Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
I remember seeing this in theaters as a kid and back in the early 90’s there was a part of the Backlot Tour in Hollywood Studios that included a part where audience members got to recreate the scene where the kids flew on the bee. My brother and I were chosen to do that and we loved the experience. Honey I Shrunk the Kids is about an inventor who accidentally shrinks his kids. The kids then navigate there way through their yard to make it back to the house. The shrunken world of Honey I Shrunk the Kids is worth a viewing on it’s own.
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
Set in England during the early 20’s century, Pete is a 9-year-old orphan who escapes his adopted family and befriends an animated Dragon. The story combines animation and live action in a truly unique storytelling experience.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins is a Disney classic and if you haven’t seen it, you must. Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who comes to live with the Banks family and changes the course of their family. The movie is filled with imagination, whimsical scenes and classic Disney songs like “A Spoon Full of Sugar”. Kids will love the scene where the characters jump into one of the chalk drawings.
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
For me this was an 80’s classic that I must have rented again and again. 12-year-old David goes into the woods and finds a flying saucer piloted by Max, when he returns 8 years have passed. The idea of being missing for 8 years might be a bit much for little ones but as a kid I was scared of everything and this movie is definitely not scary.
Have you seen any of these movies? Which is your favorite old school Disney movie?