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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Horton is always a good one! One that I actually don't mind listening to on our car trip to my parents. B always has to play the last song at least five times.
We are in a tough spot right now too with movie choices. B likes girly stuff and big kid school age stuff. M likes preschool shows and boy shows. So what we have left that they can do together is often of the talking animal variety.
Have your kids seen Robots? It's a good one with a good message, my kids both like it. The Incredibles. Shrek. Shrek II. Shrek III. :0) We are excited for Toy Story III, we all like the first two so much.
J and I liked going to movies together when we were dating, we've always both liked movies. I guess it's just natural that we would like watching movies together as a family. Last night we watched the latest Tinkerbell movie and M actually enjoyed it too.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I've seen the Shrek movies with T.--L. very firmly draws the line at Shrek movies (he has many not-so-nice things to say about them, which inevitably leads to much bickering) and Toy Story, and any animated movies that have animated toys/strange creatures in them. Of course, Clone Wars is filled with strange talking creatures, but this is different!

mouse's picture mouse

Scooter actually likes going to the movie theater, so we try to take him when we can. It means seeing some pretty bad movies sometimes. Trillian took him to G-Force to give me a quiet afternoon to do some work. I still owe her for that one. All three of us went to Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel, which was excruciating.

Most of the time, Scooter objects to things that are "skin-colored" and much prefers animation, though apparently talking guinea pigs and squirrels against a background of live action are acceptable. He's also vehemently against anything that might be marginally a "girl" movie. So we can't convince him to see the new Disney fairy tale.

mouse's picture mouse

Adding a part two since I appear to have gone over my limit before:

Reading through this and comments, I can't believe that we've never shown him Toy Story 2--seems like something to rectify before the next one comes out. Otherwise, the Pixar movies are our most frequent go-to movies if we all want to watch. They stand up well to repeated viewings and tend to play to a number of levels.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

T. is going to a birthday party this weekend and seeing "The Princess and the Frog"--and I'm tagging along so I can see the film, too!