This morning, a friend of a dormmates showed up to visit...with a 9ish year old boy. Fine right? Sure, until you realize, like every other 9ish year old boy, he has the attention span of a goldfish and the only way for peace is to put on a movie. Being the dorm of 8 teenage girls, we don't have much on the lines of kid's movies. We have the Kung Pow, but 9ish year old boy was not interested. So, what did we manage to find? This movie my roommate brought called 'Soccer Dog.' It's like a rip off of Air Bud. Except this one has the evil pound owner and the leader of the Italian Mofia rigging peewee soccer games. A must see for everyone!
So, I got thinking. What are some of the best Children's movies out there? We all have our own lists, but I think this one is indisputable.
Firstly, the honourable mentions. Fern Gulley. Matitlda. The Little Mermaid and the Brave Little Toaster, I'm sorry guys, but they just didn't make the list. That said, here are my 10 top 'Children's' Movies.
Number 10: With all the excitement about Disney-Pixar, and these new, fantastically done children's films, one of them had to end up on the top 10. The number 10 spot goes, respectively to 'Monsters Inc'.
Number 9: We all thought little Michelle Tanner (Olsen Twins) from Full House was adorable. We loved her less and less as she got older, and richer. However, number 9 still goes to a Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movie entitled, 'It Takes Two'. Also stars Kirstie Allie.
Number 8: Disney takes another spot on the list with a heart-warming story of the little lion that could. 8th place is really a movie everyone should see and love. 'The Lion King' takes number 8 for teaching us 'Hakunah Matatah'.
Number 7: Dreamworks really scored on their stellar cast of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy. To the Donkey that taught us, "Ogre's are like Onions..." number 7 is awarded to 'Shrek'.
Number 6: Remember when the local neighborhood thieves tried to break in while your parents were gone? They left you in charge. You took this responsibilty on with dignity and heart. Some crazy glue, marbles and a lot of string later, Warner Bros presents the number 6, 'Home Alone.'
Number 5: Disney-Pixar takes number 5 with their solid release that defined friendship. Even in the world of toys, 'you got a friend in me'. 'Toy Story' takes 5th place.
Number 4: Back to the wonderful world of Disney pictures, we enter the world of the ocean. Sometimes, there are mermaids, sometimes, annoying crabs. In this case, there is one little clown fish searching for his son, a lot of speaking whale and some noggen too. Number 4 goes to the masterpeice, 'Finding Nemo'.
Number 3: Stepping into the past a little farther, we find the game that changed all our lives. I don't know if I would classify this as a Children's movie, persay, but if your kid get's some of the references in Shrek, it's time they are introduced to Robin Williams in 'Jamanji' which takes 3rd place honourably.
Number 2: This for me, is a tough decision, and doesn't really lose to the number 1 movie. Number 2 has just been shown on YTV too many times for it to be respectably number 1. That said, Mr Wilson would be thrilled to know that his pain did result in gain. Number 2 is placed in the hands of 'Dennis the Menace'.
Number 1: For those of you who know me well, have already figured this movie out. Of all the classics I have named, there is one that stands the test of time. It makes musical history, has a cast that includes Whoopi Goldberg, Reba McEntire and Donald Trump. It also taught the world the true nature of 'love notes'. *wiggles ears.* The number 1 movie for kids that should be on your shelf is....(drumroll please)...'The Little Rascals'.
Thank you for your patience. I hope your shelves hold at least one of these great hits. It's all about classic.