eve at my house after dinner. Might be a little bit too much for a 6 year old but keep it mind for the future. I must of seen it 20 times and I'm laughing right now thinking about it.... It's rare for me to watch the same movie more than once and really enjoy it.

I think the complete "political incorrectness" of it certainly certainly draws me in. I don't even think that movie would be made in this day.

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