There are several animated movies I’ve seen and grown up with that I would consider ‘Childhood Must-Sees’– or at least my kids will certainly grow up watching them. 🙂 I don’t have kids right now, so I instead make sure my six (almost seven) year old brother is properly introduced. I have lots of films but these are my top eight (in no particular order.)
The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. I’m so glad I grew up with this film. It’s pretty much the most innocent film you could ever watch. I think this is the first movie I remember seeing. It’s cute and adorable yet rather clever. I still like watching this movie and I have so many good feelings and memories tied up in it. There’s no way in heck my kids are growing up without Winnie The Pooh and his friends.
Winnie the Pooh. This movie only came out a few years ago but it is just as pure and beautiful as The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. I actually bought this movie for my brother for one of his birthdays and we watch it together from time to time. I’m not sure if it’s more for him or for me but it’s great fun.
The Toy Story Trilogy. (I am including all three together.) I would consider these staple to a child’s film diet. Ya think? I didn’t get to see any of these until after my seventeenth birthday and I consider that a real shame. I’m making sure my little brother grows up with these stories and my kids will grow up with them too.
The Lion King. CLASSSIC. I have memories seeing this movie when I was really little but I didn’t really “grow up” with it. But it left a strong impression on me; a good one. I recently rewatched it and was left with chills, smiles and tears all at the same time. It’s a fantastic film. At first my brother was too scared to finish it but he sat through it with me and now really likes it. So, this is another must-watch.
101 Dalmatians. I didn’t really get to “grow up” with this film either but it was one of my favorites and still is. I love the music and the animals and Roger and Anita and Cruella was and is hysterical–although more sensitive kids might get scared of her. So, depending on my kids’ temperaments, I definitely want to them grow up with this movie.
Monsters Inc. I wish I had seen this growing up, at least when I was around eight years old or something. It’s a fun movie, very heart touching yet hilarious and clever. I’m a huge fan now, I sleep with my stuffed animal Sully and I have a poster of the two on my wall. It’s a personal favorite of mine now, so of course the ids will get to see it!
How To Train Your Dragon. Everybody needs to see this movie anyway. But I really like this story so I was sure to introduce it to Nathan and he likes. Anyway, I don’t know one person who doesn’t like this movie, including kids. I really don’t even have to explain why this movie is on this list. 😉
A Bugs Life. I didn’t see this till I was eighteen but I still liked it. It’s a great kids movie and I’m disappointed that it’s so underrated! It’s brilliant and so clever, just like the rest of Pixar’s movies. I think Flick and his story is a great model to present to kids. It sure makes insects a lot ‘nicer’. 🙂
Well, there’s my top eight childhood must-sees. So, what animated movies did you grew up with that you remember really liking? What movies do you wish you could have grown up seeing? What animated movies will you introduce to future children if you have any?