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1. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru, 5924 posts) 25 Oct '06 07:18

Okay I was going to go really off topic in Phils thread so I have a question ... (yes yes i know i'm being nosey again .. )

what was your favourite family / kids movie when you were growing up or if you haven't grown up what is it now ???

For me I love (d)

The Goonies,( Its the whole pirate, freedom thing)...
E.T. (its a classic)
Cool as Ice ( i know it was terrible but i used to love ice t....and now i have the song in my head come on all, ice ice baby )

2. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member, 2356 posts) 25 Oct '06 07:42

Family Films, eh... Difficult to remember.. But since I am not grown up yet, here are some that I really like (and still watch on a regular basis):

The Dark Crystal (come on Power of the Dark Crystal, please don't let me down!)
(I know I have a thing for Puppet Movies)

Spirited Away (and anything else by Hayao Miyazaki!)
Shrek 1+2 (of course)

"Where is the Master?"
"He's dead"
"Could be anywhere, then."

3. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member, 465 posts) 25 Oct '06 08:00

Ah...!!!Can't get away from you,can't i...?Now i've got that song in my ice baby...

For me it's still"Tom&Jerry"i don't ever think i will outgrow out of it...I love it to death,our whole family will gather around wether they're sulking or happy about something...That always pulled us back together...

I also grew up around a lot of french cartoons&other foreign languages like Ulysses 31,Tom Sayer,Bouba(the little bear),a thousand&1 night...One of these days i'm thinking of buying and doing a collection for my nephews&nieces and my children to come...

Thank You,Rraven,You took me back to a great childhood...

4. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member, 2356 posts) 25 Oct '06 08:07

Oh, just remembered... Here some stuff I grew up with - it's all German stuff.
Made by the German Version of Jim Henson we get classic like:

"Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotiv Fuehrer"
"Urmel auf dem Eis"

Inspired stuff, I still remember those Dwarves hanging up fried eggs on a washing line

Ah, sweet memories of innocence...

5. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 25 Oct '06 08:18

My favorite as a child (and it still is): Wizard of Oz
(Though I would hide in the closet when the Wicked Witch of the West appeared. I don't hide anymore.)

My parents favorite was: Sound of Music
(I dislike this movie immensely!!)

My (lesser) favorites (not in any order):

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Devil At Four 'O Clock
My Fair Lady
Sherlock Holmes series (Basil Rathbone )
Charlie Chan series
The Thin Man series

6. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru, 5924 posts) 25 Oct '06 08:22

ohhh and who framed roger rabbit......

considering how wet it is outside after shopping tonight i think it'll be a night in front of cartoons

7. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member, 2356 posts) 25 Oct '06 08:24

Oh, just remembered something else... Anybody ever seen something called 'The Moomins'? Dark, twisted tales featuring Hippo-like creatures? It used to scare the hell out of me as a kid, and I still found it creepy when I saw as an adult...
I think it's Swedish or Norwegian...

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru, 7274 posts) 25 Oct '06 09:27

Goonies was our #1 favourite. I think we saw it about 13 times. "Ruth? Baby?"

There was also:
Stand By Me
Lost Boys
Amadeus (it was on TV a lot)
A Christmas Carol (the one with George C. Scott)
Back to the Future

hmm...there must be more...

9. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru, 8468 posts) 25 Oct '06 20:35

Lost Boys?? Good God woman! What kind of childhood did you have??!?!?!

ET was one I liked, and Star Wars....Was married with children before I got out of I am not really sure ;)

My kids loved Ghostbusters and every movie Disney made, but I think the most played in my household was Aladin and Beauty and the Beast. :)

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 26 Oct '06 09:27

Loved Labyrith with David Bowie.

There was a Disney one Escape to Witch Mountain which was one of the first movies saw at the flicks.

ET depresses me as does anything where animals die so l refuse to watch them.

Loved Grease also.

Also really loved the musicals The King & l (Yuel Brenner) and Annie (The sun'll come out tomorrow......... Had a client recently called Miss Hannigan and had to stop my self from saying "We Love you Miss Hannigan!!!) sorry was off on one there!!